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Forum: Help With Reception 1-Aug-2016, 7:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,446
Posted By tomfoolery
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That mast doesn't look like it's...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Feb-2016, 11:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,256
Posted By tomfoolery
All I can offer is hope. My report shows WGRZ...

All I can offer is hope. My report shows WGRZ (real 33, down in the red) with a NM of 0.5, and 2-edge condition at 65 miles out. Similar to your WPBS (real 41) with NM of -2.2, and 2-edge at 55...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Feb-2016, 5:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,358
Posted By tomfoolery
I would start with moving the antenna to the roof...

I would start with moving the antenna to the roof or chimney, with the clearest line to the transmitters (avoid trees, of course), and searching around for a spot with the best reception. That C2 is...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Jan-2016, 3:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,114
Posted By tomfoolery
Houston apartment - need small outdoor antenna

Report here: http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3d51342cffedbc5a

And a satellite view, with a pretty good view of the obstructions, and the clear view from the balcony.
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Forum: Help With Reception 13-Jan-2016, 10:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,008
Posted By tomfoolery
Update: I moved the DB4e and single dipole...

Update: I moved the DB4e and single dipole antennas further north inside the attic, and a foot or so higher, and picked up two more channels out of Buffalo so I now get all three in the red band...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Jan-2016, 1:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,008
Posted By tomfoolery
Thanks. I'll try moving it higher and a bit...

Thanks. I'll try moving it higher and a bit north and see what happens.

The image now has '45 deg' turned off (I never knew that switch even existed), and you can see that the strong local...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Jan-2016, 7:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,008
Posted By tomfoolery
Thanks. I was afraid of something like that. So...

Thanks. I was afraid of something like that. So it looks like antenna improvements, like outdoor location, are the order of the day.
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Jan-2016, 5:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,008
Posted By tomfoolery
Pre-amp makes things worse

First, the report: http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3d51341a24f41621

Second, the satellite view of the main stations:

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I'm using a...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Dec-2015, 1:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,392
Posted By tomfoolery
How about adding another DB4e with two short coax...

How about adding another DB4e with two short coax cables and a combiner? I've been toying with that idea, as I'm getting a couple of channels I shouldn't be able to using a single antenna in my...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Dec-2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,149
Posted By tomfoolery
I think you'll just have to try it. In the attic...

I think you'll just have to try it. In the attic it's going to be tough going anyway for some stations, and not just because they're farther away. And I doubt that antenna has much if any gain...
Forum: Help With Reception 4-Dec-2015, 9:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,149
Posted By tomfoolery
With such a high NM for most stations, I think...

With such a high NM for most stations, I think the chances are pretty good, at least for the first 6 channels in the list. The attic is not a good location, and the rest of them in green may have...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Nov-2015, 2:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,924
Posted By tomfoolery
I would suggest drilling them slightly larger in...

I would suggest drilling them slightly larger in situ and using close fitting or even fitted bolts, though that's kind of hard on something like that. Those bolts are loaded in shear almost...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Apr-2015, 5:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,983
Posted By tomfoolery
My neighbor across the street has three antennas...

My neighbor across the street has three antennas for three markets (Rochester, Syracuse, and Toronto) into a dedicated computer with OTA tuner cards and software, so he has a seamless list of...
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Apr-2015, 4:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,599
Posted By tomfoolery
That's a relatively small antenna. Have you...

That's a relatively small antenna. Have you considered mounting it on a J-pole on the outside? High up, they don't look nearly as big, by the way.

Neighbor across from me has the model house...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Mar-2015, 9:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,573
Posted By tomfoolery
I recommended it both as an example of the type...

I recommended it both as an example of the type (4-bay 'bowtie' in a vertical array), and because it's probably the best example of that type, since it's designed for channels 14-51 rather than 14-69...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Feb-2015, 4:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,573
Posted By tomfoolery
Since I was born in the 1950's, interference from...

Since I was born in the 1950's, interference from airplanes had been a way of life. But with analog tv signals, you'd see ghosting on the screen. With the recent changeover to digital signals, you...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Feb-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 982
Posted By tomfoolery
By any chance do you have a window facing...

By any chance do you have a window facing north-east? Either a $9 set of rabbit ears with UHF loop, or maybe the Winegard Freevision for $35 (both at Home Depot) for a little more gain and...
Forum: Help With Reception 20-Feb-2015, 5:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,107
Posted By tomfoolery
Switch antennas, and try again. Rescan. Double...

Switch antennas, and try again. Rescan. Double rescan.

A static shock may have zapped the tuner, but start with the easy stuff. I can't see brushing up against that antenna (non-amplified,...
Forum: Help With Reception 4-Feb-2015, 5:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,054
Posted By tomfoolery
As an interesting (to me) aside, two new...

As an interesting (to me) aside, two new sub-channels showed up in the last year (Grit-TV and Get-TV), piggy-backed onto existing channels of course. They weren't on the channel list in the setup...
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Jan-2015, 6:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 949
Posted By tomfoolery
I would just use a cheap rabbit ears and UHF loop...

I would just use a cheap rabbit ears and UHF loop combo from Radio Shack (unamplified), or at most the Terk HDTVi (also unamplified) which has some real directionality to the UHF portion, but still...
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Dec-2014, 6:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,055
Posted By tomfoolery
Yes. I don't know for fact, but I've always...

Yes.

I don't know for fact, but I've always assumed the 'ground' is represented at zero local elevation. With the Pinnacle Hill transmitters approaching 400 ft height above average terrain...
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Dec-2014, 5:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,055
Posted By tomfoolery
The Rochester towers are next to I-490, due south...

The Rochester towers are next to I-490, due south of Rochester, on Pinnacle Hill (south side of I-490). If you click on one of the Rochester stations in your report, you'll get another tab with the...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Dec-2014, 4:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,600
Posted By tomfoolery
What I've found to be just as good in some cases...

What I've found to be just as good in some cases is to use the map function on this site (right side of home page), putting the icon right over the actual location of the antenna using the satellite...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Dec-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,553
Posted By tomfoolery
For a quick post without establishing an account...

For a quick post without establishing an account anywhere, upload to tinypic.com and post the url it returns with the ubb code on each end. No account, and cryptic url that's meaningless to anyone...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Dec-2014, 3:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,952
Posted By tomfoolery
If the Sky has an amp, and it's not being powered...

If the Sky has an amp, and it's not being powered (is there a separate power inserter for it?), then it's probably blocking a lot of signal.

With such a strong report, you'd probably get...
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