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Forum: Help With Reception 10-Nov-2017, 8:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,374
Posted By rickbb
The repack was the only thing I could blame. The...

The repack was the only thing I could blame. The no content channels don't show any call letters on my TV or signals. Maybe it's the TV, hmmm just in time for the holiday sales.
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Nov-2017, 2:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,374
Posted By rickbb
The repack is doing crazy things here in central...

The repack is doing crazy things here in central NC.

For awhile I had about 9 virtual channel 22's, only 4 had actual content. Then a few weeks ago they went to the normal 4 and now I have about...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Oct-2017, 6:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,967
Posted By rickbb
Doesn't need to be that technical. It's basically...

Doesn't need to be that technical. It's basically just 2 antennas, one aimed at the towers, the other aimed at your house. Connected to each other with a short coax cable.

I'd try the bow tie...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Oct-2017, 6:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,967
Posted By rickbb
I've seen a post on it, someone did it for a...

I've seen a post on it, someone did it for a location in WV i believe. I'll look around for it.
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Oct-2017, 2:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,967
Posted By rickbb
Either that or put up a dual antenna to capture...

Either that or put up a dual antenna to capture and re-transmit the signal down to his location.
Forum: Antennas 29-Aug-2017, 5:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,811
Posted By rickbb
New method to make antennas?

Ran across this and found it interesting. Wonder if this could be adapted to receive OTA TV signals. Article makes it sound possible even though it was written about cell phone antennas.
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Forum: Help With Reception 29-Aug-2017, 2:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 828
Posted By rickbb
I was going to ask about options like topping out...

I was going to ask about options like topping out a tree and using it as a tower to mount from or putting an retransmitting antenna setup on top of the hill to send the signals down to the cabin, but...
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Aug-2017, 4:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,995
Posted By rickbb
You're going to need a giant antenna first. This...

You're going to need a giant antenna first. This location is so far away from all the transmitters you aren't getting enough signal to try an amp yet. All you would do it amplify the noise along with...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Aug-2017, 4:42 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 16,364
Posted By rickbb
Combining 2 antennas is hit or miss, sometimes it...

Combining 2 antennas is hit or miss, sometimes it works as planned, sometimes it no different than one, sometimes it makes things worse. The sad part is, no way to predict which one you will get, you...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Aug-2017, 4:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 892
Posted By rickbb
I'd start by looking at your connections. Any...

I'd start by looking at your connections. Any corrosion can show up in un-expected ways, usually in the weaker signals. Sometimes they affect certain frequencies more than others.

Start all the...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Aug-2017, 2:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 798
Posted By rickbb
Assuming you could find a spot on your property...

Assuming you could find a spot on your property that would give you line of site without the tree, then yes it's a good antenna for your plot/expectations.

However as has been said, you would...
Forum: Help With Reception 4-Aug-2017, 2:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,511
Posted By rickbb
That antenna is over 5 feet long and 3 feet wide....

That antenna is over 5 feet long and 3 feet wide. A J-pole screwed into the fascia board may not be sufficient under a high wind condition. Depends on what's behind the fascia, if it's a rafter beam...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Aug-2017, 3:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,595
Posted By rickbb
Could be as simple as the hair dryer and the TV...

Could be as simple as the hair dryer and the TV are plugged into the same circuit. Although code nowadays requires bathroom outlets to be separate ground fault interrupt circuits.

Try moving the...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Jul-2017, 2:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,355
Posted By rickbb
When we say point it up a bit we mean quite...

When we say point it up a bit we mean quite literally a bit. As in just a few degrees.

An antenna that is directional is directional in ALL directions. Left, right AND up, down. most are more...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Jul-2017, 2:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 720
Posted By rickbb
Might not mean anything, or maybe it does. ...

Might not mean anything, or maybe it does.

Looking at your plot reminded me of the phrase, "extreme measures". Which is what I think you are in for.

What are you thought on putting up a tall...
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Jul-2017, 12:14 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 16,364
Posted By rickbb
I'm guessing here, but it sounds like the 2nd TV...

I'm guessing here, but it sounds like the 2nd TV is not terminating the signal when off, sending the current backup the cable to the splitter, which oddly is sending it to the 1st TV. This is the...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Jul-2017, 4:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,698
Posted By rickbb
I made my own with a windows PC and a Hauppauge...

I made my own with a windows PC and a Hauppauge dual tuner card. Added a video card that had a HDMI video feed. Works great.

The software that came with the tuner card will even let you stream...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Jul-2017, 12:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,698
Posted By rickbb
Another thing to think though is using the...

Another thing to think though is using the existing cable from the dish install.

Cable and dish installers are notorious for being poorly trained, low pay and just get it over with attitudes....
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Jul-2017, 9:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,275
Posted By rickbb
You can never go wrong following rabbit's advise....

You can never go wrong following rabbit's advise.

Signal strength is only important at the actual location that you will be mounting the antenna. General statements like that from your installer...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Jul-2017, 3:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,275
Posted By rickbb
Read the reviews. Several people complain that it...

Read the reviews. Several people complain that it rusts and shorts out in a few weeks. Not what an outdoor antenna should be doing. Check the return policy, if you return it you have to wait until...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Jul-2017, 3:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,955
Posted By rickbb
You have very close towers, so close that a...

You have very close towers, so close that a pre-amp will do more harm than good. It will over power those close stations so much that you tuner will overload and you won't get any channels.

Start...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Jul-2017, 3:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,827
Posted By rickbb
Correct, the transmitter is on the left and your...

Correct, the transmitter is on the left and your location is on the right.
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Jul-2017, 3:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,827
Posted By rickbb
The closer CBS has a worse NM -1.2 which will...

The closer CBS has a worse NM -1.2 which will make it harder to get than the further one. My bad on the NBC, it is close, but still a low NM and Kw at the antenna will make it hard to get.

The...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Jul-2017, 2:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,827
Posted By rickbb
Most likely you are out of luck. I doubt that you...

Most likely you are out of luck. I doubt that you will get CBS at all, and NBC only when the weather is "right". (Tropospheric effect.)

If you click on the channel in your report you will see the...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Jun-2017, 2:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 737
Posted By rickbb
Merging feed lines is hit or miss, mostly miss,...

Merging feed lines is hit or miss, mostly miss, but can work, sometimes.

Here is everything you ever wanted to know about it, (and then some).

http://www.hdtvprimer.com/antennas/merging.html
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