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Forum: Help With Reception 8-Jul-2019, 4:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,806
Posted By GroundUrMast
Signal meter + Free DVR capability

I have several SiliconDust HDHR tuners. The current model, https://www.silicondust.com/product/hdhomerun-duo/ is selling on Amazon for about $80. Older models should be available via ebay if you...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Jul-2019, 4:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,806
Posted By GroundUrMast
If you opted for VHF only, you would likely get...

If you opted for VHF only, you would likely get the ABC, FOX and MY affiliates. KNBC and KCBS would be unavailable though.
Forum: Help With Reception 4-Jul-2019, 2:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,806
Posted By GroundUrMast
You are not wrong to want to mount in the...

You are not wrong to want to mount in the attic... The antenna life expectancy will be nearly unlimited. However, you need to be prepared for the possibility of disappointing results as most attics...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Jun-2019, 8:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,683
Posted By GroundUrMast
I've edited the OP's TVFR link. Based on the...

I've edited the OP's TVFR link.

Based on the terrain profile between you and NYC, only extraordinary measures such as an unusually tall tower (100' or taller) would make some reception from NYC a...
Forum: Antennas 4-Jun-2019, 5:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 628
Posted By GroundUrMast
Based on the information you've provided, I can't...

Based on the information you've provided, I can't say that one route is better than the other. I would favor the shortest, most direct path.

Because you have a ground rod at the antenna location,...
Forum: Enthusiast's Exchange 30-Jan-2018, 11:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 847,549
Posted By GroundUrMast
At home I'm using two Unifi AP-AC-LR access...

At home I'm using two Unifi AP-AC-LR access points to cover my property with very reliable Wifi signal. I've used the NanoLOCO-M2 and the AirGateway products for a couple of applications. I'm quite...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Jun-2017, 7:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,160
Posted By GroundUrMast
Quad shielded cable can be used in OTA...

Quad shielded cable can be used in OTA applications with no gain or loss in performance in the majority of cases. Because the antenna end of the coax is intentionally 'open' to the air, most...
Forum: Help With Reception 31-Mar-2017, 3:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,293
Posted By GroundUrMast
Yes, in virtually every case. (Any exception to...

Yes, in virtually every case. (Any exception to that would be extraordinarily rare.)
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Mar-2017, 8:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,293
Posted By GroundUrMast
Ground rods don't provide bonding

Consider the actual resistance (or more precisely, the impedance) of soil... It is often hundreds or even thousands of ohms when measured at a single isolated ground rod. If you have a fault that...
Forum: Antennas 26-Mar-2017, 3:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 25,980
Posted By GroundUrMast
On another note... I tossed a simulation of your...

On another note... I tossed a simulation of your earlier antenna (post #10 of this thread) together, using 4NEC2

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GW 100 33 33/2 0 0+AGL -33/2 0 0+AGL #16...
Forum: Antennas 26-Mar-2017, 3:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 25,980
Posted By GroundUrMast
The basic formula to convert frequency into wave...

The basic formula to convert frequency into wave length is 299.8 Meters/Frequency (MHz)

For example, UHF channel 14 is 470 MHz to 476 MHz. Therefor, if you want to know the wave length at that...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Mar-2017, 4:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,690
Posted By GroundUrMast
I think rabbit73 has already done a good job...

I think rabbit73 has already done a good job given the $100 constraint.

If not for the tight budget, I would consider the Antennas Direct DB8E or 91XG plus their Juice pre-amplifier.
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Mar-2017, 8:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,336
Posted By GroundUrMast
You're in a unique location... Only two of the...

You're in a unique location... Only two of the available signals are broadcast on UHF frequencies. The Lava, when or if it ever works, is not designed to receive the VHF signals that you have in your...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Mar-2017, 11:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,301
Posted By GroundUrMast
As rabbit73 already asked, Why? The FCC has...

As rabbit73 already asked, Why?

The FCC has rules in place that protect your right to install and use an antenna for over the air television reception....
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Mar-2017, 9:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,301
Posted By GroundUrMast
Attics can be problematic reception...

Attics can be problematic reception environments... Even if there is no metal in the roofing materials or insulation, there will be some signal attenuation and reflections that would be avoided if...
Forum: Digital TV and Mobile DTV 16-Mar-2017, 8:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,997
Posted By GroundUrMast
A bit dated already, but this article seems...

A bit dated already, but this article seems relevant: https://hdguru.com/new-broadcast-tv-system-might-be-coming-soon/
Forum: Special Topics 16-Mar-2017, 8:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,893
Posted By GroundUrMast
That's what I have done with my masts; A...

That's what I have done with my masts; A dedicated bonding connection from the mast to the existing electrical service grounding system using #10 AWG. I treat the coax shield bonding as a separate,...
Forum: Special Topics 16-Mar-2017, 4:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,893
Posted By GroundUrMast
Yes, I would recommend that you ground both the...

Yes, I would recommend that you ground both the mast and the coax shield...

Have a look at this thread... http://forum.tvfool.com/showthread.php?t=901 Particularly post #20

If you need more...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Mar-2017, 10:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,983
Posted By GroundUrMast
One thing is clear though... There are quite a...

One thing is clear though... There are quite a few TV Fool members who desire to help.

It's appreciated.
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Mar-2017, 12:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,518
Posted By GroundUrMast
Ditto Tower Guy and ADTech...

Ditto Tower Guy and ADTech...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Mar-2017, 12:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,809
Posted By GroundUrMast
You're in a challenging location... You need to...

You're in a challenging location... You need to use the most capable antenna(s) to have a realistic chance of reception of any of the major LA based stations. Small antennas won't do the job, not...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Mar-2017, 5:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,809
Posted By GroundUrMast
A large antenna such as the Winegard HD7698P or...

A large antenna such as the Winegard HD7698P or Channel Master CM5020 pointed West toward Mt Wilson may give you some of the stations down in the red shaded section of your report. However, it looks...
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Feb-2017, 5:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,302
Posted By GroundUrMast
It's common to find a UHF antenna provides some...

It's common to find a UHF antenna provides some degraded VHF reception, and the same is often the case with VHF only designs providing some degree of UHF reception. In either case, the results may...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Feb-2017, 4:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,021
Posted By GroundUrMast
The terrain between you and the transmitters is...

The terrain between you and the transmitters is quite significant. Here's what I would do if in your situation...

I'd go into this a an experiment, knowing that I may end up disappointed with the...
Forum: Help With Reception 20-Feb-2017, 4:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,077
Posted By GroundUrMast
Your TV Fool report suggests that reception...

Your TV Fool report suggests that reception should be fairly easy...

I would try testing reception outdoors. All you need to 'spend' is some time and effort moving the existing antenna from the...
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