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Forum: Help With Reception 10-Oct-2012, 2:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,248
Posted By westom
One antenna optimized for the many UHF...

One antenna optimized for the many UHF Philadelphia stations can be less expensive and provide better reception. Then he must have a separate antenna for completely different frequencies for that...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Oct-2012, 3:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,248
Posted By westom
If Allentown is like Bethlehem, then serious...

If Allentown is like Bethlehem, then serious mountains and other reflective obstructions must be considered. Better details of the environment can mean a better answer.

A quick review of...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Aug-2012, 3:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,347
Posted By westom
I am confused by these statements. No protector...

I am confused by these statements. No protector works by blocking or stoping a surge. In fact, that blocking or stopping is impossible. The protector should work in either direction. To a signal,...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Aug-2012, 1:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,347
Posted By westom
If a protector was on the roof, then it was not...

If a protector was on the roof, then it was not doing protection. Any protector that will absorb surge energy is a scam. If that protector would stop or absorb a surge, then tiny RF signals are...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Jul-2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,046
Posted By westom
The mast would be earthed to connect electricity...

The mast would be earthed to connect electricity from the cloud harmlessly to earth. But your mast is inside the attic. There is no harmless path from a cloud to that mast.

A lightning rod,...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Jul-2012, 3:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,046
Posted By westom
Yes they cause signal loss. How much is...

Yes they cause signal loss. How much is determined by how much extra signal power is on your cable and the frequency. Losses in the Gigahertz range tend to be quite high.

Do you really think...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Nov-2010, 6:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 16,834
Posted By westom
OK. Provided were meat and potatoes. Better...

OK. Provided were meat and potatoes. Better information means a more useful reply.

Does not matter if a home is three wire installed in 2010 or two wire installed in 1930. Safety grounds...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Nov-2010, 9:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 16,834
Posted By westom
That connection is required by the National...

That connection is required by the National Electrical code. It must exist.

Now, if there is no physical way, then what are the numbers and obstructions? Useless is a claim without the...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Nov-2010, 2:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 16,834
Posted By westom
Stated was what is required. The antenna must...

Stated was what is required. The antenna must connect to its own earth ground. And the antenna lead must route so make that single digit connection to single point ground. That ground block inside...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Nov-2010, 11:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 16,834
Posted By westom
So how does that little device stop what 3 miles...

So how does that little device stop what 3 miles of sky could not? That is what you (and others) are assuming. As ADTech so accurately noted: What should be discussed in almost every paragraph? ...
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