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Forum: Help With Reception 23-May-2020, 2:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By Tim
To generate a RabbitEars report go to...

To generate a RabbitEars report go to https://www.rabbitears.info/searchmap.php

Enter your street address, city, state and zip in the box where it says "Enter location" and then press search.

A...
Forum: Help With Reception 23-May-2020, 2:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By Tim
The TV Fool reports are out of date. Get a report...

The TV Fool reports are out of date. Get a report at RabbitEars and post a link to the results here. It will be much more useful.
https://www.rabbitears.info/searchmap.php
Forum: Help With Reception 22-May-2020, 1:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By Tim
Where is "here"? It would be very helpful...

Where is "here"?

It would be very helpful if you use the RabbitEars Signal Search Map and post a link to your results.
https://www.rabbitears.info/searchmap.php
Forum: Antennas 20-May-2020, 4:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,159
Posted By Tim
Thanks for sharing Bob. You certainly have a good...

Thanks for sharing Bob. You certainly have a good memory for details. Evidently I read those instructions 5-1/2 years ago when I installed my antenna because all of the elements have the metallic...
Forum: Antennas 19-May-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,159
Posted By Tim
Tell me of the "hi performance mode" you speak...

Tell me of the "hi performance mode" you speak of. I am not familiar.

By the way, that photo of you standing on top of the very tall stepladder on top of your roof just scares the crap out of me!...
Forum: Antennas 15-May-2020, 5:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,159
Posted By Tim
Oh my gosh! I get woozy just looking at that...

Oh my gosh! I get woozy just looking at that photo!
Forum: Antennas 15-May-2020, 5:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,476
Posted By Tim
It has been a very interesting project. Thanks...

It has been a very interesting project. Thanks for keeping us updated and sharing the photos.
Forum: Antennas 15-May-2020, 1:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,159
Posted By Tim
Funny that this thread resurrected itself. To...

Funny that this thread resurrected itself. To follow up on my original post, I received the new balun from Antennas Direct in Jan 2015, but never got around to installing it. The water intrusion in...
Forum: Antennas 10-May-2020, 4:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,476
Posted By Tim
I have seen a number of antennas constructed in...

I have seen a number of antennas constructed in that manner. I doubt that it makes any substantial difference.
Forum: Antennas 9-May-2020, 6:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,476
Posted By Tim
Very nice! Let us know how it works.

Very nice! Let us know how it works.
Forum: Antennas 24-Apr-2020, 5:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,476
Posted By Tim
Well, that is a question that is beyond my...

Well, that is a question that is beyond my abilities to answer. My VHF antenna experience has been with ham radio antennas where the entire band is only 4 to 5 MHz wide. Narrowband Yagis are widely...
Forum: Antennas 24-Apr-2020, 2:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,476
Posted By Tim
Unfortunately you can't with that particular...

Unfortunately you can't with that particular calculator. For channels 7 to 13 you'll need to cover a range from 174 to 216 MHz which is probably not possible with a Yagi (that I am aware of).

You...
Forum: Antennas 23-Apr-2020, 2:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,476
Posted By Tim
The answer to your questions is below in blue. I...

The answer to your questions is below in blue. I have only built one Yagi for TV and that was years ago and it worked very well pulling in a weak station (before the days of digital TV). I have used...
Forum: Antennas 22-Apr-2020, 5:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,476
Posted By Tim
You might want to use a Yagi calculator such as...

You might want to use a Yagi calculator such as the one below to give you some ideas. Normally each director (also known as parasitic) element of a Yagi antenna will decrease in length the further it...
Forum: Antennas 18-Apr-2020, 12:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 493
Posted By Tim
That is like the TV antenna my dad had installed...

That is like the TV antenna my dad had installed back in the '50s, except ours was not a stacked pair. We only had three stations to worry about back then.
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Mar-2020, 2:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,015
Posted By Tim
Any outdoor LED floodlights that turn on in the...

Any outdoor LED floodlights that turn on in the area about that time? I had a friend who had VHF reception wiped out by interference from LED flood lights.
Forum: Antennas 26-Mar-2020, 9:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 828
Posted By Tim
I've been a ham operator for 45 years...you pick...

I've been a ham operator for 45 years...you pick up a few tidbits of information along the way.
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Mar-2020, 4:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,015
Posted By Tim
There's a good chance your antenna would work...

There's a good chance your antenna would work just fine if outside. Is an attic install your only option?

Are you using your amplifier on the high or the low setting? What difference do you see...
Forum: Antennas 26-Mar-2020, 3:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 828
Posted By Tim
Just above the rotator looks like a 10 element...

Just above the rotator looks like a 10 element crossed yagi beam for the ham 2 meter band (144 to 148 MHz)...it is both horizontally and vertically polarized...probably about an 11 ft boom. Possibly...
Forum: Antennas 25-Mar-2020, 10:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 828
Posted By Tim
The top set of beams looks to be a Cushcraft...

The top set of beams looks to be a Cushcraft A26B2 beam installed with vertical polarization for the 144 to 148 MHz ham band. (It is essentially two of the Cushcraft A13B2 beams installed on a...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Mar-2020, 1:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,624
Posted By Tim
I think the gain figures for the DB4e are much...

I think the gain figures for the DB4e are much better at the lower end of the band than they were for the DB4.
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Mar-2020, 5:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,624
Posted By Tim
Hollands posted the gain figures and pattern for...

Hollands posted the gain figures and pattern for the Antennas Direct DB4 with no reflector a few years ago. The DB4e should be similar.

Basically, removing the reflector decreases the gain...
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Mar-2020, 10:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,563
Posted By Tim
My "guess" is no, but the only way you'll ever...

My "guess" is no, but the only way you'll ever know is to try it and see.
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Feb-2020, 1:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,353
Posted By Tim
Here's the link to get your RabbitEars report....

Here's the link to get your RabbitEars report. Their data is much more up to date.
https://www.rabbitears.info/searchmap.php
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Feb-2020, 1:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,563
Posted By Tim
Yeah, your location shows you are behind some...

Yeah, your location shows you are behind some pretty good size hills...that will definitely cut down on the TV signal available. On your RabbitEars report you can click on the 'Transmitter Distance...
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