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Forum: Antennas Today, 1:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 59
Posted By bobsgarage
Screenshots?

I'm just wondering if my screenshots are showing in the post above? When I save the post they were all there
Forum: Antennas Yesterday, 7:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 59
Posted By bobsgarage
Two 91 XGs different results. Baffled!

So, I climb the 22 foot ladder. I install my new piece I'm so excited! I carefully measure the spacing and aim my 91XG's. There are no leaves on the trees yet. I check all my connections, climb down...
Forum: Antennas Yesterday, 6:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 59
Posted By bobsgarage
1/4 Wave Matching Sections and Combining Antennas

Well, so far it's not a success story. Far from it I'd say. I have been reading all along the best way to combine antennas is simply not using a combiner /splitter. From what I understand, you're...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-May-2020, 5:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By bobsgarage
We're trying to help

Well, it's not like we didn't try to help.
Forum: Help With Reception 22-May-2020, 3:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By bobsgarage
Click on the link that Tim provided. Should...

Click on the link that Tim provided.

Should take you to a page where you can put your address in. Unless you're using a smartphone and you have geolocation. I like to click on "Get location" it...
Forum: Antennas 20-May-2020, 5:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,159
Posted By bobsgarage
Hi Tim, that's the same instructions I saw 4...

Hi Tim, that's the same instructions I saw 4 years ago when I put my original 91XG together. They've always used the Terrestrial Digital name on those instructions.

I have had some contact with...
Forum: Antennas 20-May-2020, 1:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,159
Posted By bobsgarage
I'm surprised that those pictures do that to you,...

I'm surprised that those pictures do that to you, but they can. I have a weird fear of heights myself. I can go up in the tallest buildings in the world just fine but looking down makes my legs...
Forum: Antennas 16-May-2020, 7:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,476
Posted By bobsgarage
Project braced.

One more, before she goes up in the air, today!!

http://forum.tvfool.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3754&stc=1&d=1589656098

Hey, you guys ! I over calculated the boom length. There is an extra...
Forum: Antennas 16-May-2020, 3:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,159
Posted By bobsgarage
Two 91 XGs different results. Baffled!

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Well, I got the brand new Balun from Antennas Direct yesterday. No change, the patterns were about the same. I swapped coax cables no change. I put the old 91XG balun on the new 91XG and that...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-May-2020, 5:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 17,496
Posted By bobsgarage
Thanks for the follow up

Thanks for the follow up! Sounds like you benefitted from the re-pack, I'm worried about multi path here as it seems the Chicago market has all the stations packed together
...
Forum: Antennas 15-May-2020, 1:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,476
Posted By bobsgarage
VHF super-long yagi

Triple O and Tim and whoever else is following this with interest. We had the best weather yesterday after the storms went through. However it wasn't the end of the rains but I had a full three or...
Forum: Antennas 15-May-2020, 1:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,159
Posted By bobsgarage
I resurrected the thread simply because I hate to...

I resurrected the thread simply because I hate to see a bunch of different threads about the same subject. So, you never got around to putting the other one up? I wondered what happened. But I know...
Forum: Antennas 14-May-2020, 6:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,159
Posted By bobsgarage
Spectrograms old 91XG versus new 91XG

So, Just for the hell of it, I combined the two and scanned. Later I came home and rescanned. So, having two unevenly matched antenna is detrimental, and it appears that a clear sunny sky is better...
Forum: Antennas 14-May-2020, 4:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,159
Posted By bobsgarage
Balun Photo

Balun photos... at first they didn't show, do they show now?

http://forum.tvfool.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3735&stc=1&d=1589548339
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Forum: Antennas 14-May-2020, 1:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,159
Posted By bobsgarage
Some updated testing results.

I tested my older XG91 vs. my HDB91X. I wish I would have compared it to my newer XG 91.

http://forum.tvfool.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3719&d=1589461345
Forum: Antennas 12-May-2020, 4:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,159
Posted By bobsgarage
Seeing how we're on the subject of 91XG's, though...

Seeing how we're on the subject of 91XG's, though it was a couple years ago I am experiencing an anomaly.

My original XG was on the mast for 4 years without the water relief holes drilled.

I...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-May-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,406
Posted By bobsgarage
Thanks Davodavo! Well, it's interesting the...

Thanks Davodavo!

Well, it's interesting the amount of information that can be found if you're willing to dig. Different search words etcetera.

Thanks for providing that information.,...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-May-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,082
Posted By bobsgarage
Did you have a CM4VJ ?

Thanks for your follow-up, I kind of missed your reception question but it seems like you got it solved rather quickly.

So you must have had the C4MVJ antenna which is a version of the C4MAX. It...
Forum: Antennas 10-May-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,476
Posted By bobsgarage
I'll let you know when it might be a couple days...

I'll let you know when it might be a couple days before the weather permits me to go back outside and work on it. The antenna itself is done , however it's going to need quite a bit of bracing. It is...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-May-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,398
Posted By bobsgarage
Hi Rabbit !

Very cool of you to stop by The Forum and say hello and help this gentleman. As usual you have offered Sound Advice. It's quite the shame that this forum is dying off. And it's been a slow, slow...
Forum: Antennas 8-May-2020, 4:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,476
Posted By bobsgarage
Tim, Tripleo, I'm going to call this MOD 4, ...

Tim, Tripleo, I'm going to call this MOD 4, here's what I went with, from Tom Ballister:


http://forum.tvfool.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3712&stc=1&d=1588993197
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Forum: Antennas 28-Apr-2020, 4:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,847
Posted By bobsgarage
Antenna spotting in Kenosha # 10

So, there's a lot of these combination of antennas in Kenosha. I'm 100% sure they are pre cable TV and probably were installed in the 60s and the 70s .

I believe that they are truly...
Forum: Antennas 24-Apr-2020, 8:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,476
Posted By bobsgarage
Hi Tim, I know it's complicated. I appreciate...

Hi Tim, I know it's complicated. I appreciate your help. So yes I'm familiar with Holl_ands, he's an antenna modeling Guru. I tried to contact him, maybe he'll contact me.
Forum: Antennas 24-Apr-2020, 3:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,476
Posted By bobsgarage
Thank you again Tim. So, because I would...

Thank you again Tim.

So, because I would have to start completely over to build a log periodic it looks like I probably won't do that right now. I guess I would be a project for another day.
...
Forum: Antennas 23-Apr-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,476
Posted By bobsgarage
Thanks Tim, I'll look at that dipole calculator. ...

Thanks Tim, I'll look at that dipole calculator.



How do I specify if I'm building an antenna for all hi VHF channels RF 7 - RF 13 ?


Again thanks for the info you just made it interesting...
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