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Forum: Antennas 13-Feb-2018, 2:40 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 481,410
Posted By davodavo
Thanks for the tips, and the reference to the...

Thanks for the tips, and the reference to the antenna book! Seems like all of its characterizations are for transmission...but they should apply reflexively to reception.

I'll give the stacked...
Forum: Antennas 12-Feb-2018, 5:05 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 481,410
Posted By davodavo
Big dish on tower

Wow, well if you've got a 3000 lb+ foundation that's cool.
I'm not sure how you're going to get the dish very far up in the air--you'll need to set up some sort of winch system or use a very tall...
Forum: Antennas 11-Feb-2018, 9:30 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 481,410
Posted By davodavo
First Impressions with 10 foot parabolic antenna

So, the first thing you have to realize is that the 10' C-band antennas are pretty solid, heavy and with a fair degree of wind resistance. As the reflecting surface is typically expanded metal with 2...
Forum: Antennas 21-Jan-2018, 7:52 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 481,410
Posted By davodavo
Situation: 70-120 miles away from some very big...

Situation: 70-120 miles away from some very big signals (1 MW), but almost nothing less than 30 miles away. Everything is UHF except VHF 7 and 11.

Goal: Grab every signal I can; currently at about...
Forum: TV Fool Discussion / Database Updates 12-Dec-2016, 12:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 29,530
Posted By davodavo
Signal analysis: I'm missing something jere

Thanks, Rabbit, for running the other simulation software, and for the clarifying explanation. Yes, my antenna is no more than 15 feet above the ground. The XYL won't allow a tower...so can't...
Forum: TV Fool Discussion / Database Updates 10-Dec-2016, 7:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 29,530
Posted By davodavo
Signal analysis: I'm missing something jere

Thanks so much for your reply.


Well, I do have a Kitz preamp that advertises a lower noise figure and nominally higher gain...but the CM actually pulls in more stations when I do an A/B...
Forum: TV Fool Discussion / Database Updates 8-Dec-2016, 1:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 29,530
Posted By davodavo
Signal analysis: I'm missing something here

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I live in a deep fringe area (literally, no transmitters of any kind above 1 kW within 30 miles) and have a nice setup...
Forum: Antennas 6-Dec-2016, 6:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,364
Posted By davodavo
The first antenna looks like a homebrew addition...

The first antenna looks like a homebrew addition of wire mesh to an off the shelf corner reflector. I would be amazed if that second reflector actually helps at all, never seen that on an antenna...
Forum: Antennas 6-Dec-2016, 5:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,231
Posted By davodavo
My amp results/comparison

I own both the KT500 and the Channel Master 7777, plus a couple of other "high gain" amps from Radio Shack and no-name-Chinese mfr. I have no way of calibrating the actual gain and noise levels...
Forum: Antennas 6-Dec-2016, 5:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,244
Posted By davodavo
Baluns & antenna combiners: insertion loss?

I live in a deep fringe area and have a pair of identical UHF/VHF combo Yagis properly stacked. When I first hooked them up, I didn't have an antenna combining balun, so I just wired them in parallel...
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