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Forum: Antennas Today, 8:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 17
Posted By OTAFAN
WOW..... Puts a whole new spin on "Birds Eye...

WOW.....

Puts a whole new spin on "Birds Eye View....."

Excellent post and link, Bobs.....Thanks!
Forum: Antennas Yesterday, 7:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 40,606
Posted By OTAFAN
General Tech & Antenna Safety

Do you mean all the electrical wiring in one's home or all the way upstream to the local power company; or both?

Thanks as always.....
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Aug-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By OTAFAN
IMHO, I think he was a bit nervous and uncertain...

IMHO, I think he was a bit nervous and uncertain about a couple of things that may have stopped him short of success. As the saying goes, he was "close but no cigar."

I didn't know you had already...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Aug-2019, 7:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi droidy: The forum recently dealt with...

Hi droidy:

The forum recently dealt with similar issues from another gentleman that your TV report's show. He was from Moorpark, CA and was struggling with poor LOS & those pesky 2 edge...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Aug-2019, 2:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 484
Posted By OTAFAN
Just my 2 cents. I would either use what...

Just my 2 cents.

I would either use what came with your Flex, or replace it with a short RG6 jumper, say 15' or so. That way you minimize interference and maximize reception for your TV...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Aug-2019, 9:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi fuzzymaster: You're ahead of the game by...

Hi fuzzymaster:

You're ahead of the game by posting your rabbitears.info report along with your TV Fool one. I think rabbitears.info is more up to date, if I'm correct about this.

I'm not a...
Forum: Antennas 11-Aug-2019, 3:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 40,606
Posted By OTAFAN
Thanks for your patience in answering my...

Thanks for your patience in answering my questions, GroundUrMast.

I think it's much overlooked and not understood by the majority of DIY'ers and the general public at large. Most of us just put...
Forum: Antennas 11-Aug-2019, 3:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 40,606
Posted By OTAFAN
Do you mean testing or touching the 6 AWG bonding...

Do you mean testing or touching the 6 AWG bonding wire and separate antenna ground stake at the same time?

This ground stuff is not for the faint of heart it seems. But "Safety First" is paramount...
Forum: Antennas 11-Aug-2019, 2:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 40,606
Posted By OTAFAN
No, I think my soil here is a combination of clay...

No, I think my soil here is a combination of clay and sand in south OC, CA. Probably better than many other locations, I'm guessing.

I was just wondering how one could check their ground stake for...
Forum: Antennas 11-Aug-2019, 12:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 40,606
Posted By OTAFAN
General Tech & Antenna Safety

Can an antenna ground stake be checked for resistance with a multimeter, or would one have to use the expensive test equipment with multiple leads as seen on various websites discussing ground...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Aug-2019, 1:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 484
Posted By OTAFAN
Thanks for letting the forum know of your...

Thanks for letting the forum know of your success, Gophers!

Good to hear your Antennas Direct Clearstream Flex is doing the job for you. I thought it might do the trick.

Watch for channel 9.6...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Aug-2019, 3:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By OTAFAN
Depends on your family's ( or wife) aesthetic...

Depends on your family's ( or wife) aesthetic point of view inside your home. Right now you mentioned your RCA 751R (BTW good antenna) pointing out the window sill. Does that bother anyone?

If...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Aug-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 484
Posted By OTAFAN
Ok, Gophers! Keep us posted how it all turns...

Ok, Gophers!

Keep us posted how it all turns out for you. As one of the best Techs rabbit73, on TV Fool once told me, "Your TV (signal meter) will tell you how your antenna is working."

Best of...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Aug-2019, 8:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 162
Posted By OTAFAN
That's one of the antennas I use. Thanks to Tower...

That's one of the antennas I use. Thanks to Tower Guy, I finally have gain specs I've been looking for too!



I've had the same "responses" from Voxx too. I finally found specs for my RCA 751R...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Aug-2019, 12:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi DTX_Mav: It does show at your...

Hi DTX_Mav:

It does show at your rabbitears.info post repack report. This might be more up to date than your TV Fool report. It takes about 30 seconds to load so please be patient.

...
Forum: Antennas 5-Aug-2019, 8:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By OTAFAN
Ant950e

https://www.tvtechnology.com/opinions/sharing-rf-news-from-ces


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Forum: Help With Reception 5-Aug-2019, 3:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 484
Posted By OTAFAN
Yes, indoor antennas are interesting creatures....

Yes, indoor antennas are interesting creatures. Due to the nature of your homes materials that block and deflect signals, in your case aluminum siding etc., it can take some patience to find the...
Forum: Antennas 5-Aug-2019, 2:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,031
Posted By OTAFAN
I thought it might be something like this,...

I thought it might be something like this, GroundUrMast. Especially after rereading your various posts on subject. But I wasn't quite sure. Your expertise is once again much appreciated!
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Aug-2019, 1:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 484
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi & Welcome Gophers: Here's another report...

Hi & Welcome Gophers:

Here's another report for your zip code from rabbitears.info post repack. It might be a bit more up to date than your TV Fool report; please be patient as it takes about 30...
Forum: Antennas 4-Aug-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,031
Posted By OTAFAN
GroundUrMast: Other than what the NEC calls...

GroundUrMast:

Other than what the NEC calls for, why 6 AWG over 10 AWG, for instance?

6 AWG isn't that much larger in diameter than 10, and both are rated 600 volts. So, why wouldn't 8 or 10...
Forum: Help With Reception 4-Aug-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By OTAFAN
ADTech is right in regards to the specific...

ADTech is right in regards to the specific reference he mentions.

Here is an article that covers the issue in fuller context:
...
Forum: Antennas 4-Aug-2019, 5:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By OTAFAN
Hey bobs: I saw your latest antenna posting...

Hey bobs:

I saw your latest antenna posting above a couple days ago, then I couldn't find it listed anywhere??? I looked several times up and down the forum's including this one, but to no avail....
Forum: Help With Reception 31-Jul-2019, 6:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi Mecha: As I understand HOA rules and...

Hi Mecha:

As I understand HOA rules and Federal Law regarding OTA antenna placement, your HOA cannot forbid you from placing an antenna on a pole or your roof, if you own your unit. I understand...
Forum: TV Database Updates 30-Jul-2019, 8:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,899
Posted By OTAFAN
Retro TV Returns to SOCAL

UPDATE.....All quiet on the Western Front, unfortunately.

No new postings from Retro TV of any sort as to a launching date for the SOCAL LA/OC markets. And no new postings from fans on Facebook....
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Jul-2019, 12:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 518
Posted By OTAFAN
Hey Mike: Here's your rabbitears.info report...

Hey Mike:

Here's your rabbitears.info report (takes about 20 seconds to load). You can actually go the searches there and put in your address to nail down reception at your specific location.
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