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Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 4-May-2015, 11:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 17,334
Posted By mtownsend
Yes, it's a common misunderstanding. Most people...

Yes, it's a common misunderstanding. Most people are completely unaware of the FCC's over-the-air reception devices rule (OTARD), FCC link...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Mar-2015, 7:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,476
Posted By mtownsend
So what symptoms are you seeing? Which channels...

So what symptoms are you seeing? Which channels are the ones giving you problems?
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Mar-2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,476
Posted By mtownsend
Sorry if I missed it, but what makes you suspect...

Sorry if I missed it, but what makes you suspect that overload is the problem?

Are all of your channels breaking up? only some of them? only weak ones?

Are there specific channels you would...
Forum: TV Database Updates 18-Feb-2015, 4:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,139
Posted By mtownsend
Thanks for the heads up! This should be...

Thanks for the heads up!

This should be fixed now.
Forum: TV Database Updates 18-Feb-2015, 4:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,516
Posted By mtownsend
OK, update submitted. Please try again.

OK, update submitted. Please try again.
Forum: TV Database Updates 18-Feb-2015, 4:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,516
Posted By mtownsend
Thanks! The data has been updated, so please...

Thanks!

The data has been updated, so please try running a new report.
Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 4-Jan-2014, 6:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 8,966
Posted By mtownsend
The radar plots are discussed in some detail in...

The radar plots are discussed in some detail in the Signal Analysis FAQ (http://www.tvfool.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=57&Itemid=78).

In general, the Noise Margin (NM) number is...
Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 26-Jul-2013, 2:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,513
Posted By mtownsend
Thanks for the heads up! The torrent tracker...

Thanks for the heads up!

The torrent tracker was crashed for some reason, but been restarted now. We'll need to investigate the root cause of the crash, but for now, things seem to be back in...
Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 14-Jul-2013, 3:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,044
Posted By mtownsend
The address lookup issue *should* be fixed now. ...

The address lookup issue *should* be fixed now. Thanks for everyone's patience. If anyone is still having difficulties, please let us know.

The Canadian data is fixed too, but that was discussed...
Forum: TV Database Updates 12-Jul-2013, 1:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,515
Posted By mtownsend
It looks like the stations you're referring to...

It looks like the stations you're referring to have a status indicator of "AU" (authorized, but not yet fully operational) in the Industry Canada database. The regulator is still the process of...
Forum: TV Database Updates 12-Jul-2013, 1:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,783
Posted By mtownsend
CFPL-DT is still showing a status code of "AU"...

CFPL-DT is still showing a status code of "AU" (authorized) in the Industry Canada database. The regulator has not updated them to "OP" (operational) status yet.

We do process "AU" records as...
Forum: Welcome 12-Jul-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 7,039
Posted By mtownsend
If you take a long time entering a post, it might...

If you take a long time entering a post, it might cause your session to time out, in which case, the forum will ask you to log in again to verify your credentials. If you enter your login...
Forum: TV Database Updates 21-Jun-2013, 9:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,515
Posted By mtownsend
Your link points to a cached report that has a...

Your link points to a cached report that has a database date code of 201306070808 (June 7th). The Canadian data was not being imported correctly with that data set. You will need to generate a new...
Forum: TV Database Updates 21-Jun-2013, 9:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,564
Posted By mtownsend
Sorry about that. Yes, the site is undergoing...

Sorry about that. Yes, the site is undergoing some changes. We accidentally broke the Canadian data import for a while, but hopefully it's back to normal now.

Thanks for keeping us on our toes.
Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 18-Jun-2013, 6:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,044
Posted By mtownsend
Just as a quick update... The problem is a...

Just as a quick update...

The problem is a result of Google changing their Maps terms of service. Their geocoding engine is now quota limited more severely than before. Since we get a high...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Jun-2013, 8:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,118
Posted By mtownsend
The stations to east are so close and so strong,...

The stations to east are so close and so strong, that you don't really need to point an antenna at them to pick them up. I'd focus my energy on the stations to the west. Even those stations are...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Jun-2013, 6:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,226
Posted By mtownsend
http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=2...

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3dc08d77c27bc98e
Forum: TV Database Updates 7-Jun-2013, 6:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,723
Posted By mtownsend
An update was pushed today. I hope things are...

An update was pushed today. I hope things are better now.
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Mar-2013, 1:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,665
Posted By mtownsend
In general, gain is the only parameter you need...

In general, gain is the only parameter you need to worry about.

Just because an antenna has a large physical aperture doesn't mean that it's going to have a high effective aperture. See...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Mar-2013, 7:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,067
Posted By mtownsend
The coax is probably compatible, but if there is...

The coax is probably compatible, but if there is anything still connected to the network of cables (splitters, multiswitch, power supplies, etc.), you may need to reconfigure them or remove them.
...
Forum: Reception Devices 26-Dec-2012, 1:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,047
Posted By mtownsend
Sorry for being dense, but I'm not sure exactly...

Sorry for being dense, but I'm not sure exactly what problem you want the splitter to solve.

Are you trying to receive over-the-air channels and cable channels on the same TV set?

How are the...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Sep-2012, 4:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,230
Posted By mtownsend
A few quick comments/questions: 1) With the...

A few quick comments/questions:

1) With the long cable runs and 4-way split, a pre-amp is definitely recommended. The Winegard AP-8275 is a good choice for this, since it will overcome all the...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Sep-2012, 2:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,081
Posted By mtownsend
Can you post a link to a report for your exact...

Can you post a link to a report for your exact address? Some neighborhoods are shadowed by local hills, and without an address-specific analysis, it's hard to tell whether this is a factor for you...
Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 19-Sep-2012, 6:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,057
Posted By mtownsend
Yes, the automated spam bots are getting more...

Yes, the automated spam bots are getting more sophisticated every day. We're looking into ways to slow them down.
Forum: Special Topics 6-Sep-2012, 12:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 35,012
Posted By mtownsend
The white plastic box is the power supply for the...

The white plastic box is the power supply for the amplifier (sends power up the same coax that carries the TV signal). The grey metal box contains the amplifier itself.

On the white plastic box,...
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