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Forum: Help With Reception 13-Jul-2019, 9:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 629
Posted By scott784
Yes, https://www.rabbitears.info/ is excellent...

Yes, https://www.rabbitears.info/ is excellent and very much up to date. I've used it a number of times and appreciate all the hard work that goes into it.

I was just curious about the...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Jul-2019, 4:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 629
Posted By scott784
TV Fool database - no updates

It seems a shame. The TV Fool database has not been updated in a long time. Has anyone heard if/when they intend to update it? The tools on this site become less and less useful over time the...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Jul-2019, 1:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 915
Posted By scott784
I like your answer....lol. And hopefully it will...

I like your answer....lol. And hopefully it will last a very long time! It was installed in each room, up to the attic, before the drywall was put up while the home was being built. And it would...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Jul-2019, 8:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 915
Posted By scott784
Thanks for your reply. Yes, it's all black RG6...

Thanks for your reply. Yes, it's all black RG6 coax; and I am assuming plenum rated. Of course, it's not exposed to sunlight or moisture since the cabling is in the attic. But the summer temps up...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Jul-2019, 3:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 915
Posted By scott784
technical question about quality and longevity of coax cables

I was up in my attic recently and was reminded about the extreme heat up there during the summer months. That said, it made me think about something. Giving the fact that attics can sometimes reach...
Forum: TV Fool Discussion / Database Updates 4-Apr-2019, 1:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,830
Posted By scott784
75 Ohm Terminators and their usage

This might sound like a strange question, but I will ask it anyways. I have a question about 75 Ohm terminators and their purpose. Now, I realize they are commonly used to terminate unused ports on...
Forum: Special Topics 9-Mar-2019, 5:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,128
Posted By scott784
Well, I haven't been to Vegas in about 15 years. ...

Well, I haven't been to Vegas in about 15 years. But I'll place that bet with you from afar for improved viewing after repacks. And hopefully, you won't see any more SOCAL LA channels moving over...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Mar-2019, 5:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,975
Posted By scott784
Yes, indeed. rabbitears.info has more reliable...

Yes, indeed. rabbitears.info has more reliable listings.
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Mar-2019, 5:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,975
Posted By scott784
I would definitely try the 2MAX as mentioned by...

I would definitely try the 2MAX as mentioned by Tower Guy and also Rabbit73. And I also agree with Tower Guy that I would not bother with a VHF antenna in your parents' circumstances.

*If* an...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Mar-2019, 6:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,975
Posted By scott784
Just a quick added comment here. I noticed...

Just a quick added comment here.

I noticed one error in the TVFool database. It is not listing the main WSOC (ABC) Channel 9 broadcast channel on RF34 from N. Charlotte. The WSOC TV listed on...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Mar-2019, 5:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,975
Posted By scott784
I live up the road from your parent's area in...

I live up the road from your parent's area in Davie County (not far at all). And just like your parent's house, I have four main points on the compass with WXII being to my north, the other Triad...
Forum: Special Topics 7-Mar-2019, 12:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,128
Posted By scott784
Thankfully, no VHF in my area, with the exception...

Thankfully, no VHF in my area, with the exception of WTVI (PBS) in Charlotte. I've never been able to receive that particular station anyways so not a big deal.
Forum: Special Topics 7-Mar-2019, 12:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,128
Posted By scott784
As crowded as the airwaves must be in your locale...

As crowded as the airwaves must be in your locale in the SOCAL LA area, that sounds really good with the repacks reaching at or above 30db SNR on your signal meter....especially with some channels...
Forum: Special Topics 4-Mar-2019, 4:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,128
Posted By scott784
The reception coverage maps (before and after)...

The reception coverage maps (before and after) repacks appear to be about the same on these stations. Still I suppose with higher power, we may see better results. Thanks for sending.
Forum: Special Topics 3-Mar-2019, 6:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,128
Posted By scott784
WJZY, WCNC, and WSOC in the Charlotte DMA market.

WJZY, WCNC, and WSOC in the Charlotte DMA market.
Forum: Special Topics 3-Mar-2019, 7:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,128
Posted By scott784
Thanks so much for your quick response. I will...

Thanks so much for your quick response. I will check that out.
Forum: Special Topics 3-Mar-2019, 6:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,128
Posted By scott784
web site or link for DTV reception maps after repacks

I know how to view DTV reception maps for a particular broadcaster.

But can someone provide a link for the projected DTV reception maps for a broadcaster after repacks? There are a couple of...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Feb-2019, 7:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,703
Posted By scott784
I could. And there's no question that going...

I could. And there's no question that going outdoors is best for some people who cannot get satisfactory results otherwise.....and don't mind climbing a ladder to install the mast, grounding the...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Feb-2019, 4:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,703
Posted By scott784
You are so right. Inches do matter! It's...

You are so right. Inches do matter! It's amazing how sensitive UHF can be to small adjustments in antenna placement. It appears much more so versus FM radio....especially as you get 50 plus miles...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Feb-2019, 1:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,703
Posted By scott784
Thanks for your feedback. I always appreciate...

Thanks for your feedback. I always appreciate others who take the time to give their thoughts in these forums.

As for going outside, I don't want to do that right now. I've already been that...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Feb-2019, 11:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,703
Posted By scott784
Yes, that is true. I have 4 points on the...

Yes, that is true. I have 4 points on the compass to deal with. This why I was thinking about something with a very wide beam width or omnidirectional. Of course, the issue is this type of antenna...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Feb-2019, 3:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,703
Posted By scott784
Help - to get reception of all networks in Greensboro & Charlotte NC markets

I have attached my TV Fool Report. As can be seen, I live in a relatively good area to receive OTA from both the Greensboro and Charlotte NC markets. However, I have noticed some issues that I am...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Nov-2015, 3:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,149
Posted By scott784
So I now understand a full band FM Trap can help....

So I now understand a full band FM Trap can help. And rabbit73 previously shared the following link:

http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/DISTRIBUTED-BY-MCM-FM-88-/33-341

These are so...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Nov-2015, 4:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,149
Posted By scott784
There are no objects outside in the immediate...

There are no objects outside in the immediate area of house to block WGHP. And the location of the WGHP tower (about 32 miles away as the crow files) is not too much different from the tower farm...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Nov-2015, 4:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,149
Posted By scott784
Does the Winegard LNA-200 have a FM trap? I ask...

Does the Winegard LNA-200 have a FM trap? I ask that question b/c I have one of those here at the house. (It's not currently hooked up to the C4).
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