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Forum: Special Topics 30-Apr-2018, 2:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 509
Posted By ZippyTheChicken
when tuners changed from NTSC to ATSC there were...

when tuners changed from NTSC to ATSC there were a lot of manufacturers that went out of business.. a lot of options changed.. MediaCenter choked ... however you have to kinda bet that the larger...
Forum: Antennas 30-Apr-2018, 2:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 50,869
Posted By ZippyTheChicken
I am guessing you have your antenna pointed north...

I am guessing you have your antenna pointed north which may drop that high signal station to the south enough that you can use a weak amplifier like a RCA 20db amp

you didn't say if you get...
Forum: Antennas 30-Apr-2018, 2:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 254
Posted By ZippyTheChicken
Connecting 2 stacked antennas with 300ohm wire?

I was wondering if anyone has tried connecting 2 similar or even not so similar antennas with 300 ohm wire at the point that the primary antenna connects to a balun instead of using a reversed...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Mar-2018, 3:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 12,318
Posted By ZippyTheChicken
I agree with rabbit you should be able to get...

I agree with rabbit you should be able to get something without an amp... but not if its passing through a half dozen splitters so don't put it through a splitter before it connects to your tv..
...
Forum: TV Database Updates 16-Mar-2018, 12:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 57,928
Posted By ZippyTheChicken
EDIT its (whyy) not showing up when I search...

EDIT

its (whyy) not showing up when I search for stations...

also wppx not showing up in my channel list
has the same geo coding fail
...
Forum: TV Database Updates 15-Mar-2018, 1:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 57,928
Posted By ZippyTheChicken
WHYY-TV Philly Mapping to the atlantic ocean off of Africa

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=80&q=call%3dwhyy
Forum: Digital TV and Mobile DTV 6-Feb-2017, 4:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,192
Posted By ZippyTheChicken
i hope its more more would be good

i hope its more

more would be good
Forum: Digital TV and Mobile DTV 5-Feb-2017, 12:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,192
Posted By ZippyTheChicken
thats really helpful rabbit... ...... hmmm ...

thats really helpful rabbit... ...... hmmm

Just looking for info on how many sub channels will fit on a single real channel and what resolutions will be available and how that effects the number...
Forum: Digital TV and Mobile DTV 4-Feb-2017, 7:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,192
Posted By ZippyTheChicken
ATSC 3.0 does anyone know how many subs can fit on a single channel frequency?

I have been looking around a bit and find a lot of information on the physical layer and that 2 channels can be bonded to exploit new features...

But I have not found details on what we can...
Forum: Antennas 19-Oct-2016, 6:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,744
Posted By ZippyTheChicken
so then what? manufacturers build to theoretical...

so then what? manufacturers build to theoretical designs?

I guess there is no real wind tunnel to test all the frequencies at a distance to evaluate design.. you can get a number of station...
Forum: Antennas 19-Oct-2016, 3:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,744
Posted By ZippyTheChicken
It sure would make life a lot easier... So...

It sure would make life a lot easier...

So what about these homemade antennas then.. most of them for UHF.

How exact do the dimensions of the dipoles have to be for them to work really well?...
Forum: Antennas 18-Oct-2016, 6:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,744
Posted By ZippyTheChicken
why can't i use a single Channel 2 Dipole and pick up all uhf vhf signals

I know that antenna dipoles are specific lengths to pick up channels and that you can normally pick up most of the UHF range with just a dipole about 12.5 inches

but if I want all the stations...
Forum: Antennas 18-Oct-2016, 6:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,499
Posted By ZippyTheChicken
remember that the splitter in the comcast box is...

remember that the splitter in the comcast box is still theirs.. and you can't mix signal so if you have a cable modem it will need a new wire run to it and back out to the cable box.. but thats...
Forum: Special Topics 29-Apr-2016, 1:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,329
Posted By ZippyTheChicken
This is my worry .. I am 55 miles out.. However I...

This is my worry .. I am 55 miles out.. However I have a real 5 that is 35 miles away and I can't get it .. my report says 24db to my area and I have a Clearstream 4v with a ChannelMaster 7777 on...
Forum: Special Topics 22-Apr-2016, 2:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,329
Posted By ZippyTheChicken
FCC Auction of UHF how bad is this going to be?

The other week i was talking with a guy who reminded me that the FCC Auction of UHF just started and TV Stations are applying to bid away their right to broadcast so the spectrum can be sold to...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Apr-2016, 4:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,840
Posted By ZippyTheChicken
well I tested a few configurations of the Solid...

well I tested a few configurations of the Solid Signal Xtreme Signal HDB8X antenna and I can get some stations without my amps which is good.. unfortunately the preamps don't pass signal as good when...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Apr-2016, 10:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,611
Posted By ZippyTheChicken
i see this post and it makes me feel better about...

i see this post and it makes me feel better about my life.. HAHAHAHaaaaa sorry :)
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Apr-2016, 10:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,042
Posted By ZippyTheChicken
another good thing to do is google "tv premier...

another good thing to do is google "tv premier schedule 2016" and you will find some sites that keep you up to date when shows start their new season
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Apr-2016, 10:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,840
Posted By ZippyTheChicken
is there a notch filter just for channel 42? :o)

I broke down and got one of those solid signal 8bay antennas to get signal from 2 directions and it works kinda..

I do get most of my Philly stations pretty well and I get Baltimore fox which has...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Mar-2016, 8:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,171
Posted By ZippyTheChicken
excellent and thank you especially rabbit for...

excellent and thank you especially rabbit for digging that up i know it takes a bit of time to do that...

on a couple channels I would like i am very close to that 15.5 but hopefully enough that...
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Mar-2016, 1:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,171
Posted By ZippyTheChicken
Co-Channel and Signal Power how much db difference is necessary

I have a few co-channels in my area and a couple of the stations are ones I want to get.

The problem is that the station I would like to get only gives me 10db to my area but its co-channel...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Dec-2015, 3:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,685
Posted By ZippyTheChicken
ok i also have a clearstream 4v and crappy...

ok i also have a clearstream 4v and crappy signals like you do.

The PBS channel that is 10 miles away is to the south
The other better stations are to the northeast

If I was you I would point...
Forum: Enthusiast's Exchange 29-Nov-2015, 9:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 4,484
Posted By ZippyTheChicken
So I broke down and bought a ClearStream 4V

So... for the past few years I have been preparing for cutting the cord...

My first jump into it was to hit a few antenna sites and see what I could get...

It seems although I am on the east...
Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 29-Nov-2015, 6:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 133,103
Posted By ZippyTheChicken
oh ... I was just thinking that a normal...

oh ... I was just thinking that a normal calculation based on input height would be used or zero as a base .. then the script would increase that height by 1 foot until it came back with LOS for the...
Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 27-Nov-2015, 6:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 133,103
Posted By ZippyTheChicken
adding optimal elevation for your location to get LOS signals

Since the data has the ability to calculate if your entered height results in LOS signals I was wondering how intensive would it be to calculate the optimal height for an antenna at any specific...
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