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Forum: Help With Reception 19-Feb-2020, 4:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,266
Posted By rickbb
It was too cold and windy on Sat to get up on the...

It was too cold and windy on Sat to get up on the roof for a proper install.

This will require me to remove my existing mast and antenna and rearrange it all, re-aim, tune, etc.

Then had to...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Feb-2020, 3:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,266
Posted By rickbb
Repack VHF

Since the repack in my area I now have 4 stations in the high VHF band instead of just the one previously. I now have RF 7,8,9 and 11 that I "should" be able to recive.

My MClapp DIY 4 bay has...
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Jan-2020, 8:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 394
Posted By rickbb
this is the one I use on my home made 4 bays....

this is the one I use on my home made 4 bays. Always seem to work well.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/RCA-6-1-in-Screw-On-F-Connector/3724168
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Jan-2020, 2:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,940
Posted By rickbb
Try replacing your balun. When the only...

Try replacing your balun.

When the only thing that changes is the temp it could be the balun housing is expanding and making the connections lose. Or some other internal component is getting...
Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 10-Jan-2020, 2:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,669
Posted By rickbb
Site hack?

Has anyone else received a PM like this? Got this from what looks like a new member with no posts.


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Forum: Help With Reception 10-Jan-2020, 2:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 471
Posted By rickbb
For only 10 bucks or so and a little splicing and...

For only 10 bucks or so and a little splicing and soldering you could make a RG56 cable switch out of one of those fairly easy.
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Jan-2020, 8:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 471
Posted By rickbb
Whole bunch of wifi switches here, don't know if...

Whole bunch of wifi switches here, don't know if one will suite you but they are cheap enough to try.

https://www.amazon.com/wireless-relay-switch/s?k=wireless+relay+switch
Forum: Help With Reception 20-Dec-2019, 4:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,944
Posted By rickbb
That's good to hear, I miss having them as a...

That's good to hear, I miss having them as a backup to my local, (and sometimes crappy), CBS station.
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Oct-2019, 6:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,612
Posted By rickbb
I rescanned again the other day, still half of...

I rescanned again the other day, still half of what I used to get. My son who lives just 6 miles north of me rescanned and doubled what he can get. Weird, just weird.
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Oct-2019, 7:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,612
Posted By rickbb
Sorry, been away for awhile. No I can't get...

Sorry, been away for awhile. No I can't get Charlotte stations, too far, about 110 miles to me.

I have a home made 4 bay bow tie, following the Mclapp 10x9 1/2 design. Split to 3 receivers, one no...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Sep-2019, 8:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 950
Posted By rickbb
The report shows that channel 20, RF 19, KTVD has...

The report shows that channel 20, RF 19, KTVD has a co-channel warning with channel 19, KSBS, (no RF listed). That may be why you can't get that one.

I can't see any reason why you can't get 4,...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Sep-2019, 7:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,612
Posted By rickbb
I'm just east of you in Elon and before the...

I'm just east of you in Elon and before the repack I could sometimes get 10 from Roanoke, and 7 in Lynchburg almost all the time. (Weather dependent.)

Now after the repack and many rescans, I lost...
Forum: Enthusiast's Exchange 16-Aug-2019, 8:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,179
Posted By rickbb
Interesting, I use a 2 channel Hauppauge OTA...

Interesting, I use a 2 channel Hauppauge OTA tuner card in a Windows PC and with the serial number of the card you can use their software to setup your system to serve both live and recorded OTA tv...
Forum: Antennas 16-Aug-2019, 8:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,097
Posted By rickbb
Just the design and testing phase would be time...

Just the design and testing phase would be time consuming.

After you get all that nailed the rest is just building and shipping.

Except for the after the sale customer service call headaches...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Aug-2019, 7:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,873
Posted By rickbb
Fox and one of your ABC stations are going to be...

Fox and one of your ABC stations are going to be iffy. Fox at a NM of 9 and DB of -81 with a 2 edge signal is going to require some luck along with some serious time spent aiming, tuning, and working...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Aug-2019, 7:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,873
Posted By rickbb
I don't believe that either of those is multi...

I don't believe that either of those is multi directional. if you remove the reflectors off the back then you can call them bi-directional, but with reduced gain from the front and back. But you'd...
Forum: Antennas 2-Aug-2019, 6:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 46,667
Posted By rickbb
One thing this post shows is, I've done it wrong...

One thing this post shows is, I've done it wrong and now get to correct it. :(
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Jul-2019, 8:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,427
Posted By rickbb
Now you tell me, it's all I've used for the past...

Now you tell me, it's all I've used for the past 3 years. But then I did get an entire spool of it for free. ;)
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Jul-2019, 8:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,815
Posted By rickbb
I use a small USB tuner in a laptop with a 6 foot...

I use a small USB tuner in a laptop with a 6 foot coax cable.

Might not be what you're looking for to use once, but I've found it very useful to locate the best location on a roof.
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Jun-2019, 3:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,923
Posted By rickbb
You may need to re-post your report link, I get a...

You may need to re-post your report link, I get a not found error when I click it. But it could be just me.
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Jun-2019, 7:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,153
Posted By rickbb
When I was a kid, my dad had a gable end mount,...

When I was a kid, my dad had a gable end mount, but on a long pole that went all the way to, and into the ground. The top of the pole was over the peak of the gable and strapped with lag bolts to the...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-May-2019, 4:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,895
Posted By rickbb
You have one of the better antennas, (gain wise...

You have one of the better antennas, (gain wise anyway), that you can get. It's only negative in your situation, is that is highly directional and your towers are spread around 180 degrees.

If...
Forum: Antennas 14-May-2019, 7:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,589
Posted By rickbb
I'm betting the ferrite cores are going to help a...

I'm betting the ferrite cores are going to help a lot. I use them at work when faced with un-explainable issues on computer equipment. Sometimes it's just like magic.
Forum: Antennas 6-May-2019, 4:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,589
Posted By rickbb
"Any thoughts on how to eliminate the noise...

"Any thoughts on how to eliminate the noise induced into the AC power wiring? I was thinking of a 6 foot shielded AC extension cord to keep the various power supplies physically removed from the TV...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-May-2019, 2:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,944
Posted By rickbb
You could feed both TV's with an A/B switch, if...

You could feed both TV's with an A/B switch, if you're so inclined.
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