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Forum: Antennas 27-Oct-2020, 4:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 17,472
Posted By rickbb
I've done a few, my son just put up a forty...

I've done a few, my son just put up a forty footer for his cell repeater. He ordered brackets for this purpose. Made it easy as he has about a 18" eave 2 1/2 stores up for the post to get by.

You...
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Sep-2020, 2:25 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,559
Posted By rickbb
If the OP is handy with tools he might try to...

If the OP is handy with tools he might try to look into Mclapps 4 bay 10.5 x 9 design. I use this with no reflector and get channels from both front and back as well as VHF 11 from about 50 miles...
Forum: Antennas 14-Aug-2020, 3:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,714
Posted By rickbb
BI? Can you explain what that is?

BI? Can you explain what that is?
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Jul-2020, 9:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,427
Posted By rickbb
Wouldn't it be less expensive and easier to add...

Wouldn't it be less expensive and easier to add another WiFi access point to increase your speed at the problem TV's?

Unless you already have good coax in every room, seems like a lot of trouble.
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Jun-2020, 2:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,072
Posted By rickbb
At that length I'm sure he guy wired it down. ...

At that length I'm sure he guy wired it down.

I've always worried a high wind would bend EMT around too much if the mast had any height to it.
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Jun-2020, 2:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,072
Posted By rickbb
You can also get rigid electrical conduit at the...

You can also get rigid electrical conduit at the local big box store. I've used the 1 1/2 in 10 foot lengths with no issues. Although 20 feet of it would be quite heavy.

IMC conduit would be...
Forum: Antennas 5-Jun-2020, 3:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 16,226
Posted By rickbb
And I thought I was procrastinating waiting 4...

And I thought I was procrastinating waiting 4 months to put up my 751. :D
Forum: Special Topics 1-Jun-2020, 7:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 20,441
Posted By rickbb
As I have discovered, the repack in process is...

As I have discovered, the repack in process is moving several stations back into VHF territory. Before the repack started I only had 1 station in my area in VHF, now I have 3, and the repack...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Jun-2020, 6:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,195
Posted By rickbb
Finally got the 751 up on the roof. Made...

Finally got the 751 up on the roof.

Made only seemly marginal improvement, but channel 17, (RF 8), which is the one I was targeting, does seem to be more stable with less drops and pixilation. My...
Forum: Reception Devices 24-Mar-2020, 2:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,981
Posted By rickbb
I'm using a Hauppauge 2 way tuner in a windows...

I'm using a Hauppauge 2 way tuner in a windows PC. It comes with software that works well.

I will be ordering a newer one that has a 4 way tuner in it soon.

Their software will let you setup a...
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Mar-2020, 2:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,740
Posted By rickbb
If everything has been ruled out other than temp...

If everything has been ruled out other than temp changes, then it has to be a expansion/contraction issue of something in the system.

I can't think of anything else that would explain it.
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Forum: Help With Reception 20-Mar-2020, 2:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,740
Posted By rickbb
It does not look good for that channel. You are...

It does not look good for that channel. You are in a RF shadow behind a hill from the tower and the effective power at your location is less than 100kw.

Sorry.
Forum: Reception Devices 13-Mar-2020, 8:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,157
Posted By rickbb
Looks like a deal. ...

Looks like a deal.

https://www.hamradio.com/detail.cfm?pid=H0-002762

edit: cause I'm stupid and pasted the wrong link.


lol
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Feb-2020, 6:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,195
Posted By rickbb
Oh yeah, I'm in Elon, NC, right in the middle...

Oh yeah, I'm in Elon, NC, right in the middle between the "triad" Greensboro/High Point/Winston Salem and the "triangle" Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill.

And I'm glad to see the site loading normally...
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Feb-2020, 6:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,195
Posted By rickbb
Was not able to get up on the roof last Sat....

Was not able to get up on the roof last Sat. Although warm enough all the snow had not melted off until Sunday afternoon.

Oh well one day soon.
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Feb-2020, 6:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,194
Posted By rickbb
I also recommend a 4 bay style. You have...

I also recommend a 4 bay style.

You have only 2 main directions to deal with and with a 4 bay you can remove the reflector from the back and aim the antenna to get stations from both directions.
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Feb-2020, 4:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,195
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: 8
Views: 4,195
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: 1,637
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: 28
Views: 9,740
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: 5
Views: 86,729
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: 2,585
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: 2,585
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: 5,861
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: 4,200
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.
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