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Forum: TV Database Updates 19-Mar-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,803
Posted By ADTech
The proprietor of this website hasn't responded...

The proprietor of this website hasn't responded to any update reports for several years.
Forum: TV Database Updates 19-Mar-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,190
Posted By ADTech
The proprietor of this website hasn't responded...

The proprietor of this website hasn't responded to any update reports for several years.
Forum: TV Database Updates 19-Mar-2019, 10:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 39
Posted By ADTech
The proprietor of this website hasn't responded...

The proprietor of this website hasn't responded to any update reports for several years.
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Mar-2019, 11:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,552
Posted By ADTech
Had a lengthy post underway earlier today but my...

Had a lengthy post underway earlier today but my my 2 month-old Dell desktop decided to crash on me with a BSOD and a memory error... so, you get the short answer this evening.


Anyway, the...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Mar-2019, 7:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 718
Posted By ADTech
I don't see any benefit to it, at least relative...

I don't see any benefit to it, at least relative to the effort. The UHF wavelengths are such that the stock reflectors do an adequate job.


A couple of points regarding the suggestions that TG...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Mar-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,552
Posted By ADTech
I can tell you that, in my more than ten years...

I can tell you that, in my more than ten years with Antennas Direct, I've had to replace the reflectors on exactly on 91XG. Ironically, it was my own antenna installed on a home that I sold a couple...
Forum: Help With Reception 4-Mar-2019, 5:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,886
Posted By ADTech
YES, you need to be concerned. Do NOT use that...

YES, you need to be concerned. Do NOT use that amp. In the event that you find an amp is needed, stick with a medium gain (15-20 dB) amp with high overload tolerance.
That suggests either an...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Mar-2019, 1:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 810
Posted By ADTech
If you want an inexpensive amp that "good enough"...

If you want an inexpensive amp that "good enough" for such testing, run by Walmart and pick up one of these: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Onn-Indoor-Passive-Antenna-Amplifier-Onb17Ch001/248780245
...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Mar-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 810
Posted By ADTech
You already have an amplified antenna, it would...

You already have an amplified antenna, it would be a rare occurrence to actually require an additional amplifier unless it's necessary to overcome some other fault in the system.


Your current...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Feb-2019, 4:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,487
Posted By ADTech
Yep, I think we were both entering information at...

Yep, I think we were both entering information at the same time. ;) That can kind of cross things up a bit.

Assuming you're referring to the 8-bay, I can assure you it's a UHF antenna. Any VHF...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Feb-2019, 3:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,487
Posted By ADTech
If you still have your damaged DB4e, it can be...

If you still have your damaged DB4e, it can be repaired with a little work. We can send you the parts, as needed. You'd have to drill out the rivets and re-install the bowties with common hardware...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Feb-2019, 5:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By ADTech
WTVF's primary transmitter is the 1 megawatt UHF...

WTVF's primary transmitter is the 1 megawatt UHF 25 (moving to 36 later this year) signal.

The VHF 5 signal is licensed as a translator and is generally of limited use in the metro area (which...
Forum: TV Fool Discussion / Database Updates 4-Feb-2019, 11:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,804
Posted By ADTech
NASCAR still has almost two weeks before it kicks...

NASCAR still has almost two weeks before it kicks off their new season.


BTW, the nearest Canadian station to Indian Orchard, MA is 225-250 miles away, not 80 miles.
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Feb-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,040
Posted By ADTech
https://www.antennasdirect.com/cmss_files/attachme...

https://www.antennasdirect.com/cmss_files/attachmentlibrary/pdf/Grounding-Info.pdf
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Feb-2019, 4:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,040
Posted By ADTech
Adding an amp, especially a high gain amp in...

Adding an amp, especially a high gain amp in strong signal areas usually breaks things.


Reception loss that is related to a particular time of day is almost always due to interference. Adding...
Forum: Help With Reception 31-Jan-2019, 3:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,040
Posted By ADTech
Your plot indicates that an amplifier is not only...

Your plot indicates that an amplifier is not only unnecessary, it would be more likely to be detrimental due to the calculated strong signals shown on your plot.


usually, when I see plots such...
Forum: Help With Reception 31-Jan-2019, 3:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By ADTech
The rules are different when if comes to...

The rules are different when if comes to dwellings that are not individually owned such as condos, townhouses, apartments, and the like. One has to dig into the details before making any such...
Forum: Special Topics 19-Jan-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,079
Posted By ADTech
Solid Signal botched the "specifications" of the...

Solid Signal botched the "specifications" of the UHF Yagi. Here's the specifications from the Chinese manufacturer: http://www.qiaohua.com/products/av-91xu.htm All they would have had to do was...
Forum: Help With Reception 4-Jan-2019, 1:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,786
Posted By ADTech
If the problems are with UHF signals that should...

If the problems are with UHF signals that should be of adequate strength and when the wind blows, the underlying problem is always due to trees.

The only 100% reliable solution to tree-related...
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Dec-2018, 2:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,234
Posted By ADTech
The CM7777 is the amp MOST likely to cause...

The CM7777 is the amp MOST likely to cause problems due to its excessive gain. We run into it every week, it seems. Too many folks that more gain is better then they call US to troubleshoot the...
Forum: Help With Reception 20-Dec-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,095
Posted By ADTech
The CPA19 is fine as long as it's good. If you...

The CPA19 is fine as long as it's good. If you use it, no distribution amp is needed.
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Dec-2018, 12:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,095
Posted By ADTech
I'd also HIGHLY recommend skipping the high-gain...

I'd also HIGHLY recommend skipping the high-gain amplifier. According to the plot, you have broadcast towers only a few miles away and the 7777 is virtually guaranteed to cause overloading issues.
Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 7-Nov-2018, 2:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 21,766
Posted By ADTech
I would recommend following the advice of the...

I would recommend following the advice of the electrician friend assuming he's going to assume the liability for any work he does and that it will meet all national and local (if any) codes.
Forum: Special Topics 28-Oct-2018, 1:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,043
Posted By ADTech
The first sentence, on its face, appears to be in...

The first sentence, on its face, appears to be in violation of the FCC rules because it requires pre-approval (prohibited).



See...
Forum: Special Topics 26-Oct-2018, 1:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,079
Posted By ADTech
Check the rotor's specifications for the maximum...

Check the rotor's specifications for the maximum length of the stub mast. Light-duty rotors will severely restrict the length of that mast so as to limit the lateral loading on the bearings of the...
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