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Forum: Help With Reception 24-Jan-2018, 4:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 14,967
Posted By Tower Guy
I'd consider one of the highest gain UHF only...

I'd consider one of the highest gain UHF only antennas. These include the 91XG and the DB-8e.
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Jan-2018, 2:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,433
Posted By Tower Guy
Is it possible that one or more of the stations...

Is it possible that one or more of the stations that cause the problem are using a non standard resolution? For instance I have seen an HD encoder that jumped to 1440 horizontal pixels all by...
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Jan-2018, 7:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,491
Posted By Tower Guy
OK, scratch the Winegard antenna. The Stellar...

OK, scratch the Winegard antenna. The Stellar labs VHF will fit the budget. An RCA preamp will also be affordable.

Note that WDEF in Chattanooga is not shown on the TVfool report due to the...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Jan-2018, 4:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,491
Posted By Tower Guy
The answer is channel 12 from Chattanooga. WDEF...

The answer is channel 12 from Chattanooga. WDEF is not shown on the tvfool report.

The signal will be weaker than WRCB and WTVC. Try a high gain VHF high band only antenna...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Oct-2017, 2:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,735
Posted By Tower Guy
DTV reception is all or nothing. Your trouble...

DTV reception is all or nothing. Your trouble with the .1 stations indicates a problem with display of HD programming. The subchannels are Standard definition.
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Sep-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,143
Posted By Tower Guy
Without an amplifier you should get 8-9 stations...

Without an amplifier you should get 8-9 stations with roughly 20 channels of programming. A bigger antenna won't help. If you want more stations a distribution amplifier installed indoors would do...
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Sep-2017, 12:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,620
Posted By Tower Guy
JoeAZ, that's a good plan.

JoeAZ, that's a good plan.
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Sep-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,620
Posted By Tower Guy
A 4 bay UHF aimed at Erie with a VHF aimed at CTV...

A 4 bay UHF aimed at Erie with a VHF aimed at CTV is an easy compromise. The question is how to combine them. The sure way is inside the RCA preamp, but you'd probably lose NBC.

A splitter used...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Sep-2017, 3:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,620
Posted By Tower Guy
I also like the HD 7694P for Erie PA. In order to...

I also like the HD 7694P for Erie PA. In order to watch Canadian TV, I'd invest in a second tuner instead of a rotator. Then I'd aim a VHF antenna at CKCO and a 4 bay UHF antenna at 347 degrees for...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Sep-2017, 7:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 914
Posted By Tower Guy
I'd try the Antennas Direct 2MAX. It is a...

I'd try the Antennas Direct 2MAX. It is a bidirectional antenna, which is exactly what you need. If it doesn't work in the attic, it should work on a short mast on the roof.
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Sep-2017, 7:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,346
Posted By Tower Guy
https://www.fcc.gov/document/hurricane-irma-commun...

https://www.fcc.gov/document/hurricane-irma-communications-status-report-sept-14
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Sep-2017, 5:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,383
Posted By Tower Guy
In addition to an intermittent electronics...

In addition to an intermittent electronics failure ithe problem could also be caused by interference. Is there anything electronic that you added lately?
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Sep-2017, 6:23 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 13,414
Posted By Tower Guy
WQED will move from channel 13 to channel 2 in...

WQED will move from channel 13 to channel 2 in 2020. You will need a large all channel antenna such as the Winegard 8200u or Channel Master 3020.
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Sep-2017, 7:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,064
Posted By Tower Guy
Many of the stations you can get are in different...

Many of the stations you can get are in different directions. This implies that you either need a rotator, or must decide to concentrate on NY or Philly. I'd try a fixed aim antenna at Philly if I...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Sep-2017, 4:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,834
Posted By Tower Guy
An FM antenna might work on channel 6, but 2-5 is...

An FM antenna might work on channel 6, but 2-5 is unlikely.
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Aug-2017, 8:54 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 20,886
Posted By Tower Guy
I would expect that stacked antennas in a swaying...

I would expect that stacked antennas in a swaying tree would be counterproductive. The extra gain would help only on calm days. If the height helps, you may not need the extra stacking gain. If you...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Aug-2017, 6:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,445
Posted By Tower Guy
That paragraph is exactly correct.

That paragraph is exactly correct.
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Aug-2017, 2:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,445
Posted By Tower Guy
If this is real, they have some NOS channel 19...

If this is real, they have some NOS channel 19 Jointennas.

https://picclick.com/Channel-Master-JoinTenna-CM-0583-Joiner-Combiner-Coupler-131718785944.html
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Aug-2017, 2:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,445
Posted By Tower Guy
There is still a sensitivity problem if a...

There is still a sensitivity problem if a splitter used as a combiner after both preamps. It occurs because any front end noise contributed by the preamp connected to the mis-aimed antenna adds to...
Forum: Antennas 6-Aug-2017, 5:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 20,904
Posted By Tower Guy
I would concentrate on the attic. The Winegard...

I would concentrate on the attic. The Winegard HD7000R is one option.

Note that the VHF dipole on the Antennas Direct models is optimized for high band VHF. It is not likely to work for WPVI.
Forum: Help With Reception 4-Aug-2017, 9:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,126
Posted By Tower Guy
I have used 12" wall mounts below the eaves with...

I have used 12" wall mounts below the eaves with a mast sticking above the roof. In my case I installed three 2x6 supports horizontally between the vertical 2x4's used in the gable end roof truss. I...
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Aug-2017, 12:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,152
Posted By Tower Guy
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Forum: Help With Reception 2-Aug-2017, 11:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,152
Posted By Tower Guy
My wife has one of those hair dryers. She loves...

My wife has one of those hair dryers. She loves it. So does our daughter. They work extremely well.

But to be fair to ADtech, he suggested a different hair dryer first.
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Aug-2017, 10:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,152
Posted By Tower Guy
Potential solution # 3, a brushless hair dryer; ...

Potential solution # 3, a brushless hair dryer;

https://www.amazon.com/Infiniti-Conair-Advanced-Brushless-Styling/dp/B00MO78Z86
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Aug-2017, 7:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,152
Posted By Tower Guy
1" chicken wire would be more than adequate. ...

1" chicken wire would be more than adequate.

Another approach would be to move the antenna to the other end of the house
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