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Forum: Help With Reception 11-Nov-2010, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,063
Posted By kb2fzq
Good info, Fred, but that one word in your post...

Good info, Fred, but that one word in your post is why I'm encouraging constructive causiousness in the OP's case, the cost for your second paragraph should come to near $100, maybe more, would not a...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Nov-2010, 9:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 16,840
Posted By kb2fzq
OK, thanks for the info...as said, I have a...

OK, thanks for the info...as said, I have a typical short lead straight down to a copper earth ground, so I feel lightning protection is sufficent, as good as it can get when dealing with lightning,...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Nov-2010, 10:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 16,840
Posted By kb2fzq
Do either of these two devices cause any...

Do either of these two devices cause any attenuation to the signal? I consider that I have adequate lightning protection, but have been toying with installing the TII 212, just for added...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Nov-2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,063
Posted By kb2fzq
I'm not trying to talk you out of your idea, I'm...

I'm not trying to talk you out of your idea, I'm just saying, see if it works before jumping off the cliff....get a cheap Radio Shack indoors antenna, and experiment...try it in all directions, as...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Nov-2010, 8:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,063
Posted By kb2fzq
If it were me, before I disconnected any cable...

If it were me, before I disconnected any cable service, I'd make sure that receiving Albany stations will work reliably....I've been to Bennington many, many times, and driving from Troy to...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Nov-2010, 11:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,672
Posted By kb2fzq
We're not listening! I don't care if the TV...

We're not listening! I don't care if the TV transmitter in your back yard, RF interference from electronic devices in your home can and will cause your pixilation using an indoor antenna, to stop it,...
Forum: Help With Reception 21-Oct-2010, 8:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,642
Posted By kb2fzq
If it were me? Enjoy what you have and put the...

If it were me? Enjoy what you have and put the tools (and the check book ) away....
You have one of the best TVF reports I've seen, and I've seen alot...don't mess with the great signals you already...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Oct-2010, 10:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 50,607
Posted By kb2fzq
Menlo Park falls under the San Mateo county fire...

Menlo Park falls under the San Mateo county fire frequencies, which are 151 to 156 megahertz, channel 7 freq is 177 mhz...public services usually run some high power transmissions, and IF they are...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Oct-2010, 8:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 50,607
Posted By kb2fzq
I'd be interested in what state, county and city...

I'd be interested in what state, county and city that fire station is located in, and it's official title (such as "Smallville Fire and Rescue")...I will look up what frequencies they are...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Oct-2010, 8:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 50,607
Posted By kb2fzq
HLSJ=High (frequency VHF antenna) Low (frequency...

HLSJ=High (frequency VHF antenna) Low (frequency VHF antenna) Signal Joiner....HLSJ
The high side to the antenna, low side empty, the output (it will say "line") of the HLSJ to the TV...it's like a...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Oct-2010, 7:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 50,607
Posted By kb2fzq
I looked at your antenna picture....I doubt that...

I looked at your antenna picture....I doubt that the trees or the house are blocking any signals, however, you are pointed right at your neighbors house, and if the neighbor is generating some sort...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Oct-2010, 12:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 50,607
Posted By kb2fzq
OK, let me answer the last question first...KGO 7...

OK, let me answer the last question first...KGO 7 is only running 28.3 kilowatts of power, which IS normal for a VHF station, compared to the UHF stations very likely running much higher power,...
Forum: Help With Reception 4-Oct-2010, 7:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 50,607
Posted By kb2fzq
The middle frequency for channel 7 is 177...

The middle frequency for channel 7 is 177 megahertz....public service radio is in the 155-164 mhz range....I still think that this is causing you the issues, but eventually, you'll find the...
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Sep-2010, 8:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 50,607
Posted By kb2fzq
If the F-connector "fell off" the old cable? That...

If the F-connector "fell off" the old cable? That was your problem.....
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Sep-2010, 11:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 50,607
Posted By kb2fzq
You might want to look around your area for radio...

You might want to look around your area for radio frequency transmitters, such as cell towers, public service (police/fire), trucking companies, ham radio/CB antennas, anything that might transmit a...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Sep-2010, 11:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,642
Posted By kb2fzq
Personally, I find my array quite beautiful, the...

Personally, I find my array quite beautiful, the mast rising into the sky, shining confidently as the sun reflects off of their finely tuned elements, doing what no other device can do, magically...
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Sep-2010, 8:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,642
Posted By kb2fzq
Yes, I would have to agree....

Yes, I would have to agree....
Forum: Help With Reception 21-Sep-2010, 9:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,642
Posted By kb2fzq
Because it's like trying to eat a bowl of tomato...

Because it's like trying to eat a bowl of tomato soup with a fork, you can do it, but it's not very efficient....
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Sep-2010, 7:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,642
Posted By kb2fzq
I'm not "angry" at anyone, I just feel the...

I'm not "angry" at anyone, I just feel the debates go on way too long...it's pretty black and white..get a combo VHF/UHF antenna, put it up outside, connect a cable and enjoy HDTV....simple, right?...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Sep-2010, 6:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,642
Posted By kb2fzq
I hate how some tip-toe around these...

I hate how some tip-toe around these questions.....Tower Guy gave you the answer...you're starting from scratch, get both VHF and UHF on the start-up...pick one of the antennas TG suggested....
If...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Sep-2010, 8:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,719
Posted By kb2fzq
WRGB 19 is not on the air yet...the FCC has...

WRGB 19 is not on the air yet...the FCC has approved the installation, as well as WRGB 39 in my town, that is not on air either....
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Sep-2010, 8:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 20,977
Posted By kb2fzq
115/90 miles away is a crap shoot for good...

115/90 miles away is a crap shoot for good reception, any way you look at it....what is probably happening is a distant station(s) is interfering with those you wish to receive during the day due to...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Aug-2010, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,563
Posted By kb2fzq
Hi RockStar...Bill here in Glens Falls area... ...

Hi RockStar...Bill here in Glens Falls area...
I'm not sure what TVF report mtownsend was looking at, but yes, rf 6, 7, 12 and 13 are our VHF stations, and even tho you're only 45 miles out, TVF...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Aug-2010, 8:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,803
Posted By kb2fzq
Just my 2 cents...from what I've read, 720p...

Just my 2 cents...from what I've read, 720p handles fast action programs such as car races better then 1080i....FOX runs 720p during the NASCAR races that are broadcast OTA....ESPN on ABC (OTA car...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Aug-2010, 8:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,096
Posted By kb2fzq
Haven't heard of that one before (AP 2870), but...

Haven't heard of that one before (AP 2870), but yeah, that'll work!
Good Luck!
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