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Forum: Antennas 8-Apr-2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By bobsgarage
http://forum.tvfool.com/attachment.php?attachmenti...

http://forum.tvfool.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=4147&stc=1&d=1618260802Hey Rabbit !

So that's an FM antenna. I never would have guessed. I imagine it's about as big as they got?
Forum: Antennas 8-Apr-2021, 8:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By bobsgarage
Hey Rabbit ! So that's an FM antenna. I...

Hey Rabbit !

So that's an FM antenna. I never would have guessed. I imagine it's about as big as they got?

Stereo probe 9.
Forum: Antennas 8-Apr-2021, 1:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By bobsgarage
Antenna spotting in Kenosha # 12

I've never seen this particular antenna with the loop type elements perpendicular to the Boom. That's not to say I haven't seen an antenna with the loop type elements at a 45 degree angle to the...
Forum: Antennas 8-Apr-2021, 1:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,969
Posted By bobsgarage
The Final Solution

In the end, I discovered the Avant X. Now I have no issues whatsoever. I looked at both spectrums before and after the Avant X.
...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Feb-2021, 2:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,201
Posted By bobsgarage
Avant X further reading

I was lucky enough to get one of the very first Avant Xs. I started a Avant X Facebook group for those interested.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/353530129405849/?ref=share

Also I started a...
Forum: Antennas 17-Oct-2020, 7:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,276
Posted By bobsgarage
TV Fool

TV Fool barely works. Hardly any admins.

Even back in 2016 it took months for me to be approved.
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Aug-2020, 11:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,613
Posted By bobsgarage
No, unfortunately the KT - 700 is a tiny bit...

No, unfortunately the KT - 700 is a tiny bit noisier but it also has a built-in FM filter and LTE filter which raised the noise level up by about .5dB on VHF and .8 dB on UHF which is still lower...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Aug-2020, 4:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,613
Posted By bobsgarage
Hi guys, mind if I join in? I'm not sure what's...

Hi guys, mind if I join in?
I'm not sure what's killing your preamps but I wouldn't trust the coax cable anymore. Or is it just a question of quality and a coincidence?

You asked about protecting...
Forum: Antennas 13-Aug-2020, 4:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,042
Posted By bobsgarage
Hey Joe, I have to ask, what's the reason...

Hey Joe,

I have to ask, what's the reason for the negativity toward Sev and Televes?

I'm not here to argue with you but I wanted to at least tell you, I've had a pretty darn good results with...
Forum: Antennas 12-Aug-2020, 1:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,042
Posted By bobsgarage
UHF shootout

I have also had very good results with my pair of Televes DAT Boss antennas. I reviewed it on some other sites.

I recently had a shootout between the Antennas Direct 91XG, the XTreme Signal HDB91X...
Forum: Antennas 2-Aug-2020, 8:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 9,354
Posted By bobsgarage
In the city of Kenosha Wisconsin , where I do...

In the city of Kenosha Wisconsin , where I do most of my antenna spotting, is a great Electronics shop call Chester Electronics. They probably supplied Kenosha with 80% of their antennas all...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Jul-2020, 5:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 24,009
Posted By bobsgarage
Suggestion

I made mine from 1 1/2 Aluminized Exhaust tubing:

https://i.ibb.co/hL9Zpy3/20200629-203512-copy-600x283.jpg (https://imgbb.com/)

https://i.ibb.co/KFPsHLq/20200520-090302.jpg...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Jul-2020, 5:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,054
Posted By bobsgarage
What Happened?

Did you get the rotator or some BS?
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Jul-2020, 4:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,199
Posted By bobsgarage
Yes I have seen the virtual Channel show up in...

Yes I have seen the virtual Channel show up in duplicate myself. I'll have 1 in Milwaukee and one in Chicago but they're different RF signals.
Forum: Antennas 8-Jul-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 16,076
Posted By bobsgarage
Lightbulb Preamps and VHF.

Mike you've already been helped by the best here. I can just offer an opinion about your preamp. My feelings are you need to have the preamp as close to the antennas as possible. It gets you ahead of...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Jul-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,199
Posted By bobsgarage
This might not be the answer you're looking for....

This might not be the answer you're looking for. But I do know that some stations will transmit on another RF frequency as a backup or to fill in bad reception areas. I believe the VHF stations do...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Jul-2020, 3:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,054
Posted By bobsgarage
I hope, I hope, I hope, it's not a scam! Please...

I hope, I hope, I hope, it's not a scam! Please let us know how it goes, I'll buy 2 or 4 or .
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Jul-2020, 3:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,054
Posted By bobsgarage
A while back on AVS we talked about the Homeworx...

A while back on AVS we talked about the Homeworx Vs. the Channelmaster and how they used the same software.

Don't know if its worth reading for you:...
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Jun-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,054
Posted By bobsgarage
YAESU 450 is it what it is or is it not?

ANY WORD?

Seriously! I need one! Or two...
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Jun-2020, 8:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,054
Posted By bobsgarage
Sleeving 1 3/8" top rail internally

I have experimented with 21 foot 1 3/8" SS-20 top rail and sleeved it internally with 10 foot sections of 1" water pipe, the fit is perfect. I laid out the two water pipes , put a 12 mm deep well...
Forum: Antennas 23-Jun-2020, 4:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,393
Posted By bobsgarage
More scans

. The first screenshot is a comparison of two different lengths quarter wave sections. I have found that you can tune the frequencies a little bit by changing the length.
...
Forum: Antennas 23-Jun-2020, 4:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,393
Posted By bobsgarage
Some screenshots of 91XG ganging 2020-06-21

Had some successes after making an alignment tool for my 91XGs :

https://i.ibb.co/jG9t61Q/20200621-142638.jpg (https://ibb.co/zbWdn0B)

https://i.ibb.co/NsnQmrW/20200621-142615.jpg...
Forum: Help With Reception 21-Jun-2020, 5:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,160
Posted By bobsgarage
Very cool, not to sound like a broken record but...

Very cool, not to sound like a broken record but had you considered Stellar Labs VHF antenna?

I'm just asking because they're relatively cheap easy and pretty wind Worthy.
Forum: Help With Reception 21-Jun-2020, 1:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,654
Posted By bobsgarage
Not much I can add here.

Well, you've been helped by the best. Rabbit has a lot of experience. OTA FAN and Tim also have some good advice.

The only suggestion I could make is to get a Stellar labs 30 - 2476. It's one of...
Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 19-Jun-2020, 1:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 116,918
Posted By bobsgarage
Bad translation...

It's from a foreign language, the translation doesn't come out, so you get the gibberish. Reminds me of NascarKen :)
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