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Forum: Special Topics 26-Apr-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,006
Posted By Jake V
This antenna is much like an old-fashioned loop...

This antenna is much like an old-fashioned loop or bow-tie antenna paired with an amplifier. For best reception you need to point the flat side towards the broadcast antenna towers.

If you are...
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Feb-2018, 5:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 19,261
Posted By Jake V
Did you try pointing the Mohu Leaf with the flat...

Did you try pointing the Mohu Leaf with the flat side to the south-southwest somewhere in the house? If yes, what happened? [I want to make sure you just didn't lay it flat against a window pointing...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Feb-2018, 3:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 31,567
Posted By Jake V
First, be aware that attics and antennas do not...

First, be aware that attics and antennas do not always mix well. Roofing materials and siding can block signals (especially if they contain metal foil). So do chimneys and metal duct-work and...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Jan-2018, 5:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,798
Posted By Jake V
I would start by tracing the cable and doing a...

I would start by tracing the cable and doing a diagram of what you have and posting it here.

For example:

Satellite > 25 feet to distribution box > then 25 feet each tv (do full diagram with...
Forum: Help With Reception 4-Dec-2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 507
Posted By Jake V
The database has some serious issues at the...

The database has some serious issues at the moment: http://forum.tvfool.com/showthread.php?t=16376

We're all hoping it is fixed very soon as it is important.
Forum: Help With Reception 21-Nov-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,345
Posted By Jake V
I just love that photo of the antenna embedded in...

I just love that photo of the antenna embedded in a trash can by Bill Naivar. But I'll add a warning. If you're a guy looking to chase a difficult signal by putting an antenna in a trash can on your...
Forum: Help With Reception 4-Nov-2017, 10:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 32,734
Posted By Jake V
Has anyone contacted Andy Lee to inform him of...

Has anyone contacted Andy Lee to inform him of the issue with the database?

I run several websites but don't actively provide content for them. There have been times when there were technical...
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Oct-2017, 5:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 32,734
Posted By Jake V
Confirmed. Just to test I looked at my...

Confirmed.

Just to test I looked at my brother's plot in Scranton / Wilkes-Barre, PA. The primary ABC & NBC stations are there, but everything else is gone (Fox, CBS, PBS, etc.). Plus all the...
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Sep-2017, 4:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,456
Posted By Jake V
The Winegard 7694p and the Channel Master 3016...

The Winegard 7694p and the Channel Master 3016 are good antennas and reasonable recommendations. I won't argue with them.

I would start with a simple test to see what effect the trees might have....
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Sep-2017, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,626
Posted By Jake V
Raven, Since your post includes references...

Raven,

Since your post includes references to some heavy duty antennas I'll assume that you want the Buffalo signals in addition to the Toronto signals.

The DB-8e might just be a good solution...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Sep-2017, 3:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 927
Posted By Jake V
1. If you originally received a few channels but...

1. If you originally received a few channels but now don't it could be that the trees have grown or the connections have come loose. My first task would be to check the connections. And check that...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Aug-2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,515
Posted By Jake V
Your TV Fool Plot is resolved only to the block...

Your TV Fool Plot is resolved only to the block level. It's probably reasonably accurate, but maybe not. For better accuracy make another plot using the following directions and post it:...
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Aug-2017, 12:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,339
Posted By Jake V
What is the antenna manufacturer and model...

What is the antenna manufacturer and model number?

If unknown, can you post a picture?

Your ABC channel is at 240 degrees. What direction is your antenna pointing in?
Forum: Antennas 5-Aug-2017, 8:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 21,411
Posted By Jake V
Try something like this antenna from Walmart...

Try something like this antenna from Walmart (https://www.walmart.com/ip/ONN-Indoor-HDTV-Antenna/110253942). It's under $10 and returnable. Easy experiment.

Of course, the problem with set top...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Aug-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,487
Posted By Jake V
If one places the antenna at the location of the...

If one places the antenna at the location of the chimney of the house (the house across the main road running east/west), the plot is quite different. It looks like there is a hill due south of the...
Forum: Antennas 27-Jul-2017, 3:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 53,268
Posted By Jake V
First, here are the FCC Rules regarding...

First, here are the FCC Rules regarding television antennas: https://www.fcc.gov/media/over-air-reception-devices-rule

HOAs cannot prohibit antennas. They can tell you your antenna must not extend...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Jul-2017, 8:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,885
Posted By Jake V
What model "small directional antenna from...

What model "small directional antenna from Wal-Mart" are you using for testing? Some (like the little flat panel ones) have very little gain on VHF.

Your situation is a difficult one.

The best...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Jun-2017, 10:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,160
Posted By Jake V
OK. Thanks. It's no longer offered on the...

OK. Thanks. It's no longer offered on the menu-portion of your web site, or from the site search. I can only find it via a google search linked directly to the page.

Also, (since we are...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Jun-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,160
Posted By Jake V
Note: Since you have not yet bought a house make...

Note: Since you have not yet bought a house make sure to do a new TV Fool Report (http://forum.tvfool.com/showthread.php?t=14508) when you do, as the signal reception at your chosen location may be...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Jun-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,787
Posted By Jake V
Easiest way is to swap in another television, if...

Easiest way is to swap in another television, if one is handy.
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Jun-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,160
Posted By Jake V
A lot will depend on what kind of roofing...

A lot will depend on what kind of roofing material you have and what is in your attic. Attics are generally not friendly places for attics. But it always worth a try.

I'd try the Antennas Direct...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Jun-2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 956
Posted By Jake V
Since your Baltimore stations are quite strong,...

Since your Baltimore stations are quite strong, I'd try the Antennas Direct C2MAX pointed to Washington, DC (flat side aimed towards DC / 250 degrees with a compass). I expect you would pick up all...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Jun-2017, 6:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,377
Posted By Jake V
1. Does your television have a signal level...

1. Does your television have a signal level meter? If yes, track the signal level when the picture comes in without issues and then again when you are having issues. It's important to know if most of...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Jun-2017, 7:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,377
Posted By Jake V
You've probably already done the basics - like...

You've probably already done the basics - like check all the connections to see they are still tight and water has not gotten in.

After that, I'd try moving the antenna up or down a few inches....
Forum: Antennas 6-Jun-2017, 7:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,848
Posted By Jake V
I recommend making and posting another TV Fool...

I recommend making and posting another TV Fool report at the intended height of your future antenna using these instructions: http://forum.tvfool.com/showthread.php?t=14508
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