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Forum: Help With Reception 18-Mar-2019, 7:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,099
Posted By rabbit73
A CB Yagi with vertical elements and a 2 meter FM...

A CB Yagi with vertical elements and a 2 meter FM Yagi with vertical elements have vertical polarization. A metal mast would affect their performance. One way to minimize the problem with a 2 meter...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Mar-2019, 1:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,099
Posted By rabbit73
I see no advantage to using PVC for the top...

I see no advantage to using PVC for the top portion of the mast, and it would fail sooner than metal. The antenna is designed to respond to signals that have horizontal polarization; a vertical metal...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Mar-2019, 3:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,099
Posted By rabbit73
Hello, kb4. There are some errors in the TVfool...

Hello, kb4. There are some errors in the TVfool report because of a defective database and many recent channel changes because of Repack by the FCC.
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Forum: Help With Reception 15-Mar-2019, 6:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,582
Posted By rabbit73
There is one thing I don't like about the HDB91...

There is one thing I don't like about the HDB91 (Solid Signal Xtreme Signal HDB91X). The coax connector on the balun doesn't make good contact with the center conductor of the coax; it doesn't grasp...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Mar-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,582
Posted By rabbit73
Oh, OK; good. Thanks for the clarification, Bob. ...

Oh, OK; good. Thanks for the clarification, Bob.

Thanks for the new photos.

Please let us know if you make any improvements.

There is one thing I don't like about the Solid Signal Xtreme...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Mar-2019, 1:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,582
Posted By rabbit73
Solid Signal's claim of a 60 degree beamwidth for...

Solid Signal's claim of a 60 degree beamwidth for the HDB91X is misleading. They are not using the conventional method of calculating beamwidth. Some people will fall for it.

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Forum: Help With Reception 12-Mar-2019, 7:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 719
Posted By rabbit73
Thank you; I missed that while focusing on...

Thank you; I missed that while focusing on co-channel and adjacent channel interference. My analysis above is not correct. I blew it that time.
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Forum: Help With Reception 12-Mar-2019, 6:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 719
Posted By rabbit73
Yes. WCAX does have adjacent channel interference...

Yes. WCAX does have adjacent channel interference from CBFT and CBMT on 19 and 21, but they aren't quite strong enough to knock out WCAX. They would have to be more than 33 dB stronger than WCAX to...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Mar-2019, 2:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 719
Posted By rabbit73
Hello, johnnyboygomez; welcome to the forum. ...

Hello, johnnyboygomez; welcome to the forum.

https://forum.tvfool.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3289&d=1552400870

https://forum.tvfool.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3290&d=1552401093


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Forum: Help With Reception 11-Mar-2019, 1:52 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,582
Posted By rabbit73
It's my favorite; inexpensive, simple, and...

It's my favorite; inexpensive, simple, and reliable.
Thousands of $$$$$ for single channel amplifiers, modulators, balancing attenuators, and a combiner.

If there was an easy inexpensive way to...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Mar-2019, 5:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,872
Posted By rabbit73
This is the TVFool report: ...

This is the TVFool report:

https://forum.tvfool.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3282&stc=1&d=1552155400

A report from rabbitears.info has a more accurate list of channels:
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Forum: Help With Reception 8-Mar-2019, 5:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,872
Posted By rabbit73
Hello, Zman83; welcome to the forum. Your...

Hello, Zman83; welcome to the forum.

Your might try a bi-directional antenna like the Antennas Direct Clear Stream 2MAX without a reflector, which could be aimed to pick up NE and SW.
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Forum: Special Topics 4-Mar-2019, 3:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,985
Posted By rabbit73
The intent during Repack channel changes is to...

The intent during Repack channel changes is to maintain at least the same coverage area. WJZY is adding some vertical polarization power for mobile coverage....
Forum: Special Topics 3-Mar-2019, 7:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,985
Posted By rabbit73
WJZY will be moving from 47 to 25 during Phase 5,...

WJZY will be moving from 47 to 25 during Phase 5, 8/3/2019 to 9/6/2019
https://www.rabbitears.info/market.php?request=station_search&callsign=WJZY

WCNC, 22 to 24, Phase 5...
Forum: Special Topics 3-Mar-2019, 5:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,985
Posted By rabbit73
Which stations? The listings are by DMA...

Which stations? The listings are by DMA (Designated Market Area).

https://forum.tvfool.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3280&d=1551642962

Greensboro, DMA 52...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Mar-2019, 8:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,931
Posted By rabbit73
Hello, ChicagoNW; welcome to the forum. Thank you...

Hello, ChicagoNW; welcome to the forum. Thank you for the signal report. You are doing very well with your indoor antenna; your signals in green are very strong.
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Forum: TV Database Updates 27-Feb-2019, 1:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,056
Posted By rabbit73
It's still on the air. ...

It's still on the air.
https://www.rabbitears.info/market.php?request=station_search&callsign=WQAD

It will be moving from real channel 38 to 31 in Repack Phase 7:...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Feb-2019, 6:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,582
Posted By rabbit73
The best method for you would depend upon how...

The best method for you would depend upon how many TVs you have and how many channels you want from both directions (and how much money you are willing to spend). If you want a lot of channels from...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Feb-2019, 6:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,582
Posted By rabbit73
The European filters come from Jan Jenca in...

The European filters come from Jan Jenca in Slovakia.
http://www.antenne-komponenty.eu/english/main/product/filtre.html
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Feb-2019, 3:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,582
Posted By rabbit73
Hello again, Bob; good to hear from you. A...

Hello again, Bob; good to hear from you.

A lot of my images aren't showing in this thread because my former image host, photobucket, refused to show them in posts unless I started paying them; I...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Feb-2019, 1:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 561
Posted By rabbit73
Hello, Waddo66. Thank you for the signal report. ...

Hello, Waddo66. Thank you for the signal report.

It doesn't look like an ideal location to me either, indoors and on the ground floor. But, the signals are fairly strong and in the same direction....
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Feb-2019, 7:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,977
Posted By rabbit73
Yes, that is exactly what is happening. Good...

Yes, that is exactly what is happening.

Good detective work.
Forum: TV Fool Discussion / Database Updates 9-Feb-2019, 7:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,671
Posted By rabbit73
It is possible that there is interference between...

It is possible that there is interference between the antennas; combining antennas aimed in different directions with a splitter in reverse doesn't always work. If you don't have all the channels...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Feb-2019, 7:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,977
Posted By rabbit73
You have two channels with a virtual 20.1 number,...

You have two channels with a virtual 20.1 number, KRMU and K36IH which is a translator for KRMU.

http://forum.tvfool.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3262&d=1549570952
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Forum: Help With Reception 6-Feb-2019, 3:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By rabbit73
The only way you are going to improve your...

The only way you are going to improve your reception is to put up a tower so that your antenna will be above the trees on your property.
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