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Forum: Help With Reception Today, 12:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,219
Posted By rabbit73
Sorry to hear you are having a problem. That...

Sorry to hear you are having a problem.

That is a symptom of trees in the signal path.
Forum: Help With Reception Yesterday, 7:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 79
Posted By rabbit73
Hello, Styx555 A basement antenna sometimes...

Hello, Styx555

A basement antenna sometimes works, but it is the worst location. Why does it have to be in the basement?

Are you trying to combine antenna channels with cable channels, or will...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Oct-2018, 5:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,219
Posted By rabbit73
This is an extract from your report: ...

This is an extract from your report:

http://forum.tvfool.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3225&d=1539278446

TVFool is using a defective database to generate reports, so there are some errors....
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Oct-2018, 2:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,219
Posted By rabbit73
Hello, yomanwill I suggest a Winegard...

Hello, yomanwill

I suggest a Winegard HD7694P antenna in the attic, aimed SE. How well it works will depend upon the signal loss from being in the attic, and any obstructions outside like trees or...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Oct-2018, 2:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,182
Posted By rabbit73
https://i.imgur.com/Cj29hmD.jpg ...

https://i.imgur.com/Cj29hmD.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/J2MQMk2.jpg

Thank you for the update and the photos. Looking good, niv!
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Oct-2018, 1:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 707
Posted By rabbit73
The NEC put out by the NFPA is only a suggested...

The NEC put out by the NFPA is only a suggested guideline, not a law.

I have posted it for your guidance, to be compete. I don't want you to be caught off guard and have you say: "Why didn't you...
Forum: Help With Reception 4-Oct-2018, 3:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 707
Posted By rabbit73
If the antenna is outside, the coax shield should...

If the antenna is outside, the coax shield should be grounded with a grounding block that is connected to the house electrical system ground with 10 gauge copper wire for electrical safety and to...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Oct-2018, 1:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By rabbit73
WSET is still there, but it doesn't show on the...

WSET is still there, but it doesn't show on the TVFool report because they are using a defective database to generate reports.

http://forum.tvfool.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3218&d=1538488079...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Oct-2018, 1:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By rabbit73
Hello, klahmers For reference, I see you...

Hello, klahmers

For reference, I see you have a previous thread:
Blacksburg,VA area recommendations
http://forum.tvfool.com/showthread.php?t=14968

Thank you for the signal report.

What...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Oct-2018, 1:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By rabbit73
Welcome to the forum, Srvguy Thank you for...

Welcome to the forum, Srvguy

Thank you for the signal report.

If you mean WTHR NBC, real channel 13, virtual channel 13.1, then you need an antenna with more gain for VHF-High channels 7-13.
...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Sep-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,182
Posted By rabbit73
Thank you for the report and the photos. Glad you...

Thank you for the report and the photos. Glad you are happy with the results.

If the mast is grounded and the coax shield is grounded, that should be sufficient.

https://i.imgur.com/STyUYvg.jpg...
Forum: Help With Reception 21-Sep-2018, 12:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,182
Posted By rabbit73
Ordinarily, the antenna boom should be level, but...

Ordinarily, the antenna boom should be level, but at some locations reception is improved by tilting the front end up and even less often tilting the front end down.

Tilting the front end up...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Sep-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,182
Posted By rabbit73
Signal strength is certainly important, but you...

Signal strength is certainly important, but you want the maximum signal quality and 100% symbol quality.


Thank you for the update.

Good luck with your project. I hope that you will see an...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Sep-2018, 1:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,182
Posted By rabbit73
Here are the signal lines for KPNX and KPHO; ...

Here are the signal lines for KPNX and KPHO;

https://i.imgur.com/K582Uzp.jpg

changing scale to zoom in on signal lines:

https://i.imgur.com/9HjBgfY.jpg

the two transmitters are very close...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Sep-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,182
Posted By rabbit73
Thank you for the callsigns. NBC is KPNX. ...

Thank you for the callsigns. NBC is KPNX.

The main purpose of the red line is to show in an oblique "birds-eye" view where the signals from the SW cross the house across the street to help you...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Sep-2018, 8:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,182
Posted By rabbit73
They both perform well, based on the samples I...

They both perform well, based on the samples I tested. I ordered two of the AD UVSJs and one had the label upside down, but it worked OK. (Monday morning production)
...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Sep-2018, 5:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,182
Posted By rabbit73
The link works fine. ...

The link works fine.

https://i.imgur.com/Quz0AdL.jpg

Most people put the UHF on top because VHF signals can bend down a little better in rough terrain, but you can do it the way you want.
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Sep-2018, 1:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,182
Posted By rabbit73
Many say that it is just as good. The instruction...

Many say that it is just as good. The instruction sheet says 10 to 14 dB.
https://www.newark.com/stellar-labs/30-2476/fringe-directional-antenna-vhf/dp/71Y5462
...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Sep-2018, 7:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,182
Posted By rabbit73
It's not clear to me what that extra wire is...

It's not clear to me what that extra wire is bridging. I only know that any extra wire might reduce the performance of the antenna.
Yes, Denny is good at marketing. I don't have any experience with...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Sep-2018, 9:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By rabbit73
That is the correct way to wire a turnstile...

That is the correct way to wire a turnstile antenna.

In theory, perpendicular to either one of the dipoles, but I think you might need to make some aiming tests for your favorite stations.
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Sep-2018, 8:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,182
Posted By rabbit73
https://i.imgur.com/PZa2nLF.jpg Either way...

https://i.imgur.com/PZa2nLF.jpg

Either way will work. There is very little loss in a short length of coax; a small fraction of a dB. Mechanical and weatherproofing considerations should determine...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Sep-2018, 7:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,182
Posted By rabbit73
Yes, it could be a problem. The performance of...

Yes, it could be a problem. The performance of the antenna is based on the diameter and spacing of the two wires that go from the UHF section to the CB-8269 black housing. It probably wouldn't be a...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Sep-2018, 12:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By rabbit73
Crossed dipoles form a turnstile antenna. In...

Crossed dipoles form a turnstile antenna. In theory, it's a pretty good Omni with peaks at 0, 90, 180, and 270 degrees. There are slight nulls between those directions....
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Sep-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,182
Posted By rabbit73
These fins: https://i.imgur.com/725Q3OB.jpg ...

These fins:

https://i.imgur.com/725Q3OB.jpg

They look OK to me, but what are these extra wires? Are they connected to the coax downlead for the antenna?


https://i.imgur.com/ku2YPOX.jpg
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Sep-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,182
Posted By rabbit73
KPHO, virtual channel 5.1, is real channel 17,...

KPHO, virtual channel 5.1, is real channel 17, isn't? If you are going to use the virtual channel number, please use the decimal form to avoid confusion.
That's true; OTA signals are constantly...
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