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Forum: TV Database Updates 27-Nov-2017, 3:44 PM
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Views: 7,843
Posted By dbseeker
Receiving WFIE over the air just fine in...

Receiving WFIE over the air just fine in Newburgh. If you have been previously receiving, would suggest clearing digital glitches in TV by unhooking antenna from tv and scan to clear, then reconnect...
Forum: Antennas 30-Jun-2017, 1:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 21,529
Posted By dbseeker
Appreciate GroundUR Mast for posting the 4NEC2 ...

Appreciate GroundUR Mast for posting the 4NEC2 simulation of proposed design.
Since my math and physics background is 40 years old and dead brain cells in between,
what parameters in the...
Forum: Antennas 26-Mar-2017, 11:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 21,529
Posted By dbseeker
As always, the expertise here is superb. I will...

As always, the expertise here is superb. I will keep trying to wade through the antenna book. Like throwing mud up on a wall, eventually it will start sticking.
Thanks again!!
Forum: Antennas 26-Mar-2017, 1:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 21,529
Posted By dbseeker
Please tolerate a question or two about...

Please tolerate a question or two about reflectors. Optimum reflector for UHF antenna is 3 inches to add close to 3 db of gain according to what I can ascertain from this forum and HDTV primer. Is it...
Forum: Antennas 27-Jan-2016, 11:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,068
Posted By dbseeker
Ota 4k

A few interesting articles on the internet regarding Futurecast, HEVC encoding, and evolving ATSC 3.0 standards for eventual 4K OTA transmission. Although we have yet to see 1080p broadcast upgrade,...
Forum: Antennas 24-Sep-2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 21,529
Posted By dbseeker
For grins, I thought I would try to navigate the...

For grins, I thought I would try to navigate the software simulators although not sure what I would encounter. Do maybe 5 repetitions and 10 and 15 or if too difficult--just forget it all and go to...
Forum: Antennas 24-Sep-2015, 6:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 21,529
Posted By dbseeker
Label A is 3 Inches ...

Label A is 3 Inches
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Forum: Antennas 24-Sep-2015, 6:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 21,529
Posted By dbseeker
Please find attached pic of the antenna in the...

Please find attached pic of the antenna in the attic. Actually made of aluminum wire and certainly not made with extreme tolerances. Each vertical distances and gaps are all 3 inches. Other than the...
Forum: Antennas 24-Sep-2015, 2:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 21,529
Posted By dbseeker
thanks for the replies!! Was able to order to...

thanks for the replies!!
Was able to order to order the handbook through Amazon used for $32 including shipping.
Please pardon the crude, kindergarten sketch done hastily but may give you a flavor...
Forum: Antennas 23-Sep-2015, 2:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 21,529
Posted By dbseeker
thank you for all the replies!! Size is the...

thank you for all the replies!!
Size is the inverse of frequency hence the size of the VHF-hi GH evidenced by the photo.
Optimum director diameter is determined by cost/mechanical load and...
Forum: Antennas 22-Sep-2015, 3:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 21,529
Posted By dbseeker
Additional questions-- What determines optimum...

Additional questions-- What determines optimum director diameter and how was that derived?
When ganging antennas for additional gain, the second adds an additional 2.5 to 3 db of gain. So does it...
Forum: Antennas 21-Sep-2015, 8:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 21,529
Posted By dbseeker
Antenna design

As you may know from previous posts, I am not an engineer but have had basic physics courses and got interested in antennas and reception with the digital switch.
It would appear to this novice that...
Forum: Digital TV and Mobile DTV 22-Jul-2015, 8:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,303
Posted By dbseeker
It has been my experience that the electronic...

It has been my experience that the electronic stores (HH GREGG, Best Buy,etc.) will allow you to access the menus on their display models and if you have an adept salesman, they will show you how....
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Jun-2015, 12:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,275
Posted By dbseeker
Update--installed 2 hlsj's in series and low and...

Update--installed 2 hlsj's in series and low and behold signal strength returned to normal range on the LG but no picture. With tweaking of the aim of the Y7 10 13 and a presumed signal quality...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Jun-2015, 12:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,275
Posted By dbseeker
Great discussion. To quote Bones on Star Trek,...

Great discussion.
To quote Bones on Star Trek, "For Godsakes Jim, I'm only a doctor not an engineer!!"
I have at my disposal a Winegard FT 3000 and a Radio Shack fm trap
that I have tried...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Jun-2015, 3:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,275
Posted By dbseeker
About one year later, I have been struggling with...

About one year later, I have been struggling with real channel 7 (ABC channel 25 Virtual).
Signal strength is good on a new LG 24 inch with signal strength meter only. Channel strength drops to...
Forum: Antennas 9-May-2015, 4:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,844
Posted By dbseeker
GroundURMast Can I assume your comment...

GroundURMast

Can I assume your comment applies to the Channelmaster 4221 and 4228 models?
Forum: Antennas 9-Dec-2014, 9:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,335
Posted By dbseeker
Thanks for your wonderful expertise!!

Thanks for your wonderful expertise!!
Forum: Antennas 9-Dec-2014, 1:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,335
Posted By dbseeker
Would the HLSJ be of any efficacy?

Would the HLSJ be of any efficacy?
Forum: Antennas 9-Dec-2014, 1:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,335
Posted By dbseeker
Each FM filter has it's own noise figure. Can you...

Each FM filter has it's own noise figure. Can you recommend a low noise figure product for the FM filter that would help me in this marginal fringe reception situation ?
Forum: Antennas 8-Dec-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,335
Posted By dbseeker
FM trap and 7-51 antennas

Is there any need for an FM trap preamp on a channel 7-51 specific antenna?
To be more specific, I have a fringe reception issue on real channel 7 with an antennacraft Y71013 coupled with a RCA...
Forum: Antennas 16-Nov-2014, 8:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,749
Posted By dbseeker
Very informative!!! Thank you very much.

Very informative!!!
Thank you very much.
Forum: Antennas 16-Nov-2014, 5:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,749
Posted By dbseeker
Barrel connectors

Are there any potential pitfalls using barrel connectors? Can they cause signal loss in any circumstance? Will they pass through current to a preamp?
Comments please!!
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Jun-2014, 1:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,275
Posted By dbseeker
Thanks to all who have replied and shared their...

Thanks to all who have replied and shared their knowledge base. T he fm interference on real channel 7 was eliminated with the Y10713 and the RCA preamp fm trap. Channel 6 was never received on the...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Jun-2014, 2:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,275
Posted By dbseeker
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