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Forum: Help With Reception 19-Aug-2019, 6:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By Tim
The two PBS stations carry quite a different...

The two PBS stations carry quite a different lineup of programming in Atlanta. As strong as WGTV is at his location, it is only 20 degrees off from the other stations downtown and he should most...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Aug-2019, 9:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By Tim
He's going to need an antenna with VHF-Hi...

He's going to need an antenna with VHF-Hi coverage also...the NBC affiliate is on real channel 10 and the PBS affiliate is on real channel 8 (and will be moving to 7 during phase 10 of the repack)....
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Aug-2019, 6:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 538
Posted By Tim
Don't know who you have called there, but have...

Don't know who you have called there, but have you asked to speak to the chief engineer? That will be your best source for reliable information.
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Aug-2019, 9:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 538
Posted By Tim
Here is some insight about stations moving to VHF...

Here is some insight about stations moving to VHF
https://current.org/2017/04/prompted-by-auction-sales-moves-to-low-vhf-bring-both-challenges-and-advantages/
Forum: Antennas 11-Aug-2019, 8:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 40,704
Posted By Tim
Good advice. If your added ground rod, mast,...

Good advice. If your added ground rod, mast, coax, etc are all properly bonded back to the electrical service ground, then everything will be at the same electrical potential and all is well.
Forum: Antennas 11-Aug-2019, 1:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 40,704
Posted By Tim
To check for resistance between the ground rod...

To check for resistance between the ground rod and the earth? Not with a multimeter that I am aware of.

Do you have unusual soil conditions that you wary of your ground connection?
Forum: Antennas 23-Jul-2019, 4:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 40,704
Posted By Tim
A large static discharge is always going to take...

A large static discharge is always going to take the path to ground with the least amount of resistance. That is the reason for the large ground conductors going directly to the ground rod.

As far...
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Jul-2019, 5:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 840
Posted By Tim
You can install a 5/8" x 8' ground rod directly...

You can install a 5/8" x 8' ground rod directly below your antenna. Then you will need to connect the new ground rod to the ground rod at your service entrance using #4 solid copper wire. The new...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Jul-2019, 3:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By Tim
I'm not an expert about the FCC repack of TV...

I'm not an expert about the FCC repack of TV channels, but from looking at the data on rabbitears.info, it looks like WVIZ is moving from real channel 26 to real channel 35. They are in phase 4 of...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Jul-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,415
Posted By Tim
The conduit is about 33% thicker than the 18...

The conduit is about 33% thicker than the 18 gauge steel used in the TV masts...and the TV mast is certainly acceptable for most applications...I have a small VHF ham radio antenna mounted on top of...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Jul-2019, 3:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,415
Posted By Tim
A 5' difference in height can sometimes mean all...

A 5' difference in height can sometimes mean all the difference in the world between a poor signal and a good signal. Every installation is different.

My mast material of choice is 1-1/4"...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Jul-2019, 1:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,415
Posted By Tim
Many years ago I used some 6 inch lengths of...

Many years ago I used some 6 inch lengths of 1/16" thick pieces of 1-1/2" aluminum angle on the corners of of a stucco chimney and it worked fine. You can find it in your local big box home...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-May-2019, 1:28 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 47,143
Posted By Tim
I prefer silicone fusing tape to the coax seal....

I prefer silicone fusing tape to the coax seal. It adheres to itself and fuses together. It leaves no residue when removed. You can simply slit it gently with a razor knife and peel it off easily if...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Apr-2019, 2:44 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,871
Posted By Tim
It is so easy to change out that you could...

It is so easy to change out that you could certainly try it. Most likely it will make no difference, but if it were me (being the curious type) I would certainly give it a try just to see what...
Forum: Help With Reception 21-Apr-2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,871
Posted By Tim
Blackstone, now that you've had a few days to...

Blackstone, now that you've had a few days to observe, how are things working out for you?
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Apr-2019, 1:48 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,871
Posted By Tim
BobsGarage, If there are group members whose...

BobsGarage,

If there are group members whose posts you don't want to see, you can click on their Username, click on User Lists, click on Add to Ignore List.

From then on you will see that they...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Apr-2019, 5:49 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,871
Posted By Tim
Insertion loss of 0.5 to 0.8 dB is negligible.

Insertion loss of 0.5 to 0.8 dB is negligible.
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Apr-2019, 5:00 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,871
Posted By Tim
What do you mean by "seem weak"? Was the video...

What do you mean by "seem weak"? Was the video pixelated? Or were you looking at some type of signal strength or signal quality test on a TV set?
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Apr-2019, 3:06 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,871
Posted By Tim
Great! Once you get your 4 port splitter, you...

Great! Once you get your 4 port splitter, you might want to try it in place of the distribution amp just to see what the results are and report back.
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Apr-2019, 7:47 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,871
Posted By Tim
No reason not to do so. Just double check after...

No reason not to do so. Just double check after you install the PA18 and make sure you are still getting all your VHF stations. If so, then install your Antennas Direct UVSJ combiner.
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Apr-2019, 6:21 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,871
Posted By Tim
So is the the inserter/combiner that Blackstone...

So is the the inserter/combiner that Blackstone indicates he had in his antenna system???
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Edit: Never mind, I reread a few times and I understand now. He had the Antennas Direct version of a...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Apr-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,871
Posted By Tim
OK, I think we now have a good idea of just how...

OK, I think we now have a good idea of just how your antenna system is laid out. Here is the latest iteration.

When you get your UVSJ you can install it in place of the combiner/splitter you have...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Apr-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,871
Posted By Tim
The 91XG is an excellent antenna and is what I...

The 91XG is an excellent antenna and is what I use. However, looking at the specs the DB8E actually has a little more gain and a narrower beamwidth. It should be doing just as good or a bit better...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Apr-2019, 3:50 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,871
Posted By Tim
I think we are good now. I will modify the...

I think we are good now. I will modify the diagram of your system tomorrow when I get a chance.
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Apr-2019, 6:11 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,871
Posted By Tim
No worries. Just trying to get a full picture of...

No worries. Just trying to get a full picture of what you have since I can't lay eyes on it.

Another question...are both of your antennas mounted on the same mast? Or are they located some...
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