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Forum: Antennas 21-Aug-2019, 7:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Posted By Stereocraig
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40F8mALRukA ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40F8mALRukA


I was waiting for him to say: "Damn, it's Metric". =D
Forum: Antennas 21-Aug-2019, 7:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 775
Posted By Stereocraig
Hey Bob, I was looking for this too, back when...

Hey Bob,
I was looking for this too, back when you set me the link, but also couldn't find it.

Those area antennas look like "Cut" antennas for a specific channel. ONTV Ch 44 from the early 80s...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Mar-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,132
Posted By Stereocraig
10-4! Thanks again. :)

10-4!

Thanks again. :)
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Mar-2019, 8:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,132
Posted By Stereocraig
As always, I thank you, Rabbit! I've heard...

As always, I thank you, Rabbit!

I've heard conflicting opinions on that, so
I decided to get an opinion from somebody that knows
their stuff. :)
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Mar-2019, 6:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,132
Posted By Stereocraig
OTA Signal Meter

I see these things for sale all the time, and am just wondering if they will still work on OTA signals.
If so, maybe I'll start stocking up on them.
They're always dirt cheap, so I may just get one...
Forum: Antennas 27-Dec-2018, 9:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,832
Posted By Stereocraig
Thank you! I will use this to make one out of...

Thank you!
I will use this to make one out of copper tubing, for FM. :)
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Oct-2018, 9:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,322
Posted By Stereocraig
If it's too large for the ground, then strip back...

If it's too large for the ground, then strip back the wire twice as far and fold it over on itself so the bolt thinks it's accommodating a heavier gauge wire.
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Sep-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,719
Posted By Stereocraig
MKE and Chi are almost a perfect 180 apart from...

MKE and Chi are almost a perfect 180 apart from me, so adjustments should be a snap. I'll probably just clamp a mast to the gable end of my garage, since I don't really care to climb the towers.
...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Sep-2018, 8:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,719
Posted By Stereocraig
Thanks, Rabbit! The feed line is about 8",...

Thanks, Rabbit!

The feed line is about 8", but the output is not centered between the two.
It is connected to one dipole, which is jumpered to the other dipole.
Not sure if this would affect the...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Sep-2018, 11:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,719
Posted By Stereocraig
Omni directioal FM Antenna

I know this isn't OTA related, but hoping somebody can give me an answer, since I'm already registered here.

I'd just like to know if this Rat Shack has a sweet spot when aiming.

Thanks guys!
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Sep-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,772
Posted By Stereocraig
That is what I would do. The ground wire, is...

That is what I would do.
The ground wire, is mainly to bleed off static buildup, so I wouldn't lift it for very long.

Many pro audio amps, boards and effects processors actually have a ground...
Forum: Antennas 12-Feb-2018, 4:05 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 518,226
Posted By Stereocraig
I have a pair of 45' towers each sunk in 35 60#...

I have a pair of 45' towers each sunk in 35 60# bags of ready mix and various engine blocks and bicycle frames, so I'm confident I can go up at least 2 sections. I just need to fabricate clamps.
Forum: Special Topics 8-Feb-2018, 8:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 34,147
Posted By Stereocraig
Unless you use a TIG, you'd probably just blow...

Unless you use a TIG, you'd probably just blow right through the casing. That and lack of contact area Maybe nice to practice on, just don't get discouraged.
Forum: Antennas 21-Jan-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 518,226
Posted By Stereocraig
Smile I've been working on a similar project, w/ a...

I've been working on a similar project, w/ a couple of 8 footers for the last couple of years.
I have the bowties and reflectors built, but will need to reconfigure the suspension conduits higher,...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Jan-2018, 5:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,471
Posted By Stereocraig
Moisture, cold/ bad solder joints, or oxidation...

Moisture, cold/ bad solder joints, or oxidation on the switch contacts.
Those RCA switches have been noted as problematic many times here in the past.
Forum: Help With Reception 23-May-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,093
Posted By Stereocraig
An amplifier w/ no power applied will pass about...

An amplifier w/ no power applied will pass about as much signal as a potato.

Think about somebody playing an instrument through an amp that's not turned on.
Same difference.
Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 21-Apr-2017, 10:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 375,641
Posted By Stereocraig
Meanwhile, I am receiving METV from 2 separate...

Meanwhile, I am receiving METV from 2 separate markets.
Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 18-Apr-2017, 9:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 375,641
Posted By Stereocraig
You could do something completely crazy like...

You could do something completely crazy like perhaps contact METV.
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Feb-2017, 9:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,724
Posted By Stereocraig
Depending on reflections and absorption, probably...

Depending on reflections and absorption, probably 50%, or more.

Think about dried road salt spray on your windshield, w/ the sun hitting you head on. It's kind of like that.
Forum: TV Fool Discussion / Database Updates 8-Feb-2017, 12:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 36,474
Posted By Stereocraig
If I had the option of purchasing a better OTA ...

If I had the option of purchasing a better OTA stand alone tuner based on specs like I always have w/ my AM-FM Stereo tuners, I certainly would.
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Feb-2017, 4:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,546
Posted By Stereocraig
The 8200 will also serve as an FM antenna, but...

The 8200 will also serve as an FM antenna, but may also need a rotor and may cause watching/ listening conflicts, w/ or w/o a rotor.
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Jan-2017, 9:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,443
Posted By Stereocraig
I agree w/ the opinions you've already received....

I agree w/ the opinions you've already received. It is almost always best to go w/ the larger antenna. Especially, when dealing w/ weak VHF Lo&Hi stations.

When it comes to audio speakers,...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Jan-2017, 3:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,553
Posted By Stereocraig
What I was asking, was why is he having problems...

What I was asking, was why is he having problems at 39 miles, when I'm not having any at 47.

I have no experiences w/ their channel 3 transmissions.
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Jan-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,553
Posted By Stereocraig
Wbbm

I've always wondered if it's due to the terrain, or the pattern, that I am 47 miles to the North and have never had so much as a hiccup from them, even w/ just an 8 bay.
Previous to the transition...
Forum: Antennas 20-Jan-2017, 9:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,335
Posted By Stereocraig
I'm guessing that the results would be the same,...

I'm guessing that the results would be the same, even if you clipped off the power supply.
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