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Forum: Help With Reception 22-Nov-2013, 6:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,362
Posted By be236
Should be easy to get all your Seattle stations

Tristan, you're just down the road from me. Your Tvfool report shows great signal strength for all the Seattle stations, so not sure why you say your situation is difficult.

Unless you have...
Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 24-Feb-2013, 4:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,095
Posted By be236
Yeah, I agree... I have a similar suggestion. ...

Yeah, I agree... I have a similar suggestion.

Basically, on a map, you specific a channel and signal (NM) value you want to receive, such as LOS or NM > 0.

Then the map will display in a nice...
Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 14-Feb-2013, 6:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,448
Posted By be236
Ok, I've played with Tvfool using Google Earth...

Ok, I've played with Tvfool using Google Earth awhile back and it was quite confusing to use...

Other than precisenous, what other feature does it give me that the web-based Tvfool does (or can)...
Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 14-Feb-2013, 6:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,424
Posted By be236
Signal color map and push pin NM values not always in-sync

Ok,

So, I get a map up and then click on a TV station to see its tower location and the signal colours paint the map.

I then zoom into a neighbourhood area and see the colour for that area......
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Feb-2013, 2:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 26,570
Posted By be236
Oh, that's a good comparison situation... to know...

Oh, that's a good comparison situation... to know Samsung is best of those three.

I'm wondering if anyone has done a Sony vs Samsung vs LG tuner test yet...

I have Sony with not much to compare...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Jan-2013, 8:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,909
Posted By be236
Actually, Samsung LED TV does have a signal...

Actually, Samsung LED TV does have a signal meter.. You have to go into its menu system (bottom option I think) and there's a diagnostics/info option that shows "signal strength" for your currently...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Sep-2012, 5:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,041
Posted By be236
Yup. Up to a few weeks back, I've been able...

Yup.

Up to a few weeks back, I've been able to get CHAN (RF 22) regularly.. then one day till now, I noticed I could not get it anymore and my signal meter was stuck at a known value that I knew...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Sep-2012, 6:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,041
Posted By be236
With KCPQ on RF 22 now (turned on a few weeks...

With KCPQ on RF 22 now (turned on a few weeks back) on Capitol Hill, you shouldn't need to point to Bremerton to get FOX RF 13 anymore.
Forum: Enthusiast's Exchange 26-May-2012, 5:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 42,721
Posted By be236
Hey GroundUrMast, Remember when I first...

Hey GroundUrMast,

Remember when I first posted around Oct 2011, you said I'd have a slim chance to get CHAN RF 22 from 107 miles away with NM -8 dB?

I had a Radio Shack-like VU-190 and it could...
Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 26-May-2012, 3:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,448
Posted By be236
Angry Maps keep re-adjusting when moving push pin

So,

I go to coverage map, put my push pin near my location, then see what channels (stations) available.

Then I click the radio button for a particular station.

The map adjusts and zooms...
Forum: Antennas 24-Apr-2012, 4:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 37,083
Posted By be236
M4 vs HD8800

Well, my target channels are about 107miles away.

I built an M4 awhile back and compared it to an HD-8800 and they had about similar performance. My RF channels 20 and 22 would get a picture...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Mar-2012, 3:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,351
Posted By be236
Wow, even at your far location, you can easily...

Wow, even at your far location, you can easily get Bellingham stations 80 miles away with a good antenna.

You must live on the right side of the hill there in Redmond.

The BC stations would be...
Forum: Antennas 21-Jan-2012, 6:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,330
Posted By be236
I bought one, the KT-200 model coax external. ...

I bought one, the KT-200 model coax external.

In general, it gave me about a +3dB increase in SNR, and maybe about a 20% increase in signal strength.

For example, w/o it, my TV would show 60%...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Jan-2012, 11:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,023
Posted By be236
Wow... had you lived a few kilometres west of...

Wow... had you lived a few kilometres west of there, to Edison by the bay, I think you would have LOS to Mt Seymour. d'oh.

Still, your report shows you have decent chance to get some Victoria...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Jan-2012, 8:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,766
Posted By be236
I noticed KCPQ's repeater channel on RF 22....

I noticed KCPQ's repeater channel on RF 22. Anyone know when this channel went live?

I am guessing it's recent, since lately it's been harder for me to catch CHAN (RF 22) from BC, due to this new...
Forum: Antennas 7-Jan-2012, 1:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 37,083
Posted By be236
I have to agree! I just bought HD-8800 and...

I have to agree! I just bought HD-8800 and compared with my home-made 4-bay M4 and SBGH, it has similar performance (eg, not any better).

I'm a little disappointed, since I was hoping it would...
Forum: Antennas 1-Jan-2012, 4:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,693
Posted By be236
otadtvman, So do you have this Fraca...

otadtvman,

So do you have this Fraca antenna? If so, how's its performance?

I just built my own M4 and SBGH and it seems pretty good. Then I got an HD-8800 and it has about the same...
Forum: Enthusiast's Exchange 31-Dec-2011, 4:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 40,058
Posted By be236
Ah... good listing find... yeah, most of those...

Ah... good listing find... yeah, most of those are C-band and you might need a MPEG4 FTA receiver... lot of RTV channels and MeTV.... if you like that kind of stuff, then go for it.. but keep in mind...
Forum: Enthusiast's Exchange 24-Dec-2011, 4:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 40,058
Posted By be236
ghz24, Nope... no "subs" with those...

ghz24,

Nope... no "subs" with those traditional channels you'd get with cable or regular satellite.

It's a bunch of non-traditional stuff... lots of religious programming, and ethnic (aka...
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Dec-2011, 3:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,607
Posted By be236
How about making yourself a DIY M4 or SBGH...

How about making yourself a DIY M4 or SBGH antenna for RF 14 (29.1)?

I made those and it works to pull in a similar channel situation (RF 24 for me, 2EDGE, 62 miles away, NM -5dB)...
Forum: Help With Reception 4-Dec-2011, 4:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,807
Posted By be236
Yes, aim at that location to get most your...

Yes, aim at that location to get most your Montreal channels at that southwest direction, and there's one US channel that seems strong enough there that you may pick up as well.

This is outdoor...
Forum: Help With Reception 4-Dec-2011, 3:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,807
Posted By be236
Wow.. you live so close to towers and LOS. With...

Wow.. you live so close to towers and LOS. With so many channels at the SW location, a 4-bay antenna like CM4221 aimed at that direction should get you most channels there, and likely even one US...
Forum: Enthusiast's Exchange 3-Dec-2011, 4:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,757
Posted By be236
I guess I'm too old and lazy (busy with other...

I guess I'm too old and lazy (busy with other stuff). :)

If I get more time to play around I might.. but that site to me is too much "information overload." heh... so it does feel intimidating......
Forum: Enthusiast's Exchange 3-Dec-2011, 7:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,757
Posted By be236
Ok, I went there, picked on Vancouver and it...

Ok, I went there, picked on Vancouver and it showed their market cities... so, what's next? Still confused.. too many menu options at once on the same page...

What does Rabbit Ears gives me that...
Forum: Enthusiast's Exchange 3-Dec-2011, 5:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,757
Posted By be236
I find rabbitears site to be a little complicated...

I find rabbitears site to be a little complicated and confusing to use.
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