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Forum: Help With Reception Yesterday, 2:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 62
Posted By Tim
Here's the link to get your RabbitEars report....

Here's the link to get your RabbitEars report. Their data is much more up to date.
https://www.rabbitears.info/searchmap.php
Forum: Help With Reception Yesterday, 2:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 502
Posted By Tim
Yeah, your location shows you are behind some...

Yeah, your location shows you are behind some pretty good size hills...that will definitely cut down on the TV signal available. On your RabbitEars report you can click on the 'Transmitter Distance...
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Feb-2020, 2:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 502
Posted By Tim
Wow! That's probably one of the worst signal...

Wow! That's probably one of the worst signal reports I've seen posted. Which of the stations are you able to receive?

It would be helpful if you could also post a link to your RabbitEars signal...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Feb-2020, 6:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 837
Posted By Tim
The DB4e has two UHF elements while the 2V has 2...

The DB4e has two UHF elements while the 2V has 2 UHF elements. The DB4e is more comparable to the ClearStream 4V. The DB4e and the 4V have about 12 dBi gain on UHF while the 2V has about 9 dbi gain....
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Feb-2020, 12:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 837
Posted By Tim
It looks like your stations from the Naples/Fort...

It looks like your stations from the Naples/Fort Myers area are your strongest and are all on UHF. I think a 4 bay bow tie antenna like the Antennas Direct DB4e or equivalent would be a good bet for...
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Feb-2020, 8:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 837
Posted By Tim
Which stations are you looking to receive? The...

Which stations are you looking to receive? The ones from Tampa or the ones from Fort Myers?

Also, can you run Rabbit Ears report and post a link here? It is much more up to date than the TV Fool...
Forum: Help With Reception 31-Jan-2020, 2:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By Tim
Hang in there, it might get better. From the...

Hang in there, it might get better. From the RabbitEars info, it looks like they are scheduled for the phase 9 repack and will be moving from physical channel 44 to 16...and will also get a bit of a...
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Jan-2020, 11:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By Tim
Can you post your RabbitEars signal report? ...

Can you post your RabbitEars signal report?
https://www.rabbitears.info/searchmap.php
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Jan-2020, 4:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By Tim
That should not be an issue after the station...

That should not be an issue after the station repack...no longer any stations that high up in the band.
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Jan-2020, 4:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,292
Posted By Tim
I don't know the answer. The old tower they were...

I don't know the answer. The old tower they were on had to be rebuilt. Their temporary authorization for the temporary location expires on Feb 5th. Maybe an e-mail to their chief engineer would bring...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Jan-2020, 9:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 490
Posted By Tim
If power line noise is causing interference to TV...

If power line noise is causing interference to TV reception, call the power company. They have to meet certain FCC regulations and will come out and investigate. It often saves them money in the long...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Dec-2019, 3:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By Tim
If it is going to cost you lift time, I would...

If it is going to cost you lift time, I would definitely go with the biggest antenna possible. With the HD7698P recommended by Rabbit73 aimed towards Terre Haute you have a good chance of receiving...
Forum: Help With Reception 21-Dec-2019, 1:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,983
Posted By Tim
My rule of thumb has always been, "If it ain't...

My rule of thumb has always been, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Dec-2019, 5:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,983
Posted By Tim
Rain in a PC board balun will definitely cause...

Rain in a PC board balun will definitely cause signal loss. I had it happen on another antenna, not the CM-5020. The bad thing about water intrusion into the balun is that it is then possible for the...
Forum: Antennas 1-Dec-2019, 7:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,236
Posted By Tim
I can't answer your question about diameter with...

I can't answer your question about diameter with a formula or antenna modeling facts, but from practical experience building ham radio antennas, I would suspect that making your tubing diameter...
Forum: Antennas 7-Nov-2019, 6:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,236
Posted By Tim
A RabbitEars report would be helpful and that...

A RabbitEars report would be helpful and that information is much more up to date.
https://www.rabbitears.info/searchmap.php
Forum: Antennas 4-Nov-2019, 3:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,236
Posted By Tim
I don't know how far you are from the antenna,...

I don't know how far you are from the antenna, but you could try a simple dipole antenna for 85 MHz. Each leg should be about 2.75 ft in length. You could feed it directly with RG-6.

Or if you...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Nov-2019, 7:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,298
Posted By Tim
Or a custom combiner designed for the channels at...

Or a custom combiner designed for the channels at your location. There is a seller on eBay (jan_jenca) who makes and sells them at reasonable prices.
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Oct-2019, 6:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 806
Posted By Tim
My opinion is that the industry leader for...

My opinion is that the industry leader for coaxial cable is Belden. Whatever you buy, just make sure the specs say the jacket is UV resistant. (By the way some people think that RG-6U in the coax...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Oct-2019, 8:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,292
Posted By Tim
When they swapped to the temporary tower, the...

When they swapped to the temporary tower, the signal here went from marginal to great. Hopefully when they move to the new antenna at the original tower location we'll all be able to get a great...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Oct-2019, 2:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,808
Posted By Tim
I was wondering how the repack would affect...

I was wondering how the repack would affect adjacent channels in my market. We have stations on channels 18 & 19 as well as on 31 & 32...all located on the same tower. No problems at all so far.
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Oct-2019, 1:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,886
Posted By Tim
Maybe you are experiencing some type of...

Maybe you are experiencing some type of electrical interference that is affecting channel 13. Some culprits include LED bulbs and switching type power supplies. A friend had an outdoor LED floodlight...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Sep-2019, 7:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 961
Posted By Tim
Have you tried just one TV as close to the...

Have you tried just one TV as close to the antenna as you can get with no amplification? With maybe just 25 ft or so of coax cable? That would give you an initial baseline to start from. (I had to...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Sep-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,292
Posted By Tim
Well, that explains why I am getting such a good...

Well, that explains why I am getting such a good signal now...they are using the same tower as many of the other Atlanta TV stations that I get so well. When they go back to the previous tower, the...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Sep-2019, 4:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,292
Posted By Tim
Wow! I don't know where their alternate site is...

Wow! I don't know where their alternate site is but I am getting a super signal from them now compared to a month ago. WSB has always been borderline in the past. I wish they would stay where they...
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