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Forum: Help With Reception 15-Jul-2020, 2:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,891
Posted By Tim
Well, if you end up getting the rotator and it is...

Well, if you end up getting the rotator and it is a genuine item (or even a well made copy) I'm sure you won't have any problem passing it along to a new home and recoup your costs.
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Jul-2020, 7:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,891
Posted By Tim
He had to wait 18 days for the first order so I...

He had to wait 18 days for the first order so I imagine he is still waiting on the correct replacement. Will be interesting to see if he gets it and if it is genuine. If so, I will be tempted to...
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Jun-2020, 2:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 361
Posted By Tim
Have you checked the output of the power supply...

Have you checked the output of the power supply with a voltmeter to make sure it hasn't failed? (The expected DC voltage should imprinted on the power supply.)
Forum: Antennas 28-Jun-2020, 8:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,403
Posted By Tim
Well, I'd try lengthening those elements on your...

Well, I'd try lengthening those elements on your rabbit ears add-on to the DB8e, but I wouldn't expect much. I think you're going to need a big antenna covering VHF-Lo for any chance to pull in...
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Jun-2020, 6:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,190
Posted By Tim
Then I would just remove the reflector and see...

Then I would just remove the reflector and see what happens. Be sure and check all the channels you watch.
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Jun-2020, 6:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,190
Posted By Tim
Are you having trouble with receiving that...

Are you having trouble with receiving that channel? If not, I wouldn't touch a thing, but if you are having problems you can certainly give it a try. You can always put it back on if it doesn't help....
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Jun-2020, 6:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,190
Posted By Tim
Glad it worked out for you and thanks for letting...

Glad it worked out for you and thanks for letting us know the result!
Forum: Antennas 28-Jun-2020, 6:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,403
Posted By Tim
The Stellar Labs 30-2476 is a VHF-Hi antenna for...

The Stellar Labs 30-2476 is a VHF-Hi antenna for channels 7 through 13. I don't know how it will perform for your channel 5. I am not aware of a dedicated VHF-Lo antenna on the market, but maybe...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Jun-2020, 10:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,190
Posted By Tim
If the cause is a too strong signal, you could...

If the cause is a too strong signal, you could try just a splitter instead of the amplifier you are using. Your local home improvement big box store should have a splitter in stock. You possibly...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Jun-2020, 6:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,190
Posted By Tim
VHF-Lo Channels 2-6 (uses an antenna with wide...

VHF-Lo Channels 2-6 (uses an antenna with wide elements)
VHF-Hi Channels 7-13 (uses an antenna with medium width elements)
UHF Channels 14-36 (uses and antenna with smaller elements)

This...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Jun-2020, 11:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,190
Posted By Tim
Yes, tuners vary. Your signal level may be right...

Yes, tuners vary. Your signal level may be right at the border line--just barely enough for the good tuner and not good enough for the poor tuner. Hopefully adding the VHF element will garner enough...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Jun-2020, 11:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,190
Posted By Tim
Well, to start with, the antenna you have is...

Well, to start with, the antenna you have is designed for UHF channels only. WAFB and WBRZ are VHF-Hi channels. You need a separate element for the antenna to pick up VHF-Hi. See the picture.

You...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Jun-2020, 8:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,190
Posted By Tim
You can definitely have problems especially if...

You can definitely have problems especially if you have too much amplification. Try running your feedline directly to the tuner box without the amplifier/splitter and see what you get.

Is the...
Forum: Help With Reception 20-Jun-2020, 11:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,621
Posted By Tim
I find it interesting that the Winegard HD7694P...

I find it interesting that the Winegard HD7694P did not work. It has decent VHF-Hi performance. Do you have clear line of sight to the transmitter tower? I wonder if you are experiencing some type...
Forum: Help With Reception 20-Jun-2020, 4:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,891
Posted By Tim
It will be interesting to see what you get. I...

It will be interesting to see what you get. I have received some Chinese knockoffs of products that are just as good as the original and others that were severely lacking in worksmanship and quality...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Jun-2020, 4:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,891
Posted By Tim
Yes, attached to the house with a bracket about...

Yes, attached to the house with a bracket about half way up and guyed about 5 feet from the top. Very stable.
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Jun-2020, 3:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,891
Posted By Tim
I use EMT for masts all the time for TV and ham...

I use EMT for masts all the time for TV and ham radio use. Just be aware that the outside diameter is larger than the trade size designator of the EMT.

1" EMT is 1.163" outside diameter (close to...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Jun-2020, 3:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,891
Posted By Tim
Thanks for the additional information. I am not...

Thanks for the additional information. I am not familiar with the Homeworx HW130STB tuner that you plan to use. I wonder if you have to rescan the channels each time you change antenna directions?
...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Jun-2020, 10:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,891
Posted By Tim
Looking at your RabbitEars report for the...

Looking at your RabbitEars report for the coordinates you gave shows two VHF-Hi stations almost due north of you and about 2-1/2 miles away.

And a bunch of UHF stations about 20 miles away...
Forum: Antennas 10-Jun-2020, 4:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,408
Posted By Tim
Those are some supersized antennas Bob!

Those are some supersized antennas Bob!
Forum: Antennas 5-Jun-2020, 3:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,241
Posted By Tim
Actually, yes I did. As you will note, my...

Actually, yes I did. As you will note, my hamfisted approach to opening the balun resulted in a broken PC board. The PC board itself looked in good condition (except for the break-LOL!) The coaxial...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Jun-2020, 2:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,383
Posted By Tim
I think the Winegard HD7694P antenna that OTAFAN...

I think the Winegard HD7694P antenna that OTAFAN recommended would be excellent for your location. It would be a step up from the RCA ANT751 that you currently have. All of your stations in...
Forum: Help With Reception 4-Jun-2020, 1:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,383
Posted By Tim
The Winegard antenna won't pull in Low VHF...

The Winegard antenna won't pull in Low VHF channels--do you have any stations in your area broadcasting on channels 3, 4, 5 or 6?

It looks like you are in the Sevierville area...do you want to...
Forum: Antennas 3-Jun-2020, 3:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,241
Posted By Tim
Well, I finally got around to installing the...

Well, I finally got around to installing the replacement balun that Antennas Direct sent me back in 2015 and all is back to normal with my UHF channels. As ADTech surmised the original balun did not...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-May-2020, 4:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 550
Posted By Tim
It looks like DaveBB is located in Lavonia, GA...

It looks like DaveBB is located in Lavonia, GA which is in a mountainous region in the far northeastern part of the state so his results are going to depend very much on his actual location. There...
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