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Forum: Help With Reception Yesterday, 6:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,760
Posted By rabbit73
A little bigger, like this: ...

A little bigger, like this:

http://forum.tvfool.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3048&d=1516040976

I modified one for a friend to make it safer to handle in his attic. I put wood molding corner...
Forum: Help With Reception Yesterday, 1:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,760
Posted By rabbit73
Did you make the two coax lines exactly the same...

Did you make the two coax lines exactly the same length?

Did you try reversing the leads on just one balun to see which way gives the most gain? When the baluns are not connected in phase the main...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Jan-2018, 11:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,760
Posted By rabbit73
Thank you for the photos. The dimensions are...

Thank you for the photos.

The dimensions are pretty close to correct, but when you fasten the wires to wood without any insulators there will be some signal loss. Also, a reflector on just one...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Jan-2018, 8:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 491
Posted By rabbit73
Welcome back, Eric If you still want WJLP...

Welcome back, Eric

If you still want WJLP MeTV, then you will need an antenna that covers VHF-Low, real channels 2-6.
http://www.rabbitears.info/market.php?request=station_search&callsign=wjlp
...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Jan-2018, 4:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,760
Posted By rabbit73
Here is a list of stations that have Grit: ...

Here is a list of stations that have Grit:
https://www.rabbitears.info/search.php?request=network_search&network=Grit&sort=dma

Tell me more about your bowtie antenna. Maybe it can be improved.
...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Jan-2018, 3:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,760
Posted By rabbit73
Yup, a lot of changes, and even more changes to...

Yup, a lot of changes, and even more changes to come. You will need to rescan to keep up with the changes and maybe try a preamp and a different antenna. to find what you want, Angelo.

It is the...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Jan-2018, 9:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,760
Posted By rabbit73
This is what is on WGAL real channel 8 and 49: ...

This is what is on WGAL real channel 8 and 49:
http://www.rabbitears.info/market.php?request=station_search&callsign=wgal
8.1 NBC
8.2 MeTV
Real channel 8 is a VHF-High channel. A UHF bowtie...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Jan-2018, 8:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,760
Posted By rabbit73
Thank you for the report; here is an extract: ...

Thank you for the report; here is an extract:

http://forum.tvfool.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3030&d=1515874840

this report is from rabbitears.info:
...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Jan-2018, 3:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,760
Posted By rabbit73
Welcome to the forum, Angelo Here is a zip...

Welcome to the forum, Angelo

Here is a zip code TVFool report for your area, but your actual location might be different.
http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3d60ed1f6c5589cc...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Jan-2018, 11:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,199
Posted By rabbit73
The catalog image and the assembly diagram for...

The catalog image and the assembly diagram for the Stellar Labs 30-2476 VHF-High antenna don't agree about where the mast clamp should be located on the boom:
...
Forum: TV Fool Discussion / Database Updates 12-Jan-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,560
Posted By rabbit73
Have you read this thread? ...

Have you read this thread?
http://forum.tvfool.com/showthread.php?t=820
Forum: TV Fool Discussion / Database Updates 12-Jan-2018, 9:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,560
Posted By rabbit73
That unit is probably not faulty, but the design...

That unit is probably not faulty, but the design is faulty. The problem is with the internal splitter which makes the system noise figure worse. This raises the noise floor that reduces the SNR of...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Jan-2018, 6:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,199
Posted By rabbit73
Forum member bobsgarage lives between Chicago and...

Forum member bobsgarage lives between Chicago and Milwaukee. He put up two masts, one for each direction, but the antennas were aimed in about the same direction when he took the photo. This is what...
Forum: TV Fool Discussion / Database Updates 12-Jan-2018, 5:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,560
Posted By rabbit73
Yes, it does. All I have ever had was the...

Yes, it does.
All I have ever had was the kitchen counter and a temporary table on the porch.
Yes, a good deal. It should make WCYB on VHF-Low channel 5 very strong.
Forum: TV Fool Discussion / Database Updates 12-Jan-2018, 4:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,560
Posted By rabbit73
Hello, Sev I'm OK for an old man of 85. I...

Hello, Sev

I'm OK for an old man of 85. I still love to make antenna measurements.

Here is a report for your location from rabbitears.info:
...
Forum: TV Fool Discussion / Database Updates 12-Jan-2018, 2:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,560
Posted By rabbit73
Not a word has been heard from Admin. You...

Not a word has been heard from Admin.

You are not the only one; many reports are wrong because of the current defective database, date code 201711011344. You can get the details here on this...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Jan-2018, 4:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,199
Posted By rabbit73
If the antenna is outside, the coax shield should...

If the antenna is outside, the coax shield should be grounded with a grounding block that is connected to the house electrical system ground with 10 gauge copper wire for electrical safety and to...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Jan-2018, 3:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,199
Posted By rabbit73
You are correct; I didn't notice that. I had...

You are correct; I didn't notice that. I had entered the correct coordinates, but the FCC DTV site changed them:

http://forum.tvfool.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3019&d=1515728427

I redid it...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Jan-2018, 3:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,199
Posted By rabbit73
I agree with ADTech that if you are not able to...

I agree with ADTech that if you are not able to receive the direct signals from the North, you might be able to receive their reflections from the hill to the South.

looking North
...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Jan-2018, 4:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,199
Posted By rabbit73
This terrain profile shows the hill in the signal...

This terrain profile shows the hill in the signal path.

http://forum.tvfool.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3015&d=1515643309

This shows your location in the valley:
...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Jan-2018, 3:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,199
Posted By rabbit73
This is an extract of your report: ...

This is an extract of your report:

http://forum.tvfool.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3012&d=1515639674

This report is from rabbitears.info:
...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Jan-2018, 1:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,199
Posted By rabbit73
Thank you for the coordinates; you do excellent...

Thank you for the coordinates; you do excellent work, Theresa. I will study the report.

Entering an antenna height of 25 feet makes the signals look a little better:
...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Jan-2018, 12:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,019
Posted By rabbit73
Hello, kllrbee A preamp can go bad, but so...

Hello, kllrbee

A preamp can go bad, but so can any of the connections between the antenna and the TV.

Your original TVFool report is no longer on the server, but if you have a channel that is...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Jan-2018, 9:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,199
Posted By rabbit73
Welcome to the forum, Theresa Thank you for...

Welcome to the forum, Theresa

Thank you for the coordinates and the neighbor's report.

I'm not sure we have your location correct, so our advice might be wrong. The coordinates for your...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Jan-2018, 11:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,752
Posted By rabbit73
I would first suspect that the antenna system...

I would first suspect that the antenna system isn't working as well as it did when it was new. Even if it means setting up a temporary antenna to check out that possibility, it is worth the trouble...
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