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Forum: Help With Reception 1-Dec-2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By ADTech
The only company that did went bankrupt.

The only company that did went bankrupt.
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Nov-2017, 2:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 706
Posted By ADTech
Northern Arkansas is pretty much out of range of...

Northern Arkansas is pretty much out of range of KFVS's digital signal. It's on a 2,000' tower but is only allowed to broadcast at 6800 watts at that height giving it a coverage radius of around 65...
Forum: TV Database Updates 27-Nov-2017, 10:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 12,739
Posted By ADTech
Nov 2017 - read before posting in this thread, please

Please read the following thread before posting database issues here as doing so is probably a waste of time: http://forum.tvfool.com/showthread.php?t=16376
Forum: TV Database Updates 27-Nov-2017, 9:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,655
Posted By ADTech
Please read this thread in its entirety: ...

Please read this thread in its entirety: http://forum.tvfool.com/showthread.php?t=16376
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Nov-2017, 12:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,379
Posted By ADTech
Actually, it's (total estimated insertion loss) +...

Actually, it's (total estimated insertion loss) + (5 to 8 dB) = approximate desired gain of amp for picking the ideal pre-amp gain. Realistically, just pick one with 15-20 dB gain, unless you have a...
Forum: Help With Reception 21-Nov-2017, 3:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,211
Posted By ADTech
Foil orientation is irrelevant, just like shiny...

Foil orientation is irrelevant, just like shiny side in or shiny side out when baking doesn't matter.

;)
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Nov-2017, 4:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,183
Posted By ADTech
That would have been good to know sooner. ...

That would have been good to know sooner. Because of the current issues with the station database, KOTV doesn't appear on your plot so your terrain issue wasn't apparent.

If you have the space on...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Nov-2017, 2:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,183
Posted By ADTech
Do NOT use an amp, your local signals are far too...

Do NOT use an amp, your local signals are far too strong.

Most likely, you simply need to move the antenna. For UHF issues, it might take as little as 6 inches. Or, it might take 6 feet or 6...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Nov-2017, 1:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,211
Posted By ADTech
And one of those exceptions includes condos where...

And one of those exceptions includes condos where the property owner, resident, or tenant does NOT have exclusive use of the outside area. William indicated he's in condo.

That's one of the few...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Nov-2017, 2:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,542
Posted By ADTech
FWIW, online reviews are useless for selecting an...

FWIW, online reviews are useless for selecting an antenna since >90% of the reviews don't provide any information that might actually be relevant to YOUR situation.

When it comes to splitters, I...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Nov-2017, 7:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,542
Posted By ADTech
It will last infinitely longer than would the $25...

It will last infinitely longer than would the $25 one from MCM.
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Nov-2017, 7:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,379
Posted By ADTech
Think about what would happen if you went to a...

Think about what would happen if you went to a rock concert, sat in the first row, and had a hearing aid turned all the way up...

You have to remove the amp COMPLETELY. Leaving it in circuit...
Forum: TV Database Updates 14-Nov-2017, 6:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 16,135
Posted By ADTech
Please read thread in the main reception forum...

Please read thread in the main reception forum regarding the problems with the current database.

It looks like someone changed the headings on antennapoint.com. I just got them to add the word...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Nov-2017, 12:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,542
Posted By ADTech
Skip both the Mohu (all of them except, perhaps,...

Skip both the Mohu (all of them except, perhaps, the Glide) and the Eclipse, they are UHF-only designs and are very poor on VHF channels. The Flex has both excellent VHF and UHF reception...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Nov-2017, 1:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,639
Posted By ADTech
I've learned (the hard way) that the most...

I've learned (the hard way) that the most accessible or most convenient location is, too often, not a spot where the signals will cooperate. You must turn the observation around and look for a spot...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Nov-2017, 6:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,639
Posted By ADTech
From your stated symptoms, I would infer that you...

From your stated symptoms, I would infer that you have multiple issues including terrain impairment, probable tree impairment, and possible local electrical interference.

Have you tried different...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Nov-2017, 10:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,742
Posted By ADTech
Any idea what "real" channel it was? Could just...

Any idea what "real" channel it was? Could just be how the tuner happens to handle a weak or noisy signal. I've had scans on some of my sets come up populating both real and the virtual channels...
Forum: TV Database Updates 10-Nov-2017, 2:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,978
Posted By ADTech
And I'm telling you that the reason is in the...

And I'm telling you that the reason is in the thread I keep telling you to read.

;)
Forum: TV Database Updates 10-Nov-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,978
Posted By ADTech
READ THE INDICATED THREAD: See...

READ THE INDICATED THREAD: See http://forum.tvfool.com/showthread.php?t=16376
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Nov-2017, 5:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,742
Posted By ADTech
I noticed that the database date code is now...

I noticed that the database date code is now 201711011344.

I don't know what the changes were, but I haven't come across any observed changes from my original report two weeks ago. The originally...
Forum: TV Database Updates 9-Nov-2017, 5:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 944
Posted By ADTech
See http://forum.tvfool.com/showthread.php?t=16376

See http://forum.tvfool.com/showthread.php?t=16376
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Nov-2017, 2:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,555
Posted By ADTech
Your experiment with the dipole would, to me,...

Your experiment with the dipole would, to me, tend to support the suspicion of local interference. The spectrum analyzer is the right tool to see if you can solve the mystery.
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Nov-2017, 8:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,379
Posted By ADTech
Do NOT go to a higher amount of amplification,...

Do NOT go to a higher amount of amplification, you likely have too much as it is. More amplification rarely helps and, more often then not, destroys reception due to overloading.

If you are...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Nov-2017, 4:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,742
Posted By ADTech
That is unlikely to have anything to do with the...

That is unlikely to have anything to do with the repack since the repack hasn't started yet except for a few sign-offs, it's probably something else.

You'd have to explicitly identify the stations...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Nov-2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,555
Posted By ADTech
It would seem (to me) that it would be HIGHLY...

It would seem (to me) that it would be HIGHLY unlikely that LTE frequencies would have any effect on the reception of a VHF 3 signal. In any event and assuming that you're buying and installing the...
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