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Forum: TV Database Updates 20-Oct-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 13,905
Posted By OTAFAN
Retro TV Returns to SOCAL

After several weeks of a down website and continuous complaints by fans across the nation loosing their affiliates on their Facebook page, Retro TV is back online promising, "Big things are on the...
Forum: Antennas 14-Oct-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,687
Posted By OTAFAN
It looks like NEXTGEN ATSC 3.0 will possibly be...

It looks like NEXTGEN ATSC 3.0 will possibly be testing again in the Phoenix market.

So, JoeAZ if the Techs come back to your house for updated testing, please let us know the latest results. I...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Oct-2019, 2:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 813
Posted By OTAFAN
AKA, your Television set itself. It's actually...

AKA, your Television set itself. It's actually inside on the circuit board. Your TV "tunes" in the particular frequency of the station you want to watch. See below Wikipedia article for detailed...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Oct-2019, 7:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 838
Posted By OTAFAN
In an earlier thread on this forum (I can't find...

In an earlier thread on this forum (I can't find it right now), I recall ADTech saying the VHF Diploes were cut (or made) right in the middle of the VHF High frequency.

So IMHO, I would suggest...
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Oct-2019, 10:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 838
Posted By OTAFAN
You may want to consider this option if you're...

You may want to consider this option if you're looking to get reliable reception across VHF/UHF:

https://www.antennasdirect.com/clearstream-2-rv-antenna.html

JoeAZ advice above is also worth...
Forum: Antennas 30-Sep-2019, 2:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 14,154
Posted By OTAFAN
Winegard FV-HD30

Someone in our neighborhood recently put one of these antennas up behind their shed, approximately 10 feet or so above ground, on a PVC mast. I'll try to find out how their reception is.
...
Forum: Antennas 30-Sep-2019, 1:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 244
Posted By OTAFAN
New Winegard 7000 Antenna

Looks like Winegard has brought back another version of their RCA ANT751, this time dropping one of the VHF parasitic directors. Less is more??? But they did keep their UHF Tetrapole!
...
Forum: Antennas 27-Sep-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,687
Posted By OTAFAN
Here's the latest on rollout for ATSC 3.0 OTA: ...

Here's the latest on rollout for ATSC 3.0 OTA:

https://www.atsc.org/newsletter/coming-soon-to-a-tv-station-near-you-top-40-tv-markets-launching-atsc-3-0/
Forum: TV Database Updates 21-Sep-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,670
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi jerrymc: Yes, and for those of us who...

Hi jerrymc:

Yes, and for those of us who have been a bit frustrated with their previous signal strength on their UHF frequency, this change to VHF High 12, physical, with strong readings on my TV...
Forum: TV Database Updates 21-Sep-2019, 8:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,670
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi jerrymc: TV Fool has a very small staff...

Hi jerrymc:

TV Fool has a very small staff that has not been able to keep up with Repack changes, etc. But, I just checked Rabbitears.info for the LA Market and it's there. Copy and past (sorry...
Forum: Help With Reception 21-Sep-2019, 8:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,333
Posted By OTAFAN
Your antenna set up looks like a professional...

Your antenna set up looks like a professional job!

I'm in a strong signal location here in SOCAL LA/OC and get between 168-178 channels on a clear day. So, 159 at your location droidy is...
Forum: TV Database Updates 20-Sep-2019, 6:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 13,905
Posted By OTAFAN
Retro TV Returns to SOCAL

More urgent pleas from fans, Richard Summers & Gary Fink on Retro TVs Facebook page. Perhaps a PC work around? Or rather, a Hail Mary???

Richard Summers Retro Television We need you on the air in...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Sep-2019, 7:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,896
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi ssharnick: Yes, that's the one. Here's an...

Hi ssharnick:

Yes, that's the one. Here's an older thread on TV Fool that discusses the antenna in detail. It's a keeper and has preformed very well for many people across the nation. I hope...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Sep-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 644
Posted By OTAFAN
Yes, that's the one. After I posted to...

Yes, that's the one.



After I posted to your query, I thought about how close you were to your towers. And you're right about amplification that's very close to transmission source. So, I would...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Sep-2019, 7:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 644
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi & Welcome iamnoip! Here's your...

Hi & Welcome iamnoip!

Here's your rabbitears.info report. It's more up to date than your TV Fool report, due to a very small staff trying to keep up with repack and all the other related issues....
Forum: TV Database Updates 5-Sep-2019, 2:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,411
Posted By OTAFAN
What kind of antennas are those? Thanks!

What kind of antennas are those?

Thanks!
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Sep-2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,333
Posted By OTAFAN
Way to go, droidy! Congratulations on the...

Way to go, droidy!

Congratulations on the excellent reception you're receiving so far, even with your "ground" set up. Although rabbitears.info is quite accurate, each viewer at their individual...
Forum: Reception Devices 1-Sep-2019, 7:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,303
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi Charles: Go to: ...

Hi Charles:

Go to: https://www.rabbitears.info/market.php

Scroll down to Lansing, MI, about half way down the page, Market 111, and click on.

All I see for your Market regarding your...
Forum: Help With Reception 31-Aug-2019, 1:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,333
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi droidy, glad you posted back. Finding the...

Hi droidy, glad you posted back.

Finding the "sweet spot" on your roof is similar to finding the "sweet spot" for an indoor antenna. Trial and error are to be expected. But in your situation,...
Forum: TV Database Updates 23-Aug-2019, 4:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 13,905
Posted By OTAFAN
Retro TV Returns to SOCAL

Literally there has been no posting on Retro TVs Facebook page since previous entry above. But this evening PST, there were a number of new comments by fans.

Although they were in response to a...
Forum: Antennas 20-Aug-2019, 8:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 644
Posted By OTAFAN
WOW..... Puts a whole new spin on "Birds Eye...

WOW.....

Puts a whole new spin on "Birds Eye View....."

Excellent post and link, Bobs.....Thanks!
Forum: Antennas 19-Aug-2019, 7:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 42,597
Posted By OTAFAN
General Tech & Antenna Safety

Do you mean all the electrical wiring in one's home or all the way upstream to the local power company; or both?

Thanks as always.....
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Aug-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,333
Posted By OTAFAN
IMHO, I think he was a bit nervous and uncertain...

IMHO, I think he was a bit nervous and uncertain about a couple of things that may have stopped him short of success. As the saying goes, he was "close but no cigar."

I didn't know you had already...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Aug-2019, 7:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,333
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi droidy: The forum recently dealt with...

Hi droidy:

The forum recently dealt with similar issues from another gentleman that your TV report's show. He was from Moorpark, CA and was struggling with poor LOS & those pesky 2 edge...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Aug-2019, 2:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,730
Posted By OTAFAN
Just my 2 cents. I would either use what...

Just my 2 cents.

I would either use what came with your Flex, or replace it with a short RG6 jumper, say 15' or so. That way you minimize interference and maximize reception for your TV...
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