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Forum: Help With Reception 18-Jan-2018, 7:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,804
Posted By ADTech
There is no evidence to either include or exclude...

There is no evidence to either include or exclude either of those potential factors.

The impromptu reflector may affect your reception of the two VHF stations, so disregard that while testing.
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Forum: Help With Reception 18-Jan-2018, 1:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,804
Posted By ADTech
If KNTV is being received without defects, the...

If KNTV is being received without defects, the displayed signal meter is irrelevant, it only needs to be "good enough". Indicated quality is probably being reduced by either multi-path or localized...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Jan-2018, 5:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 20,984
Posted By ADTech
There is only one "somebody" who can do that (the...

There is only one "somebody" who can do that (the site owner) and he's been unresponsive so far.
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Jan-2018, 2:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,259
Posted By ADTech
It would be my opinion, that, unless you can get...

It would be my opinion, that, unless you can get a lucky signal reflection off the hill to your south, reception from Nashville will be pretty much zero. You're 200' down from the crest of a...
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Dec-2017, 11:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 12,660
Posted By ADTech
Unless the dish is going to be placed in 1) the...

Unless the dish is going to be placed in 1) the OTA signals' Fresnel zone or 2) where the OTA signals will reflect off the dish and hit the antenna's reception zone, the dish will have no effect on...
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Dec-2017, 1:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 12,660
Posted By ADTech
It's unlikely to be a concern. Hughesnet uses...

It's unlikely to be a concern. Hughesnet uses Ka-band frequencies for their uplink transmissions, far beyond the frequency range of OTA.
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Dec-2017, 1:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,116
Posted By ADTech
1. Get the antenna out of the attic and up in...

1. Get the antenna out of the attic and up in the air so the signals can actually get to the antenna.

2. Get a stronger high-VHF antenna and integrate it with your current antenna which would be...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Dec-2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 566
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: 885
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: 66,837
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: 3,683
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: 2,504
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: 8,587
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: 1,315
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: 1,315
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: 8,587
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: 2,747
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: 2,747
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: 2,504
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: 16,421
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: 2,747
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: 7,910
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: 7,910
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: 30
Views: 20,984
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: 4,194
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.

;)
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