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Forum: Help With Reception 11-Jan-2020, 4:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By Tower Guy
The ANT-751 has enough gain for the Houston...

The ANT-751 has enough gain for the Houston stations unless it’s installed in a poor location. However, there are some Beaumont stations that are receivable with a bidirectional UHF antenna on the...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Jan-2020, 9:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 361
Posted By Tower Guy
Do either of your antennas have preamps? If so...

Do either of your antennas have preamps? If so you could remove the power from the power supply to the unused antenna(s).

I assume that you are trying to combine antennas aimed in different...
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Dec-2019, 4:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,347
Posted By Tower Guy
I’m glad you got it all worked out!

I’m glad you got it all worked out!
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Dec-2019, 11:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,347
Posted By Tower Guy
The 751 should be aimed at WLOS and then moved up...

The 751 should be aimed at WLOS and then moved up only if your reception of WLOS is not perfect.
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Dec-2019, 8:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,347
Posted By Tower Guy
The 751 should be aimed at WLOS on VHF channel 13...

The 751 should be aimed at WLOS on VHF channel 13 and connected to the VHF input of the preamp. The extra gain of the 4MAX doesn’t help you because the difference between the furthest east and...
Forum: Help With Reception 21-Dec-2019, 7:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,550
Posted By Tower Guy
The Patriots have announced that the Bills game...

The Patriots have announced that the Bills game will be available nationally on their APP (iOS) as well as the safari app on Patriots.com
Forum: Help With Reception 20-Dec-2019, 9:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,550
Posted By Tower Guy
Scott produces a program on WXXI and publishes...

Scott produces a program on WXXI and publishes his own web site/yearly tower calendar with cool pictures. We saw each other on Wednesday!

https://www.fybush.com/scott-fybush/
Forum: Help With Reception 20-Dec-2019, 6:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,550
Posted By Tower Guy
The game will be shown on WBZ in Boston. Perhaps...

The game will be shown on WBZ in Boston. Perhaps you could set up a free trial of CBS all access and use a VPN with a server in Boston.

Also, the Patriots have as app that purports to have the...
Forum: Help With Reception 20-Dec-2019, 1:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,550
Posted By Tower Guy
The guru of Rochester TV is Scott Fybush. Try...

The guru of Rochester TV is Scott Fybush. Try emailing him at scott@fybush.com

GOBILLS!!
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Dec-2019, 5:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 808
Posted By Tower Guy
You want no reflector to pick up Maryland PBS...

You want no reflector to pick up Maryland PBS (real 28) off the back of the antenna.

You could buy the 2V on Amazon and drill out the two rivets that hold the reflector to the frame.

Or you...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Dec-2019, 7:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 808
Posted By Tower Guy
I’d consider an Antennas Direct 2MAX mounted...

I’d consider an Antennas Direct 2MAX mounted outside, just above the roof line.
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Dec-2019, 1:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,631
Posted By Tower Guy
WCAX/WPTZ are sharing a TFU-16WB antenna. The...

WCAX/WPTZ are sharing a TFU-16WB antenna. The gain is similar to the burnt out antenna. The power handling is slightly lower. It is directional with less power toward the northeast.
...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Nov-2019, 8:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,631
Posted By Tower Guy
The most likely antenna that can be obtained and...

The most likely antenna that can be obtained and installed is a TFU-8WB.
http://www.dielectric.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/TFU-WB-copy.pdf

That antenna covers channels 14-51. It can handle 20...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Nov-2019, 3:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,631
Posted By Tower Guy
It makes sense to use an interim antenna as the...

It makes sense to use an interim antenna as the main antenna can be repaired. Dielectric has spare antennas in stock, and/or owners have antennas in storage as a part of the repack.

The repair of...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Nov-2019, 3:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,631
Posted By Tower Guy
Yes, the transmitters for WPTZ and WCAX are...

Yes, the transmitters for WPTZ and WCAX are combined and then sent out by the same antenna.
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Nov-2019, 2:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,631
Posted By Tower Guy
I looked up the antenna type here; ...

I looked up the antenna type here; ...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Nov-2019, 9:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,631
Posted By Tower Guy
Unfortunately you live in a weak signal area for...

Unfortunately you live in a weak signal area for WCAX. I think that they need to be at full power for you to receive them.

The antenna fire covers a good portion of the antenna itself. The...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Nov-2019, 7:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,347
Posted By Tower Guy
In your case I’d try an Antennas Direct 2MAX and...

In your case I’d try an Antennas Direct 2MAX and couple it to your existing 751 using your preamp as a combiner. The 2MAX is bidirectional and should get most of your UHF stations well. I believe...
Forum: Antennas 9-Nov-2019, 6:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,437
Posted By Tower Guy
You may use any reasonable gap that is convenient.

You may use any reasonable gap that is convenient.
Forum: Antennas 8-Nov-2019, 6:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,437
Posted By Tower Guy
The driven element is fed in the center.

The driven element is fed in the center.
Forum: Antennas 7-Nov-2019, 9:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,437
Posted By Tower Guy
I did this 4 element design for channel 6 using...

I did this 4 element design for channel 6 using EZ-NEC:

3/8" diameter elements.

Reflector length 71.6"
Driven length 72.4"
Director #1 61.2"
Director #2 57"

spacing
Forum: Antennas 4-Nov-2019, 9:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,437
Posted By Tower Guy
Hi eggman. What material would you like to...

Hi eggman.

What material would you like to use to build your channel 6 yagi?

I did a design that uses 3/4” hardline from a CATV scrap pile for the elements. I’ll send you the dimensions if you...
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Oct-2019, 3:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,473
Posted By Tower Guy
If you want more reliability you need more...

If you want more reliability you need more antenna gain. One way to go would be to construct a gang of four 91 XG antennas. That will help the UHF stations. It would not help WJBK.

More info...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Oct-2019, 4:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,556
Posted By Tower Guy
Hey Joe; The repack did allow WPXJ to move...

Hey Joe;

The repack did allow WPXJ to move from Batavia to Buffalo. The adjacent channels in Toronto will be tough for those close to the CN tower.

A trick to reduce the adjacent channel...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Sep-2019, 8:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 894
Posted By Tower Guy
I would start with diagnosing for a basic system...

I would start with diagnosing for a basic system failure.
Things to consider are:
Water in coax
Bad balun
Proper assembly of the antenna
Crushed coax
Faulty F connector

If these are OK,...
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