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Forum: Antennas 15-Sep-2019, 1:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,350
Posted By bobsgarage
Thanks for ID'ing those antennas.... couple of questions now.

So, none of those are actually TV antennas? I know it's hard to tell from a photo but do you think they are homemade?

Also I wonder if they have some sort of TV reception with those antennas?
Forum: Antennas 8-Sep-2019, 4:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,350
Posted By bobsgarage
Antenna spotting in Kenosha #5

Decided to go down to the lakefront in Kenosha just riding my bicycle around and did some antenna spotting. This may be one of the largest antennas I've seen in Kenosha. I'll bet you it's 20 feet...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Sep-2019, 4:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,445
Posted By bobsgarage
Stellar Labs 30-2476

I agree with the group here that you don't need a UHF / VHF antenna combo which would rule out the Denny's Stacker.

Since you only need to enhance your VHF High, I recommend the Stellar labs 30 -...
Forum: Antennas 8-Sep-2019, 1:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 759
Posted By bobsgarage
Man, that's a long climb just to change a bulb!....

Man, that's a long climb just to change a bulb!. When he said "WTF!", I was thinking the same thing, "I forgot my tools" or "did I forget that bulb?"

I don't think I could ever do that job, I'm...
Forum: Special Topics 27-Aug-2019, 6:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 928
Posted By bobsgarage
10 ft tripod

Damn, the vaulted ceiling makes it hard to get all three feet lined up with A rafter. What I've got to say probably won't help you but maybe somebody in the group can use this information

One of...
Forum: Antennas 20-Aug-2019, 1:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 759
Posted By bobsgarage
Chicago. John Hancock building antenna replacement.

I'm not sure if we can post links here, but I found this footage interesting from the height stand point. Not much technical going on here but the view is breathtaking.
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Forum: Antennas 14-Aug-2019, 3:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,008
Posted By bobsgarage
Tripelo, what can you tell us about the "area...

Tripelo, what can you tell us about the "area special" antennas? Did all the manufacturers make them at the time?

Were they custom-ordered by installers? Or were they mass produced for a certain...
Forum: Antennas 12-Aug-2019, 2:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,008
Posted By bobsgarage
Hahaha! It's an Area 51 antenna .Top secret! ...

Hahaha! It's an Area 51 antenna .Top secret!

The reason you don't see this thread near the top is because "sticky threads" in this forum. Some of those sticky / permanent threads are out dated.
...
Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 1-Aug-2019, 6:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 16,979
Posted By bobsgarage
No Admin

Yes, I believe there is no admin at least every day. It took me awhile over a month to get approved for my tvfool membership.
Forum: Antennas 1-Aug-2019, 6:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,008
Posted By bobsgarage
Antenna spotting in Kenosha #4

Just for fun.

While driving around K-Town, I found these 2 antennas with a strange-looking device at the UHF / reflector end. I believe the two antennas are different models possibly from the...
Forum: Antennas 23-May-2019, 1:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,276
Posted By bobsgarage
As always, thanks Rabbit. I can't upload phone...

As always, thanks Rabbit. I can't upload phone pictures easily. My phone photo program doesn't allow for resizing and most of the time when I upload a photo from my phone it gets rejected for being...
Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 23-May-2019, 1:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 109,117
Posted By bobsgarage
Bye-bye to the troll!!

You're welcome! It was time!
Forum: Welcome 23-May-2019, 1:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 69,440
Posted By bobsgarage
This whole thread should be deleted! What kind of...

This whole thread should be deleted! What kind of nonsensical crap was that first post?
Forum: Antennas 22-May-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,276
Posted By bobsgarage
I found a company that specializes in re-pack antennas.

The title of this post isn't entirely true actually rabbit 73 gave me the links in another forum. I actually wrote the company an email and got back some good responses. Unfortunately they are in...
Forum: Antennas 22-May-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,276
Posted By bobsgarage
Marketing, not common sense rules corporate

OTAFAN,

Thanks for your comments. I wanted to address all your thoughts. You are a welcome addition to this forum.



that's the problem with today's companies. They have to make maximum...
Forum: Help With Reception 21-May-2019, 8:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,545
Posted By bobsgarage
Thanks for getting the offender banned. I wonder...

Thanks for getting the offender banned. I wonder if we could delete some of the gibberish? A while back one of the other administrators cleaned up a couple of the threads. He got rid of the gibberish...
Forum: Antennas 20-May-2019, 1:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,276
Posted By bobsgarage
You speak of 15 - 36? are they doing away with...

You speak of 15 - 36? are they doing away with channel 14 also?

So how would you modify a 91 XG? Asking for a friend :).

Seriously though I've seen some of those hi tech computer simulations...
Forum: Help With Reception 20-May-2019, 1:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,545
Posted By bobsgarage
Rabbit is tired of the trolling.

Well, I hope rabbit does come here to comment but as you have noticed, he has been staying away.

I'm not going to speak for him but you remember his comments from a while back about the constant...
Forum: Antennas 19-May-2019, 7:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,276
Posted By bobsgarage
I think that as the UHF Spectrum gets smaller the...

I think that as the UHF Spectrum gets smaller the antennas will get smaller also, which is good news for the manufacturers. Especially Antennas Direct who wants their antennas to fit on a store...
Forum: Antennas 19-May-2019, 7:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,276
Posted By bobsgarage
What would a new 14 through 37 antenna look like?

So, what would a new UHF antenna optimized for channels 14 through 37 look like?
For example would a 91XG be a little shorter? But it have different spacing on the elements?
Do the whiskers get...
Forum: Antennas 18-May-2019, 1:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,276
Posted By bobsgarage
2020 Repack and Antenna Design

Hi all,

With the new repack and station reassignments and all the channels being below 36, wouldn't it be prudent for manufacturers to redesign antennas?

I know what the marketing answer is. If...
Forum: Antennas 14-May-2019, 8:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,448
Posted By bobsgarage
Thanks for the tip. I have seen those things and...

Thanks for the tip. I have seen those things and often wondered what they did. the price are selling them for it's a great bargain.
Forum: Antennas 8-May-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,448
Posted By bobsgarage
I'm not sure what a switching power supply is, is...

I'm not sure what a switching power supply is, is it one of those multiple receptacles with a switch for each receptacle? It cannot be used with an extension cord further away from the TV?

I...
Forum: Help With Reception 3-May-2019, 1:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,108
Posted By bobsgarage
Hey Joe, as long as your solution works for you...

Hey Joe, as long as your solution works for you that's the main thing. Myself, I'm having fun with it. It's my personality. It's like fixing a car for me. I find out the problem I fix it and I don't...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-May-2019, 1:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,108
Posted By bobsgarage
Hi Joe, Thanks for some clarification. ...

Hi Joe,

Thanks for some clarification.

So you're not combining the antennas? You're running separate antenna cables to each room?

I was under the impression that you were getting...
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