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Forum: TV Fool Discussion / Database Updates 10-Oct-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,045
Posted By ADTech
Construction permit was issued but never built.

Construction permit was issued but never built.
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Oct-2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By ADTech
How are they connected to the preamp and how is...

How are they connected to the preamp and how is the preamp configured?
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Oct-2018, 9:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By ADTech
There's really no such thing as an "analog"...

There's really no such thing as an "analog" antenna, they're mostly agnostic as to whether the signals are analog or digital. What is important is to match up the the frequency response, pattern,...
Forum: Help With Reception 4-Oct-2018, 4:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 723
Posted By ADTech
Electrical codes states "at or near the point of...

Electrical codes states "at or near the point of entry" to the structure.
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Oct-2018, 8:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By ADTech
Under specific conditions, a paper clip can pick...

Under specific conditions, a paper clip can pick up signals from that distance.


Sort of, depends on the actual design of the antenna.


Post the TVFool link for your exact location and...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Oct-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By ADTech
You do not need power for an antenna-mounted amp...

You do not need power for an antenna-mounted amp at the antenna's location, power is fed up the coax from the other end.

Do you have the C4 or the C4V? Both models have been and continue to be...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Sep-2018, 10:15 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 20,759
Posted By ADTech
Check their Facebook page or website...

Check their Facebook page or website...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Sep-2018, 8:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 440
Posted By ADTech
It all depends on what VHF stations you're trying...

It all depends on what VHF stations you're trying to receive.
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Sep-2018, 8:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By ADTech
Actually, that's a mis-statement of how it works,...

Actually, that's a mis-statement of how it works, it's pretty much an over-simplification.

A low-noise pre-amp's input noise figure would substitute for the combined insertion loss of the...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Sep-2018, 8:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 440
Posted By ADTech
It all depends... Using separates allows...

It all depends...


Using separates allows you to customize to a greater degree while the combos are generally pretty limited as to what the relative antenna sections' performance might be.

...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Sep-2018, 5:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 587
Posted By ADTech
Solid Signal has mis-stated the beamwidth of both...

Solid Signal has mis-stated the beamwidth of both their Yagi and their 8-bay antennas as being 60. Their beamwidth is actually about half of that, depending on frequency.




Specifications...
Forum: Antennas 18-Sep-2018, 6:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,570
Posted By ADTech
That single VHF channel is the local FOX...

That single VHF channel is the local FOX affiliate out of Mobile, WALA. Are you sure you can dispense with it?
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Sep-2018, 3:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 587
Posted By ADTech
You would likely end up with exactly the problem...

You would likely end up with exactly the problem that Joe and I described unless you keep the signals separated and fed to different tuners/TV sets.


You can certainly try it, but the results are...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Sep-2018, 1:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 834
Posted By ADTech
The simulator is simply a mathematical construct....

The simulator is simply a mathematical construct. Such observations regarding the received antenna height are not going to be predictive (with any accuracy) of actual reception when making very...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Sep-2018, 1:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 587
Posted By ADTech
Yeah, this is often the case, especially when...

Yeah, this is often the case, especially when dealing with one set of signals that have the potential to be particularly strong. They have a nasty habit of coming in on the "wrong" panel and end up...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Sep-2018, 3:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,196
Posted By ADTech
No. That LPF will wipe out ALL of your UHF...

No. That LPF will wipe out ALL of your UHF reception.
Unless you have an extraordinary signal distribution system with lots of losses, avoid adding a DA and use a passive splitter instead with the...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Sep-2018, 4:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,196
Posted By ADTech
Hey, there are usually more ways than one to...

Hey, there are usually more ways than one to "skin a cat", provided you can catch it, of course... ;)
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Sep-2018, 8:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By ADTech
I used to see symptoms like that back when I...

I used to see symptoms like that back when I worked on TV sets if the 70s and 80s. I wonder if this is an old CRT set with an analog tuner (and converter box) or if it's an LCD/LED/plasma flat...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Sep-2018, 1:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,196
Posted By ADTech
It's not weird at all. It took SIX YEARS to sell...

It's not weird at all. It took SIX YEARS to sell through the last order that we had received and we have to order those things in minimums of several thousand. By the time we sold through that...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Sep-2018, 4:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,196
Posted By ADTech
Couple of comments, even thought the OP is not...

Couple of comments, even thought the OP is not able to reply directly. You're welcome to reply via PM (if it works) and I'll paste in any replies:

1. "I applied 4 weeks ago but haven't been...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Sep-2018, 12:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,371
Posted By ADTech
...and, King Controls uses a UVSJ circuit in the...

...and, King Controls uses a UVSJ circuit in the King Jack antennas to combine the UHF and VHF signals post-amplification. I suppose that, if you had followed my suggestion about opening one up and...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Sep-2018, 12:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 634
Posted By ADTech
You need to EXPLICITLY identify that station by...

You need to EXPLICITLY identify that station by its legal call letters, especially if it is a translator. If it's a translator, also explicitly identify the source station.



Also, generate a...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Sep-2018, 5:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,371
Posted By ADTech
Obviously, you've done no serious examination of...

Obviously, you've done no serious examination of the antenna you keep suggesting. I would encourage you to do so.
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Sep-2018, 7:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,371
Posted By ADTech
If you were to actually open up and look at...

If you were to actually open up and look at what's inside the "King Jack" RV antenna, you'd be far less likely to be so smitten with it. By the way,it's about as blind as a bat on low VHF. Probably...
Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 21-Aug-2018, 8:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 14,369
Posted By ADTech
The site isn't broken, I've been using it all...

The site isn't broken, I've been using it all day.


The most likely reason for your experience would have something to do with whatever location data you entered. Try entering your location data...
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