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Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 5-Aug-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 24,402
Posted By wizwor
First, I would say that all the alternatives have...

First, I would say that all the alternatives have kept the price of cable/satellite in check. Second, I second the idea that switching from cable to OTT is not really cable cutting -- especially if...
Forum: Special Topics 29-Dec-2018, 4:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,150
Posted By wizwor
The 91XG has a relatively narrow beam compared to...

The 91XG has a relatively narrow beam compared to the DB8. When I had a DB8, I was able to receive VHF as low as real channel 11. You can also take off the reflectors if you have strong signals in...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Feb-2018, 3:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 17,402
Posted By wizwor
Mostly true, but you need UHF for WCSH which is...

Mostly true, but you need UHF for WCSH which is NBC and carries Antenna TV and Justice Network. I know TVFool lists CSH as a Tropo, but I pulled it in through the back of a DB8e in southern New...
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Mar-2017, 1:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,036
Posted By wizwor
from...

from https://www.antennasdirect.com/faqs.html#faq11...



from https://www.groundedreason.com/watch-tv-free-antenna-guide/#tv_fool
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Mar-2017, 11:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,036
Posted By wizwor
Iguana Man, this is not going to work. A two...

Iguana Man, this is not going to work. A two edge UHF signal at 65 miles will not come in.

My suggestion would be to find a friend with an antenna closer to the station and use a Simple TV DVR to...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Jan-2017, 1:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,005
Posted By wizwor
I would call and complain that the package...

I would call and complain that the package arrived damaged and that the antenna does not pick up uhf then insist on an RMA for a free return. Regardless, the 30-2476 is the best VHF high antenna...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Jan-2017, 12:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,005
Posted By wizwor
Just send back the 8200u and couple an...

Just send back the 8200u and couple an inexpensive 30-2476 (http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/30-2476) for vhf. I would couple with an RCA TVPRAMP1R...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Dec-2016, 4:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,997
Posted By wizwor
Welcome to the club, OP. You have a very...

Welcome to the club, OP. You have a very favorable TVFool Report. I don't think your goal should be to receive 'as many channels as possible' -- it doesn't make sense spending money receiving...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Dec-2016, 1:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,177
Posted By wizwor
He's in Maine. The winds have been blowing...

He's in Maine. The winds have been blowing leaves for a couple months. Now, the pines are likely covered in snow. The degradation could be due to hardware failure, but it is probably environmental.
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Dec-2016, 1:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,177
Posted By wizwor
I recommended new antennas with wider beam...

I recommended new antennas with wider beam widths. That's what he needs and the cost will be about the same as a rotor with less maintenance.

The C5 is practically omnidirectional...
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Forum: Help With Reception 5-Dec-2016, 9:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,177
Posted By wizwor
A rotator is an option, but maybe not the best...

A rotator is an option, but maybe not the best option and certainly not the best option.

I have multiple TVs and DVRs, so pointing at one station can cause issues for recordings and viewers on...
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Nov-2016, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,917
Posted By wizwor
stonesif, I recently had the pleasure of spending...

stonesif, I recently had the pleasure of spending a weekend in a place called Ebeemee Township which is about 100 miles north of you. Those folks are so far away from things that their DirecTV...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Nov-2016, 1:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,822
Posted By wizwor
There is no mystery. You need a better VHF...

There is no mystery. You need a better VHF antenna and that one is the best discrete VHF antenna I know of. Real channel 3 is vhf low and I do not know of any discrete vhf-low antennas. It would...
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Nov-2016, 12:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,822
Posted By wizwor
http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/30-2476

http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/30-2476
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Sep-2016, 4:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,121
Posted By wizwor
WLOS is 13.1 virtual and 13 real. The antenna...

WLOS is 13.1 virtual and 13 real. The antenna specs do not include channel 13...

- Channel: VHF1-12 UHF21-69

I would have guessed this was an error, but this seems to be a common spec.
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Sep-2016, 6:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,502
Posted By wizwor
I have more good news for you. The main reason...

I have more good news for you. The main reason for my interest in WMTW is its Heroes and Icons sub. H&I is coming to WSBK (http://www.heroesandiconstv.com/wheretowatch/#MA) which is UHF and you...
Forum: Help With Reception 31-Aug-2016, 2:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,502
Posted By wizwor
We are neighbors. I live in Danville. ...

We are neighbors. I live in Danville.



You can see the list of channels I receive here...
https://freetvforme.wordpress.com/my-network/#lineup

I receive all the channels you are trying...
Forum: Help With Reception 31-Aug-2016, 11:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,280
Posted By wizwor
The difference between the Masterpiece and the...

The difference between the Masterpiece and the Advantage antennas is construction quality. The number is range. So, for any given range, you choose based on construction quality vs cost. I would...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Aug-2016, 9:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,361
Posted By wizwor
OP, this might be a good time for you to step...

OP, this might be a good time for you to step back and review your objectives. Run down the list of channels, check each against wiki for digital subchannels, and consult with titantv.com for...
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Aug-2016, 9:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,361
Posted By wizwor
The first thing I would do is get a compass out...

The first thing I would do is get a compass out and make sure it is pointing in the right direction. The Dish guys may have moved it when they installed their hardware. Then I would run a...
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Aug-2016, 1:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,005
Posted By wizwor
I believe it would. I like this inexpensive...

I believe it would. I like this inexpensive preamp with separate vhf and uhf inputs...

https://www.amazon.com/RCA-TVPRAMP1R-Preamplifier-Performance-Enhancement/dp/B003P92D9Y
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Aug-2016, 11:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,005
Posted By wizwor
My house is surrounded by red pines. These trees...

My house is surrounded by red pines. These trees are about 100' tall with tufts of evergreen at the top which sway in the wind and fill with ice and snow. My DB8e is in the attic pointed out...
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Aug-2016, 10:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,005
Posted By wizwor
How high are the trees? You can angle your...

How high are the trees? You can angle your antenna up towards the horizon to try to sneak over the trees.
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Aug-2016, 10:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,005
Posted By wizwor
The DB8e is a great UHF antenna. Replace your...

The DB8e is a great UHF antenna. Replace your VHF retrofit with one of these pointed at 203ish to get 6, 9 (maybe from the back), 12, 7, and 13.

http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/30-2476
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Forum: Help With Reception 27-Aug-2016, 1:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,287
Posted By wizwor
I think you need to move your antenna about 20...

I think you need to move your antenna about 20 miles closer to the broadcaster.
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