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Forum: Antennas 2-Aug-2020, 8:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,069
Posted By bobsgarage
In the city of Kenosha Wisconsin , where I do...

In the city of Kenosha Wisconsin , where I do most of my antenna spotting, is a great Electronics shop call Chester Electronics. They probably supplied Kenosha with 80% of their antennas all...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Jul-2020, 5:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 18,710
Posted By bobsgarage
Suggestion

I made mine from 1 1/2 Aluminized Exhaust tubing:

https://i.ibb.co/hL9Zpy3/20200629-203512-copy-600x283.jpg (https://imgbb.com/)

https://i.ibb.co/KFPsHLq/20200520-090302.jpg...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Jul-2020, 5:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,839
Posted By bobsgarage
What Happened?

Did you get the rotator or some BS?
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Jul-2020, 4:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 646
Posted By bobsgarage
Yes I have seen the virtual Channel show up in...

Yes I have seen the virtual Channel show up in duplicate myself. I'll have 1 in Milwaukee and one in Chicago but they're different RF signals.
Forum: Antennas 8-Jul-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,331
Posted By bobsgarage
Lightbulb Preamps and VHF.

Mike you've already been helped by the best here. I can just offer an opinion about your preamp. My feelings are you need to have the preamp as close to the antennas as possible. It gets you ahead of...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Jul-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 646
Posted By bobsgarage
This might not be the answer you're looking for....

This might not be the answer you're looking for. But I do know that some stations will transmit on another RF frequency as a backup or to fill in bad reception areas. I believe the VHF stations do...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Jul-2020, 3:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,839
Posted By bobsgarage
I hope, I hope, I hope, it's not a scam! Please...

I hope, I hope, I hope, it's not a scam! Please let us know how it goes, I'll buy 2 or 4 or .
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Jul-2020, 3:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,839
Posted By bobsgarage
A while back on AVS we talked about the Homeworx...

A while back on AVS we talked about the Homeworx Vs. the Channelmaster and how they used the same software.

Don't know if its worth reading for you:...
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Jun-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,839
Posted By bobsgarage
YAESU 450 is it what it is or is it not?

ANY WORD?

Seriously! I need one! Or two...
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Jun-2020, 8:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,839
Posted By bobsgarage
Sleeving 1 3/8" top rail internally

I have experimented with 21 foot 1 3/8" SS-20 top rail and sleeved it internally with 10 foot sections of 1" water pipe, the fit is perfect. I laid out the two water pipes , put a 12 mm deep well...
Forum: Antennas 23-Jun-2020, 4:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,730
Posted By bobsgarage
More scans

. The first screenshot is a comparison of two different lengths quarter wave sections. I have found that you can tune the frequencies a little bit by changing the length.
...
Forum: Antennas 23-Jun-2020, 4:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,730
Posted By bobsgarage
Some screenshots of 91XG ganging 2020-06-21

Had some successes after making an alignment tool for my 91XGs :

https://i.ibb.co/jG9t61Q/20200621-142638.jpg (https://ibb.co/zbWdn0B)

https://i.ibb.co/NsnQmrW/20200621-142615.jpg...
Forum: Help With Reception 21-Jun-2020, 5:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,030
Posted By bobsgarage
Very cool, not to sound like a broken record but...

Very cool, not to sound like a broken record but had you considered Stellar Labs VHF antenna?

I'm just asking because they're relatively cheap easy and pretty wind Worthy.
Forum: Help With Reception 21-Jun-2020, 1:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,604
Posted By bobsgarage
Not much I can add here.

Well, you've been helped by the best. Rabbit has a lot of experience. OTA FAN and Tim also have some good advice.

The only suggestion I could make is to get a Stellar labs 30 - 2476. It's one of...
Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 19-Jun-2020, 1:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 45,569
Posted By bobsgarage
Bad translation...

It's from a foreign language, the translation doesn't come out, so you get the gibberish. Reminds me of NascarKen :)
Forum: Special Topics 17-Jun-2020, 2:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 18,937
Posted By bobsgarage
I agree with you 100%. There will need to be a...

I agree with you 100%. There will need to be a new redesign. I believe that the antennas will have a slightly different look to them now with the larger elements for the UHF also.

And a lot of...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Jun-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,839
Posted By bobsgarage
True, 1 3/8" chain link fence top rail is my...

True, 1 3/8" chain link fence top rail is my preferred Mast material. My shop is right next to a fence supplies and installation facility. I was recently told by one of the contractors 1 3/8 in SS 20...
Forum: TV Fool Discussion / Database Updates 15-Jun-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,265
Posted By bobsgarage
TV Fool still alive, needs life support...

This has been a problem for a long time on TV Fool. To me it was the world's greatest TV and reception forum. But it's slowly winding down I feel. You can tell by the fact did you haven't received...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Jun-2020, 4:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,839
Posted By bobsgarage
Mounting your new antenna.

No, you will not need any special brackets . It is part of the actual antenna, you can see it in your link, the picture shows the antenna able to face different directions.

Antennas Direct has the...
Forum: Antennas 14-Jun-2020, 6:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,345
Posted By bobsgarage
Yeah, I spoke too soon. I guess I wasn't clear on...

Yeah, I spoke too soon. I guess I wasn't clear on how many antennas I was trying to stack. I'm only looking to stack two at this time. I had some rude awakening when I was PMd.

"OK, I understand...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Jun-2020, 6:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,839
Posted By bobsgarage
I agree, a rotators nice for fine-tuning....

I agree, a rotators nice for fine-tuning. Sometimes you need a different aim on different days but not usually.
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Jun-2020, 6:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,839
Posted By bobsgarage
Yes, there is a add Channel function. So even if...

Yes, there is a add Channel function. So even if you're not receiving the channel at that time you can still program it in and when you Rotator is rotated correctly you will receive that Channel.
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Jun-2020, 3:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,839
Posted By bobsgarage
Yaesu G-450 price too good to be true?

Good morning Tim, I went to the website. I tried order one but it wouldn't take my credit card information. Probably because I tried to use my wife's and the name doesn't match.


...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Jun-2020, 1:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,839
Posted By bobsgarage
Hey Pistachio, Tim gives good advice here so I...

Hey Pistachio,
Tim gives good advice here so I wanted to ask you if you're on a strict budget, shipping cost and initial Hardware investment will mean nothing later when you are enjoying your...
Forum: Antennas 13-Jun-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,740
Posted By bobsgarage
Antenna spotting in Kenosha # 11

Here's one I saw a while having a barbecue at a friend's house. At first I thought they were black birds sitting on the back of the antenna. And now I'm wondering what are those gadgets on the...
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