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Forum: IBOC / HD Radio 28-Nov-2019, 4:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 142
Posted By djtpedersen
H.D. Radio Reception Advice

My own experiences with H.D. Radio have lead me to the following conclusions:

1. H.D. Radio signals come in better when stationary, which is ironic given that the majority of H.D. Radio receivers...
Forum: IBOC / HD Radio 28-Nov-2019, 4:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 8,257
Posted By djtpedersen
Hi stvcmty, From my own experiences with...

Hi stvcmty,

From my own experiences with H.D. radio (I first got into it late last year), I must respectfully rebut your argument that H.D. radio does not seem to be going anywhere. As a matter...
Forum: IBOC / HD Radio 28-Nov-2019, 4:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,659
Posted By djtpedersen
I think that's the first time I have ever heard...

I think that's the first time I have ever heard someone say something like that!
Forum: Antennas 28-Nov-2019, 4:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,095
Posted By djtpedersen
I don't know of any Low-VHF only antennas,...

I don't know of any Low-VHF only antennas, although I understand that the larger ones (usually made by Channel Master, R.C.A., and Winegard) have long dipoles near their ends that are designed to...
Forum: Antennas 28-Nov-2019, 4:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 85
Posted By djtpedersen
Lightbulb Rigid Metallic Conduit (R.M.C.) Mast

Does anyone have any experience with using rigid metallic conduit (R.M.C.) for antenna masts? I'm currently using a 10' long 1/2" (trade size) diameter R.M.C. conduit as the mast for an F.M....
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Nov-2019, 8:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 42,242
Posted By djtpedersen
I'm going to be installing an F.M. antenna on an...

I'm going to be installing an F.M. antenna on an outbuilding in the near future and I had the exact same idea. What I have done so far is I bought a 10' section of 1/2" galvanized rigid metallic...
Forum: FM Fool Discussion/Database Updates 15-Jul-2019, 5:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 8,021
Posted By djtpedersen
Lightbulb Canadian FM Database?

I've noticed that many Canadian FM stations are not listed in FM signal reports, nor is there a way to enter Canadian addresses (Canadian locations have to be entered using coordinates). Are there...
Forum: FM Fool Discussion/Database Updates 23-Mar-2019, 7:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 29,763
Posted By djtpedersen
Lightbulb Also, here's a Wikipedia article that explains...

Also, here's a Wikipedia article that explains these circular antennas:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halo_antenna
Forum: FM Database Updates 20-Mar-2019, 9:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 18,167
Posted By djtpedersen
Thumbs up Wikipedia seems to have a page about it here:...

Wikipedia seems to have a page about it here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CHPO-FM

The branding says "Country 93.1" and the call sign is CHPO-FM.

More from FCCdata/RECnet:...
Forum: TV Database Updates 8-Mar-2019, 7:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,599
Posted By djtpedersen
Glad to hear it's working.

Glad to hear it's working.
Forum: TV Database Updates 7-Mar-2019, 4:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,599
Posted By djtpedersen
Yeah, there are a lot of those. Makes it tricky...

Yeah, there are a lot of those. Makes it tricky picking them up since you basically need a large roof-mounted antenna as rabbit ears may not be strong enough.

That, of course, assumes that there...
Forum: TV Database Updates 7-Mar-2019, 4:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,599
Posted By djtpedersen
Thanks for the clarification, I now understand it.

Thanks for the clarification, I now understand it.
Forum: TV Database Updates 5-Mar-2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,599
Posted By djtpedersen
Canadian Broadcasting Database Updates (Recent)

TV Fool's current database shows a whole bunch of signals that, according to Industry Canada's broadcasting database, have become "allotments", which I presume means they have gone off-the-air. In...
Forum: FM Fool Discussion/Database Updates 4-Feb-2019, 6:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 17,325
Posted By djtpedersen
If I may offer yet another tool: ...

If I may offer yet another tool:

https://fccdata.org/?lang=en&search=fcc (for American stations) or https://fccdata.org/?lang=en&search=cdn (for Canadian stations)

Hope this helps!
Forum: FM Fool Discussion/Database Updates 4-Feb-2019, 6:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 29,763
Posted By djtpedersen
I've seen quite a few antennas like the one...

I've seen quite a few antennas like the one northern lights described. Other manufacturers include Stellar Labs and Digiwave, for example. I bought the Digiwave model a while ago, mounted it in my...
Forum: FM Fool Discussion/Database Updates 4-Feb-2019, 6:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,713
Posted By djtpedersen
I wonder if something like this might work: ...

I wonder if something like this might work:
...
Forum: TV Fool Discussion / Database Updates 4-Feb-2019, 6:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,858
Posted By djtpedersen
Wikipedia says the RF channel is moving to 26 at...

Wikipedia says the RF channel is moving to 26 at some point in the near future. Just thought I'd add this as well in preparation for when the change does occur.
Forum: TV Fool Discussion / Database Updates 4-Feb-2019, 6:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,571
Posted By djtpedersen
Lightbulb Hi Andy, I'm a fairly new member here on TV...

Hi Andy,

I'm a fairly new member here on TV Fool's forums but I agree with what geolee said. Although I'm not sure if it is possible to do so, it would be really neat to be able to see how...
Forum: TV Fool Discussion / Database Updates 4-Feb-2019, 6:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 8,482
Posted By djtpedersen
I've had that issue as well. When I type in the...

I've had that issue as well. When I type in the exact coordinates of a tower, the signal(s) coming from the tower appear(s) in the grey zone, despite the transmission antenna(s) often having strong...
Forum: TV Fool Discussion / Database Updates 4-Feb-2019, 5:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,352
Posted By djtpedersen
Global seems to be the last major network in...

Global seems to be the last major network in Canada to still operate rebroadcasters/translators outside major urban centres. They're a bit strange though in that many of their rebroadcasters are...
Forum: FM Fool Discussion/Database Updates 4-Feb-2019, 5:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 6,031
Posted By djtpedersen
Hi jellis, If you are close enough to Mount...

Hi jellis,

If you are close enough to Mount Seymour, which is where almost all of Vancouver's FM radio towers are located, you should be able to see some (if not all) of Vancouver's FM signals. ...
Forum: TV Fool Discussion / Database Updates 4-Feb-2019, 4:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 20,682
Posted By djtpedersen
I've recently been finding conflicting...

I've recently been finding conflicting information regarding which channels are still analogue, which have switched to digital, and which have gone off-the-air. Another tool I often use in...
Forum: TV Fool Discussion / Database Updates 4-Feb-2019, 4:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 23,173
Posted By djtpedersen
As far as I know the only outdoor antennas...

As far as I know the only outdoor antennas capable of receving low-VHF signals are the large combo log-periodic-Yagi-Uda models with the really long rear elements. I don't know of any dedicated...
Forum: TV Fool Discussion / Database Updates 4-Feb-2019, 4:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,113
Posted By djtpedersen
Question Antenna Directionality

Just wondering if TV Fool's modeling algorithms include antenna directionality in the output results - from what I've read they don't appear to, so I am curious as to whether or not this is indeed...
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