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Forum: Help With Reception 31-Oct-2015, 6:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,576
Posted By b2471041
Help for a newbie!

Hi,

I'm hoping someone can give me quick analysis of my TVFool Report and perhaps suggest some possible antennas to buy!

I live in a 45th floor condo so perhaps the height helps with signals....
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Nov-2014, 1:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,788
Posted By b2471041
Budget of $100 or thereabouts would be nice. I...

Budget of $100 or thereabouts would be nice. I don't mind mounting it to the roof as there's an existing pole but it just needs to be sturdy enough to survive some occasional high winds.

So I saw...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Nov-2014, 8:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,788
Posted By b2471041
Help with antenna selection, report included.

Here's my report.
http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3dd243c252cc42fa

I'd like to get KCBS, KNBC, KTLA, KABC, and KTTV. On the plus side it looks like they are all from the...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Sep-2013, 5:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 16,361
Posted By b2471041
FM Trap and amplifiers

The link to my report

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3d2df9ec131a62a7

Thanks Groundmaster for the FM trap before the amplifier comment.

So I had my system dialed...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Sep-2013, 6:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 16,361
Posted By b2471041
FM Trap or FM Trap/amplifier understanding?

So I guess I am trying to understand the FM Trap/amplifier combo. Does the FM Trap/amplifiers that are sold suppose to trap the FM signal and amplify all signals outside of the FM?
So if I have a...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Feb-2013, 7:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,274
Posted By b2471041
Question Antenna Advice for no signal after switch to digital

Hi all you antenna experts! I would really appreciate some advice. I was able to get all the basic local channels before the switch to digital. After the switch we tried one of those digital...
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Jan-2013, 12:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,116
Posted By b2471041
Help Antenna

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3d1dda21de1afd6c

We are wanting to cut the cord with Directv, but we would like to know what type of an antenna would work for us. We have...
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Jan-2013, 7:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,676
Posted By b2471041
75 ohm noise filter

I inquired for further details from MCM and got:

This is a 75 ohm noise filter that goes in-line with the antenna. We have no other information.

Gary
Technical Advisor

MCM Electronics
T...
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Jan-2013, 6:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,194
Posted By b2471041
Reception is only as good as its weakest link.

I started the thread just to make people aware that there are differences in ATSC and they should be considered when trying to get over the air channels and when buying a TV. When I was assessing the...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Jan-2013, 6:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,194
Posted By b2471041
Quality differences in ATSC Tuner

So I recently solved my high VHF station reception problem and almost all TV and all DVRs get the station except for one older Samsung (about 2005) with a digital tuner that doesn't tune the channel....
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Jan-2013, 6:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,676
Posted By b2471041
Followup to Antenna choice help inner sunset San Francisco

I got advice from a number of people including Antenna Direct. I decided to go with a Antenna Direct High Gain Digital VHF Antenna Clearstream 5 because of the smaller foot print than the antenna...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Dec-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,676
Posted By b2471041
Thank you for your help.

Thank you for your help. I will post a followup to this thread after I got the results (what combination worked well). Hopefully anyone who lives nearby and is looking for info it will help them.
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Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 9-Dec-2012, 7:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,535
Posted By b2471041
Comcast -emails can't register with TVfool

Just a note it doesn't appear that Comcast allows the verification e-mails from TV fool to go to @comcast.net e-mail accounts. I tried to register twice using different comcast emails but never got...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Dec-2012, 7:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,676
Posted By b2471041
Antenna choice help inner sunset San Francisco

I tried a pre amp omnidirectional antenna on the roof and did not get any better results than an indoor antenna near the TV on the ground floor ( about 30 channels). The experiment in various places...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Jan-2010, 3:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 8,795
Posted By b2471041
Wow, thanks so much for the detailed and quick...

Wow, thanks so much for the detailed and quick reply. I was indeed able to pull in a partial signal in the attic, using a compass to point at the broadcast towers. I will be attempting a more...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Jan-2010, 9:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 8,795
Posted By b2471041
Help tuning ABC VHF station 20 miles away with indoor VHF/UHF

TVFool Report
http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3dc723d73a55d8c6

Radar Plot:
http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3dc723aa1c4d1bde

I am using a Terk...
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