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Forum: Antennas 15-Feb-2019, 1:28 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 86,678
Posted By JoeAZ
Those GE antennas are quite sensitive to not only...

Those GE antennas are quite sensitive to not only side to
side aiming but up/down aiming as well. You may want
to experiment and see if pointing skyward slightly gives you
better signals.....
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Feb-2019, 1:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By JoeAZ
I agree with Rabbit. I've used the GE 29884 in...

I agree with Rabbit. I've used the GE 29884 in several areas
where Rf 6 is in use. It performs very well and may even work
on Rf 5, WTVF's main transmitter. They are usually available
at...
Forum: Reception Devices 12-Feb-2019, 1:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 36,239
Posted By JoeAZ
Insignia, TCL, Vizio, Haier, Sceptre, etc, etc...

Insignia, TCL, Vizio, Haier, Sceptre, etc, etc are examples of
televisions engineered and built to a price point. Some don't
even have direct access (numbers) on their remotes. You
have to scan...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Feb-2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 193
Posted By JoeAZ
Greetings, You do have cause for concern as...

Greetings,

You do have cause for concern as buildings and trees inhibit
television reception. Even otherwise strong signals can be
affected. I would suggest that you keep your antenna as far...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Feb-2019, 1:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 636
Posted By JoeAZ
Greetings, As you already know, you are not in...

Greetings,
As you already know, you are not in a good location for
television. Your neighbor's location is most likely superior
to your own which is why she is having less difficulty with...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Feb-2019, 11:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By JoeAZ
Just a thought......... WHAM, ABC 13 has or...

Just a thought.........
WHAM, ABC 13 has or will be moving from Rf 13 to Rf 9.
If that is the station you are having trouble with, please
perform a rescan. Please check your private messages.
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Feb-2019, 1:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By JoeAZ
Hey Dagwood, Sorry to hear you are having...

Hey Dagwood,
Sorry to hear you are having continuing problems with your
reception. While I don't remember your exact location, I
do remember your situation and the "ladder" incident very,
very...
Forum: TV Fool Discussion / Database Updates 4-Feb-2019, 9:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,546
Posted By JoeAZ
Ken, Toronto, Ontario, Canada is about 450 miles...

Ken, Toronto, Ontario, Canada is about 450 miles from Indian Orchard,
MA, not 80 miles as you indicate. The probability that anyone can receive
a UHF signal that distance with any consistency is...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Jan-2019, 1:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By JoeAZ
Yes, there certainly is. They are called...

Yes, there certainly is. They are called "translators." They are common
in less populated areas of the country was either vast distances between
major cities and/or geographically challenged with...
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Jan-2019, 7:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By JoeAZ
Greetings, I installed an antenna in Lemon...

Greetings,

I installed an antenna in Lemon Grove several years ago
with good results. For KFMB CBS Rf8 and KGTV ABC Rf10
I would suggest: A VHF only antenna aimed at La Jolla
or...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Dec-2018, 1:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,270
Posted By JoeAZ
Rabbit has it right on. I only suggested the GE...

Rabbit has it right on. I only suggested the GE as an alternative due to
its small size. The Winegard IS the better antenna. As for placement,
wherever the antenna and your eyes can see the top...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Dec-2018, 1:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,745
Posted By JoeAZ
A couple of points to remember. With antennas,...

A couple of points to remember. With antennas, trees are NOT your friend. They block signals. Keep as far away from trees as possible. Any trees between your antenna and the transmitters will...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Dec-2018, 1:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,270
Posted By JoeAZ
Scottpants, another antenna option would be the...

Scottpants, another antenna option would be the GE 29884
available online at various retailers. It is very small and I've
had good success with my installs here in Yavapai County, AZ.
...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Nov-2018, 4:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,284
Posted By JoeAZ
"The problem I have is that the antenna is on a...

"The problem I have is that the antenna is on a 10' pole - I can really only visually adjust it based on the compass settings from the app on my phone.

Is there a better way to be more precise?" ...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Nov-2018, 1:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,284
Posted By JoeAZ
If I may, while knowing the difference between...

If I may, while knowing the difference between Azimuth and true
is important, aiming an antenna for the best signals overall is
really what matters. You may find that a few degrees either way...
Forum: Antennas 29-Oct-2018, 4:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,962
Posted By JoeAZ
Defiance, OH is between Ft.Wayne and Toledo. ...

Defiance, OH is between Ft.Wayne and Toledo. The stations in Ft. Wayne are
all UHF. The stations in Toledo are both UHF and VHF. Ft. Wayne is actually
a bit closer to Defiance. In most cases,...
Forum: Special Topics 28-Oct-2018, 2:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 879
Posted By JoeAZ
Many, if not most, HOA's have not updated their...

Many, if not most, HOA's have not updated their verbiage since their inception.
Doing so would be expensive and in most cases, require a vote of the homeowners.

Most newer HOA's do not include...
Forum: Special Topics 26-Oct-2018, 2:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,707
Posted By JoeAZ
Greetings Maypo, I assume you have removed the...

Greetings Maypo,
I assume you have removed the old antenna. The DB8 is a fairly large
antenna, with significant loading and as such, I would not go beyond
5 feet for the mast above the rotor. ...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Oct-2018, 11:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,734
Posted By JoeAZ
Have you contacted WXTF to find out if they are...

Have you contacted WXTF to find out if they are operating at reduced power, a lower place on their or another tower or having technical issues????
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Oct-2018, 2:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,217
Posted By JoeAZ
A set top or indoor antenna is very unlikely to...

A set top or indoor antenna is very unlikely to provide good, consistent,
reception. An outdoor antenna is a must. Because you have low VHF for
PBS, Hi VHF for two major networks and UHF for the...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Oct-2018, 11:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 851
Posted By JoeAZ
As is the case with many stations lately, some...

As is the case with many stations lately, some stations are operating at reduced power due to the FCC mandated "repack." Before you spend time and money, I would suggest you contact KTTV and find...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Oct-2018, 2:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,451
Posted By JoeAZ
Since you have low band VHF for PBS, high band...

Since you have low band VHF for PBS, high band VHF for ABC and the rest use UHF, you will need an antenna like the Channel Master CM 3018. ...
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Sep-2018, 2:17 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 26,643
Posted By JoeAZ
This tells us several important lessons. ...

This tells us several important lessons. Broadcast television stations
frequently have issues which affect reception. They are not in any big
hurry to get their OTA signal back for viewers. They...
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Sep-2018, 2:08 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 26,643
Posted By JoeAZ
You can call the station and possibly talk to...

You can call the station and possibly talk to someone in their engineering
department. It is entirely possible they were operating at reduced power
while making some technical adjustments.......
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Sep-2018, 2:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,193
Posted By JoeAZ
Wonderful, Great News!!!!!

Wonderful, Great News!!!!!
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