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Forum: Help With Reception 11-Sep-2020, 5:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,729
Posted By Tower Guy
Hollandís is correct, but note that he started...

Hollandís is correct, but note that he started with two signals already, so add 6 dB to his numbers to get the Peak power ratio to a single signal.
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Sep-2020, 2:13 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,729
Posted By Tower Guy
Overload can get very tricky. When calculating...

Overload can get very tricky. When calculating the cumulative level of multiple signals you add the peak voltages together (not the RMS) to get the peak voltage, and then calculate the peak power...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Sep-2020, 8:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By Tower Guy
The signals that you see on the VHF scan are...

The signals that you see on the VHF scan are second harmonics of the FM band. The strongest signal is twice the frequency of WGYL (93.7) I’d assume that something is overdriven and/or the gain is...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Jul-2020, 6:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,731
Posted By Tower Guy
Does Frontier FIOS allow the addition of your own...

Does Frontier FIOS allow the addition of your own MOCA adapters? My son-in-law has Verizon FIOS, and they use MOCA to their own set--top boxes as WiFi extenders. He replaced all his TV equipment to...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Jul-2020, 6:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,731
Posted By Tower Guy
Your plan to add MOCA to your existing set-up is...

Your plan to add MOCA to your existing set-up is a good idea. The MOCA distribution amp that you found would work fine, or you could simply add a MOCA filter between the distribution amplifier and...
Forum: Help With Reception 20-Jun-2020, 4:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,923
Posted By Tower Guy
EMT works fine for very short masts. For longer...

EMT works fine for very short masts. For longer masts top rail is preferred. This is because the steel used in EMT has a yield strength of 30,000 PSI. The steel in top rail is rated at 50,000 PSI.
...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Jun-2020, 2:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,923
Posted By Tower Guy
You can use chain link fence top rail as a mast....

You can use chain link fence top rail as a mast. Available at the big box hardware stores. You can use either an eave mount or a wall mount bracket into the wall below the eave.
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Apr-2020, 2:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,882
Posted By Tower Guy
Another possible source of an intermittent...

Another possible source of an intermittent reception problem is interference. Typical culprits are cheap LED light bulbs, wall-wort power supplies, and battery chargers.
Forum: Help With Reception 31-Mar-2020, 2:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,737
Posted By Tower Guy
I would consider buying new good quality LED...

I would consider buying new good quality LED bulbs for your neighbor. Take the old ones home and give them to someone in the country with satellite TV.
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Mar-2020, 4:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,737
Posted By Tower Guy
This article may be helpful: ...

This article may be helpful:

http://www.arrl.org/files/file/RFI/Thompson%20Noise.pdf
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Mar-2020, 4:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,737
Posted By Tower Guy
Because the interference is coming from another...

Because the interference is coming from another house, moving the antenna onto the roof wonít help much.

I have heard stories about cheap Chinese grow-lights that make tons of RF noise. They are...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Mar-2020, 7:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,737
Posted By Tower Guy
Is your reluctance to mount on the roof a deed...

Is your reluctance to mount on the roof a deed restriction or a desire to keep a low profile? The ANT-751 antenna is excellent for VHF and can be mounted on the side of the gable end facing the...
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Mar-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,737
Posted By Tower Guy
There is sufficient signal at your house for NBC...

There is sufficient signal at your house for NBC and PBS. What's different about those two channels is that they are on VHF. The others are UHF. You have the right antenna for VHF.

So I would...
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Mar-2020, 1:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,693
Posted By Tower Guy
Things that could cause better reception in cold...

Things that could cause better reception in cold weather:

Water in the coax.
Temperature sensitive preamp.
Propagation changes due to atmospheric conditions.
Dry leaves.
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Mar-2020, 2:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,363
Posted By Tower Guy
Do you get WMTW on RF channel 8 or RF channel 26?...

Do you get WMTW on RF channel 8 or RF channel 26?

Can you receive PBS on WENH (RF channel 11)?
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Mar-2020, 5:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,693
Posted By Tower Guy
The vertical distance from peak signal to null on...

The vertical distance from peak signal to null on channel 31 is calculated as 20.5 inches.
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Feb-2020, 9:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,000
Posted By Tower Guy
The Juice preamp would be good for you. Remember...

The Juice preamp would be good for you. Remember to get a UVSJ to properly combine the UHF and VHF antennas before the preamp.
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Feb-2020, 1:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,000
Posted By Tower Guy
If I lived in your location I’d try a DB-4e UHF...

If I lived in your location I’d try a DB-4e UHF only aimed at Syracuse and the VHF only Stellar labs antenna aimed at Binghamton.

I like the DB-4e because the UHF stations in Syracuse are spread...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Feb-2020, 2:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,114
Posted By Tower Guy
I think that you have several choices. Aim...

I think that you have several choices.

Aim your existing antenna at Macon and live with a few Augusta stations that happen to work off the back of the antenna.

Aim your existing antenna at...
Forum: Help With Reception 31-Jan-2020, 8:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,114
Posted By Tower Guy
Try this signal strength calculator and please...

Try this signal strength calculator and please post the results.

https://www.rabbitears.info/searchmap.php

There have been channel changes that are missing from tvfool.
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Jan-2020, 3:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,187
Posted By Tower Guy
The ANT-751 has enough gain for the Houston...

The ANT-751 has enough gain for the Houston stations unless it’s installed in a poor location. However, there are some Beaumont stations that are receivable with a bidirectional UHF antenna on the...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Jan-2020, 8:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,911
Posted By Tower Guy
Do either of your antennas have preamps? If so...

Do either of your antennas have preamps? If so you could remove the power from the power supply to the unused antenna(s).

I assume that you are trying to combine antennas aimed in different...
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Dec-2019, 3:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,180
Posted By Tower Guy
I’m glad you got it all worked out!

I’m glad you got it all worked out!
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Dec-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,180
Posted By Tower Guy
The 751 should be aimed at WLOS and then moved up...

The 751 should be aimed at WLOS and then moved up only if your reception of WLOS is not perfect.
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Dec-2019, 7:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,180
Posted By Tower Guy
The 751 should be aimed at WLOS on VHF channel 13...

The 751 should be aimed at WLOS on VHF channel 13 and connected to the VHF input of the preamp. The extra gain of the 4MAX doesn’t help you because the difference between the furthest east and...
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