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Forum: Help With Reception 11-Dec-2020, 4:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,999
Posted By eclipsme
Yes, perhaps WESH, but also West Palm Beach WPEC...

Yes, perhaps WESH, but also West Palm Beach WPEC (13) and WPTV (12).

My problem with pointing toward Orlando is that there is a line of trees just a couple of blocks away in that direction which...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Dec-2020, 1:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,999
Posted By eclipsme
Create HVHF from old antenna

If I found an old VHF antenna, could I simply cut of the Low VHF elements and end up with an antenna for High VHF? Could I also shorten the boom?
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Nov-2020, 6:13 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 22,551
Posted By eclipsme
"But then, how is it possible to make a valid...

"But then, how is it possible to make a valid comparison of the performance of the two systems? Have the two antennas on a sliding carriage that moves each antenna into the same location? "

would...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Nov-2020, 3:57 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 22,551
Posted By eclipsme
I have no direct experience running on Airspy ,...

I have no direct experience running on Airspy , but as far as I know, it should. Why not give it a try and see what happens?
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Nov-2020, 3:11 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 22,551
Posted By eclipsme
Are you familiar with rtl-sdr dot com? not sure I...

Are you familiar with rtl-sdr dot com? not sure I can post a url here -
https://www.rtl-sdr.com/big-list-rtl-sdr-supported-software/ has a large list of software.

I use with SDR# for tuning as...
Forum: Antennas 27-Oct-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 38,376
Posted By eclipsme
I would think the simplest, and possibly best...

I would think the simplest, and possibly best solution would be to mount a horizontal 2x6 to the studs with carriage bolts and bolt the pole supports to that.

As an alternative, and depending on...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Oct-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,304
Posted By eclipsme
OK, I think I understand now. Thanks! These...

OK, I think I understand now. Thanks!

These UVSJ combiners have become a bit of a scarce commodity, it seems. I did find this:...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Oct-2020, 1:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,304
Posted By eclipsme
Tower Guy said, "If all of your TV channels are...

Tower Guy said, "If all of your TV channels are on UHF, (14-36); you may use a UVSJ to combine 137 MHz with the DB-8. " Googling for a 'UVSJ', this appears to be a VHF/UHF combiner, or am I wrong...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Oct-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,304
Posted By eclipsme
Thanks for the additional info. Yes, I am aware...

Thanks for the additional info.
Yes, I am aware of the aviation band. What I meant to indicate is that the feed from the 139mhz antenna would connect to the VHF side of the combiner, but I was not...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Oct-2020, 1:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,304
Posted By eclipsme
Thanks. So 139 falls in the VHF range, right? I...

Thanks. So 139 falls in the VHF range, right? I have no VHF at the moment but there are a couple that I would like to go after at some point, which would require an HVHF antenna. Could I use a VHF...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Oct-2020, 1:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,304
Posted By eclipsme
Combining other frequencies on 1 cable

I have started 'listening' to weather satellites using my SDR dongle.

Current setup is a DB8 roof mounted with a Wineguard LNA mounted on the mast feeding into a splitter in my office. 1 feed...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Sep-2020, 7:42 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 22,551
Posted By eclipsme
Welcome. I have been following along, picking up...

Welcome. I have been following along, picking up a few things along the way.
Congrats!
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Sep-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,212
Posted By eclipsme
Thanks for the pointers. Since the scanner...

Thanks for the pointers.

Since the scanner is not real time, the only way I see to set the gain is through trial and error - try a setting, rescan, try another. Am I missing an easier way?

In...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Sep-2020, 7:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,212
Posted By eclipsme
What are these spectrum?

RABBIT77 introduced me to the wonders of Software Defined Radio (SDR). (Thanks Rabbit!)

I have downloaded and installed sdrsharp, a free app that gives a live display of a 2 Mhz slice of a 6Mhz...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Sep-2020, 11:27 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 22,551
Posted By eclipsme
RTLSDR Scanner is available as executable...

RTLSDR Scanner is available as executable install. Hopefully making this part much easier:
https://github.com/EarToEarOak/RTLSDR-Scanner/releases

Your video quite nicely shows the affect of the...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Sep-2020, 5:51 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 22,551
Posted By eclipsme
This is not looking too difficult. SDRSharp is...

This is not looking too difficult. SDRSharp is downloaded as a zip file and rtlsdr scanner has an installation file. The scanner is what allows you to see the entire channel (or multiples), right?
...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Sep-2020, 2:35 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 22,551
Posted By eclipsme
I see what you mean. Lots of pieces to be...

I see what you mean. Lots of pieces to be obtained from lots of places.
Thanks!
Was it worth it? Nice cheap alternative for someone that barely understands what this is!
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Sep-2020, 8:39 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 22,551
Posted By eclipsme
What software is this? Thanks!

What software is this? Thanks!
Forum: Help With Reception 20-Aug-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,308
Posted By eclipsme
You have been extremely helpful and have...

You have been extremely helpful and have confirmed most of what I have been thinking.

I picked up a used DB8e for $30 so will use that to test the conditions. Unfortunately, it is really bad at...
Forum: Reception Devices 19-Aug-2020, 9:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,284
Posted By eclipsme
I am currently using a Haupauge 4 tuner board in...

I am currently using a Haupauge 4 tuner board in my computer and running Plex media server. For $5/month, you get a 2 week program guide and the ability to record programs. I like it, though Plex can...
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Aug-2020, 6:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,308
Posted By eclipsme
Thanks, Rabbit! So with this list, how far...

Thanks, Rabbit!

So with this list, how far down would you figure I might be able to get?

Both WPEC (CBS) and WPTV (NBC) from West Palm Beach are listed as bad on this report, so I am guessing...
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Aug-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,308
Posted By eclipsme
Is this possible?

Signal Analysis: http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3d903876af1d9513

I am in Vero Beach and would like to get networks, if possible.

I've got ABC in West Palm (easy), but...
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