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Forum: Help With Reception 11-Oct-2018, 5:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,190
Posted By Tower Guy
Did you know that one of the major distributors...

Did you know that one of the major distributors of antennas is right in your back yard? Solid Signal is located in Novi, MI.
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Sep-2018, 7:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 426
Posted By Tower Guy
Both your DB4e and the HBDX91 are UHF only...

Both your DB4e and the HBDX91 are UHF only antennas. There is no reason to combine them for VHF reception. I’d combine the DB4e that you have with a true VHF only antenna.
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Sep-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 618
Posted By Tower Guy
Both channel 29s are low power stations, so the...

Both channel 29s are low power stations, so the range is much less than full power stations.

Multipath in digital can not be seen as ghosting, it simply prevents any reception.

Mileage ranges...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Sep-2018, 2:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By Tower Guy
The rolling black horizontal line could also be...

The rolling black horizontal line could also be caused by a failed component inside the TV set. In some cases an electrolytic capacitor can fail and cause this symptom.
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Sep-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By Tower Guy
Your brother has at least two problems. The first...

Your brother has at least two problems. The first is reception issues, perhaps due to poor signals and multipath.

The other problem is the rolling horizontal lines. That is an indication of a...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Sep-2018, 12:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 618
Posted By Tower Guy
There are two channel 29s. One in Grand Rapids...

There are two channel 29s. One in Grand Rapids and one in Muskegon. They can interfere with each other, especially when combining antennas aimed in different directions. In addition, the channel scan...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Sep-2018, 2:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,335
Posted By Tower Guy
Low band may be coming back in some places, but...

Low band may be coming back in some places, but not his section of rural Georgia.

Adding a UHF and VHF antenna together in a UVSJ prior to a preamp offers outstanding performance.
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Sep-2018, 5:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,335
Posted By Tower Guy
The 8200U is a waste of money. There are no low...

The 8200U is a waste of money. There are no low band VHF stations anywhere near realjet. Realjet remains better off with a high VHF antenna aimed at Chattanooga and a UHF only aimed elsewhere.
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Sep-2018, 1:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,335
Posted By Tower Guy
What does TACK off mean?

What does TACK off mean?
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Sep-2018, 6:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,335
Posted By Tower Guy
I don’t see the possibility of picking up any low...

I don’t see the possibility of picking up any low land stations(channels 2-6). Therefore the huge 8200U is much too big and too expensive. I’d use the Stellar Labs antenna aimed at Chattanooga, and...
Forum: Help With Reception 31-Aug-2018, 4:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,335
Posted By Tower Guy
I agree that the Stellar Labs VHF antenna is a...

I agree that the Stellar Labs VHF antenna is a good choice.

This is one of those situations where you can take advantage of ground gain to tilt the signal up instead of tilting the antenna. If...
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Aug-2018, 6:01 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 20,707
Posted By Tower Guy
I grew up in the Town of Wheatfield in Niagara...

I grew up in the Town of Wheatfield in Niagara County. From there we received TV from Buffalo, Toronto, and Hamilton.

The WXXI tower was built by Fred Nudd, located on Rt 104 in Ontario, NY. I...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Aug-2018, 6:23 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 20,707
Posted By Tower Guy
Digital equipment is harder to fix than analog,...

Digital equipment is harder to fix than analog, but it doesn’t fail as often. That makes it less likely that a failed part is kept around as a spare. It also means that the maintenance staff is...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Aug-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 20,707
Posted By Tower Guy
Here is an article about the WXXI antenna. ...

Here is an article about the WXXI antenna.

https://www.fybush.com/site-of-the-week-1272012-deconstructing-pinnacle-hill-rochester/
Forum: Special Topics 27-Jul-2018, 7:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,278
Posted By Tower Guy
Another trick is to place ferrite cores on the AC...

Another trick is to place ferrite cores on the AC input and DC output of the power supply. Sometimes you can find these on used equipment such as VGA cables.
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Jul-2018, 1:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,673
Posted By Tower Guy
I can see why you want an attic antenna at the...

I can see why you want an attic antenna at the Mountain Bridge Community. Yet, with stucco walls and concrete roof tiles, an attic antenna is iffy.

If an attic antenna doesn’t work, I’d install a...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Jul-2018, 5:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,673
Posted By Tower Guy
I do. Your weakest of the main networks is NBC...

I do. Your weakest of the main networks is NBC with a noise margin of 55 dB. However, watch out for foil backed insulation that could block the signal.

Does your new house have a hip roof or...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Jul-2018, 5:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,673
Posted By Tower Guy
Consider an ANT751. It receives all the channels...

Consider an ANT751. It receives all the channels that you have in AZ.
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Jul-2018, 9:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,424
Posted By Tower Guy
http://www.hdtvprimer.com/antennas/ganging.html ...

http://www.hdtvprimer.com/antennas/ganging.html

Read the above link. Perhaps it will help understand stacking antennas.
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Jun-2018, 5:51 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 20,707
Posted By Tower Guy
The FCC uses AGL to describe the height of the...

The FCC uses AGL to describe the height of the transmit antenna on a TV tower.
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Jun-2018, 6:07 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 20,707
Posted By Tower Guy
AGL=Above Ground Level

AGL=Above Ground Level
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Jun-2018, 1:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,554
Posted By Tower Guy
I like everything straight too. Too bad that...

I like everything straight too. Too bad that NASCAR keeps going in circles.

If I lived between Quincy and Otummua, Id put the UHF antenna on a rotator but leave the VHF antenna below the rotator...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Jun-2018, 6:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,554
Posted By Tower Guy
You could pick your favorite PBS or aim it at...

You could pick your favorite PBS or aim it at KYOU for a second NBC and FOX.
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Jun-2018, 1:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,554
Posted By Tower Guy
The 7698 would receive everything fine, but the...

The 7698 would receive everything fine, but the two antenna combo allows you to aim the antennas in two directions simultaneously. Your VHF and UHF stations are coming from different directions. The...
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Jun-2018, 6:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,554
Posted By Tower Guy
To add an inexpensive VHF antenna to your...

To add an inexpensive VHF antenna to your existing UHF antenna see if you can find a Stellar Labs 30-2475. I found it listed at neobits.com. Add them together with an rca preamp-1r preamp.
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