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Forum: Help With Reception 30-Mar-2020, 2:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 732
Posted By Tim
Any outdoor LED floodlights that turn on in the...

Any outdoor LED floodlights that turn on in the area about that time? I had a friend who had VHF reception wiped out by interference from LED flood lights.
Forum: Antennas 26-Mar-2020, 9:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By Tim
I've been a ham operator for 45 years...you pick...

I've been a ham operator for 45 years...you pick up a few tidbits of information along the way.
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Mar-2020, 4:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 732
Posted By Tim
There's a good chance your antenna would work...

There's a good chance your antenna would work just fine if outside. Is an attic install your only option?

Are you using your amplifier on the high or the low setting? What difference do you see...
Forum: Antennas 26-Mar-2020, 3:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By Tim
Just above the rotator looks like a 10 element...

Just above the rotator looks like a 10 element crossed yagi beam for the ham 2 meter band (144 to 148 MHz)...it is both horizontally and vertically polarized...probably about an 11 ft boom. Possibly...
Forum: Antennas 25-Mar-2020, 10:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By Tim
The top set of beams looks to be a Cushcraft...

The top set of beams looks to be a Cushcraft A26B2 beam installed with vertical polarization for the 144 to 148 MHz ham band. (It is essentially two of the Cushcraft A13B2 beams installed on a...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Mar-2020, 1:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,265
Posted By Tim
I think the gain figures for the DB4e are much...

I think the gain figures for the DB4e are much better at the lower end of the band than they were for the DB4.
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Mar-2020, 5:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,265
Posted By Tim
Hollands posted the gain figures and pattern for...

Hollands posted the gain figures and pattern for the Antennas Direct DB4 with no reflector a few years ago. The DB4e should be similar.

Basically, removing the reflector decreases the gain...
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Mar-2020, 10:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,567
Posted By Tim
My "guess" is no, but the only way you'll ever...

My "guess" is no, but the only way you'll ever know is to try it and see.
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Feb-2020, 1:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,003
Posted By Tim
Here's the link to get your RabbitEars report....

Here's the link to get your RabbitEars report. Their data is much more up to date.
https://www.rabbitears.info/searchmap.php
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Feb-2020, 1:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,567
Posted By Tim
Yeah, your location shows you are behind some...

Yeah, your location shows you are behind some pretty good size hills...that will definitely cut down on the TV signal available. On your RabbitEars report you can click on the 'Transmitter Distance...
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Feb-2020, 1:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,567
Posted By Tim
Wow! That's probably one of the worst signal...

Wow! That's probably one of the worst signal reports I've seen posted. Which of the stations are you able to receive?

It would be helpful if you could also post a link to your RabbitEars signal...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Feb-2020, 5:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,422
Posted By Tim
The DB4e has two UHF elements while the 2V has 2...

The DB4e has two UHF elements while the 2V has 2 UHF elements. The DB4e is more comparable to the ClearStream 4V. The DB4e and the 4V have about 12 dBi gain on UHF while the 2V has about 9 dbi gain....
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Feb-2020, 11:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,422
Posted By Tim
It looks like your stations from the Naples/Fort...

It looks like your stations from the Naples/Fort Myers area are your strongest and are all on UHF. I think a 4 bay bow tie antenna like the Antennas Direct DB4e or equivalent would be a good bet for...
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Feb-2020, 7:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,422
Posted By Tim
Which stations are you looking to receive? The...

Which stations are you looking to receive? The ones from Tampa or the ones from Fort Myers?

Also, can you run Rabbit Ears report and post a link here? It is much more up to date than the TV Fool...
Forum: Help With Reception 31-Jan-2020, 1:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 807
Posted By Tim
Hang in there, it might get better. From the...

Hang in there, it might get better. From the RabbitEars info, it looks like they are scheduled for the phase 9 repack and will be moving from physical channel 44 to 16...and will also get a bit of a...
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Jan-2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 807
Posted By Tim
Can you post your RabbitEars signal report? ...

Can you post your RabbitEars signal report?
https://www.rabbitears.info/searchmap.php
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Jan-2020, 3:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 612
Posted By Tim
That should not be an issue after the station...

That should not be an issue after the station repack...no longer any stations that high up in the band.
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Jan-2020, 3:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,546
Posted By Tim
I don't know the answer. The old tower they were...

I don't know the answer. The old tower they were on had to be rebuilt. Their temporary authorization for the temporary location expires on Feb 5th. Maybe an e-mail to their chief engineer would bring...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Jan-2020, 8:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 785
Posted By Tim
If power line noise is causing interference to TV...

If power line noise is causing interference to TV reception, call the power company. They have to meet certain FCC regulations and will come out and investigate. It often saves them money in the long...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Dec-2019, 2:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 823
Posted By Tim
If it is going to cost you lift time, I would...

If it is going to cost you lift time, I would definitely go with the biggest antenna possible. With the HD7698P recommended by Rabbit73 aimed towards Terre Haute you have a good chance of receiving...
Forum: Help With Reception 21-Dec-2019, 12:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,468
Posted By Tim
My rule of thumb has always been, "If it ain't...

My rule of thumb has always been, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Dec-2019, 4:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,468
Posted By Tim
Rain in a PC board balun will definitely cause...

Rain in a PC board balun will definitely cause signal loss. I had it happen on another antenna, not the CM-5020. The bad thing about water intrusion into the balun is that it is then possible for the...
Forum: Antennas 1-Dec-2019, 6:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,388
Posted By Tim
I can't answer your question about diameter with...

I can't answer your question about diameter with a formula or antenna modeling facts, but from practical experience building ham radio antennas, I would suspect that making your tubing diameter...
Forum: Antennas 7-Nov-2019, 5:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,388
Posted By Tim
A RabbitEars report would be helpful and that...

A RabbitEars report would be helpful and that information is much more up to date.
https://www.rabbitears.info/searchmap.php
Forum: Antennas 4-Nov-2019, 2:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,388
Posted By Tim
I don't know how far you are from the antenna,...

I don't know how far you are from the antenna, but you could try a simple dipole antenna for 85 MHz. Each leg should be about 2.75 ft in length. You could feed it directly with RG-6.

Or if you...
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