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Forum: Help With Reception 31-Mar-2020, 2:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 715
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: 715
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: 715
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 won’t 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: 715
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: 715
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: 6,361
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: 2,251
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: 6,361
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: 25
Views: 2,452
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: 25
Views: 2,452
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: 1,378
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: 1,378
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: 516
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: 763
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: 3,040
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: 3,040
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: 3,040
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...
Forum: Help With Reception 21-Dec-2019, 6:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,327
Posted By Tower Guy
The Patriots have announced that the Bills game...

The Patriots have announced that the Bills game will be available nationally on their APP (iOS) as well as the safari app on Patriots.com
Forum: Help With Reception 20-Dec-2019, 8:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,327
Posted By Tower Guy
Scott produces a program on WXXI and publishes...

Scott produces a program on WXXI and publishes his own web site/yearly tower calendar with cool pictures. We saw each other on Wednesday!

https://www.fybush.com/scott-fybush/
Forum: Help With Reception 20-Dec-2019, 5:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,327
Posted By Tower Guy
The game will be shown on WBZ in Boston. Perhaps...

The game will be shown on WBZ in Boston. Perhaps you could set up a free trial of CBS all access and use a VPN with a server in Boston.

Also, the Patriots have as app that purports to have the...
Forum: Help With Reception 20-Dec-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,327
Posted By Tower Guy
The guru of Rochester TV is Scott Fybush. Try...

The guru of Rochester TV is Scott Fybush. Try emailing him at scott@fybush.com

GOBILLS!!
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Dec-2019, 4:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,070
Posted By Tower Guy
You want no reflector to pick up Maryland PBS...

You want no reflector to pick up Maryland PBS (real 28) off the back of the antenna.

You could buy the 2V on Amazon and drill out the two rivets that hold the reflector to the frame.

Or you...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Dec-2019, 6:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,070
Posted By Tower Guy
I’d consider an Antennas Direct 2MAX mounted...

I’d consider an Antennas Direct 2MAX mounted outside, just above the roof line.
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Dec-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,330
Posted By Tower Guy
WCAX/WPTZ are sharing a TFU-16WB antenna. The...

WCAX/WPTZ are sharing a TFU-16WB antenna. The gain is similar to the burnt out antenna. The power handling is slightly lower. It is directional with less power toward the northeast.
...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Nov-2019, 7:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,330
Posted By Tower Guy
The most likely antenna that can be obtained and...

The most likely antenna that can be obtained and installed is a TFU-8WB.
http://www.dielectric.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/TFU-WB-copy.pdf

That antenna covers channels 14-51. It can handle 20...
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