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Forum: Enthusiast's Exchange 16-Aug-2019, 7:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,295
Posted By rickbb
Interesting, I use a 2 channel Hauppauge OTA...

Interesting, I use a 2 channel Hauppauge OTA tuner card in a Windows PC and with the serial number of the card you can use their software to setup your system to serve both live and recorded OTA tv...
Forum: Antennas 16-Aug-2019, 7:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 795
Posted By rickbb
Just the design and testing phase would be time...

Just the design and testing phase would be time consuming.

After you get all that nailed the rest is just building and shipping.

Except for the after the sale customer service call headaches...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Aug-2019, 6:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 706
Posted By rickbb
Fox and one of your ABC stations are going to be...

Fox and one of your ABC stations are going to be iffy. Fox at a NM of 9 and DB of -81 with a 2 edge signal is going to require some luck along with some serious time spent aiming, tuning, and working...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Aug-2019, 6:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 706
Posted By rickbb
I don't believe that either of those is multi...

I don't believe that either of those is multi directional. if you remove the reflectors off the back then you can call them bi-directional, but with reduced gain from the front and back. But you'd...
Forum: Antennas 2-Aug-2019, 5:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 41,383
Posted By rickbb
One thing this post shows is, I've done it wrong...

One thing this post shows is, I've done it wrong and now get to correct it. :(
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Jul-2019, 7:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 750
Posted By rickbb
Now you tell me, it's all I've used for the past...

Now you tell me, it's all I've used for the past 3 years. But then I did get an entire spool of it for free. ;)
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Jul-2019, 7:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,934
Posted By rickbb
I use a small USB tuner in a laptop with a 6 foot...

I use a small USB tuner in a laptop with a 6 foot coax cable.

Might not be what you're looking for to use once, but I've found it very useful to locate the best location on a roof.
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Jun-2019, 2:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,101
Posted By rickbb
You may need to re-post your report link, I get a...

You may need to re-post your report link, I get a not found error when I click it. But it could be just me.
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Jun-2019, 6:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,888
Posted By rickbb
When I was a kid, my dad had a gable end mount,...

When I was a kid, my dad had a gable end mount, but on a long pole that went all the way to, and into the ground. The top of the pole was over the peak of the gable and strapped with lag bolts to the...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-May-2019, 3:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,121
Posted By rickbb
You have one of the better antennas, (gain wise...

You have one of the better antennas, (gain wise anyway), that you can get. It's only negative in your situation, is that is highly directional and your towers are spread around 180 degrees.

If...
Forum: Antennas 14-May-2019, 6:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,217
Posted By rickbb
I'm betting the ferrite cores are going to help a...

I'm betting the ferrite cores are going to help a lot. I use them at work when faced with un-explainable issues on computer equipment. Sometimes it's just like magic.
Forum: Antennas 6-May-2019, 3:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,217
Posted By rickbb
"Any thoughts on how to eliminate the noise...

"Any thoughts on how to eliminate the noise induced into the AC power wiring? I was thinking of a 6 foot shielded AC extension cord to keep the various power supplies physically removed from the TV...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-May-2019, 1:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,684
Posted By rickbb
You could feed both TV's with an A/B switch, if...

You could feed both TV's with an A/B switch, if you're so inclined.
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Apr-2019, 6:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,422
Posted By rickbb
I had a big long reply typed out, but my log in...

I had a big long reply typed out, but my log in timed out and I lost it all, man I hate that. lol

Anyway long story short;

Before you buy anything, get up on the roof, use as short a piece of...
Forum: Digital TV and Mobile DTV 16-Apr-2019, 2:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 18,386
Posted By rickbb
Quite honestly you won't miss those channels as...

Quite honestly you won't miss those channels as much as you might think now.

A lot of the OTA sub channels show re-runs from those cable only channels.

Which is why I cut the cable years ago,...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Apr-2019, 2:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,422
Posted By rickbb
I keep forgetting that my 4 bay is a DIY and does...

I keep forgetting that my 4 bay is a DIY and does pick up high VHF. Sorry about that.
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Apr-2019, 1:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,237
Posted By rickbb
Younger brother was in the Corps, we live about...

Younger brother was in the Corps, we live about 80 miles from Lejenue.
Small world.
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Apr-2019, 1:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,422
Posted By rickbb
Based on your plot I'd try a 4 bay with no...

Based on your plot I'd try a 4 bay with no reflector and no amp.

Most of your towers are SSE and a few almost 180 degrees from them. With no reflector and aiming at the towers to your south,...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Apr-2019, 1:21 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 28,926
Posted By rickbb
Sorry, just saw this. I make my own based on...

Sorry, just saw this. I make my own based on MCLAPPS design. They seem to work very well for me. I have 4 or 5 around town I've made for family and friends.
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Apr-2019, 2:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,888
Posted By rickbb
You can also put one in the top of one of the...

You can also put one in the top of one of the trees. Provided you can safely get to the top of one.


Look around with a compass, try for a spot that "sees" the towers with the fewest trees in...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Mar-2019, 3:00 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 28,926
Posted By rickbb
I have a 4 bay with no reflector and receive...

I have a 4 bay with no reflector and receive excellent reception from front and back. Back tower is appx 45 miles out and front towers are appx 60 miles out.

I even turned it slightly off line and...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Mar-2019, 6:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,575
Posted By rickbb
I'm just up the road from you in Elon. I get...

I'm just up the road from you in Elon. I get channels just fine from Winston/Greensboro market and the Raleigh/Durham markets with a bow tie style antenna with no reflector on it.

Rabbits advise...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Mar-2019, 1:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,237
Posted By rickbb
I had a TV at the end of a long run like yours,...

I had a TV at the end of a long run like yours, and added a Wineguard amp that was adjustable, I'm at work now or I'd get you the exact model. I think it was a LNA200, but not sure. It helped in that...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Feb-2019, 2:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,586
Posted By rickbb
Any reason you can't go to a roof mount?

Any reason you can't go to a roof mount?
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Feb-2019, 5:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,586
Posted By rickbb
You have 2 issues to deal with before trying...

You have 2 issues to deal with before trying different antennas.

1. You have channels from all 4 points of the compass to deal with. Any directional antenna will not get them all. Unless you use a...
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