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Forum: Help With Reception 13-Apr-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,554
Posted By rabbit73
Reducing the strength of WPXC ION should make it...

Reducing the strength of WPXC ION should make it possible to use a preamp to make it easier to receive your weaker signals, but I can't guarantee it; you must be willing to experiment.
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Apr-2018, 2:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,554
Posted By rabbit73
Hello again, TX1228 Which channels are...

Hello again, TX1228

Which channels are giving you a problem?

Are you splitting the signals for more than one TV? If you are, are those channels better on just one TV without the splitter?

Do...
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Mar-2018, 8:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 16,973
Posted By rabbit73
Thanks for the report; your test results are...

Thanks for the report; your test results are encouraging. Keep experimenting to see what works.
I know you want just one antenna to get everything from the west and north, but it might not be that...
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Mar-2018, 6:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By rabbit73
Welcome back, Hillbilly Hermit Thank you for...

Welcome back, Hillbilly Hermit

Thank you for the signal report. It looks like the one I did for you based on the coordinates you gave to me for your house.

Raising the antenna to 50 feet at...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Mar-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 16,973
Posted By rabbit73
I wish I could give you some easy answers for...

I wish I could give you some easy answers for your reception problem, but you have a difficult location. You will just have to continue with your antenna experiments to see what works, and in so...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Mar-2018, 7:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 16,973
Posted By rabbit73
Trees block TV signals, especially when they are...

Trees block TV signals, especially when they are wet.

http://www.hdtvprimer.com/antennas/siting.html
Scroll down to Trees and UHF if the hdtvprimer.com site is up.

extract from that page:
...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Mar-2018, 5:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 16,973
Posted By rabbit73
This signal report from rabbitears.info shows the...

This signal report from rabbitears.info shows the channels you want:

http://forum.tvfool.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3138&d=1521911408


It does look like you will need two antennas to get...
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Mar-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 16,973
Posted By rabbit73
Thank you for making the test with the ground...

Thank you for making the test with the ground connection for the attic antenna. An indoor antenna is not required by the NEC code to be grounded, but in your case it helped because the very strong...
Forum: Antennas 23-Mar-2018, 6:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 39,921
Posted By rabbit73
Hello, Geezer64; welcome back. I see you have...

Hello, Geezer64; welcome back. I see you have been here before; your previous threads for reference:
Advice in Eastern NC 5-Aug-2014
http://forum.tvfool.com/showthread.php?t=14724

To switch or...
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Mar-2018, 7:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 16,973
Posted By rabbit73
http://forum.tvfool.com/attachment.php?attachmenti...

http://forum.tvfool.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3134&d=1521745379

Thank you for the photo of your outside antenna; it looks like a Winegard HD-1080.
...
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Mar-2018, 6:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 16,973
Posted By rabbit73
http://forum.tvfool.com/attachment.php?attachmenti...

http://forum.tvfool.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3099&d=1519074225

For best reception of WCCU, the antenna should be aimed at WCCU. The cardboard covered with aluminum foil should be at least...
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Mar-2018, 12:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,090
Posted By rabbit73
Hello, Dave; welcome to the forum. I see you...

Hello, Dave; welcome to the forum.

I see you are now able to post. Your report is only resolved to block level because you left out the W in your address. With the W added, it looks like this:...
Forum: TV Database Updates 16-Mar-2018, 1:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 54,871
Posted By rabbit73
Channels are missing from your TVFool report...

Channels are missing from your TVFool report because the database used by TVFool is defective. Read about it here:
http://forum.tvfool.com/showthread.php?t=16376

Your previous report is no longer...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Mar-2018, 3:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 11,972
Posted By rabbit73
He means the TVFool signal report. You gave this...

He means the TVFool signal report. You gave this link for it in your previous thread:
http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3de2cbfa8fc32d44

It has the database datecode...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Mar-2018, 3:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 39,499
Posted By rabbit73
The only solution that I can think of that has a...

The only solution that I can think of that has a chance of improving your reception of WVUT would be a separate UHF antenna like the Antennas Direct 91XG or Solid Signal HDB91X at a greater height...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Mar-2018, 11:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 39,499
Posted By rabbit73
This is the WVUT terrain profile showing the...

This is the WVUT terrain profile showing the increased elevation at your location, but that last big hill is in the signal path:
...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Mar-2018, 6:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 39,499
Posted By rabbit73
Your New, more accurate, TVFool Report

Thank you for the new TVFool signal report. When I asked you where you got the elevation for your location, you were able to double check the information from Google maps. I'm confident that this...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Mar-2018, 6:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 39,499
Posted By rabbit73
mars1162 Thank you for the coordinates by...

mars1162

Thank you for the coordinates by PM. My guess was only 150 feet away, so the profile is similar.

The elevations from 3 sources for your location were 430, 433, and 433 feet, so I'm...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Mar-2018, 6:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 39,499
Posted By rabbit73
To answer your question: 1. In order for me...

To answer your question:

1. In order for me to run a terrain profile, I need to know the coordinates of the transmitting antenna and its height above ground level (AGL) and the coordinates of your...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Mar-2018, 5:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 39,499
Posted By rabbit73
Hello, Herb I use HeyWhatsThat Path...

Hello, Herb

I use HeyWhatsThat Path Profiler; it's the best profiler that I have found:
http://www.heywhatsthat.com/profiler.html

It was working fine with Internet Explorer 11, but suddenly...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Mar-2018, 6:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 39,499
Posted By rabbit73
Here is the terrain profile for WVUT that shows...

Here is the terrain profile for WVUT that shows how the signal is blocked by terrain and the curvature of earth:

http://forum.tvfool.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3116&d=1520450710

The...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Mar-2018, 12:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 39,499
Posted By rabbit73
Umm, you typed WTUV, not WVUT in post #6;...

Umm, you typed WTUV, not WVUT in post #6; obviously a typo, John.

WVUT is much weaker than your strong local signals. It got wiped out from overload AND it has possible adjacent channel...
Forum: Help With Reception 4-Mar-2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 39,499
Posted By rabbit73
WSIU is on your TVFool report, but it is not on...

WSIU is on your TVFool report, but it is not on your rabbitears.info report because it is more than 100 miles away. As before, NBC is not on your TVFool report, but it is on your rabbitears.info...
Forum: Help With Reception 4-Mar-2018, 6:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 39,499
Posted By rabbit73
Thank you for making the test and for the TVFool...

Thank you for making the test and for the TVFool report. Your report shows WTVW with a signal power of -2.2 dBm highlighted in red, which is an overload warning. A preamp is contraindicated unless...
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Mar-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 39,499
Posted By rabbit73
mars1162: Yes, I also would like to see your...

mars1162:

Yes, I also would like to see your TVFool signal report to help me understand your reception problem and learn a little more about the Televes preamp that has AGC.
You are correct, it...
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