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Forum: TV Database Updates Today, 10:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 93
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi jerrymc: Yes, and for those of us who...

Hi jerrymc:

Yes, and for those of us who have been a bit frustrated with their previous signal strength on their UHF frequency, this change to VHF High 12, physical, with strong readings on my TV...
Forum: TV Database Updates Today, 8:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 93
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi jerrymc: TV Fool has a very small staff...

Hi jerrymc:

TV Fool has a very small staff that has not been able to keep up with Repack changes, etc. But, I just checked Rabbitears.info for the LA Market and it's there. Copy and past (sorry...
Forum: Help With Reception Today, 8:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 691
Posted By OTAFAN
Your antenna set up looks like a professional...

Your antenna set up looks like a professional job!

I'm in a strong signal location here in SOCAL LA/OC and get between 168-178 channels on a clear day. So, 159 at your location droidy is...
Forum: TV Database Updates Yesterday, 6:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 12,886
Posted By OTAFAN
Retro TV Returns to SOCAL

More urgent pleas from fans, Richard Summers & Gary Fink on Retro TVs Facebook page. Perhaps a PC work around? Or rather, a Hail Mary???

Richard Summers Retro Television We need you on the air in...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Sep-2019, 7:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,795
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi ssharnick: Yes, that's the one. Here's an...

Hi ssharnick:

Yes, that's the one. Here's an older thread on TV Fool that discusses the antenna in detail. It's a keeper and has preformed very well for many people across the nation. I hope...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Sep-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By OTAFAN
Yes, that's the one. After I posted to...

Yes, that's the one.



After I posted to your query, I thought about how close you were to your towers. And you're right about amplification that's very close to transmission source. So, I would...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Sep-2019, 7:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi & Welcome iamnoip! Here's your...

Hi & Welcome iamnoip!

Here's your rabbitears.info report. It's more up to date than your TV Fool report, due to a very small staff trying to keep up with repack and all the other related issues....
Forum: TV Database Updates 5-Sep-2019, 2:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,127
Posted By OTAFAN
What kind of antennas are those? Thanks!

What kind of antennas are those?

Thanks!
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Sep-2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 691
Posted By OTAFAN
Way to go, droidy! Congratulations on the...

Way to go, droidy!

Congratulations on the excellent reception you're receiving so far, even with your "ground" set up. Although rabbitears.info is quite accurate, each viewer at their individual...
Forum: Reception Devices 1-Sep-2019, 7:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,094
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi Charles: Go to: ...

Hi Charles:

Go to: https://www.rabbitears.info/market.php

Scroll down to Lansing, MI, about half way down the page, Market 111, and click on.

All I see for your Market regarding your...
Forum: Help With Reception 31-Aug-2019, 1:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 691
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi droidy, glad you posted back. Finding the...

Hi droidy, glad you posted back.

Finding the "sweet spot" on your roof is similar to finding the "sweet spot" for an indoor antenna. Trial and error are to be expected. But in your situation,...
Forum: TV Database Updates 23-Aug-2019, 4:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 12,886
Posted By OTAFAN
Retro TV Returns to SOCAL

Literally there has been no posting on Retro TVs Facebook page since previous entry above. But this evening PST, there were a number of new comments by fans.

Although they were in response to a...
Forum: Antennas 20-Aug-2019, 8:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By OTAFAN
WOW..... Puts a whole new spin on "Birds Eye...

WOW.....

Puts a whole new spin on "Birds Eye View....."

Excellent post and link, Bobs.....Thanks!
Forum: Antennas 19-Aug-2019, 7:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 41,495
Posted By OTAFAN
General Tech & Antenna Safety

Do you mean all the electrical wiring in one's home or all the way upstream to the local power company; or both?

Thanks as always.....
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Aug-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 691
Posted By OTAFAN
IMHO, I think he was a bit nervous and uncertain...

IMHO, I think he was a bit nervous and uncertain about a couple of things that may have stopped him short of success. As the saying goes, he was "close but no cigar."

I didn't know you had already...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Aug-2019, 7:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 691
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi droidy: The forum recently dealt with...

Hi droidy:

The forum recently dealt with similar issues from another gentleman that your TV report's show. He was from Moorpark, CA and was struggling with poor LOS & those pesky 2 edge...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Aug-2019, 2:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,116
Posted By OTAFAN
Just my 2 cents. I would either use what...

Just my 2 cents.

I would either use what came with your Flex, or replace it with a short RG6 jumper, say 15' or so. That way you minimize interference and maximize reception for your TV...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Aug-2019, 9:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi fuzzymaster: You're ahead of the game by...

Hi fuzzymaster:

You're ahead of the game by posting your rabbitears.info report along with your TV Fool one. I think rabbitears.info is more up to date, if I'm correct about this.

I'm not a...
Forum: Antennas 11-Aug-2019, 3:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 41,495
Posted By OTAFAN
Thanks for your patience in answering my...

Thanks for your patience in answering my questions, GroundUrMast.

I think it's much overlooked and not understood by the majority of DIY'ers and the general public at large. Most of us just put...
Forum: Antennas 11-Aug-2019, 3:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 41,495
Posted By OTAFAN
Do you mean testing or touching the 6 AWG bonding...

Do you mean testing or touching the 6 AWG bonding wire and separate antenna ground stake at the same time?

This ground stuff is not for the faint of heart it seems. But "Safety First" is paramount...
Forum: Antennas 11-Aug-2019, 2:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 41,495
Posted By OTAFAN
No, I think my soil here is a combination of clay...

No, I think my soil here is a combination of clay and sand in south OC, CA. Probably better than many other locations, I'm guessing.

I was just wondering how one could check their ground stake for...
Forum: Antennas 11-Aug-2019, 12:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 41,495
Posted By OTAFAN
General Tech & Antenna Safety

Can an antenna ground stake be checked for resistance with a multimeter, or would one have to use the expensive test equipment with multiple leads as seen on various websites discussing ground...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Aug-2019, 1:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,116
Posted By OTAFAN
Thanks for letting the forum know of your...

Thanks for letting the forum know of your success, Gophers!

Good to hear your Antennas Direct Clearstream Flex is doing the job for you. I thought it might do the trick.

Watch for channel 9.6...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Aug-2019, 3:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By OTAFAN
Depends on your family's ( or wife) aesthetic...

Depends on your family's ( or wife) aesthetic point of view inside your home. Right now you mentioned your RCA 751R (BTW good antenna) pointing out the window sill. Does that bother anyone?

If...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Aug-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,116
Posted By OTAFAN
Ok, Gophers! Keep us posted how it all turns...

Ok, Gophers!

Keep us posted how it all turns out for you. As one of the best Techs rabbit73, on TV Fool once told me, "Your TV (signal meter) will tell you how your antenna is working."

Best of...
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