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Forum: Help With Reception 2-Aug-2018, 2:50 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 26,414
Posted By RF Steve
While the low cost rotors sold for TV antennas...

While the low cost rotors sold for TV antennas have probably not improved much. If you wish to spend the money you can purchase an amateur radio antenna rotor which will likely be much more reliable....
Forum: Help With Reception 20-Jul-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,198
Posted By RF Steve
This thread is about stacking antennas. Most of...

This thread is about stacking antennas. Most of the known knowledge on the subject was expressed quite early in the thread.
I will only once more take this thread off topic . 53 years ago I was...
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Jul-2018, 6:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,198
Posted By RF Steve
I solved my reception problems years ago. The...

I solved my reception problems years ago. The 91xg would be a poor antenna choice for my location.
I've only been building and, installing both commercial built, and home brew antennas for about 50...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Jul-2018, 12:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,198
Posted By RF Steve
I posted on this thread to simply state there are...

I posted on this thread to simply state there are different ways to combine antennas, that had not been mentioned. I have no idea what the OP is trying to do, or talking about.
Rabbit 73 I am very...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Jul-2018, 1:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,198
Posted By RF Steve
rabbit 73 correct me if I am wrong. One could...

rabbit 73 correct me if I am wrong. One could build an open line feed harness between two antennas, or use ladder line. Placing the balun at the center point between the antennas. While I've not yet...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Nov-2016, 4:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,074
Posted By RF Steve
ClearStream™ 1V Indoor/Outdoor HDTV Antenna . ...

ClearStream™ 1V Indoor/Outdoor HDTV Antenna .
https://www.antennasdirect.com/store/ClearStream-1V-Indoor-Outdoor-HDTV-Antenna.html
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Oct-2016, 4:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,189
Posted By RF Steve
The 75 ohm specification on an impedance matching...

The 75 ohm specification on an impedance matching transformer is 75 ohms impedance. Not 75 ohms resistance, and cannot be measured with a simple ohm meter which is only capable of measuring DC...
Forum: Help With Reception 21-Oct-2016, 3:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,394
Posted By RF Steve
It sounds like your reception of Ch 33 is...

It sounds like your reception of Ch 33 is dependent upon a temperature inversion bending the signal back to earth. In some areas it is quite common for slight temperature inversions that enhance...
Forum: Digital TV and Mobile DTV 17-Oct-2016, 3:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,875
Posted By RF Steve
The ePVision PHD VRX2 has two tuners with...

The ePVision PHD VRX2 has two tuners with separate inputs for each tuner. Has a lot of features you probably don't need, but does not have a good signal meter.
http://www.epvision.com
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Sep-2016, 12:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,816
Posted By RF Steve
A frequency list of real broadcast channels is...

A frequency list of real broadcast channels is quite easy to find.
http://www.csgnetwork.com/tvfreqtable.html
Most of the current confusion is caused by the use of virtual channel numbers.
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Feb-2016, 5:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,954
Posted By RF Steve
In my first post I offered nothing in the way of...

In my first post I offered nothing in the way of antenna advice. While I do not want to suggest a specific brand of antenna. Any good 4 bay UHF antenna correctly aimed, and installed should do the...
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Feb-2016, 12:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,954
Posted By RF Steve
The translator W22DO-D carries the WCNY signal...

The translator W22DO-D carries the WCNY signal and should not be real difficult to receive.
http://www.rabbitears.info/market.php?request=print_station&facility_id=167539
Forum: Digital TV and Mobile DTV 25-Jul-2015, 7:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,830
Posted By RF Steve
Both my Panasonic, and Samsung TVs support manual...

Both my Panasonic, and Samsung TVs support manual channel entry. I had used the Samsung for years before I discovered that by entering real channel numbers it can be programmed without ever doing a...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Jul-2015, 5:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,931
Posted By RF Steve
It is not transformers that are RF noise...

It is not transformers that are RF noise generators, unless there had something gone badly wrong with them. Linear power supplies with their large transformers seldom cause problems. Cheap poorly...
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