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Forum: Help With Reception 24-Oct-2020, 12:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 932
Posted By Tower Guy
Another approach is a Tablo tuner and a point to...

Another approach is a Tablo tuner and a point to point WiFi link
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Oct-2020, 8:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 932
Posted By Tower Guy
The FCC rules do not currently allow such...

The FCC rules do not currently allow such boosters.

The booster I built was on 2 GHz. 4’ dish on receive, 8’ dish on transmit, 70 dB isolation between antennas, 50 dB amplifier.

Without a...
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Oct-2020, 8:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 932
Posted By Tower Guy
Because you will also retransmit unintended...

Because you will also retransmit unintended things such as airplane navigation signals.
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Oct-2020, 7:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 932
Posted By Tower Guy
I have built such a repeater. You also need a...

I have built such a repeater. You also need a channel filter. The signals available on top of the mountain look like this.

https://www.rabbitears.info/searchmap.php?request=result&study_id=167161
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Oct-2020, 6:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 990
Posted By Tower Guy
There are two ways to look at the reception...

There are two ways to look at the reception ability of NextGen: This is my own calculation for comparison purposes only;

If the data rate remains the same as ATSC 1.0 at 19.4 mb/s, the digital...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Oct-2020, 5:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,736
Posted By Tower Guy
I’d suggest “stretch and seal” or similar tape....

I’d suggest “stretch and seal” or similar tape. It sticks to itself and water can’t get in.

Duct tape can be porous.
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Oct-2020, 1:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By Tower Guy
I am not aware of any off the shelf combiners for...

I am not aware of any off the shelf combiners for the satellite band and high band VHF TV. You could try receiving satellite signals on a VHF TV antenna.

What is the channel of the TV station...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Oct-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By Tower Guy
If all of your TV channels are on UHF, (14-36);...

If all of your TV channels are on UHF, (14-36); you may use a UVSJ to combine 137 MHz with the DB-8.
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Oct-2020, 12:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,258
Posted By Tower Guy
ANT 751 or the current variation of that old...

ANT 751 or the current variation of that old number.
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Oct-2020, 8:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,258
Posted By Tower Guy
Take a look at your Rabbitears report ...

Take a look at your Rabbitears report
https://www.rabbitears.info/searchmap.php?request=result&study_id=158020

WGBH is now on VHF low band. You need a large VHF low antenna properly aimed at...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Sep-2020, 5:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,209
Posted By Tower Guy
Holland’s is correct, but note that he started...

Holland’s is correct, but note that he started with two signals already, so add 6 dB to his numbers to get the Peak power ratio to a single signal.
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Sep-2020, 2:13 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,209
Posted By Tower Guy
Overload can get very tricky. When calculating...

Overload can get very tricky. When calculating the cumulative level of multiple signals you add the peak voltages together (not the RMS) to get the peak voltage, and then calculate the peak power...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Sep-2020, 8:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 654
Posted By Tower Guy
The signals that you see on the VHF scan are...

The signals that you see on the VHF scan are second harmonics of the FM band. The strongest signal is twice the frequency of WGYL (93.7) I’d assume that something is overdriven and/or the gain is...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Jul-2020, 6:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,047
Posted By Tower Guy
Does Frontier FIOS allow the addition of your own...

Does Frontier FIOS allow the addition of your own MOCA adapters? My son-in-law has Verizon FIOS, and they use MOCA to their own set--top boxes as WiFi extenders. He replaced all his TV equipment to...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Jul-2020, 6:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,047
Posted By Tower Guy
Your plan to add MOCA to your existing set-up is...

Your plan to add MOCA to your existing set-up is a good idea. The MOCA distribution amp that you found would work fine, or you could simply add a MOCA filter between the distribution amplifier and...
Forum: Help With Reception 20-Jun-2020, 4:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,793
Posted By Tower Guy
EMT works fine for very short masts. For longer...

EMT works fine for very short masts. For longer masts top rail is preferred. This is because the steel used in EMT has a yield strength of 30,000 PSI. The steel in top rail is rated at 50,000 PSI.
...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Jun-2020, 2:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,793
Posted By Tower Guy
You can use chain link fence top rail as a mast....

You can use chain link fence top rail as a mast. Available at the big box hardware stores. You can use either an eave mount or a wall mount bracket into the wall below the eave.
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Apr-2020, 2:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,020
Posted By Tower Guy
Another possible source of an intermittent...

Another possible source of an intermittent reception problem is interference. Typical culprits are cheap LED light bulbs, wall-wort power supplies, and battery chargers.
Forum: Help With Reception 31-Mar-2020, 2:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,908
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: 1,908
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: 1,908
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: 1,908
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: 1,908
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: 9,010
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: 3,540
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)?
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