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Forum: Special Topics Today, 2:52 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By eggman531916
Folded Dipole Questions

I'm about to start building a folded dipole for RF channel 6 and I have some questions. First, does the spacing between the top and bottom matter? The one calculator I used has a spacing of about 4...
Forum: Antennas 1-Dec-2019, 4:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,924
Posted By eggman531916
So, I've decided to start gathering materials...

So, I've decided to start gathering materials needed for a 5 element Yagi found on the Yagi calculator page that GroundUrMast posted earlier. I decided to go with the folded dipole calculator as...
Forum: Antennas 14-Nov-2019, 1:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,924
Posted By eggman531916
Success! Well, sort of. My FM antenna was...

Success! Well, sort of. My FM antenna was delivered today so even though it was pretty cold here, I had to go out and play with it. Something is up with my rooftop antenna setup, so I installed a...
Forum: Antennas 10-Nov-2019, 7:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,924
Posted By eggman531916
Well, I tried a pair of rabbit ears measured out...

Well, I tried a pair of rabbit ears measured out for RF 6 with no luck. The small TV I carried up onto my shed roof again tries to lock on to something, but can't quite get it. Without the rabbit...
Forum: Antennas 9-Nov-2019, 3:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,924
Posted By eggman531916
I guess what I meant was like if I was using a...

I guess what I meant was like if I was using a balun to attach the cable to the antenna. Like how many have a 1 1/4" space on the driven element of a 4 bay or a 44mm or 88mm feedpoint gap on a Gray...
Forum: Antennas 8-Nov-2019, 3:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,924
Posted By eggman531916
Thank you Tower Guy for the dimensions on the...

Thank you Tower Guy for the dimensions on the Yagi. One question on it is though, what is the spacing on the feedpoint for the driven element? Though I've tried to teach myself how to use them in the...
Forum: Antennas 8-Nov-2019, 3:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,924
Posted By eggman531916
My RabbitFool report, err, Rabbitears report: ...

My RabbitFool report, err, Rabbitears report:
https://www.rabbitears.info/searchmap.php?request=result&study_id=26219
Forum: Antennas 7-Nov-2019, 5:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,924
Posted By eggman531916
I had wondered about an FM antenna. Which sucks,...

I had wondered about an FM antenna. Which sucks, because I gave one away about a year and a half ago. And I really like the idea of using the extensions on a smaller antenna, but, most likely I'm...
Forum: Antennas 6-Nov-2019, 6:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,924
Posted By eggman531916
Also, yes, it's WKBS.

Also, yes, it's WKBS.
Forum: Antennas 6-Nov-2019, 6:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,924
Posted By eggman531916
http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=2...

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3d90386ebd6201d7
My TVFool report. It's not very accurate as these are the old listings and the channel I'm trying to get isn't even on there...
Forum: Antennas 4-Nov-2019, 4:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,924
Posted By eggman531916
Thank you for the information guys. I do want to...

Thank you for the information guys. I do want to try and build one to see if I can pull it off. But my plans may be on hold until the spring. I am roughly 30 miles from the towers of the Altoona...
Forum: Antennas 3-Nov-2019, 7:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,924
Posted By eggman531916
As always, there is good information here....

As always, there is good information here. Recently, a station that used to broadcast on RF 46 switched to RF 6 and now I find myself trying to figure out what to do. I've built probably close to a...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Jan-2018, 5:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 41,876
Posted By eggman531916
Thank you ADTech for posting this. My market is...

Thank you ADTech for posting this. My market is the Johnstown-Altoona market in PA and I was wondering why WTAJ and WATM were gone from the listing. I was going to post something about it when I ran...
Forum: Antennas 29-Dec-2017, 7:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 25,226
Posted By eggman531916
channels 6 and 12

I realize this may be a bit late, but I was just in the Lansdale area yesterday and I had a slapped together, UHF only, with only the elements gray hoverman and it was able to snag not only physical...
Forum: Welcome 29-Jan-2017, 4:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 49,509
Posted By eggman531916
A fellow PA member!

A fellow PA member!
Forum: Special Topics 31-Dec-2016, 3:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 30,687
Posted By eggman531916
This is what I used: ...

This is what I used:

http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp?p=ez3018
Forum: Special Topics 31-Dec-2016, 3:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 30,687
Posted By eggman531916
That was exactly what I had in mind. :D

That was exactly what I had in mind. :D
Forum: Special Topics 29-Dec-2016, 5:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 30,687
Posted By eggman531916
Why not use a wall mount? That's what I used for...

Why not use a wall mount? That's what I used for my DBGH with 3' wide screen reflector. Hasn't moved yet and it's been up there for a while now. I had to buy a set that mounted it 18" off of the wall...
Forum: Enthusiast's Exchange 19-Dec-2016, 3:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 853,058
Posted By eggman531916
Thanks! I may have to mess around with this idea...

Thanks! I may have to mess around with this idea a bit...when it gets a little warmer.:)
Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 6-Dec-2016, 10:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 214,738
Posted By eggman531916
Thank you for letting me know. I figured that may...

Thank you for letting me know. I figured that may have been the case, but wanted someone with more experience to confirm it. Already have the elements re-bent, now I'm trying to come up with a...
Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 4-Dec-2016, 12:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 214,738
Posted By eggman531916
oxidation of elements?

I got to thinking the other day about what effect oxidation has on antenna elements (if any?). This was prompted by an installation at my brother-in-laws place where I had put up some Gray Hoverman...
Forum: Enthusiast's Exchange 4-Dec-2016, 12:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 853,058
Posted By eggman531916
Now THAT is interesting. May I ask for some...

Now THAT is interesting. May I ask for some details on how you did it?
Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 3-Dec-2016, 11:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 215,571
Posted By eggman531916
You are correct. ADTech offers alot of GOOD...

You are correct. ADTech offers alot of GOOD advice. I may not comment too often, but I read through the forums alot. The other companies are missing a great opportunity, so long as they take a stance...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Jun-2016, 6:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,259
Posted By eggman531916
Thanks for the link AD Tech, and the explanation....

Thanks for the link AD Tech, and the explanation. It looks like her Lowe's carries it, however, mine in Altoona does not. At any rate, I appreciate all the help I've received and the wealth of...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Jun-2016, 4:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,259
Posted By eggman531916
Success!

Alrighty then. First off, I must humbly admit that I was wrong about the antennas interfering with each other. Secondly, it turns out that while real channel 8 is a strong signal, it can still be...
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