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Forum: Enthusiast's Exchange Today, 8:05 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By GroundUrMast
Thanks for the comment... While researching...

Thanks for the comment...

While researching for this I recall a few articles that mentioned this issue. One, which I would have to search for again, suggested a persistent SSH utility that...
Forum: Antennas Today, 3:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 39,223
Posted By GroundUrMast
There are often competing factors to deal with....

There are often competing factors to deal with. Whether it's a family member that wants the antenna to be hidden from view or keeping costs under control...

While keeping coax length to a minimum...
Forum: Antennas Today, 3:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 39,223
Posted By GroundUrMast
OTAFAN, I'm glad you asked about this and don't...

OTAFAN, I'm glad you asked about this and don't think you were wrong to pose the question in the help with reception area of the forum. Just trying to maintain some organization.
Forum: Antennas Today, 4:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 39,223
Posted By GroundUrMast
OTAFAN, Thanks for inviting more discussion about...

OTAFAN, Thanks for inviting more discussion about this...

Electrical potential is simply the voltage difference between two objects or points in an electrical circuit.

The purpose of grounding...
Forum: Help With Reception Today, 1:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By GroundUrMast
This is a topic worth discussing and...

This is a topic worth discussing and understanding... To avoid high-jacking the OP's thread, let's have the conversation in the existing thread: https://forum.tvfool.com/showthread.php?t=901
Forum: Help With Reception Yesterday, 6:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By GroundUrMast
Given that you already have the ANT-751, I would...

Given that you already have the ANT-751, I would suggest that you try getting it above the nearby trees. It may not be enough antenna in the end but you may be pleasantly surprised.

If it fails...
Forum: Help With Reception Yesterday, 6:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By GroundUrMast
I agree with Tim... If you opt to add a ground...

I agree with Tim... If you opt to add a ground rod, it's necessary that you bond it to the existing electrical service ground system. It's not just some arbitrary 'code' issue. As Tim said, without a...
Forum: Help With Reception Yesterday, 4:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By GroundUrMast
FM reception would call for an all-channel...

FM reception would call for an all-channel antenna which includes intentional support of the low-VHF band. The longer elements at the rear of this type of antenna are what provide reception...
Forum: Help With Reception 20-Jul-2019, 8:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By GroundUrMast
Looking at the post repack info on...

Looking at the post repack info on rabbitears.info, I don't see much reason to use an all channel design. I'd opt for a Winegard HD7698P and an Antennas Direct 'Juice' preamp. If the tower puts the...
Forum: Enthusiast's Exchange 20-Jul-2019, 5:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By GroundUrMast
I was showing this to friends at a coffee shop a...

I was showing this to friends at a coffee shop a few nights ago. The coffee shop WiFi bandwidth tested out at about 45 Mb/s. My home upload speed is 30 Mb/s.

We had flawless 'reception' and ...
Forum: Enthusiast's Exchange 20-Jul-2019, 5:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By GroundUrMast
The URL of an HDHR-Extend looks like this... ...

The URL of an HDHR-Extend looks like this...

http://192.168.1.50:5004/auto/v4.1?transcode=none

The 'v4.1' in this example refers to vitual channel 4.1... Port number 5004 is the port used by...
Forum: Enthusiast's Exchange 20-Jul-2019, 5:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By GroundUrMast
To stream live TV to the laptop I need to do one...

To stream live TV to the laptop I need to do one more thing... I'm using VLC to display the video and audio so I need to tell VLC to send it's request to connect to the remote tuner to the VPN/proxy...
Forum: Enthusiast's Exchange 20-Jul-2019, 4:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By GroundUrMast
The command used on the remote laptop looks like...

The command used on the remote laptop looks like this...

shh -D4567 myddnsname.ddns.net -p 6789
In this case, the -D option (with the port number immediately following) tells SSH that any data...
Forum: Enthusiast's Exchange 20-Jul-2019, 4:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By GroundUrMast
The SiliconDust tuners that I own are not...

The SiliconDust tuners that I own are not engineered to send data through the public Internet. There are probably several reasons that caused SiliconDust to make that design choice, perhaps some...
Forum: Enthusiast's Exchange 20-Jul-2019, 4:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By GroundUrMast
Streaming Live HD TV over the Internet

My interest in extending TV reception to a location with poor or no reception was renewed by a friend who is considering cutting the cord.

In an older thread,...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Jul-2019, 4:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,692
Posted By GroundUrMast
Signal meter + Free DVR capability

I have several SiliconDust HDHR tuners. The current model, https://www.silicondust.com/product/hdhomerun-duo/ is selling on Amazon for about $80. Older models should be available via ebay if you...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Jul-2019, 4:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,692
Posted By GroundUrMast
If you opted for VHF only, you would likely get...

If you opted for VHF only, you would likely get the ABC, FOX and MY affiliates. KNBC and KCBS would be unavailable though.
Forum: Help With Reception 4-Jul-2019, 2:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,692
Posted By GroundUrMast
You are not wrong to want to mount in the...

You are not wrong to want to mount in the attic... The antenna life expectancy will be nearly unlimited. However, you need to be prepared for the possibility of disappointing results as most attics...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Jun-2019, 8:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,757
Posted By GroundUrMast
I've edited the OP's TVFR link. Based on the...

I've edited the OP's TVFR link.

Based on the terrain profile between you and NYC, only extraordinary measures such as an unusually tall tower (100' or taller) would make some reception from NYC a...
Forum: Antennas 4-Jun-2019, 5:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 687
Posted By GroundUrMast
Based on the information you've provided, I can't...

Based on the information you've provided, I can't say that one route is better than the other. I would favor the shortest, most direct path.

Because you have a ground rod at the antenna location,...
Forum: Enthusiast's Exchange 30-Jan-2018, 11:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 848,410
Posted By GroundUrMast
At home I'm using two Unifi AP-AC-LR access...

At home I'm using two Unifi AP-AC-LR access points to cover my property with very reliable Wifi signal. I've used the NanoLOCO-M2 and the AirGateway products for a couple of applications. I'm quite...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Jun-2017, 7:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,174
Posted By GroundUrMast
Quad shielded cable can be used in OTA...

Quad shielded cable can be used in OTA applications with no gain or loss in performance in the majority of cases. Because the antenna end of the coax is intentionally 'open' to the air, most...
Forum: Help With Reception 31-Mar-2017, 3:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,323
Posted By GroundUrMast
Yes, in virtually every case. (Any exception to...

Yes, in virtually every case. (Any exception to that would be extraordinarily rare.)
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Mar-2017, 8:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,323
Posted By GroundUrMast
Ground rods don't provide bonding

Consider the actual resistance (or more precisely, the impedance) of soil... It is often hundreds or even thousands of ohms when measured at a single isolated ground rod. If you have a fault that...
Forum: Antennas 26-Mar-2017, 3:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 26,055
Posted By GroundUrMast
On another note... I tossed a simulation of your...

On another note... I tossed a simulation of your earlier antenna (post #10 of this thread) together, using 4NEC2

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GW 100 33 33/2 0 0+AGL -33/2 0 0+AGL #16...
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