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Forum: Help With Reception Yesterday, 3:53 AM
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Posted By Tim
Couldn't say for sure since I've never seen that...

Couldn't say for sure since I've never seen that antenna up close, but looking at the YouTube video for assembly of your antenna, it looks like the balun assembly is an integral part of the antenna.
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Sep-2020, 2:47 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 22,556
Posted By Tim
You most certainly could have a bad balun. A...

You most certainly could have a bad balun. A balun matches the impedence of the antenna to the impedence of the coaxial cable. You could also have a bad connection at the balun. Or at the coaxial...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Sep-2020, 12:41 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 22,556
Posted By Tim
Well, after seeing that RabbitEars report, I will...

Well, after seeing that RabbitEars report, I will just have to comment that I think it is remarkable that you are receiving the stations you are getting now. If any of your coax connections are a...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Sep-2020, 6:50 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 22,556
Posted By Tim
I would certainly start checking your...

I would certainly start checking your connections. Water intrusion into connections and coaxial cable will wreak havoc over time causing oxidation and corrosion. RG6 coaxial connectors should be...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Sep-2020, 6:15 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 22,556
Posted By Tim
Blackstone, The RabbitEars link you provided...

Blackstone,

The RabbitEars link you provided pulls up Topeka, KS which is the default location for the signal search map.

Be sure to enter your address in the search box at the bottom left of...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Sep-2020, 9:36 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 22,556
Posted By Tim
Blackstone, The signal reports at TV Fool...

Blackstone,

The signal reports at TV Fool are very much out of date. It would be very helpful if you could post a link to your RabbitEars report. You can generate one at this link:...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Jul-2020, 2:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,954
Posted By Tim
Well, if you end up getting the rotator and it is...

Well, if you end up getting the rotator and it is a genuine item (or even a well made copy) I'm sure you won't have any problem passing it along to a new home and recoup your costs.
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Jul-2020, 7:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,954
Posted By Tim
He had to wait 18 days for the first order so I...

He had to wait 18 days for the first order so I imagine he is still waiting on the correct replacement. Will be interesting to see if he gets it and if it is genuine. If so, I will be tempted to...
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Jun-2020, 2:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 599
Posted By Tim
Have you checked the output of the power supply...

Have you checked the output of the power supply with a voltmeter to make sure it hasn't failed? (The expected DC voltage should imprinted on the power supply.)
Forum: Antennas 28-Jun-2020, 8:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,166
Posted By Tim
Well, I'd try lengthening those elements on your...

Well, I'd try lengthening those elements on your rabbit ears add-on to the DB8e, but I wouldn't expect much. I think you're going to need a big antenna covering VHF-Lo for any chance to pull in...
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Jun-2020, 6:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,820
Posted By Tim
Then I would just remove the reflector and see...

Then I would just remove the reflector and see what happens. Be sure and check all the channels you watch.
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Jun-2020, 6:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,820
Posted By Tim
Are you having trouble with receiving that...

Are you having trouble with receiving that channel? If not, I wouldn't touch a thing, but if you are having problems you can certainly give it a try. You can always put it back on if it doesn't help....
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Jun-2020, 6:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,820
Posted By Tim
Glad it worked out for you and thanks for letting...

Glad it worked out for you and thanks for letting us know the result!
Forum: Antennas 28-Jun-2020, 6:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,166
Posted By Tim
The Stellar Labs 30-2476 is a VHF-Hi antenna for...

The Stellar Labs 30-2476 is a VHF-Hi antenna for channels 7 through 13. I don't know how it will perform for your channel 5. I am not aware of a dedicated VHF-Lo antenna on the market, but maybe...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Jun-2020, 10:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,820
Posted By Tim
If the cause is a too strong signal, you could...

If the cause is a too strong signal, you could try just a splitter instead of the amplifier you are using. Your local home improvement big box store should have a splitter in stock. You possibly...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Jun-2020, 6:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,820
Posted By Tim
VHF-Lo Channels 2-6 (uses an antenna with wide...

VHF-Lo Channels 2-6 (uses an antenna with wide elements)
VHF-Hi Channels 7-13 (uses an antenna with medium width elements)
UHF Channels 14-36 (uses and antenna with smaller elements)

This...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Jun-2020, 11:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,820
Posted By Tim
Yes, tuners vary. Your signal level may be right...

Yes, tuners vary. Your signal level may be right at the border line--just barely enough for the good tuner and not good enough for the poor tuner. Hopefully adding the VHF element will garner enough...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Jun-2020, 11:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,820
Posted By Tim
Well, to start with, the antenna you have is...

Well, to start with, the antenna you have is designed for UHF channels only. WAFB and WBRZ are VHF-Hi channels. You need a separate element for the antenna to pick up VHF-Hi. See the picture.

You...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Jun-2020, 8:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,820
Posted By Tim
You can definitely have problems especially if...

You can definitely have problems especially if you have too much amplification. Try running your feedline directly to the tuner box without the amplifier/splitter and see what you get.

Is the...
Forum: Help With Reception 20-Jun-2020, 11:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,017
Posted By Tim
I find it interesting that the Winegard HD7694P...

I find it interesting that the Winegard HD7694P did not work. It has decent VHF-Hi performance. Do you have clear line of sight to the transmitter tower? I wonder if you are experiencing some type...
Forum: Help With Reception 20-Jun-2020, 4:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,954
Posted By Tim
It will be interesting to see what you get. I...

It will be interesting to see what you get. I have received some Chinese knockoffs of products that are just as good as the original and others that were severely lacking in worksmanship and quality...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Jun-2020, 4:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,954
Posted By Tim
Yes, attached to the house with a bracket about...

Yes, attached to the house with a bracket about half way up and guyed about 5 feet from the top. Very stable.
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Jun-2020, 3:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,954
Posted By Tim
I use EMT for masts all the time for TV and ham...

I use EMT for masts all the time for TV and ham radio use. Just be aware that the outside diameter is larger than the trade size designator of the EMT.

1" EMT is 1.163" outside diameter (close to...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Jun-2020, 3:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,954
Posted By Tim
Thanks for the additional information. I am not...

Thanks for the additional information. I am not familiar with the Homeworx HW130STB tuner that you plan to use. I wonder if you have to rescan the channels each time you change antenna directions?
...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Jun-2020, 10:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,954
Posted By Tim
Looking at your RabbitEars report for the...

Looking at your RabbitEars report for the coordinates you gave shows two VHF-Hi stations almost due north of you and about 2-1/2 miles away.

And a bunch of UHF stations about 20 miles away...
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