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Forum: Help With Reception 16-Mar-2019, 9:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,585
Posted By bobsgarage
Hi Rabbit, Yes, I am listening to the whole...

Hi Rabbit,

Yes, I am listening to the whole thread here.

The 8 Bay idea has me very interested. Your pattern tells me that it could be the answer.

A while back, I saw a 4228 double stacked...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Mar-2019, 5:04 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,585
Posted By bobsgarage
Rabbit, I have to admit, I did mean...

Rabbit,

I have to admit, I did mean Bi-directional, not Omni. I don't know why IO asked about that, the only time I see them is on RV's actually. My bad.

I was thinking Bi-directional.
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Mar-2019, 4:32 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,585
Posted By bobsgarage
C4max ?

AD Tech, thanks for the great advice.

I haven't had the chance to see how bad the damage is to my XG91, I just see the reflector hanging, I guess by the coax? So far good reception.
...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Mar-2019, 12:56 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,585
Posted By bobsgarage
Rabbit, Thanks for the advice. It looks...

Rabbit,

Thanks for the advice. It looks like my XG91 got damaged this winter. The lower rear reflector is just hanging by what looks like the coax, surprisingly, the reception is still good. Now,...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Feb-2019, 5:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,585
Posted By bobsgarage
Euro Filter?

Thanks Tower guy!

Yeah, heard that too. That's one of the reasons I didn't take it any further.

Any info on those European filters?
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Feb-2019, 1:01 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,585
Posted By bobsgarage
Updates on my systems

Hey Rabbit,

Yes. You warned me! And you are right, and IMHO the system is overcomplicated.

But that's what I wanted!

A while back, some one offered to build me a "box" , he was out of...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Feb-2019, 3:58 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,585
Posted By bobsgarage
Update 3 years later !!!

Well, Lets try this again, took too long and got logged off!

Here's the update since 2016, I have been using both antenna arrays.

Reception has been good. Rotators are seized, with little...
Forum: Digital TV and Mobile DTV 27-Nov-2017, 12:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,839
Posted By bobsgarage
Well, it's been almost a year and I have made a...

Well, it's been almost a year and I have made a lot of spectrum saves, done a lot of overlays etc... It's really a great tool. I will admit that it does needs a fairly powerful PC. The one I run is a...
Forum: Antennas 27-Nov-2017, 12:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 23,958
Posted By bobsgarage
Interesting

Hi Rabbit,

Long time !

Found this thread extremely interesting. Still trying to absorb it all. Damn, you are thorough !

Bob
Forum: Special Topics 27-Dec-2016, 3:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 24,243
Posted By bobsgarage
I think a simple Tripod either 3', 5' or 10' is...

I think a simple Tripod either 3', 5' or 10' is your answer. Your roof is pretty high, so a 5' Tripod with a 10' mast would not be too gaudy. I think you could go 10 feet from the roof peak with out...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Dec-2016, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,433
Posted By bobsgarage
I fear you are correct, the starting and stopping...

I fear you are correct, the starting and stopping inertial force are too great for the CM 9521A.

I am researching the rotator choices as I have time. As for now, I may set the rotator for it's...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Dec-2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,433
Posted By bobsgarage
Mounting tab

Thanks for your continued interest in my rotator fiasco.
Early on I knew to remove the tab on my CM 9521, it is absolutely necessary for my type of install.

The tab is of course if you are...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Dec-2016, 4:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,433
Posted By bobsgarage
I see, I had not thought that the inertia of the...

I see, I had not thought that the inertia of the mass of the mast stopping.

Well, I am already in the market for a new type of rotator. I found the Yaesu, but I don't think there is a remote:
...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Dec-2016, 2:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,433
Posted By bobsgarage
Review - CM 9521A Antenna Rotator system

I read a lot of reviews before I ordered my CM9521A. They were all over the place. Some had no issues, some said theirs never worked right from the start. I figured most of the issues were due to...
Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 4-Dec-2016, 7:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 181,938
Posted By bobsgarage
For the most part I am a "lurker" just hanging...

For the most part I am a "lurker" just hanging out and reading the advice given here but some really great people.

I can only offer help if I know something to be true or not, but I feel I owe it...
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Dec-2016, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,484
Posted By bobsgarage
Adjustable boom angle may be helpful...

P.S. whatever antenna you buy an adjustable tipping type can point the antenna up (think less horizontal) to catch signals that may be coming from above. I tilt mine, luckily my antennas XG 91,...
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Dec-2016, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,484
Posted By bobsgarage
About trees and reception.

LSTSB,

Well, I have received more help here at TV Fool than I have given and I owe a lot to Rabbit 73, Groundurmast and others. I hope one of those talented and knowledgeable guys chimes into...
Forum: Digital TV and Mobile DTV 2-Dec-2016, 5:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,839
Posted By bobsgarage
Low cost Spectrum Analyzer

I followed the lead of Pete Higgins and set up a low cost RTLSDR spectrum analyzer.

For more info, see this thread in the Hi-Def forum:
...
Forum: Antennas 2-Dec-2016, 5:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,574
Posted By bobsgarage
I thought so, it just seems too big and bulky....

I thought so, it just seems too big and bulky. Too bad, at least it was free.

What can it be used for?
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Dec-2016, 3:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,484
Posted By bobsgarage
American suppliers, with similar antennas

I don't know if your links are in Canadian dollars, but here's some American suppliers, with similar antennas:

http://www.mcmelectronics.com/browse/Antennas/0000000768
...
Forum: Antennas 2-Dec-2016, 3:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,574
Posted By bobsgarage
Need Help IDing a cable

Hi All,


A friend hands me a roll of new cable and asks me if I want it, "of course" I say. I thought it might be RG-11 or something like it, but the ends are not "F" type. They are more like a...
Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 15-Nov-2016, 3:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 181,938
Posted By bobsgarage
In defense of Antenna company employees

Why is this post here? WIRELESS ENGINEER wrote a post about antenna company employees "shamelessly promoting their products". He has since deleted the text of his post. I answered it, while the text...
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Oct-2016, 2:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,185
Posted By bobsgarage
Follow up, case closed.

Hi all,
I wanted to thank Rabbit73, AD Tech, Tigerbangs, RickBB, Wizwor and other for their input.


I just wanted to do some housekeeping here and close the case of my friend Ron's antenna...
Forum: Special Topics 19-Oct-2016, 11:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 24,243
Posted By bobsgarage
Wado66, What happened? Did you get a...

Wado66,

What happened?

Did you get a mast up?
Forum: Digital TV and Mobile DTV 18-Oct-2016, 2:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,437
Posted By bobsgarage
Phd vxr2

I found this thread, over 2500 posts in there, too much to go over.

I do like the fact that it has 2 RF inputs.

Maybe do some recordings, but mainly as a tuner.

...
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