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Forum: Antennas 2-Jul-2020, 12:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,189
Posted By mikecandu
Tim, My plan is to have a totally separate...

Tim,
My plan is to have a totally separate system for VHF only reception, hence a VHF antenna. WNYB was Real 26 before the repack and it was one of my strongest stations from western NY. I did read...
Forum: Antennas 28-Jun-2020, 8:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,189
Posted By mikecandu
Here's my rabbit ears report. ...

Here's my rabbit ears report.

https://rabbitears.info/searchmap.php?request=result&sort=dbmv&unit=uVm&suppoff=N&sslimit=N&study_id=113139&opkey=C
Forum: Reception Devices 28-Jun-2020, 2:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 545
Posted By mikecandu
Hi, Thanks for posting this comparison. I...

Hi,

Thanks for posting this comparison. I use an LNA-200 now but I previously used a KT-200 until it died on me last year. I use a DB8E antenna (with VHF rabbit ears). It's hard to tell which amp...
Forum: Antennas 28-Jun-2020, 2:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,189
Posted By mikecandu
VHF only antenna to pick up weak buffalo VHF stations

HI,

I have an existing UHF antenna (DB8E) with VHF "rabbit ears" and an LNA-200 amplifier. I can rotate the antenna with a rotor to fine tune for different station locations. This setup also uses...
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Nov-2019, 4:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,983
Posted By mikecandu
Hi, I have a DB8e as well, but I'm in...

Hi,

I have a DB8e as well, but I'm in Hamilton, southwest of Toronto, on the top edge of the Niagara escarpment.

Here's a few recommendations I have.

1) If you can't get CFTO in Toronto get...
Forum: Reception Devices 19-Oct-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 14,280
Posted By mikecandu
Samsung 4K TV'shave excellent TV Tuners

Since posting to this thread I've purchased a Samsung 4K TV and I've noticed that that it's tuner is definitely more sensitive then the tuner in my Homerun TV tuner.

The Samsung is definitely...
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Oct-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 13,588
Posted By mikecandu
WUTV 29 Buffalo comes in great since the repack!

Hi,

This thread has a happy ending. Since the repack Fox moved from 14 to 32 (real). WUTV went from one of my weakest stations, to one of my strongest.

Unfortunately some other stations are...
Forum: Antennas 19-Oct-2019, 9:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,383
Posted By mikecandu
Kitztech preamp died...repairable?

All,

My kitztech preamp stopped working after about 5 years of use. I checked the 9VDC power supply and it works okay. I changed the preamp to my old winegard LNA-200 and it works fine, so there's...
Forum: Digital TV and Mobile DTV 2-Jul-2018, 4:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 20,129
Posted By mikecandu
"What about all the fabulous programming on...

"What about all the fabulous programming on Canadian channels?"

There doesn't seem to be any big changes on the Canadian side. CTV affiliate CFTO is moving from 9 to 8 and Global and the OMNI...
Forum: Digital TV and Mobile DTV 2-Jul-2018, 12:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 20,129
Posted By mikecandu
Comments on Repack Toronto/Buffalo/ Hamilton?

All,

Any comments on the Toronto/ Buffalo/Hamilton Repack?

See this link:

https://rabbitears.info//market.php?request=station_search&callsign=14326&sorting=physical

My comments:
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Oct-2017, 2:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 25,904
Posted By mikecandu
Eldorado With an 8 bay you can also pick up...

Eldorado

With an 8 bay you can also pick up some signals off the back of your antenna. That may or may not be what your seeing.

Also for me local stations like CHCH and CTV2 I can pick up no...
Forum: Help With Reception 4-Oct-2017, 9:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 25,904
Posted By mikecandu
Hi, I was just comparing your results: ...

Hi,

I was just comparing your results:

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3de6a4a5f5ae1e6c

With mine:
...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Sep-2017, 9:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,324
Posted By mikecandu
Hi I have some questions. Do you have a...

Hi

I have some questions.
Do you have a budget?
Do you want to get any channels in the yellow or red zone of your TV fool report?

I have a DB8e antenna with an preamp and rotor but I'm...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Sep-2017, 1:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 25,904
Posted By mikecandu
Hi Looks like you are mostly getting local...

Hi

Looks like you are mostly getting local stations

6-1 global paris HD
6-2 global Paris SD
11-1 CHCH hamilton
13-1 (CTV) Kitchener
28-1 Tvo Kitchener-Waterloo
36-1 Christian station...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Sep-2017, 1:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,235
Posted By mikecandu
Raven, What's your goal? If you are happy...

Raven,

What's your goal? If you are happy with just getting stations off the CN tower you can get away with a pretty cheap antenna.

Are you interested in getting Hamilton and Buffalo stations...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Sep-2017, 1:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,923
Posted By mikecandu
I have an HD home run as well and sometimes the...

I have an HD home run as well and sometimes the "signal strength" bar can be deceiving. I think your signal is too weak or your signal is weak combined with too much noise and your tuner can not get...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Sep-2017, 2:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 25,904
Posted By mikecandu
Hi, I took a look at the Winegard HD7696P...

Hi,

I took a look at the Winegard HD7696P and it looks like it's no longer available. It appears to be one off those big "fishbone" antennas that were popular in the 70's. I wouldn't recommend it...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Sep-2017, 11:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 25,904
Posted By mikecandu
Hi I took a look at the tvfool report for...

Hi

I took a look at the tvfool report for Guelph and you should definitely be okay for CTV Kitchener since it's in the green. CFTO is in the yellow so you might struggle with that because it's...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Aug-2017, 12:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,873
Posted By mikecandu
I'd use an 8 bay like the DB8E or a CM-4228HD and...

I'd use an 8 bay like the DB8E or a CM-4228HD and point it towards the UHF CW station. I'd then point a VHF antenna like The Clearstream 5 towards the VHF stations at 347 degrees. I'd use the Channel...
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Aug-2017, 1:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 25,904
Posted By mikecandu
I've heard that the 4228 is actually pretty good...

I've heard that the 4228 is actually pretty good at getting HI VHF (CTV Kitchener) for a UHF antenna,so you might want to try that antenna first before selling it on Kijiji.

What are your goals?...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Aug-2017, 2:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 25,904
Posted By mikecandu
Hi, I live in Hamilton Ontario. I have an...

Hi,

I live in Hamilton Ontario. I have an antennas direct DB8E <with VHF rabbit ears option>, a kitztech low noise amp, and an antenna rotor.

With your antenna I'd recommend an amp and a rotor....
Forum: Reception Devices 23-Jun-2017, 2:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 14,280
Posted By mikecandu
Kogren, I'm surprised you have had bad...

Kogren,

I'm surprised you have had bad results with the CM DVR+. My friend has one and he's had good results (ie same as his Samsung tv).

If you're going through a splitter make sure your cable...
Forum: Antennas 18-Jun-2017, 12:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 34,412
Posted By mikecandu
Hi, I'm surprised you got any VHF channels....

Hi,

I'm surprised you got any VHF channels. I'm in Hamilton Ontario and didn't get any even though CTV here (CH9 Toronto) is pretty strong. I bought the optional rabbit ears and now get two VHF...
Forum: Reception Devices 29-Apr-2017, 3:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 14,280
Posted By mikecandu
A test of DVR tuners would be great but...

A test of DVR tuners would be great but unfortunately it is a niche market and the equipment required to do such a test would need to be quite sophisticated.

I've experimented with 3 different...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Apr-2017, 10:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 13,588
Posted By mikecandu
The good news is that WUTV is moving form channel...

The good news is that WUTV is moving form channel 14 (CITS gets 14 in Phase 4) to channel 36 in Phase 4 of the repack.

The bad news is that CHCJ is right next door to you on channel 35 and they're...
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