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Forum: Help With Reception 3-Sep-2020, 9:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,978
Posted By OTAFAN
The links above and here to the Mclapp UHF...

The links above and here to the Mclapp UHF antenna are not secure, but neither is TV Fool presently. Here's everything but the kitchen sink, including a YouTube video:
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Forum: Help With Reception 29-Aug-2020, 9:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,004
Posted By OTAFAN
Solid Signal has specs on their antennas that...

Solid Signal has specs on their antennas that they currently sell as well as those no longer available. Winegard manufactures many of RCAs outdoor antennas and the specs would be the same for their...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Aug-2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,004
Posted By OTAFAN
Hey BigBean: I think you're barking up the...

Hey BigBean:

I think you're barking up the right tree, although your FM Report looks challenging with the one edge reception at your end. However, give it a go and see what you get. Here's a link...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Aug-2020, 11:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,641
Posted By OTAFAN
Hey BigBean: How did your test turn out?...

Hey BigBean:

How did your test turn out? Here's a link to a Klein Pocket Coax Tester that might be of help to you now and any future coax issues you might encounter:
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Forum: Help With Reception 15-Aug-2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,191
Posted By OTAFAN
Hey 8bit: The longer the boom and more...

Hey 8bit:

The longer the boom and more elements on a TV antenna, the greater the gain in signal strength typically.

If you can repair that antenna you picked up for free, it might improve your...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Aug-2020, 1:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,455
Posted By OTAFAN
If you're looking to squeeze out every dB you can...

If you're looking to squeeze out every dB you can especially for that tough Channel 2, here's a link to a previous thread rabbit73 authored that offers an excellent tip:
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Forum: Help With Reception 4-Jul-2020, 7:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,641
Posted By OTAFAN
Here's another post on TV Fool that might be of...

Here's another post on TV Fool that might be of interest to you, BigBean:

http://forum.tvfool.com/showpost.php?p=58306&postcount=75

What antenna are you using now? Generally speaking, a higher...
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Jul-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,641
Posted By OTAFAN
Hello BigBean: I would think UV rays and...

Hello BigBean:

I would think UV rays and heat from the Sun along with other weather conditions, all contribute to shorten the life of preamps. I don't think you're going to get any longer life out...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Jun-2020, 9:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,711
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi derf: Tim is correct in the reply he gave...

Hi derf:

Tim is correct in the reply he gave your above comment. But there is probably another possibility.

Because you're so close to the towers of the channels in question (less than 10...
Forum: Help With Reception 20-Jun-2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,960
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi RG6er: Welcome to the forum! Let's...

Hi RG6er:

Welcome to the forum!

Let's start with your rabbitears.info report for your zip code. It's more accurate with repack as the TV Fool report has not been updated for some time. And the...
Forum: Antennas 14-Jun-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,356
Posted By OTAFAN
An old tip that was passed on to me decades ago...

An old tip that was passed on to me decades ago by an electronics audiophile, was to replace all the CAPS in the audio path of an AM/Shortwave (or any other) radio with non-polarized CAPS to enhance...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Jun-2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,863
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi agios11: I would either replace your...

Hi agios11:

I would either replace your antenna with what you already have (RCA ANT751, excellent reputation), which you said has been performing well for the past 10 years and you can buy from...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-May-2020, 1:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 761
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi DaveBB: Here is your rabbitears.info...

Hi DaveBB:

Here is your rabbitears.info report which is probably more accurate than tvfool (please be patient as it takes about 30 seconds to load):
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Forum: Help With Reception 16-Apr-2020, 7:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,852
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi Dagwood: I agree with jrgagne99 above,...

Hi Dagwood:

I agree with jrgagne99 above, who is pointing you in the right direction.

As I understand these issues you raise, it's a process of elimination starting with your antenna and preamp...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Apr-2020, 9:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,943
Posted By OTAFAN
This might clarify a bit..... ...

This might clarify a bit.....

https://www.techhive.com/article/3514508/atsc-3-0-how-cord-cutters-should-plan-for-antenna-tv-upgrade.html
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Mar-2020, 1:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,712
Posted By OTAFAN
I think your TV Fool report which shows 2Edge...

I think your TV Fool report which shows 2Edge probably is right. Which means there is some kind of interference between the towers and your location; particularly in your case, with those two VHF...
Forum: Welcome 28-Mar-2020, 8:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 48,368
Posted By OTAFAN
Welcome to the Forum Fox! I see you've...

Welcome to the Forum Fox!

I see you've already learned that research and persistence pays off in successfully installing an OTA TV antenna system. Congratulations on your project for your...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Mar-2020, 7:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,712
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi smcquary: Here is your rabbitears.info...

Hi smcquary:

Here is your rabbitears.info report, which is probably more accurate or up to date especially regarding Repack:
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Forum: Reception Devices 13-Mar-2020, 6:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,560
Posted By OTAFAN
Welcome back, Bob! I was wondering where you've...

Welcome back, Bob! I was wondering where you've been. Glad to see you're alive and well.

Anyway, go with the Yaesu. My ham buds at HRO give it "thumbs up." Right now, it's "Yaesu Month" at HRO, so...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Mar-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,664
Posted By OTAFAN
According to hdtvprimer.com and posted in another...

According to hdtvprimer.com and posted in another thread by rabbit73 similar to #13 above:

"For UHF the strong and weak spots are often 5 to 20 feet apart. If you are in a neighborhood with...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Feb-2020, 11:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,788
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi corvairbob: I'm not a Tech, but it looks...

Hi corvairbob:

I'm not a Tech, but it looks to me like an Antop Antenna knock off. You can do a web search and see for yourself.

Sometime ago, I saw a YouTube review by a Canadian TV installer...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Feb-2020, 9:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,411
Posted By OTAFAN
How did you come out with your new set up,...

How did you come out with your new set up, rickbb?

BTW, what market are you in?

TV Fool is still loading S.....L.....O.....W.....hope the Boss resolves the issues very soon!
Forum: Antennas 23-Jan-2020, 9:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 8,377
Posted By OTAFAN
Antennas Direct/Mohu ATSC 3.0-Update

Antennas Direct/Mohu has big plans for 2020, which includes ATSC 3.0 and streaming upgrades. Interesting interview with AD CEO, Richard Schneider.
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Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 14-Jan-2020, 12:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 65,644
Posted By OTAFAN
Me too with two PMs today. Hope it's not you know...

Me too with two PMs today. Hope it's not you know who???

As well, deleted without opening.
Forum: Antennas 13-Jan-2020, 9:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,308
Posted By OTAFAN
Antennas Direct Acquires Mohu!

Breaking news today that Antennas Direct has acquired or bought Mohu antennas. Whoever saw that coming??? Lots of reaction coming in across the Net.
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