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Forum: Help With Reception 14-Oct-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By eclipsme
OK, I think I understand now. Thanks! These...

OK, I think I understand now. Thanks!

These UVSJ combiners have become a bit of a scarce commodity, it seems. I did find this:...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Oct-2020, 1:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By eclipsme
Tower Guy said, "If all of your TV channels are...

Tower Guy said, "If all of your TV channels are on UHF, (14-36); you may use a UVSJ to combine 137 MHz with the DB-8. " Googling for a 'UVSJ', this appears to be a VHF/UHF combiner, or am I wrong...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Oct-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By eclipsme
Thanks for the additional info. Yes, I am aware...

Thanks for the additional info.
Yes, I am aware of the aviation band. What I meant to indicate is that the feed from the 139mhz antenna would connect to the VHF side of the combiner, but I was not...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Oct-2020, 1:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By eclipsme
Thanks. So 139 falls in the VHF range, right? I...

Thanks. So 139 falls in the VHF range, right? I have no VHF at the moment but there are a couple that I would like to go after at some point, which would require an HVHF antenna. Could I use a VHF...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Oct-2020, 1:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By eclipsme
Combining other frequencies on 1 cable

I have started 'listening' to weather satellites using my SDR dongle.

Current setup is a DB8 roof mounted with a Wineguard LNA mounted on the mast feeding into a splitter in my office. 1 feed...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Sep-2020, 7:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,077
Posted By eclipsme
Welcome. I have been following along, picking up...

Welcome. I have been following along, picking up a few things along the way.
Congrats!
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Sep-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By eclipsme
Thanks for the pointers. Since the scanner...

Thanks for the pointers.

Since the scanner is not real time, the only way I see to set the gain is through trial and error - try a setting, rescan, try another. Am I missing an easier way?

In...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Sep-2020, 7:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By eclipsme
What are these spectrum?

RABBIT77 introduced me to the wonders of Software Defined Radio (SDR). (Thanks Rabbit!)

I have downloaded and installed sdrsharp, a free app that gives a live display of a 2 Mhz slice of a 6Mhz...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Sep-2020, 11:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,077
Posted By eclipsme
RTLSDR Scanner is available as executable...

RTLSDR Scanner is available as executable install. Hopefully making this part much easier:
https://github.com/EarToEarOak/RTLSDR-Scanner/releases

Your video quite nicely shows the affect of the...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Sep-2020, 5:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,077
Posted By eclipsme
This is not looking too difficult. SDRSharp is...

This is not looking too difficult. SDRSharp is downloaded as a zip file and rtlsdr scanner has an installation file. The scanner is what allows you to see the entire channel (or multiples), right?
...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Sep-2020, 2:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,077
Posted By eclipsme
I see what you mean. Lots of pieces to be...

I see what you mean. Lots of pieces to be obtained from lots of places.
Thanks!
Was it worth it? Nice cheap alternative for someone that barely understands what this is!
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Sep-2020, 8:39 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,077
Posted By eclipsme
What software is this? Thanks!

What software is this? Thanks!
Forum: Help With Reception 20-Aug-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,790
Posted By eclipsme
You have been extremely helpful and have...

You have been extremely helpful and have confirmed most of what I have been thinking.

I picked up a used DB8e for $30 so will use that to test the conditions. Unfortunately, it is really bad at...
Forum: Reception Devices 19-Aug-2020, 9:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,609
Posted By eclipsme
I am currently using a Haupauge 4 tuner board in...

I am currently using a Haupauge 4 tuner board in my computer and running Plex media server. For $5/month, you get a 2 week program guide and the ability to record programs. I like it, though Plex can...
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Aug-2020, 6:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,790
Posted By eclipsme
Thanks, Rabbit! So with this list, how far...

Thanks, Rabbit!

So with this list, how far down would you figure I might be able to get?

Both WPEC (CBS) and WPTV (NBC) from West Palm Beach are listed as bad on this report, so I am guessing...
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Aug-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,790
Posted By eclipsme
Is this possible?

Signal Analysis: http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3d903876af1d9513

I am in Vero Beach and would like to get networks, if possible.

I've got ABC in West Palm (easy), but...
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