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Forum: Help With Reception 6-Dec-2019, 8:06 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By jrgagne99
Yes, that's what I'm referring to. ...

Yes, that's what I'm referring to.



Percentages like that are useful, but not especially quantitative, IMHO. You kind of need to identify where pixelation begins to occur to make any sense of...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Dec-2019, 2:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 266
Posted By jrgagne99
It sounds like you might be on the edge of the...

It sounds like you might be on the edge of the digital cliff, rather than balun problems.

If you think otherwise, you may consider making your own 4:1 balun. Google WAVE LENGTH COAX BALUN for...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Dec-2019, 3:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 783
Posted By jrgagne99
Thanks for sharing that document Towerguy. Some...

Thanks for sharing that document Towerguy. Some interesting information in there for sure. I will update this thread if/when I see any new information such as determination of the cause of the...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Dec-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 783
Posted By jrgagne99
Smile And now WPTZ is up and running too. Presumably,...

And now WPTZ is up and running too. Presumably, both WCAX (RF-20) and WPTZ (RF-14) are broadcasting from the same (temporary) antenna. At my location, the signal strength for both is every bit as...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Dec-2019, 1:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 783
Posted By jrgagne99
WCAX is back on the air using the temporary...

WCAX is back on the air using the temporary antenna. No WPTZ as of yet. It is not clear to me that WPTZ will be broadcasting from the same antenna, as this hasn't been explicitly mentioned in their...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Nov-2019, 6:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 783
Posted By jrgagne99
WCAX just posted a very interesting update on...

WCAX just posted a very interesting update on their progress, which answers some of my previously posted questions (link)...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Nov-2019, 4:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 783
Posted By jrgagne99
Before the fire, even though I'm 70+ miles away I...

Before the fire, even though I'm 70+ miles away I had very good reception of WCAX and WPTZ, typically with close to 15 dB of margin on SNR. It will be interesting to see if I can get reception from...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Nov-2019, 2:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 783
Posted By jrgagne99
Thanks Towerguy! A couple of follow-up...

Thanks Towerguy! A couple of follow-up questions, and I'll try to be specific in my use of the words "tower", "antenna", and "transmitter"...

1) Where did you determine the configuration of the...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Nov-2019, 4:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 783
Posted By jrgagne99
I just saw an update on this, it looks like it...

I just saw an update on this, it looks like it will only be a matter of days (not months) for WCAX to restore signal:
...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Nov-2019, 2:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 783
Posted By jrgagne99
Transmitter Fire in VT

I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, but I thought it would be interesting to discuss among us all...

In the Burlington, Vermont market, the WCAX (CBS) and WPTZ (NBC) transmitter...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Nov-2019, 5:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,909
Posted By jrgagne99
Question #1 is a whole new can of worms. You can...

Question #1 is a whole new can of worms. You can try using a splitter in reverse first, but you will likely need two separate downleads and an A/B switch a the TV.
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Oct-2019, 8:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 15,245
Posted By jrgagne99
Just curious, what value did you end up with for...

Just curious, what value did you end up with for horizontal spacing? What was the value you were did vertical stacking?

Do you think the values would be good for stacking Stellar Labs 30-2476,...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Oct-2019, 6:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,630
Posted By jrgagne99
Curious, since pictures of the Sensar IV that I...

Curious, since pictures of the Sensar IV that I have found seem to show 3 UHF elements...
...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Oct-2019, 2:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,630
Posted By jrgagne99
The KINGJAKs are way more better than those...

The KINGJAKs are way more better than those crummy WINGRUDs. (inside joke) :)

In all seriousness, based on the size, they are probably pretty comparable in terms of signal gain. Looks like the...
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Aug-2019, 5:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,675
Posted By jrgagne99
Whoops, I didn't see NBC on real-10. So he will...

Whoops, I didn't see NBC on real-10. So he will need VHF-hi elements if he wants NBC. However, PBS is potentially available on WPBA (real-21) at basically the same compass bearing as all the rest.
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Aug-2019, 8:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,675
Posted By jrgagne99
You have a nice report. All the major networks...

You have a nice report. All the major networks are strong and on UHF. You might be able to get away with a 4-bay such as the HDB4x, DB4e, or Clearstream 2, aimed at 217-degrees. If you don't care...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Aug-2019, 4:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,154
Posted By jrgagne99
WDCQ and WNEM may be tough. You'll likely need a...

WDCQ and WNEM may be tough. You'll likely need a bigger antenna and some luck. Before pursuing, you might want to check the Rabbitears.info report to see if there are any differences relative to...
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Jul-2019, 3:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,980
Posted By jrgagne99
How badly do you want those "fringe" stations...

How badly do you want those "fringe" stations from Canada? They will most likely take extreme measures to receive at your location. Such as an powerful antenna on a 70-foot tower, high quality...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Jul-2019, 2:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 747
Posted By jrgagne99
I would give your Clearstream 4V a try on the...

I would give your Clearstream 4V a try on the roof before trying a different antenna such as the 7694P. The two VHF-hi stations you care about (WJZ-13 and WBAL-12) look to be very strong and a bit...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Jul-2019, 8:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,023
Posted By jrgagne99
Maybe use some vertically-oriented pieces of 2"...

Maybe use some vertically-oriented pieces of 2" aluminum angle-iron to distribute/carry the load at the corners.
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Jul-2019, 1:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By jrgagne99
The link to your TVFool report doesn't work for...

The link to your TVFool report doesn't work for me. Looks like you might have pasted an abbreviated link?
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Jun-2019, 7:41 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 51,049
Posted By jrgagne99
I was reluctant to undo the coax connections up...

I was reluctant to undo the coax connections up in the tree, for fear of messing something up unnecessarily. So rather than take the connections apart and applying grease, I decided to just use the...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Jun-2019, 1:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,543
Posted By jrgagne99
I think it is very unlikely that your friend's...

I think it is very unlikely that your friend's amazon antenna will pick up any of the NYC stations you desire. Your best shot at the UHF stations from that group is with an 8-bay such as the DB8e or...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Jun-2019, 1:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,141
Posted By jrgagne99
Not necessarily. I encountered a similar...

Not necessarily. I encountered a similar situation before finding my eventual antenna solution. I had been hunting all over the roof for reception of a particular channel that my report said should...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-May-2019, 9:19 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 51,049
Posted By jrgagne99
I have the opportunity to borrow my neighbor's...

I have the opportunity to borrow my neighbor's 60-ft man-lift again this weekend to service my tree-mounted antenna array. This may be the last time I get to do any maintenance up there for several...
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