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Forum: Help With Reception 25-Jun-2015, 8:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,043
Posted By stvcmty
You are in a multipath hell, between you and...

You are in a multipath hell, between you and Baltimore are so many hills and there are hills all around you so that is working against you. But all hope is not lost.

For football you need:
Any...
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Jun-2015, 9:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,488
Posted By stvcmty
If all you want is PBS, you may want to look at a...

If all you want is PBS, you may want to look at a FTA system. You can get PBS channels from a satellite at 125W or 87W.

http://www.ftalist.com/ses2.php
http://www.ftalist.com/amc21.php

You...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Jun-2015, 9:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,684
Posted By stvcmty
VHF low is similar to FM, they are next to each...

VHF low is similar to FM, they are next to each other.

Antenna craft and Winegard both made FM antennas, and there is an independent site that has modeled the FM antennas. ...
Forum: Antennas 20-May-2015, 5:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 14,771
Posted By stvcmty
HBU55 for $40 I went to my local radio shack...

HBU55 for $40

I went to my local radio shack today with everything on clearance. If you are in MD near Edgewood, you can get a HBU55 for $40, they had two. It looks like big stuff from the back...
Forum: Antennas 8-May-2015, 7:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,907
Posted By stvcmty
If I understand your question, you are asking: ...

If I understand your question, you are asking: “If I try to use my antenna as a 10’ dipole, why didn’t it work?”


A 10’ dipole would be resonant at 46 to 49MHz, depending on velocity factor. TV...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Apr-2015, 7:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,911
Posted By stvcmty
If you don’t mind using multiple antennas, there...

If you don’t mind using multiple antennas, there are ways to combine them to get signals from different directions on the same coax.

If you just want specific sub channels from other markets and...
Forum: Help With Reception 20-Apr-2015, 9:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,547
Posted By stvcmty
In my experience, an 8 bay (DB8) will be easier...

In my experience, an 8 bay (DB8) will be easier to aim than an Yagi (91XG). The 8-bay will also pick up a wider grouping of channels.

Depending on how close the hill is, the VHF stations may bend...
Forum: Help With Reception 20-Apr-2015, 8:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,547
Posted By stvcmty
The two groups of channels you want are nearly...

The two groups of channels you want are nearly 180 degrees apart, and most of the stations to the east are fairly strong. Three of the west stations are VHF. This looks like there are two ways to go...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Apr-2015, 7:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,975
Posted By stvcmty
sorry, I was typing too fast. Northeast.

sorry, I was typing too fast. Northeast.
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Apr-2015, 7:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,975
Posted By stvcmty
LOS stands for Line of Sight. It means the ...

LOS stands for Line of Sight. It means the antenna at your house can see the antenna the TV station uses. If you could get an antenna up high enough for LOS, the received signal strength could...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Apr-2015, 6:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,891
Posted By stvcmty
ADTech’s suggestion of starting with a piece of...

ADTech’s suggestion of starting with a piece of new or known-good cable at the ground block and running it to a TV is a good one.

In an ideal case, things would go:
Antenna => Ground block => 4...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Apr-2015, 6:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,891
Posted By stvcmty
Did you run the cable, is some of it in the walls...

Did you run the cable, is some of it in the walls from who-knows-when, did the house ever have satellite?
Good splitters are important. By good I do not mean “monster brand 3GHz gold plated...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Apr-2015, 5:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,975
Posted By stvcmty
Do you need ABC or MeTV (Channels 2 and 6). ...

Do you need ABC or MeTV (Channels 2 and 6). Channels 2-6 require wide antennas. Not needing them would let you use a much lighter antenna.

The satellite mount is probably on the south side of...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Apr-2015, 9:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,174
Posted By stvcmty
You don’t need much antenna in the UHF band. A...

You don’t need much antenna in the UHF band. A HBU22 is a good candidate to find a sweet spot where the Baltimore and DC stations come in without a rotor. The HBU should also get 7 and 9 from DC. ...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Mar-2015, 7:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,841
Posted By stvcmty
There are 2 analog LP channel 6’s that you may...

There are 2 analog LP channel 6’s that you may have to worry about. They are both being used as “Franken-FM’s” on 87.7. One is in DC and is Spanish (WDCN-LP), the other is on the Eastern Shore...
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Jan-2015, 7:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,577
Posted By stvcmty
A word of warning, don’t put too much money into...

A word of warning, don’t put too much money into this.

All those translators are not protected in the repack the FCC wants to do for the UHF TV spectrum. They could disappear and never be...
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Jan-2015, 6:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,577
Posted By stvcmty
A “rabbit ears” antenna works best for VHF...

A “rabbit ears” antenna works best for VHF frequencies. You have UHF stations.

(http://www.rabbitears.info/ is a site with indepth data on TV stations).

The report link has a warning “WARNING:...
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Sep-2014, 2:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,716
Posted By stvcmty
You should aim the antenna so it reliably gets...

You should aim the antenna so it reliably gets the stations you want. From your TV fool plot, 246 degrees magnetic would be a good place to start (west south west). If you have a TV you can safely...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Sep-2014, 6:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,006
Posted By stvcmty
Sippinhenn, You linked to an amplified...

Sippinhenn,

You linked to an amplified antenna. On your TV fool plot the top station’s Pwr is highlighted to warn you it is very strong. An amplified antenna with the signal KNIC is giving you...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Sep-2014, 1:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,425
Posted By stvcmty
If I lived where you live, I would put a 5’...

If I lived where you live, I would put a 5’ tripod on the roof, with a 10’ length of chain-link-fence top rail cut so the total height above the roof was 12’. I would get a HBU11 and aim it at 313...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Sep-2014, 2:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,229
Posted By stvcmty
Either jointenna will probably work. I said 9...

Either jointenna will probably work. I said 9 because I would guess the pass and notch filters to be tighter for the slightly lower frequency. I have experience that a ch 12 jointenna passes 11, 12...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Sep-2014, 8:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,425
Posted By stvcmty
What stations/channels do you want? You are in...

What stations/channels do you want? You are in the middle of the transmitters for your market area, so knowing what stations you want will help people recommend what you need.
If you want ABC, NBC,...
Forum: TV Fool Discussion / Database Updates 10-Sep-2014, 5:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 21,912
Posted By stvcmty
And 2 more: 3. Virtual channels, real...

And 2 more:

3. Virtual channels, real channels and antennas. An explanation of how the displayed channel does not need to have to do anything with the real channel. Also an explanation of why...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Sep-2014, 5:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,241
Posted By stvcmty
The bare minimum between a HD7698P/HBU55 and a...

The bare minimum between a HD7698P/HBU55 and a FM6 would be 5’ (That roughly puts the HD7698P/HBU55 at the edge of the FM6’s capture area. Ideally it would be 10’ (That roughly keeps the capture...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Sep-2014, 3:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,241
Posted By stvcmty
McInRantz, Do you want WLMB-DT real CH5,...

McInRantz,

Do you want WLMB-DT real CH5, virtual channel 40.1? Rabbitears says it is a religious station. http://www.rabbitears.info/market.php?request=station_search&callsign=wlmb

You said...
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