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Forum: Antennas Yesterday, 11:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,058
Posted By OTAFAN
Here's a Consumer Reports article with many...

Here's a Consumer Reports article with many reader comments that I ran across recently. It explains the advantages and disadvantages of ATSC 3.0 OTA as clearly as I've seen. Buyer beware of "Big...
Forum: Digital TV and Mobile DTV Yesterday, 10:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 14
Posted By OTAFAN
Best OTA TV Tuner???

This subject has come up numerous times on the Net and here at TV Fool. But since TV manufactures don't reveal their tuner specs, the consumer is left with nothing more than subjective perception to...
Forum: TV Database Updates 22-Jun-2019, 8:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,424
Posted By OTAFAN
Retro TV Returns to SOCAL

:confused:
So what's REALLY going on with Retro TV returning to SOCAL LA/OC???

As of this early post, still NO update on Retro's Facebook page. Retro TV owes its fans an explanation. Delay?...
Forum: TV Database Updates 15-Jun-2019, 6:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,424
Posted By OTAFAN
Retro TV Returns to SOCAL

The native's are getting restless as Retro TV has NOT appeared on SOCAL LA/OC TV stations (OTA & Cable) yet as promised on their Facebook page. June 15 was supposed to be the date! Fingers crossed...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Jun-2019, 2:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,195
Posted By OTAFAN
Yes, that thread was how I got my "feet wet" on...

Yes, that thread was how I got my "feet wet" on this forum. Rabbit73 and others (sorry I didn't name everyone!), were very helpful in explaining its dynamics and why it has been such a good antenna...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Jun-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,195
Posted By OTAFAN
Sometimes rain will improve your ground wave and...

Sometimes rain will improve your ground wave and reception will be better. I have seen that happen here at my location in SOCAL LA/OC. Although depending on how heavy weather conditions are,...
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Jun-2019, 2:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,807
Posted By OTAFAN
Distance Between Antennas

If my memory serves me right, I believe KFLA-LD Channel 8's very directional antenna is what the owner was referring to when I contacted him several years ago by email. But he did say the FCC did not...
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Jun-2019, 1:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,807
Posted By OTAFAN
Distance Between Antennas

I was just thinking about this rabbit and realized I probably should have included real channel 8 callsign, KFLA-LD. Thanks for reminding me!

And yes, that is my TV Fool report. I was looking at...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Jun-2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,807
Posted By OTAFAN
Distance Between Antennas

Thanks for the tip, rabbit73! Next time I post a pic I think I'll get it right because of your kind help, once again. But at least folks can see what my set up looks like now.



And thank you...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Jun-2019, 3:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,807
Posted By OTAFAN
Distance Between Antennas

Same location, just a different angle. My new Winegard 7000 seemed to be more distinguishable from the side. And yes, I downsized the pic this time (probably too much) because of TV Fool site...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Jun-2019, 12:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,807
Posted By OTAFAN
Distance Between Antennas

So glad you replied, rabbit73! Hopes and prayers your wife and you are doing better.

I have been posting as attachment, including right now, but still not straight as previous pic in my original...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Jun-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,807
Posted By OTAFAN
Distance Between Antennas

OK, after reading everyone's post above again and further written research along with advise from some of my radio Buds locally, I climbed back on my roof Memorial Weekend and put up a Winegard...
Forum: TV Database Updates 1-Jun-2019, 1:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,424
Posted By OTAFAN
Retro TV Returns to SOCAL

Good to hear from you again, AdTech! Hope your runs all turned out well!

Just so I'm fair and accurate, here's the actual post from RetroTVs Facebook page regarding our above comments on said...
Forum: TV Database Updates 31-May-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,424
Posted By OTAFAN
Retro TV Returns to SOCAL

Posted a couple hours ago on their Facebook page, RetroTV has updated their reentry to the LA Market. Originally scheduled to air on June 1, due to a "slight delay," they will now begin on June 15. ...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-May-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 42,779
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi jrgagne99: I use and would recommend...

Hi jrgagne99: I use and would recommend Coax-Seal. It will stay put on your connections as long as you need it and does come off fairly easily when you want to remove it. I've only read a very few...
Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 23-May-2019, 11:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,325
Posted By OTAFAN
Wink Death, Taxes and Rising Cord Cut Prices

Hi All: I ran across an interesting article linked below. It offers good advice regarding cord cutting verses cable/satellite prices. Look before you leap as it stands now with increased cord...
Forum: Antennas 23-May-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,058
Posted By OTAFAN
Yes, thanks JoeAZ for an on the site lab report. ...

Yes, thanks JoeAZ for an on the site lab report.

Like I said, I've only kept up with 3.0 through online articles, mostly positive with the promise of better reception. But it appears from your...
Forum: Antennas 22-May-2019, 11:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,058
Posted By OTAFAN
2020 Repack & Antenna Design

Hi Bobs: An article I came across recently mentions this:

https://www.atsc.org/newsletter/atsc-3-0-where-we-stand/

The website is updated regularly on the latest news regarding NextGen or 3.0...
Forum: Help With Reception 21-May-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 743
Posted By OTAFAN
Thank you jrgagne99 for clarification! I...

Thank you jrgagne99 for clarification!

I resend my uncertainty about this forums' future. I am more than ready to move on from here.

With all good hope and prayers for rabbit73s wife, when she...
Forum: Help With Reception 21-May-2019, 4:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 743
Posted By OTAFAN
I am so sorry to hear this, rabbit73. My...

I am so sorry to hear this, rabbit73.

My prayers are with you and your wife.

This forum has lost ONE OF ITS VERY BEST! I had thought that moderators or more importantly, the owners would have...
Forum: Help With Reception 19-May-2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 743
Posted By OTAFAN
Smile Rabbit73 Review of New CM Balun???

How about a review of the new CM Balun by Rabbit73?

https://www.channelmaster.com/TV_Antenna_Balun_Matching_Transformer_Deluxe_p/cm-3203.htm

Since he reviewed their other long standing balun,...
Forum: Antennas 19-May-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,058
Posted By OTAFAN
2020 Repack & Antenna Design

JoeAZ: So far I've only read about the advantages of NetGen or 3.0 OTATV, but I would be very interested in understanding the disadvantages as well, to get a more objective sense on the matter.
...
Forum: Antennas 19-May-2019, 12:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,058
Posted By OTAFAN
2020 Repack & Antenna Design

Hey Bobs: I know your questions and thoughts have come up in the forum several times since I've been here. I recall rabbit73 and AdTech both commenting that if antenna manufacturers could make money...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-May-2019, 2:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,823
Posted By OTAFAN
Ok, my learning curve just improved. I...

Ok, my learning curve just improved.

I really enjoy your classroom, rabbit73! Your postings on this forum truly enhance it!

All the best.....
Forum: Help With Reception 10-May-2019, 2:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,823
Posted By OTAFAN
So, if I'm reading your chart correctly rabbit73,...

So, if I'm reading your chart correctly rabbit73, obviously you can have a higher noise floor on VHF low particularly, and still receive a watchable signal than either VHF high or UHF? And almost the...
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