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Forum: Special Topics 7-Mar-2019, 1:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,032
Posted By OTAFAN
Thanks for the replies, scott784. With our...

Thanks for the replies, scott784.

With our four hands and fingers crossed, I'll place a bet in Vegas for improved viewing as Repack continues!

There is at this time one station moving to low...
Forum: Special Topics 5-Mar-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,032
Posted By OTAFAN
Here in SOCAL LA/OC Repack channel changes have...

Here in SOCAL LA/OC Repack channel changes have increased signal strength and viewing quality, at least at my locale.

PBS SoCal, KLCS, and METV(now in improved HD720p), are all above 30db SNR on...
Forum: Special Topics 3-Mar-2019, 7:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,032
Posted By OTAFAN
Here's a link that might help: ...

Here's a link that might help:

https://www.rabbitears.info/

Go to Listings, then Market Listings to find your particular market.

I have been able to see repack reception maps for some of my...
Forum: TV Database Updates 26-Feb-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,633
Posted By OTAFAN
Here's a site that might help: ...

Here's a site that might help:


http://www.tvanswers.org/

Best viewing!
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Feb-2019, 12:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,322
Posted By OTAFAN
Here's a couple of items which might be of...

Here's a couple of items which might be of interest to you:
...
Forum: Special Topics 30-Aug-2018, 8:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,190
Posted By OTAFAN
So, you finally hit pay dirt, wado66! Fantastic! ...

So, you finally hit pay dirt, wado66! Fantastic!

I'm just taking a guess, but those sales reps and Samsung Tech you spoke with may not have been clear about what you were really asking about. I'm...
Forum: Special Topics 29-Aug-2018, 2:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,190
Posted By OTAFAN
I have 2 Samsungs, 2013 & 2017, and both have...

I have 2 Samsungs, 2013 & 2017, and both have channel guides. Most of the TV's I've seen at Best Buy and other related stores have similar guides. The only ones I've seen that presently don't, are...
Forum: Special Topics 28-Aug-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,190
Posted By OTAFAN
Hey wado66: Almost all TVs you can buy today...

Hey wado66:

Almost all TVs you can buy today will have a channel guide for OTA. After you hook up your coax cable to the TV and run a channel scan according to specified instructions, you will see...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Aug-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 38,899
Posted By OTAFAN
https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/consumer-faqs...

https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/consumer-faqs-tv-spectrum-auction?from=home
Forum: Special Topics 24-Jul-2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,062
Posted By OTAFAN
https://www.amazon.com/Universal-Electronics-Origi...

https://www.amazon.com/Universal-Electronics-Original-104-Moldable/dp/B0002ZPINC/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1532472418&sr=8-3&keywords=coax+seal


You can also try Coax Seal linked above. I believe...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-May-2018, 12:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,944
Posted By OTAFAN
[QUOTE]My guess is that they are running with...

[QUOTE]My guess is that they are running with reduced power so that the antenna crew can work safely on the tower with the new antenna.[QUOTE]

FWIW, thanks rabbit73 for your reply! It's helpful to...
Forum: Antennas 28-Apr-2018, 7:54 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 90,552
Posted By OTAFAN
Thank you, Nascarken for the recommendation!...

Thank you, Nascarken for the recommendation! Wineguard 8200U is certainly a premium antenna, from what I could see on their website.

But I live in a strong signal area and don't need that large of...
Forum: Antennas 28-Apr-2018, 3:31 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 90,552
Posted By OTAFAN
I'm glad you found your way through this thread...

I'm glad you found your way through this thread to TV Fool, gmcjetpilot!

And thank you very much for the informative post above! I will bookmark it for future reference.

Here in greater LA/OC...
Forum: Special Topics 25-Apr-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,665
Posted By OTAFAN
Looking at the RCA website, it shows the antenna...

Looking at the RCA website, it shows the antenna mounted vertically on the side of a house. I suspect that's the optimal way for reception, but you can experiment and see if you get any other...
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Apr-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,154
Posted By OTAFAN
That's good to hear ADTech. But since the cell...

That's good to hear ADTech. But since the cell phone spectrum is dropping to 600MHz and above, will that cause interference with existing roof top/indoor antennas? And will some of us need to get...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Feb-2018, 4:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,305
Posted By OTAFAN
Congratulations 760side on the better reception! ...

Congratulations 760side on the better reception!

And thanks a million rabbit73 for posting the pics above. I will file this for my future reference. BTW, I think you posted previously about how to...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Feb-2018, 6:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,305
Posted By OTAFAN
You're probably aware of keeping your cable run...

You're probably aware of keeping your cable run as straight as possible, certainly no tight coils or bends (basic cable installation), as this will attenuate your signal. I don't think 60 or 70 feet...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Feb-2018, 10:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,305
Posted By OTAFAN
Thanks rabbit73! I've been learning from The...

Thanks rabbit73! I've been learning from The Great One (you) on this forum and your humble assistant appreciates your continued posts. Long may you live.....we need you going forward during these...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Feb-2018, 7:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,305
Posted By OTAFAN
As for a battery powered AM radio is there a...

As for a battery powered AM radio is there a specific channel I should be listening on?

Try either far down on the low end of the dial, say 540-590AM (stay away from KOGO 600AM San Diego, since...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Feb-2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 15,454
Posted By OTAFAN
Do you have a link to that shootout or where you...

Do you have a link to that shootout or where you posted it, ADTech?

Thanks!
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Jan-2018, 6:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 14,198
Posted By OTAFAN
I too have a Samsung TV, Alan909. Whenever I...

I too have a Samsung TV, Alan909.

Whenever I have run into "Mode Not Supported" issue like you're having, either the signal from Mt. Wilson, LACO SoCal (my towers), has been interrupted by...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Jan-2018, 1:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 37,848
Posted By OTAFAN
For my meager posts, you're welcome shovel99. ...

For my meager posts, you're welcome shovel99. But I have to give credit to rabbitt73, because he was first to mention the subject in a previous thread of mine, or perhaps it was actually his...
Forum: Antennas 27-Nov-2017, 10:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 23,984
Posted By OTAFAN
Hey rabbit73, I just want to second bobsgarage...

Hey rabbit73, I just want to second bobsgarage comments above!

Since I just graduated from freshman to sophomore here at TVFoolUniv, I'm afraid I'll have to try even harder than Bob at...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Nov-2017, 10:17 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 27,782
Posted By OTAFAN
You could use this to seal all your connections: ...

You could use this to seal all your connections:

https://www.amazon.com/Universal-Electronics-Original-104-Moldable/dp/B0002ZPINC/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1511737594&sr=8-2&keywords=coax+seal

I...
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Nov-2017, 7:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 37,848
Posted By OTAFAN
T Mobile was the highest bidder and took the...

T Mobile was the highest bidder and took the lions share of spectrum or frequencies above UHF real channel 35, paying billions to the FCC for control of new cell phone business over the next several...
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