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Forum: Help With Reception 18-Aug-2020, 11:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,692
Posted By bobsgarage
No, unfortunately the KT - 700 is a tiny bit...

No, unfortunately the KT - 700 is a tiny bit noisier but it also has a built-in FM filter and LTE filter which raised the noise level up by about .5dB on VHF and .8 dB on UHF which is still lower...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Aug-2020, 4:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,692
Posted By bobsgarage
Hi guys, mind if I join in? I'm not sure what's...

Hi guys, mind if I join in?
I'm not sure what's killing your preamps but I wouldn't trust the coax cable anymore. Or is it just a question of quality and a coincidence?

You asked about protecting...
Forum: Antennas 13-Aug-2020, 4:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,071
Posted By bobsgarage
Hey Joe, I have to ask, what's the reason...

Hey Joe,

I have to ask, what's the reason for the negativity toward Sev and Televes?

I'm not here to argue with you but I wanted to at least tell you, I've had a pretty darn good results with...
Forum: Antennas 12-Aug-2020, 1:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,071
Posted By bobsgarage
UHF shootout

I have also had very good results with my pair of Televes DAT Boss antennas. I reviewed it on some other sites.

I recently had a shootout between the Antennas Direct 91XG, the XTreme Signal HDB91X...
Forum: Antennas 2-Aug-2020, 8:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,172
Posted By bobsgarage
In the city of Kenosha Wisconsin , where I do...

In the city of Kenosha Wisconsin , where I do most of my antenna spotting, is a great Electronics shop call Chester Electronics. They probably supplied Kenosha with 80% of their antennas all...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Jul-2020, 5:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 19,589
Posted By bobsgarage
Suggestion

I made mine from 1 1/2 Aluminized Exhaust tubing:

https://i.ibb.co/hL9Zpy3/20200629-203512-copy-600x283.jpg (https://imgbb.com/)

https://i.ibb.co/KFPsHLq/20200520-090302.jpg...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Jul-2020, 5:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,952
Posted By bobsgarage
What Happened?

Did you get the rotator or some BS?
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Jul-2020, 4:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,050
Posted By bobsgarage
Yes I have seen the virtual Channel show up in...

Yes I have seen the virtual Channel show up in duplicate myself. I'll have 1 in Milwaukee and one in Chicago but they're different RF signals.
Forum: Antennas 8-Jul-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,149
Posted By bobsgarage
Lightbulb Preamps and VHF.

Mike you've already been helped by the best here. I can just offer an opinion about your preamp. My feelings are you need to have the preamp as close to the antennas as possible. It gets you ahead of...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Jul-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,050
Posted By bobsgarage
This might not be the answer you're looking for....

This might not be the answer you're looking for. But I do know that some stations will transmit on another RF frequency as a backup or to fill in bad reception areas. I believe the VHF stations do...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Jul-2020, 3:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,952
Posted By bobsgarage
I hope, I hope, I hope, it's not a scam! Please...

I hope, I hope, I hope, it's not a scam! Please let us know how it goes, I'll buy 2 or 4 or .
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Jul-2020, 3:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,952
Posted By bobsgarage
A while back on AVS we talked about the Homeworx...

A while back on AVS we talked about the Homeworx Vs. the Channelmaster and how they used the same software.

Don't know if its worth reading for you:...
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Jun-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,952
Posted By bobsgarage
YAESU 450 is it what it is or is it not?

ANY WORD?

Seriously! I need one! Or two...
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Jun-2020, 8:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,952
Posted By bobsgarage
Sleeving 1 3/8" top rail internally

I have experimented with 21 foot 1 3/8" SS-20 top rail and sleeved it internally with 10 foot sections of 1" water pipe, the fit is perfect. I laid out the two water pipes , put a 12 mm deep well...
Forum: Antennas 23-Jun-2020, 4:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,524
Posted By bobsgarage
More scans

. The first screenshot is a comparison of two different lengths quarter wave sections. I have found that you can tune the frequencies a little bit by changing the length.
...
Forum: Antennas 23-Jun-2020, 4:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,524
Posted By bobsgarage
Some screenshots of 91XG ganging 2020-06-21

Had some successes after making an alignment tool for my 91XGs :

https://i.ibb.co/jG9t61Q/20200621-142638.jpg (https://ibb.co/zbWdn0B)

https://i.ibb.co/NsnQmrW/20200621-142615.jpg...
Forum: Help With Reception 21-Jun-2020, 5:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,450
Posted By bobsgarage
Very cool, not to sound like a broken record but...

Very cool, not to sound like a broken record but had you considered Stellar Labs VHF antenna?

I'm just asking because they're relatively cheap easy and pretty wind Worthy.
Forum: Help With Reception 21-Jun-2020, 1:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,011
Posted By bobsgarage
Not much I can add here.

Well, you've been helped by the best. Rabbit has a lot of experience. OTA FAN and Tim also have some good advice.

The only suggestion I could make is to get a Stellar labs 30 - 2476. It's one of...
Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 19-Jun-2020, 1:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 67,178
Posted By bobsgarage
Bad translation...

It's from a foreign language, the translation doesn't come out, so you get the gibberish. Reminds me of NascarKen :)
Forum: Special Topics 17-Jun-2020, 2:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 19,444
Posted By bobsgarage
I agree with you 100%. There will need to be a...

I agree with you 100%. There will need to be a new redesign. I believe that the antennas will have a slightly different look to them now with the larger elements for the UHF also.

And a lot of...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Jun-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,952
Posted By bobsgarage
True, 1 3/8" chain link fence top rail is my...

True, 1 3/8" chain link fence top rail is my preferred Mast material. My shop is right next to a fence supplies and installation facility. I was recently told by one of the contractors 1 3/8 in SS 20...
Forum: TV Fool Discussion / Database Updates 15-Jun-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,636
Posted By bobsgarage
TV Fool still alive, needs life support...

This has been a problem for a long time on TV Fool. To me it was the world's greatest TV and reception forum. But it's slowly winding down I feel. You can tell by the fact did you haven't received...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Jun-2020, 4:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,952
Posted By bobsgarage
Mounting your new antenna.

No, you will not need any special brackets . It is part of the actual antenna, you can see it in your link, the picture shows the antenna able to face different directions.

Antennas Direct has the...
Forum: Antennas 14-Jun-2020, 6:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,477
Posted By bobsgarage
Yeah, I spoke too soon. I guess I wasn't clear on...

Yeah, I spoke too soon. I guess I wasn't clear on how many antennas I was trying to stack. I'm only looking to stack two at this time. I had some rude awakening when I was PMd.

"OK, I understand...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Jun-2020, 6:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,952
Posted By bobsgarage
I agree, a rotators nice for fine-tuning....

I agree, a rotators nice for fine-tuning. Sometimes you need a different aim on different days but not usually.
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