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Forum: Help With Reception 9-Sep-2019, 5:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,861
Posted By JoeAZ
Greetings, From the area of Cutspring Rd and...

Greetings,
From the area of Cutspring Rd and Chapel St I show the
following at 50' AGL.

Callsign Chan Network Dist
(mi) Path NM
(dB)
WZME 42 (43.1) 8.9 LOS 64.5
WFTY-DT 23...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Aug-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,861
Posted By JoeAZ
I am using a different methodology to see what is...

I am using a different methodology to see what is possible for
your reception. I am unable to find any "hole" in North Stratford,
CT you speak of. Can you provide some street names within the...
Forum: Special Topics 24-Aug-2019, 1:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By JoeAZ
Greetings, I cannot help but wonder if a stud...

Greetings, I cannot help but wonder if a stud finder might
be a solution????
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Aug-2019, 1:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By JoeAZ
Another possibility for your improved reception...

Another possibility for your improved reception of WFSB may be
that engineers upgraded the antenna, changed beam tilt, increased
power, etc, etc, etc. Hopefully, the improved reception will...
Forum: Antennas 22-Aug-2019, 11:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By JoeAZ
KFPH, Flagstaff Rf 13, tested, as you indicated,...

KFPH, Flagstaff Rf 13, tested, as you indicated, ADTech,
the vertical polarization in addition to the standard horizontal
polarization of their Rf 13 signal and the UHF translator signal
down in...
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Aug-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 660
Posted By JoeAZ
There are not many good broadcasting option sites...

There are not many good broadcasting option sites for
Rochester, NY radio and television. That is why Pinnacle
Hill is so crowded. That is why when one station has issues,
at times, all the...
Forum: Antennas 21-Aug-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By JoeAZ
Just another antenna that puts cash in the...

Just another antenna that puts cash in the pockets of
those involved in the manufacture and sale of such garbage.
The only advantage I could think of with "vertical" reception
would be if you have...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Aug-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 660
Posted By JoeAZ
Dagwood, Glad to hear that your reception of...

Dagwood,

Glad to hear that your reception of Rochester, NY
stations has improved. Because all the stations are
so close together on Pinnacle Hill in Brighton, it really
makes things hard for...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Aug-2019, 6:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 660
Posted By JoeAZ
Hi Dagwood! Hope you are enjoying your nice...

Hi Dagwood! Hope you are enjoying your nice summer weather!
My experience tells me that reception will depend mostly on the
trees nearest to the home. I think the reports from TV fool and...
Forum: Antennas 14-Aug-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 865
Posted By JoeAZ
I really appreciate all your suggestions and...

I really appreciate all your suggestions and information.
Toying with the idea of producing antennas currently
either hard or impossible to find new. There are several
places in Phoenix that...
Forum: Antennas 12-Aug-2019, 11:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 865
Posted By JoeAZ
Really appreciate your information. I cannot...

Really appreciate your information. I cannot help but
wonder if a low band VHF antenna, that covers Rf 2-6,
would differ from the channel specific designs you
provided????
Forum: Antennas 11-Aug-2019, 9:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 865
Posted By JoeAZ
Low VHF antenna designs

Greetings everyone.
Since it is near impossible to purchase a low VHF band specific
antenna, It would be nice to have the information to build one.
Personally, I'd prefer a Low Band VHF antenna...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Aug-2019, 9:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 945
Posted By JoeAZ
WQED did not "bid" on the new frequency. They...

WQED did not "bid" on the new frequency. They were assigned that frequency and as such received a windfall of cash to accept low band VHF. They could have chosen to remain on UHF as in the past but...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Aug-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By JoeAZ
The RCA 751R, mounted on a "J" pole just outside...

The RCA 751R, mounted on a "J" pole just outside a window
would provide good reception, low cost and hopefully not be
to obvious...... "J" poles are cheap and easy to install.
Forum: Antennas 5-Aug-2019, 8:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 884
Posted By JoeAZ
I would venture to say that there are far, far...

I would venture to say that there are far, far better
choices costing less......
Forum: Antennas 23-Jul-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 41,542
Posted By JoeAZ
Lots of terrific information above. Thanks for...

Lots of terrific information above. Thanks for the explanations and good detail.
I cannot help but wonder the following: If grounding as above is not feasible or
possible, would the following...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Jul-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By JoeAZ
In your situation, it is likely that higher is...

In your situation, it is likely that higher is better than a more powerful
antenna. You will want to use RG6 cable and keep it under 50 feet, if
at all possible. Since you have multiple hi VHF...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Jul-2019, 4:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By JoeAZ
Need lots more info from you: How close are...

Need lots more info from you:

How close are those trees?
How tall are the trees?
Are there directions where the trees are lower and/or
further away? What is your budget?
What are your...
Forum: Special Topics 11-Jul-2019, 11:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,783
Posted By JoeAZ
As AdTech stated: "You'll likely need to...

As AdTech stated:

"You'll likely need to worry a great deal more about the effects of the on-going repack as the assigned channels get shuffled around on both sides of the border. Co-channel and...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Jul-2019, 11:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,994
Posted By JoeAZ
Actually, I did the following: I cut a 3 foot...

Actually, I did the following:
I cut a 3 foot long 2x4 and drilled two large holes in it about
two feet apart for the two "Y" brackets.
I brought the 2x4 and a drill to the chimney and using the...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Jul-2019, 8:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By JoeAZ
From NEW TO TUCSON Luckily for us, we are...

From NEW TO TUCSON

Luckily for us, we are only interested in the few stations that have translators SW of Tucson. They are located around 187 and 207 degrees from us. We were able to return the...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Jul-2019, 8:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,994
Posted By JoeAZ
I tried and tried to attach photos of a stucco...

I tried and tried to attach photos of a stucco mounted antenna
I recently installed but I keep getting a message that I'm over
the 500 mb limit. In any event, I would suggest you go into your...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Jul-2019, 8:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,994
Posted By JoeAZ
The Channel Master 3018, available at Lowe's and...

The Channel Master 3018, available at Lowe's and Home Depot should
be sufficient. They cost about $80.00 and cover lo/hi Vhf and UHF.
Is your roof made of concrete tile or metal??? If yes, your...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Jul-2019, 6:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,994
Posted By JoeAZ
Exactly!!!!!!!

Exactly!!!!!!!
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Jul-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By JoeAZ
Welcome to TV Fool, New to Tucson! Northwest...

Welcome to TV Fool, New to Tucson!

Northwest areas from Tucson have always been a reception
problem. Some but not all stations have translators to "fill in"
those areas not served by...
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