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Forum: Help With Reception 13-Nov-2019, 1:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi tuktuk: First of all, here's your (zip...

Hi tuktuk:

First of all, here's your (zip code) rabbitears.info Post-Repack report at 20'. It's more up to date and accurate than the TV Fool report since they have a very small staff and are...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Nov-2019, 8:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By OTAFAN
Hello 8bit: According to the zip code you...

Hello 8bit:

According to the zip code you provided in your TV Fool report, the rabbitears.info report shows better Post-Repack reception for that area. Obviously, you mentioned you were in a bit...
Forum: Help With Reception 4-Nov-2019, 4:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,242
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi Again Gophers! Good to hear about your...

Hi Again Gophers!

Good to hear about your updated report. Glad your Antennas Direct Flex is working for you.

What are those channels from the IDS tower in Minneapolis you might like to receive?...
Forum: Antennas 3-Nov-2019, 8:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,569
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi eggman: I have two commercially produced...

Hi eggman:

I have two commercially produced moderate to compact size antennas with L-VHF extensions here in SOCAL LA/OC. The RCA ANT3037XR (actually built by Winegard for RCA) and the Winegard...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Oct-2019, 8:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,448
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi sudheeshb: The Winegard HD8200U has more...

Hi sudheeshb:

The Winegard HD8200U has more gain than the HD7694P, but it's much more expensive. I'm guessing that if rabbit73 recommended the HD7649P for your location, he probably thought it...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Oct-2019, 11:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By OTAFAN
I mostly use Mediabridge bought from Amazon due...

I mostly use Mediabridge bought from Amazon due to its price to performance ratio. Customer reviews (nearly 5600) going back several years are very positive (over 90%) and I can confirm based on my...
Forum: TV Database Updates 20-Oct-2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 17,650
Posted By OTAFAN
Retro TV Returns to SOCAL

After several weeks of a down website and continuous complaints by fans across the nation loosing their affiliates on their Facebook page, Retro TV is back online promising, "Big things are on the...
Forum: Antennas 14-Oct-2019, 11:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,290
Posted By OTAFAN
It looks like NEXTGEN ATSC 3.0 will possibly be...

It looks like NEXTGEN ATSC 3.0 will possibly be testing again in the Phoenix market.

So, JoeAZ if the Techs come back to your house for updated testing, please let us know the latest results. I...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Oct-2019, 3:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 987
Posted By OTAFAN
AKA, your Television set itself. It's actually...

AKA, your Television set itself. It's actually inside on the circuit board. Your TV "tunes" in the particular frequency of the station you want to watch. See below Wikipedia article for detailed...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Oct-2019, 8:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,170
Posted By OTAFAN
In an earlier thread on this forum (I can't find...

In an earlier thread on this forum (I can't find it right now), I recall ADTech saying the VHF Diploes were cut (or made) right in the middle of the VHF High frequency.

So IMHO, I would suggest...
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Oct-2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,170
Posted By OTAFAN
You may want to consider this option if you're...

You may want to consider this option if you're looking to get reliable reception across VHF/UHF:

https://www.antennasdirect.com/clearstream-2-rv-antenna.html

JoeAZ advice above is also worth...
Forum: Antennas 30-Sep-2019, 3:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 14,366
Posted By OTAFAN
Winegard FV-HD30

Someone in our neighborhood recently put one of these antennas up behind their shed, approximately 10 feet or so above ground, on a PVC mast. I'll try to find out how their reception is.
...
Forum: Antennas 30-Sep-2019, 2:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 388
Posted By OTAFAN
New Winegard 7000 Antenna

Looks like Winegard has brought back another version of their RCA ANT751, this time dropping one of the VHF parasitic directors. Less is more??? But they did keep their UHF Tetrapole!
...
Forum: Antennas 27-Sep-2019, 11:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,290
Posted By OTAFAN
Here's the latest on rollout for ATSC 3.0 OTA: ...

Here's the latest on rollout for ATSC 3.0 OTA:

https://www.atsc.org/newsletter/coming-soon-to-a-tv-station-near-you-top-40-tv-markets-launching-atsc-3-0/
Forum: TV Database Updates 21-Sep-2019, 11:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,871
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi jerrymc: Yes, and for those of us who...

Hi jerrymc:

Yes, and for those of us who have been a bit frustrated with their previous signal strength on their UHF frequency, this change to VHF High 12, physical, with strong readings on my TV...
Forum: TV Database Updates 21-Sep-2019, 9:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,871
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi jerrymc: TV Fool has a very small staff...

Hi jerrymc:

TV Fool has a very small staff that has not been able to keep up with Repack changes, etc. But, I just checked Rabbitears.info for the LA Market and it's there. Copy and past (sorry...
Forum: Help With Reception 21-Sep-2019, 9:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,537
Posted By OTAFAN
Your antenna set up looks like a professional...

Your antenna set up looks like a professional job!

I'm in a strong signal location here in SOCAL LA/OC and get between 168-178 channels on a clear day. So, 159 at your location droidy is...
Forum: TV Database Updates 20-Sep-2019, 7:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 17,650
Posted By OTAFAN
Retro TV Returns to SOCAL

More urgent pleas from fans, Richard Summers & Gary Fink on Retro TVs Facebook page. Perhaps a PC work around? Or rather, a Hail Mary???

Richard Summers Retro Television We need you on the air in...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Sep-2019, 8:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,459
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi ssharnick: Yes, that's the one. Here's an...

Hi ssharnick:

Yes, that's the one. Here's an older thread on TV Fool that discusses the antenna in detail. It's a keeper and has preformed very well for many people across the nation. I hope...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Sep-2019, 11:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 800
Posted By OTAFAN
Yes, that's the one. After I posted to...

Yes, that's the one.



After I posted to your query, I thought about how close you were to your towers. And you're right about amplification that's very close to transmission source. So, I would...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Sep-2019, 8:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 800
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi & Welcome iamnoip! Here's your...

Hi & Welcome iamnoip!

Here's your rabbitears.info report. It's more up to date than your TV Fool report, due to a very small staff trying to keep up with repack and all the other related issues....
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Sep-2019, 11:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,537
Posted By OTAFAN
Way to go, droidy! Congratulations on the...

Way to go, droidy!

Congratulations on the excellent reception you're receiving so far, even with your "ground" set up. Although rabbitears.info is quite accurate, each viewer at their individual...
Forum: Reception Devices 1-Sep-2019, 8:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,541
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi Charles: Go to: ...

Hi Charles:

Go to: https://www.rabbitears.info/market.php

Scroll down to Lansing, MI, about half way down the page, Market 111, and click on.

All I see for your Market regarding your...
Forum: Help With Reception 31-Aug-2019, 2:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,537
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi droidy, glad you posted back. Finding the...

Hi droidy, glad you posted back.

Finding the "sweet spot" on your roof is similar to finding the "sweet spot" for an indoor antenna. Trial and error are to be expected. But in your situation,...
Forum: TV Database Updates 23-Aug-2019, 5:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 17,650
Posted By OTAFAN
Retro TV Returns to SOCAL

Literally there has been no posting on Retro TVs Facebook page since previous entry above. But this evening PST, there were a number of new comments by fans.

Although they were in response to a...
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