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Forum: Antennas 15-Aug-2016, 10:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,885
Posted By Yaguy
GE Pro Yagi

Thanks everyone

Yes, all the Vancouver stations are UHF. For me, my local stations could probably come in with a piece of hay wire. ;) With the big frequency auction in the US, according to...
Forum: Antennas 15-Aug-2016, 6:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,885
Posted By Yaguy
GE Pro Outdoor Yagi

Hi AD

I wasn't comparing them. I know my gain figures for my old antenna. Was curious about that small antenna- had never seen it or read anything about it. I have heard good things about the...
Forum: Antennas 14-Aug-2016, 8:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,885
Posted By Yaguy
General Electric Pro Yagi Antenna

Has anyone tried this antenna:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/GE-Pro-Outdoor-Yagi-Antenna/52162885

It doesn't list gain figures. I'm looking at replacing an old Antennacraft VU160-XR combination...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Jul-2014, 3:15 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 29,432
Posted By Yaguy
RE: Thinking about an indoor antenna

I've been wondering if there is a recommended well performing indoor antenna for my situation. It would be nice to dx and get Seattle, but, apart from a separate setup, are there smaller, even good...
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Jun-2014, 6:34 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 29,432
Posted By Yaguy
Thanks GroundUrMast Separate systems for...

Thanks GroundUrMast

Separate systems for local and dx sounds like a good idea. I've seen some cheap looking 8-bays, but I'd want to stick with a known manufacturer. I could try the 91XG on a...
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Jun-2014, 6:50 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 29,432
Posted By Yaguy
I'm looking at replacing my 23 year old...

I'm looking at replacing my 23 year old Antennacraft VU-160XR combination VHF/FM/UHF antenna that I've had on my chimney on a rotator. It's been pretty good for all those years. I'd like a good...
Forum: TV Database Updates 9-Jun-2014, 9:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,078
Posted By Yaguy
RE: Missing CBC stations for West Vancouver, BC

CBUT-DT UHF 43 and CBUFT-DT UHF 26 are still not showing up on my signal analysis report for West Vancouver, BC.
Forum: Special Topics 18-Aug-2012, 12:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 39,777
Posted By Yaguy
RE: Coax loops for rotator and Chimney Mounts

What I was trying to get at is for those of us with chimney mounts who have a short, unguyed mast section and then the mast section above the rotator, both not too far away from my chimney, has...
Forum: Special Topics 14-Aug-2012, 1:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 39,777
Posted By Yaguy
RE: Coax Loops and Proper Routing for Antennas

I'm wondering if there is a particular way a loop for the coax should be made to allow for the rotator to turn the antenna without straining the coax, and also to keep it relatively free from too...
Forum: TV Database Updates 7-Aug-2012, 5:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,423
Posted By Yaguy
RE: How TVFool is updated

Thanks for taking the time to explain it all so well, mtownsend. I'm sure a lot of people here will like to know that. And yes, the users are quite knowledgeable, and we all benefit from their...
Forum: TV Database Updates 5-Aug-2012, 8:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,423
Posted By Yaguy
RE: How TVFool is updated

Just a question here.
Who does the updating on the TVFool stations for the signal analysis database? It does look like it would be a lot of work with the myriad of stations throughout Canada and...
Forum: TV Database Updates 26-Jul-2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,423
Posted By Yaguy
RE: TV Fool Database Needs Updating

For my location in West Vancouver, BC, Canada, doing a TV Signal Locator search, I get CBUT, real Channel analogue 2, (it was shut down on Sept 1, 2011 and replaced by CBUT-DT, real channel 47,...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Jul-2012, 12:09 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 29,432
Posted By Yaguy
RE: Various outdoor antennae

Is the new AD DB4e much better than the CM-4221HD? From what I've read, I don't know if it is really worth the extra cost. I know that the CM-4221HD uses nuts that can be tightened, or loosened to do...
Forum: Help With Reception 21-Jul-2012, 9:04 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 29,432
Posted By Yaguy
RE: Coax and Time

Thanks Billiam and GroundUrMast

Probably not a bad idea to put in the new RG6. Just have to get up on the roof or find a volunteer. Very interesting about the antenna letting in signals, where...
Forum: Help With Reception 21-Jul-2012, 2:19 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 29,432
Posted By Yaguy
RE: Coax and time?

What are classic symptoms that the coax has either water getting into a connector or a small crack in the outer jacket? I used to notice, after a rain, that analogue VHF 2 would have colour issues-...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Sep-2011, 7:59 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 29,432
Posted By Yaguy
RE: RG6 Coax

Has anyone heard of or used the American made brand "Remee" RG6 coaxial cable for their antenna? I saw it and wondered how it stacked up against better known brands like Belden. Thanks.
Forum: Help With Reception 4-Sep-2011, 5:59 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 29,432
Posted By Yaguy
Thanks again, GroundUrMast I currently do...

Thanks again, GroundUrMast

I currently do have the coaxial cable connected to a grounding block outside, and a copper ground wire about 20" long runs directly down to a metal stake in the ground....
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Sep-2011, 8:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 29,432
Posted By Yaguy
RE: Electrical Current in Coaxial Cable

Thanks GroundUrMast

I don't use an amplifier or preamp. The condition is similar to once having a Toshiba DVD/VCR combo and touching the metal housing I could feel a small electrical current...
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Sep-2011, 8:02 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 29,432
Posted By Yaguy
RE: Electrical Current in Coaxial Cable

I tried my 4-way distribution amp and it didn't make much difference, save for the stronger channels showing up between 10% to 15% stronger in positions where normally they'd be less. But overall it...
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Aug-2011, 12:36 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 29,432
Posted By Yaguy
RE: Distribution Amp

Thanks No static at all, and GroundUrMast

Wow CBC analogue 2 in Seattle. (It turns off Aug 31st.) CBUT '2' digital will switch from current UHF 58 to UHF 43 and power will go from 30.5kW to...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Aug-2011, 10:16 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 29,432
Posted By Yaguy
RE: 4-way Distribution Amp

I'm wondering if anyone has experience with distribution amps. Mine, a 4-way from Radio Shack, wasn't used very much because, in the past, analogue channel 2 was too strong, but now with the digital...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Aug-2011, 11:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 29,432
Posted By Yaguy
RE: Combining Antenna Masts

Thanks GroundUrMast and John Candle

It's 1.5" antenna mast steel pipe that was cut at one time so now the top end that tapered down isn't there. It's interesting that the pipe diameter can be...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Aug-2011, 7:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 29,432
Posted By Yaguy
Combining Antenna Masts

Can two 10' mast sections (without the tapered end) be combined by other means? I thought that U-Bolts and clamps over a 1' or so overlap area would be sufficient if the lower 12' is below my porch...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Jul-2011, 8:26 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 29,432
Posted By Yaguy
Antenna System

I just thought of this. What about the small grounding block? Do these have a limited lifespan? If so, about how long? I bought mine at Radioshack when I installed everything. I don't think water is...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Jul-2011, 7:26 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 29,432
Posted By Yaguy
Thanks GoundUrMast and John Candle Very good...

Thanks GoundUrMast and John Candle

Very good and helpful information.

I suspect I should buckle down and redo the whole antenna setup and hope it lasts as long. I think there could be water...
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