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Forum: Help With Reception 28-Sep-2020, 8:09 PM
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Posted By Tim
Depends on what particular coax tester you have....

Depends on what particular coax tester you have. Some test just for continuity and others measure the dB loss of the cable.
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Sep-2020, 3:53 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 56,380
Posted By Tim
Couldn't say for sure since I've never seen that...

Couldn't say for sure since I've never seen that antenna up close, but looking at the YouTube video for assembly of your antenna, it looks like the balun assembly is an integral part of the antenna.
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Sep-2020, 2:47 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 56,380
Posted By Tim
You most certainly could have a bad balun. A...

You most certainly could have a bad balun. A balun matches the impedence of the antenna to the impedence of the coaxial cable. You could also have a bad connection at the balun. Or at the coaxial...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Sep-2020, 12:41 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 56,380
Posted By Tim
Well, after seeing that RabbitEars report, I will...

Well, after seeing that RabbitEars report, I will just have to comment that I think it is remarkable that you are receiving the stations you are getting now. If any of your coax connections are a...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Sep-2020, 6:50 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 56,380
Posted By Tim
I would certainly start checking your...

I would certainly start checking your connections. Water intrusion into connections and coaxial cable will wreak havoc over time causing oxidation and corrosion. RG6 coaxial connectors should be...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Sep-2020, 6:15 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 56,380
Posted By Tim
Blackstone, The RabbitEars link you provided...

Blackstone,

The RabbitEars link you provided pulls up Topeka, KS which is the default location for the signal search map.

Be sure to enter your address in the search box at the bottom left of...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Sep-2020, 9:36 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 56,380
Posted By Tim
Blackstone, The signal reports at TV Fool...

Blackstone,

The signal reports at TV Fool are very much out of date. It would be very helpful if you could post a link to your RabbitEars report. You can generate one at this link:...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Apr-2019, 2:44 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 56,380
Posted By Tim
It is so easy to change out that you could...

It is so easy to change out that you could certainly try it. Most likely it will make no difference, but if it were me (being the curious type) I would certainly give it a try just to see what...
Forum: Help With Reception 21-Apr-2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 56,380
Posted By Tim
Blackstone, now that you've had a few days to...

Blackstone, now that you've had a few days to observe, how are things working out for you?
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Apr-2019, 1:48 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 56,380
Posted By Tim
BobsGarage, If there are group members whose...

BobsGarage,

If there are group members whose posts you don't want to see, you can click on their Username, click on User Lists, click on Add to Ignore List.

From then on you will see that they...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Apr-2019, 5:49 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 56,380
Posted By Tim
Insertion loss of 0.5 to 0.8 dB is negligible.

Insertion loss of 0.5 to 0.8 dB is negligible.
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Apr-2019, 5:00 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 56,380
Posted By Tim
What do you mean by "seem weak"? Was the video...

What do you mean by "seem weak"? Was the video pixelated? Or were you looking at some type of signal strength or signal quality test on a TV set?
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Apr-2019, 3:06 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 56,380
Posted By Tim
Great! Once you get your 4 port splitter, you...

Great! Once you get your 4 port splitter, you might want to try it in place of the distribution amp just to see what the results are and report back.
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Apr-2019, 7:47 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 56,380
Posted By Tim
No reason not to do so. Just double check after...

No reason not to do so. Just double check after you install the PA18 and make sure you are still getting all your VHF stations. If so, then install your Antennas Direct UVSJ combiner.
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Apr-2019, 6:21 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 56,380
Posted By Tim
So is the the inserter/combiner that Blackstone...

So is the the inserter/combiner that Blackstone indicates he had in his antenna system???
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Edit: Never mind, I reread a few times and I understand now. He had the Antennas Direct version of a...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Apr-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 56,380
Posted By Tim
OK, I think we now have a good idea of just how...

OK, I think we now have a good idea of just how your antenna system is laid out. Here is the latest iteration.

When you get your UVSJ you can install it in place of the combiner/splitter you have...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Apr-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 56,380
Posted By Tim
The 91XG is an excellent antenna and is what I...

The 91XG is an excellent antenna and is what I use. However, looking at the specs the DB8E actually has a little more gain and a narrower beamwidth. It should be doing just as good or a bit better...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Apr-2019, 3:50 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 56,380
Posted By Tim
I think we are good now. I will modify the...

I think we are good now. I will modify the diagram of your system tomorrow when I get a chance.
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Apr-2019, 6:11 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 56,380
Posted By Tim
No worries. Just trying to get a full picture of...

No worries. Just trying to get a full picture of what you have since I can't lay eyes on it.

Another question...are both of your antennas mounted on the same mast? Or are they located some...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Apr-2019, 5:07 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 56,380
Posted By Tim
Blackstone, in an earlier post you said you had...

Blackstone, in an earlier post you said you had the PA18 mounted on the mast of the DB8E and then 3 ft of cable connecting the preamp to the splitter/combiner. You also said the splitter/combiner was...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Apr-2019, 4:57 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 56,380
Posted By Tim
In an earlier post you stated, "With only...

In an earlier post you stated,

"With only the channel master, I get no UHF stations.

9 9 WTOV
13 13 WQED
19 11 WPCW"

Looks like you were picking up your high VHF stations with no problem...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Apr-2019, 4:46 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 56,380
Posted By Tim
I am not clear as to how Blackstone is powering...

I am not clear as to how Blackstone is powering his preamps. If he can explain that to us, I will add it to the diagram.
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Apr-2019, 2:28 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 56,380
Posted By Tim
I have revised the diagram to show the 4 port...

I have revised the diagram to show the 4 port splitter.
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Apr-2019, 12:21 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 56,380
Posted By Tim
Yes, the 4 port splitter would work fine.

Yes, the 4 port splitter would work fine.
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Apr-2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 56,380
Posted By Tim
OK, great, thanks for answering all the...

OK, great, thanks for answering all the questions. I think the best thing to do at this point is to obtain a UVSJ and rewire your system as I have shown on the bottom of the attached drawing. It will...
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