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Forum: Antennas 4-Apr-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,632
Posted By Tower Guy
Heres my trick. Take what material you have and...

Heres my trick. Take what material you have and put it in the microwave with a cup of water for one minute. If the plastic got warm, it has poor RF characteristics.

My favorite for strength and...
Forum: Help With Reception 21-Mar-2021, 7:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,988
Posted By Tower Guy
You have a neighbor in St Catherine’s with...

You have a neighbor in St Catherine’s with success with Buffalo. Go to post 1949 in this thread.

https://www.digitalhome.ca/threads/on-niagara-peninsula-ota.36534/page-98
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Mar-2021, 6:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,988
Posted By Tower Guy
You are welcome. I grew up in Niagara County, NY....

You are welcome. I grew up in Niagara County, NY. I know the reception difficulties caused by the Niagara escarpment. In your case I was surprised to see the extra hill a few miles west of the...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Mar-2021, 10:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,988
Posted By Tower Guy
In your case attempting to combine the two...

In your case attempting to combine the two antennas simply won’t work. This is because channel 35 from Hamilton is roughly 50 dB stronger than channels 34 and 36 from Buffalo. Digital tv on adjacent...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Mar-2021, 2:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,988
Posted By Tower Guy
When you are ready to try for the Buffalo...

When you are ready to try for the Buffalo stations the 91XG will be the best antenna for you. It has sufficient rejection off the back to reduce the signal of channel 35 from Hamilton by about 28 dB...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Mar-2021, 10:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,988
Posted By Tower Guy
I would consider a ANT-751 for the Canadian...

I would consider a ANT-751 for the Canadian stations. I would not recommend trying to combine that antenna at all. Id suggest that a second US antenna get connected to an inexpensive HDTV tuner that...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Mar-2021, 7:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,988
Posted By Tower Guy
Take a look at this link to see an up to date...

Take a look at this link to see an up to date list of stations;
https://www.rabbitears.info/searchmap.php?request=result&study_id=230985

It is an approximation of your location.
...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Mar-2021, 3:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,793
Posted By Tower Guy
This antenna does not have a reflector, so it...

This antenna does not have a reflector, so it would receive in your two directions.
...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Feb-2021, 9:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,602
Posted By Tower Guy
I would suggest two antennas, one aimed at 48...

I would suggest two antennas, one aimed at 48 degrees and one aimed at 88 degrees.

This package from Denny’s Antenna Service has all the components needed to make it work. ...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Feb-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,602
Posted By Tower Guy
The link to rabbitears does not work and may be...

The link to rabbitears does not work and may be corrupted.

Please try again.
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Feb-2021, 7:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,979
Posted By Tower Guy
Filtering adjacent channels can be done, but it’s...

Filtering adjacent channels can be done, but it’s expensive. A cheaper approach is to stack two yagis horizontally so that the first null occurs on the adjacent channel. In this case the stacking...
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Jan-2021, 1:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,979
Posted By Tower Guy
Thank you for the inner details of this amazing...

Thank you for the inner details of this amazing product. Having grown up in Wheatfield I know the advantages and problems receiving stations from multiple directions.

My brother still lives in...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Dec-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,326
Posted By Tower Guy
Saturday was a day with conditions favorable for...

Saturday was a day with conditions favorable for enhanced reception from Little Rock.

https://dxinfocentre.com/tropo.html
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Dec-2020, 6:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,326
Posted By Tower Guy
If I lived there I’d try for some of the...

If I lived there I’d try for some of the Springfield stations. 19 & 22 look the most promising and would grab three major networks on two stations.

I feel that the best antenna for those channels...
Forum: Help With Reception 4-Dec-2020, 6:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,326
Posted By Tower Guy
Hey Rabbit. If you extend to 100 miles on the...

Hey Rabbit. If you extend to 100 miles on the rabbitears prediction, what does KOLR look like?
Forum: Help With Reception 21-Nov-2020, 9:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,489
Posted By Tower Guy
Almost everything. The TVfool database is out of...

Almost everything. The TVfool database is out of date. Daystar has moved to a low band channel which you would not get with a UHF only antenna. Try rabbitears.info fir an up to date channel...
Forum: Help With Reception 20-Nov-2020, 9:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,489
Posted By Tower Guy
Any four bay bow tie will work fine. (DB-4 or...

Any four bay bow tie will work fine. (DB-4 or similar)

If you aim it between Dayton and Cincy, it should get both cities simultaneously.
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Oct-2020, 8:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,776
Posted By Tower Guy
The vertical spacing for the offset pair would be...

The vertical spacing for the offset pair would be the same as if they were not offset.

I taught myself these tricks in 1982 when I was attempting to pick up channel 13 from Albany, NY at a...
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Oct-2020, 7:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,776
Posted By Tower Guy
I would not bother trying a single antenna. The...

I would not bother trying a single antenna. The ATSC spec says that reception must work when the undesired adjacent channel is 30 dB stronger than the desired channel. In this case WCAX is 70 dB...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Oct-2020, 5:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,776
Posted By Tower Guy
I think that CBFT and CBMT will be harder than...

I think that CBFT and CBMT will be harder than you realize. They are on channels 19 and 21. WCAX is on channel 20 and 70 dB stronger. That suggests that you need an antenna with an extreme side lobe...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Oct-2020, 12:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,776
Posted By Tower Guy
Another approach is a Tablo tuner and a point to...

Another approach is a Tablo tuner and a point to point WiFi link
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Oct-2020, 8:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,776
Posted By Tower Guy
The FCC rules do not currently allow such...

The FCC rules do not currently allow such boosters.

The booster I built was on 2 GHz. 4’ dish on receive, 8’ dish on transmit, 70 dB isolation between antennas, 50 dB amplifier.

Without a...
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Oct-2020, 8:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,776
Posted By Tower Guy
Because you will also retransmit unintended...

Because you will also retransmit unintended things such as airplane navigation signals.
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Oct-2020, 7:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,776
Posted By Tower Guy
I have built such a repeater. You also need a...

I have built such a repeater. You also need a channel filter. The signals available on top of the mountain look like this.

https://www.rabbitears.info/searchmap.php?request=result&study_id=167161
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Oct-2020, 6:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,074
Posted By Tower Guy
There are two ways to look at the reception...

There are two ways to look at the reception ability of NextGen: This is my own calculation for comparison purposes only;

If the data rate remains the same as ATSC 1.0 at 19.4 mb/s, the digital...
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