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Forum: Help With Reception Today, 11:01 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Tim
The flat indoor antennas are usually best on the...

The flat indoor antennas are usually best on the UHF stations. KGTV and KFMB are VHF-Hi stations. Plus they are coming in from a different direction than your UHF stations. However those 2 VHF-Hi...
Forum: Antennas Today, 1:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 16
Posted By Tim
Calling CQ

"2X2L calling CQ, New York. Isn't there anyone on the air? Isn't there anyone on the air? Isn't there... anyone?"

From "The War of the Worlds" 1938 radio broadcast.

Is there anyone left on this...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Jul-2022, 11:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,394
Posted By Tim
Just go to the Digital TV Market Listings page. ...

Just go to the Digital TV Market Listings page.
https://www.rabbitears.info/market.php

Find your market (#13 Seattle) and click on it.
It will open up and show all the stations, the ones in...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Jul-2022, 10:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,394
Posted By Tim
According to RabbitEars.com you have two physical...

According to RabbitEars.com you have two physical channels broadcasting ATSC 3.0

KONG on physical channel 31 has four streams including NBC and Fox
KUNS on physical channel 24 has three streams...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Jul-2022, 10:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,394
Posted By Tim
Looking at the signal map from RabbitEars.info...

Looking at the signal map from RabbitEars.info shows a poor signal level at your location for the NBC affiliate broadcasting in ATSC 3.0 on physical channel 31. Even worse than the KING-TV signal on...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Jul-2022, 1:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,549
Posted By Tim
Nice to see some activity in this forum...first...

Nice to see some activity in this forum...first post I've seen since March!
Forum: Help With Reception 21-Mar-2022, 12:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,762
Posted By Tim
It could be the antenna if you have missing or...

It could be the antenna if you have missing or broken elements or corrosion. But it is more likely to be:

Coax connectors
Grounding block
Coax cable
Balun
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Jun-2021, 9:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,527
Posted By Tim
I see no problem with asking a question if you...

I see no problem with asking a question if you don't know the answer. That's how we learn. Many people are not as familiar with the line of sight aspect of VHF and UHF television signals as most of...
Forum: Antennas 26-Apr-2021, 10:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,315
Posted By Tim
While anything is possible, I have never run...

While anything is possible, I have never run across an instance of AM interference caused by wi-fi.
Forum: Antennas 21-Apr-2021, 9:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,315
Posted By Tim
If your AM radio is able to operate on battery...

If your AM radio is able to operate on battery power, I would suggest you first turn off the main breaker to your home and see if the interference is coming from your home or from outside your home....
Forum: Antennas 12-Apr-2021, 3:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 4,734
Posted By Tim
Wow! 65 Antennas

I guess this guy must be getting out of the OTA TV business. I see a bunch of great antennas in the stuff he is selling. Such as an Antenna Craft Y10-7-13 (which I would like to have as a spare)....
Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 17-Nov-2020, 11:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 111,464
Posted By Tim
Great quote from the War of the Worlds radio...

Great quote from the War of the Worlds radio broadcast. It does seem like TV Fool has been abandoned. Used to be a great site.
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Nov-2020, 12:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 17,837
Posted By Tim
I'll second that suggestion. Electrical tape and...

I'll second that suggestion. Electrical tape and duct tape are absolutely useless to seal antenna and coax connections. The self-fusing silicone tape is great and will keeps connections clean and dry...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Oct-2020, 10:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,631
Posted By Tim
With the trees thrown into the equation, I think...

With the trees thrown into the equation, I think bigger is a good idea. And as jrgagne99 said, "Choose suppliers with liberal return policies."

Many folks will recommend that you 'walk your roof'...
Forum: Help With Reception 4-Oct-2020, 2:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,631
Posted By Tim
Do have a spot anywhere on your house where the...

Do have a spot anywhere on your house where the antenna can get a clear shot without looking directly into the trees? Trees with leaves, especially wet leaves, are really troublesome for UHF.
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Oct-2020, 2:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,631
Posted By Tim
You will still need a wide antenna if you are...

You will still need a wide antenna if you are going after physical channel 2 in Providence. VHF-Lo band antennas have some big elements. One of the smallest covering all those channels would be the...
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Sep-2020, 8:09 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 104,634
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: 104,634
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: 104,634
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: 104,634
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: 104,634
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: 104,634
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: 104,634
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 15-Jul-2020, 2:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 20,690
Posted By Tim
Well, if you end up getting the rotator and it is...

Well, if you end up getting the rotator and it is a genuine item (or even a well made copy) I'm sure you won't have any problem passing it along to a new home and recoup your costs.
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Jul-2020, 7:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 20,690
Posted By Tim
He had to wait 18 days for the first order so I...

He had to wait 18 days for the first order so I imagine he is still waiting on the correct replacement. Will be interesting to see if he gets it and if it is genuine. If so, I will be tempted to...
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