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Forum: Antennas 25-Aug-2021, 6:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 11,207
Posted By bobsgarage
Still available in 1990 ?

Hard to believe this antenna was still in the 1990 Channel Master catalogue
At least that's what the tab shows. Catalog page courtesy of Rabbit 73.
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Forum: Antennas 22-Aug-2021, 11:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 7,391
Posted By bobsgarage
Jerrold Pathfinder Articulating UHF Section

Thanks to Sev who I'D the Jerrold Pathfinder. As it turns out you were able to actually swivel the UHF section to a different market if so desired. Early 1960s from what I can tell.
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Forum: Antennas 13-Jul-2021, 7:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 7,391
Posted By bobsgarage
Antenna spotting in Kenosha # 15

Here's an interesting one. It almost looks like X elements although I believe this is a very old antenna it is actually falling down the Mast on to the rotator. The aim is also off. Westside 22nd...
Forum: Antennas 13-Jul-2021, 7:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,084
Posted By bobsgarage
Antenna spotting in Kenosha # 14

N O T E:

This post was somehow duplicated when I edited it. Please ignore this post. I tried to delete it to no avail. Sorry.



Here's an interesting one. It almost looks like X elements...
Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 14-May-2021, 3:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 33,606
Posted By bobsgarage
Forum needs help.

The Forum software may not be the main problem here, but dammit, why is it so hard to upload a photo here? Attachment procedure is painful here. It needs to be modernized.

I am a member of the...
Forum: Antennas 8-May-2021, 10:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 18,279
Posted By bobsgarage
Smile I don't know if you know this but you are...

I don't know if you know this but you are protected under an FCC rule that says that no HOA can prohibit you from putting up a rooftop antenna.

I've read several cases where tenants presented the...
Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 7-May-2021, 9:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 33,606
Posted By bobsgarage
It's a great forum just no administrators.

This forum kind of runs itself, there's hardly any administrators.
I do see what you're saying about those antennas. The stickies are old maybe it should be its own forum called "Vintage antennas"....
Forum: Antennas 7-May-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,223
Posted By bobsgarage
DigiTek Antenna clamp

Here's some close-ups of the antenna clamp. There are a couple possible ways of mounting it.

http://forum.tvfool.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=4200&stc=1&d=1620389810
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Forum: Antennas 7-May-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 18,279
Posted By bobsgarage
Try to re-site your antenna!

Watching this thread. Rabbit is extremely helpful, isn't he?

I never found out the reason why you don't have your antenna on the roof. But if you have to deal with this wind every time it's going...
Forum: Antennas 5-May-2021, 1:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,223
Posted By bobsgarage
SX 91 Boom and Reflector Detail

Here's where things really get different with the 91 XG and the SX 91. The DigiTek version has steel booms. It also has mounting lugs for the X element directors. Not sure why that is. Seems like it...
Forum: Antennas 5-May-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,223
Posted By bobsgarage
SX 91 Driven Element

So, what about the driven element? This is a departure from the typical 91XG clones. It just appears to be a larger X element. Food for thought. It'd be nice to get a bunch of these to experiment...
Forum: Antennas 5-May-2021, 8:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,223
Posted By bobsgarage
SX 91 More Pics

http://forum.tvfool.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=4173&stc=1&d=1620203717

http://forum.tvfool.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=4174&stc=1&d=1620203889
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Forum: Antennas 5-May-2021, 3:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,223
Posted By bobsgarage
Digitek SX91 X Element Antenna

I've been playing around with the AD 91XG and the Extreme Signal HDB91X. Something about those antennas I think just a great design. A lot of questions have come up about durability in the past guys...
Forum: Antennas 8-Apr-2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,010
Posted By bobsgarage
http://forum.tvfool.com/attachment.php?attachmenti...

http://forum.tvfool.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=4147&stc=1&d=1618260802Hey Rabbit !

So that's an FM antenna. I never would have guessed. I imagine it's about as big as they got?
Forum: Antennas 8-Apr-2021, 8:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,010
Posted By bobsgarage
Hey Rabbit ! So that's an FM antenna. I...

Hey Rabbit !

So that's an FM antenna. I never would have guessed. I imagine it's about as big as they got?

Stereo probe 9.
Forum: Antennas 8-Apr-2021, 1:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,010
Posted By bobsgarage
Antenna spotting in Kenosha # 12

I've never seen this particular antenna with the loop type elements perpendicular to the Boom. That's not to say I haven't seen an antenna with the loop type elements at a 45 degree angle to the...
Forum: Antennas 8-Apr-2021, 1:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,596
Posted By bobsgarage
The Final Solution

In the end, I discovered the Avant X. Now I have no issues whatsoever. I looked at both spectrums before and after the Avant X.
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Forum: Help With Reception 2-Feb-2021, 2:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,045
Posted By bobsgarage
Avant X further reading

I was lucky enough to get one of the very first Avant Xs. I started a Avant X Facebook group for those interested.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/353530129405849/?ref=share

Also I started a...
Forum: Antennas 17-Oct-2020, 7:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,989
Posted By bobsgarage
TV Fool

TV Fool barely works. Hardly any admins.

Even back in 2016 it took months for me to be approved.
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Aug-2020, 11:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,881
Posted By bobsgarage
No, unfortunately the KT - 700 is a tiny bit...

No, unfortunately the KT - 700 is a tiny bit noisier but it also has a built-in FM filter and LTE filter which raised the noise level up by about .5dB on VHF and .8 dB on UHF which is still lower...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Aug-2020, 4:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,881
Posted By bobsgarage
Hi guys, mind if I join in? I'm not sure what's...

Hi guys, mind if I join in?
I'm not sure what's killing your preamps but I wouldn't trust the coax cable anymore. Or is it just a question of quality and a coincidence?

You asked about protecting...
Forum: Antennas 13-Aug-2020, 4:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,880
Posted By bobsgarage
Hey Joe, I have to ask, what's the reason...

Hey Joe,

I have to ask, what's the reason for the negativity toward Sev and Televes?

I'm not here to argue with you but I wanted to at least tell you, I've had a pretty darn good results with...
Forum: Antennas 12-Aug-2020, 1:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,880
Posted By bobsgarage
UHF shootout

I have also had very good results with my pair of Televes DAT Boss antennas. I reviewed it on some other sites.

I recently had a shootout between the Antennas Direct 91XG, the XTreme Signal HDB91X...
Forum: Antennas 2-Aug-2020, 8:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 11,136
Posted By bobsgarage
In the city of Kenosha Wisconsin , where I do...

In the city of Kenosha Wisconsin , where I do most of my antenna spotting, is a great Electronics shop call Chester Electronics. They probably supplied Kenosha with 80% of their antennas all...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Jul-2020, 5:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 27,799
Posted By bobsgarage
Suggestion

I made mine from 1 1/2 Aluminized Exhaust tubing:

https://i.ibb.co/hL9Zpy3/20200629-203512-copy-600x283.jpg (https://imgbb.com/)

https://i.ibb.co/KFPsHLq/20200520-090302.jpg...
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