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Forum: Help With Reception 24-Oct-2021, 4:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 29,922
Posted By ckwsp101_tv
Big rain storm hitting Bay Area. Better...

Big rain storm hitting Bay Area.

Better reception conditions during rainy weather.
Winds averaging 4 MPH.

time ~/Videos/TV_Stuff-master/channel_scan.sh -D
debug mode

Beginning scan on...
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Oct-2021, 7:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 29,922
Posted By ckwsp101_tv
No airplane flutter in the analog days. ...

No airplane flutter in the analog days.


Reception quality slowly went down over the last 12 months.


Big storm coming into Bay Area.

May reposition horizontal array after storm.
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Oct-2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 29,922
Posted By ckwsp101_tv
With the LTE filter in place I experienced fewer...

With the LTE filter in place I experienced fewer faults in time shifted shows.


I replaced the original tuner power supply with new Silicondust power supply.

No immediate measurable ...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Oct-2021, 6:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 29,922
Posted By ckwsp101_tv
I deployed the Silicondust LTE filter before the...

I deployed the Silicondust LTE filter before the UHF input of the RCA mast amp.
Now readings in RF 39-40 at noise floor of the system?
I guess signal strength 30 on RF 38-39 means the filter is...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Oct-2021, 7:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 29,922
Posted By ckwsp101_tv
Long time since last post. ...

Long time since last post.


https://www.rabbitears.info/s/371849


Signal quality degraded over the pandemic.

Sutro Tower engineering done for time being.
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Jul-2020, 3:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 29,922
Posted By ckwsp101_tv
To bobsgarage, Using 2Ghz splitter in...

To bobsgarage,

Using 2Ghz splitter in reverse.
Higher insertion loss compared to other solutions.
No idea if lower loss combiner would improve over all viewing experience.

Looking for better...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Jul-2020, 2:05 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 29,922
Posted By ckwsp101_tv
Post repack report. I speculated multi-path...

Post repack report.

I speculated multi-path issues on lower channels put me on wrong side of "digital cliff".

I put up a 2nd AD 91 XG to build a horizontal array pointing at SF Sutro Tower....
Forum: Help With Reception 15-May-2020, 6:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 29,922
Posted By ckwsp101_tv
On other forum posters not sure the repacked...

On other forum posters not sure the repacked stations running their antennas at full FCC power levels.

I'm hoping things will settle down post lock down.
Forum: Help With Reception 4-May-2020, 12:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 29,922
Posted By ckwsp101_tv
Bay Area Phase 9 repack done. ...

Bay Area Phase 9 repack done.

https://www.rabbitears.info/searchmap.php?request=result&study_id=16913

Rescan and now KNTV on RF 13.
Better viewing experience.
Transmitting antenna higher on...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Nov-2019, 5:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,928
Posted By ckwsp101_tv
Bunch of work being done on Sutro Tower. ...

Bunch of work being done on Sutro Tower.

https://www.avsforum.com/forum/45-local-hdtv-info-reception/369015-san-francisco-ca-ota-592.html#post58770688

Many stations using Aux antenna.
Forum: Help With Reception 4-Nov-2019, 2:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,742
Posted By ckwsp101_tv
KGO (RF 7) from Sutro tower using aux antenna...

KGO (RF 7) from Sutro tower using aux antenna until 5/1/2020.

https://www.avsforum.com/forum/45-local-hdtv-info-reception/369015-san-francisco-ca-ota-592.html#post58770688

At my location...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Oct-2019, 12:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 29,922
Posted By ckwsp101_tv
My current horizontal distance is 100 inches. ...

My current horizontal distance is 100 inches.
I need longer feed lines to increase distance.

I did not find a best vertical stacking distance as i had limited space on mast.
i used 30 inches.
...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Oct-2019, 4:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 29,922
Posted By ckwsp101_tv
Very true. I did not realize magnitude of...

Very true.

I did not realize magnitude of RF 12 multi-path interference at my location.
The horizontal array is a big win.

Reception fine most of the time.
Signal Quality stable. Fewer...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Oct-2019, 12:32 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 29,922
Posted By ckwsp101_tv
KGO RF 7 switching to auxiliary antenna lower...

KGO RF 7 switching to auxiliary antenna lower down on tower 24/7 until repack completes 5/1/2020.

Both hi VHF RF 7 and 12 marginal.

Too bad KGO RF 7 was my ABC station.
...
Forum: Help With Reception 4-Oct-2019, 12:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 29,922
Posted By ckwsp101_tv
Long time no post. ...

Long time no post.

https://www.rabbitears.info/searchmap.php?request=result&study_id=16913

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3d9038b74b56328c

Attempted to trim tree...
Forum: Enthusiast's Exchange 23-Jul-2019, 7:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 21,865
Posted By ckwsp101_tv
GroundUrMast Nice experiment. Long...

GroundUrMast

Nice experiment.

Long running ssh sessions can be disrupted by ISP routers in the path between source and consumption endpoint.
ISP router throttling upsets ssh.

I used ssh...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Apr-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 22,536
Posted By ckwsp101_tv
RMinNJ My location also surrounded by...

RMinNJ


My location also surrounded by trees.
I had fair success with dedicated VHF antennas for RF 7.
Using 2 vertically stacked Antennacraft Y-10-13 to manage multipath issues.
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Oct-2017, 8:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 29,922
Posted By ckwsp101_tv
An old SiliconDust forum posting suggests noise...

An old SiliconDust forum posting suggests noise in pre-amp or powered splitters
could lower signal quality. I'm going to assume the RCA pre-amp is working ok.
If all other measures fail then re...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Oct-2017, 6:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,543
Posted By ckwsp101_tv
Sorry. I not the OP :o Just found the...

Sorry.

I not the OP :o

Just found the topic interesting.

See other post for my situation

http://forum.tvfool.com/showthread.php?t=15276
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Oct-2017, 6:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,543
Posted By ckwsp101_tv
Pretty technical :) I'm just an end user ...

Pretty technical :)

I'm just an end user

http://www.set.org.br/ijbe/ed1/06_IEEE%20format%20-%20Passive%20Reception%20of%20Digital%20TV%20Signals%20with%20an%20Antenna.pdf
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Oct-2017, 5:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 29,922
Posted By ckwsp101_tv
Antennas placed at the tear drop. At this...

Antennas placed at the tear drop.
At this position UHF channel reception is fine.
VHF RF 12 gradually degraded over the last 6 months.
I can view alternate KNTV NBC 11.3 on RF 49 from Mt Allison...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Oct-2017, 10:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 29,922
Posted By ckwsp101_tv
Here is current antenna location on tripod. ...

Here is current antenna location on tripod.

https://forum.tvfool.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=2919&d=1507238477

I guess growing trees degrading VHF reception.
Will try to trim tree limbs on...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Oct-2017, 4:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 29,922
Posted By ckwsp101_tv
Thank you for responding. I think vertical ...

Thank you for responding.

I think vertical stacked VHF balun polarity was correct.
The SiliconDust tuner diagnostic reports 10% quality improvement
over single VHF antenna :)
I can view...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Oct-2017, 3:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 29,922
Posted By ckwsp101_tv
Browser cut and paste issue :mad: ...

Browser cut and paste issue :mad:

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3de6a4535ed606db
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Oct-2017, 2:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 29,922
Posted By ckwsp101_tv
I refreshed the link ...

I refreshed the link

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3de6a44ae36c6631

There is a chance that after the repack
KNTV 11.1 (RF12) on Mt. San Bruno will move to
RF...
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