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Forum: Help With Reception 12-Oct-2021, 7:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,231
Posted By Tower Guy
The Channel Master combiner isn’t much different...

The Channel Master combiner isn’t much different than a splitter.

The Televes is much more than a combiner. It’s a dual preamp device each with adjustable gain and automatic gain control, and...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Jun-2021, 7:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,338
Posted By Tower Guy
You are not in a location that is likely to have...

You are not in a location that is likely to have any reception with an antenna located in a basement window.
Forum: Help With Reception 31-May-2021, 6:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,400
Posted By Tower Guy
11 years ago I installed a pair of Antennas...

11 years ago I installed a pair of Antennas Direct C-2 antennas (a predecessor to the 2MAX) on a tower located on a hilltop. Those antennas are still in use.

The channel master distribution...
Forum: Help With Reception 30-May-2021, 2:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,400
Posted By Tower Guy
https://store.antennasdirect.com/ClearStream-2MAX-...

https://store.antennasdirect.com/ClearStream-2MAX-Indoor-Outdoor-TV-Antenna.html

I like the DB-8e, but it’s not a good antenna in your situation.
Forum: Help With Reception 27-May-2021, 7:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,580
Posted By Tower Guy
Yes, I do. The DB-4e has a wide horizontal...

Yes, I do. The DB-4e has a wide horizontal pattern and a narrow vertical pattern. The C-4 has a narrow horizontal pattern and a wide vertical pattern. The wide horizontal pattern allows for stronger...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-May-2021, 5:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,580
Posted By Tower Guy
I’d consider a DB-4e. The Buffalo stations are...

I’d consider a DB-4e. The Buffalo stations are spaced apart so that a 4 bay would cover for them as well as the narrow pattern on a DB-8e. In addition, you might need a small VHF antenna for the one...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-May-2021, 5:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,400
Posted By Tower Guy
A bidirectional antenna is a good choice for you....

A bidirectional antenna is a good choice for you. Take a look at the 2-MAX.
Forum: Help With Reception 17-May-2021, 4:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,042
Posted By Tower Guy
I believe that the Rabbitears report is correct; ...

I believe that the Rabbitears report is correct;
https://www.rabbitears.info/searchmap.php?request=result&study_id=262688

The odd situation that you describe is sometimes due to preamplifier...
Forum: Antennas 4-Apr-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,841
Posted By Tower Guy
Here’s my trick. Take what material you have and...

Here’s 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: 6,246
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: 6,246
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: 6,246
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: 6,246
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: 6,246
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. I’d 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: 6,246
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: 3,722
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: 5,214
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: 5,214
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: 10,155
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: 10,155
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: 9,500
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: 9,500
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: 9,500
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: 3,528
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: 3,528
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.
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