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Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion Yesterday, 3:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,432
Posted By bobsgarage
Forum needs help.

The Forum software may not be the only problem but dammit, why is it so hard to upload a photo here? I am a member of the Snap-on beta test group and we use the exact same forum software and you can...
Forum: Antennas 8-May-2021, 10:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,604
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: 7,432
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: 539
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: 24
Views: 5,604
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: 539
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: 539
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: 539
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: 539
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: 494
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: 494
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: 494
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: 7,406
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.
...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Feb-2021, 2:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,987
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: 6,537
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: 11,990
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: 11,990
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: 9,674
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: 9,674
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: 9,602
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: 43
Views: 24,652
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...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Jul-2020, 5:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,772
Posted By bobsgarage
What Happened?

Did you get the rotator or some BS?
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Jul-2020, 4:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,341
Posted By bobsgarage
Yes I have seen the virtual Channel show up in...

Yes I have seen the virtual Channel show up in duplicate myself. I'll have 1 in Milwaukee and one in Chicago but they're different RF signals.
Forum: Antennas 8-Jul-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 16,458
Posted By bobsgarage
Lightbulb Preamps and VHF.

Mike you've already been helped by the best here. I can just offer an opinion about your preamp. My feelings are you need to have the preamp as close to the antennas as possible. It gets you ahead of...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Jul-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,341
Posted By bobsgarage
This might not be the answer you're looking for....

This might not be the answer you're looking for. But I do know that some stations will transmit on another RF frequency as a backup or to fill in bad reception areas. I believe the VHF stations do...
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