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Forum: Antennas 7-May-2021, 11:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,527
Posted By rabbit73
What your HOA is doing is a violation of FCC...

What your HOA is doing is a violation of FCC rules.

Installing Consumer-Owned Antennas and Satellite Dishes...
Forum: Antennas 7-May-2021, 11:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,527
Posted By rabbit73
Thank you, Bob.:) He ordered the LNA-100.

Thank you, Bob.:)

He ordered the LNA-100.
Forum: Antennas 7-May-2021, 1:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,527
Posted By rabbit73
Thanks for the update and the GUI images, Ken....

Thanks for the update and the GUI images, Ken. Those signals look good.

https://forum.tvfool.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=4199&d=1620350801

I had the wrong house. I think this is the right...
Forum: Antennas 4-May-2021, 10:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,527
Posted By rabbit73
The HDHR GUI can be very useful; it gives Signal...

The HDHR GUI can be very useful; it gives Signal Strength, Signal Quality, and Symbol Quality.
When the Signal Strength reaches 100%, that is equivalent to 0 dBmV (-49 dBm). That's about the level...
Forum: Antennas 4-May-2021, 5:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,527
Posted By rabbit73
What device is giving you those percentage...

What device is giving you those percentage readings of signal strength and signal quality?

"Glitchier" indicates a reduction of signal quality. It is possible to have a strong signal with poor...
Forum: Antennas 4-May-2021, 5:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,527
Posted By rabbit73
I used to put sheets of plywood down in the attic...

I used to put sheets of plywood down in the attic so I wouldn't fall through.

https://forum.tvfool.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=4157&d=1620150242
Forum: Antennas 3-May-2021, 6:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,527
Posted By rabbit73
Thank you for the signal report. It gives me a...

Thank you for the signal report. It gives me a better idea about how the signals arrive at your antenna in the NW end of the attic.

That is to be expected. WSOC is coming from a different...
Forum: Antennas 2-May-2021, 6:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,527
Posted By rabbit73
What channels do you need (by callsign) and what...

What channels do you need (by callsign) and what channels are you getting OK now?

Please do a signal report for you location at rabbitears.info using the coordinates of your antenna....
Forum: Antennas 30-Apr-2021, 12:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,527
Posted By rabbit73
https://forum.tvfool.com/attachment.php?attachment...

https://forum.tvfool.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=4150&d=1619741159

Thanks for the report. TVFool is using an old database to generate reports, so I did an estimated report for your location...
Forum: Antennas 28-Apr-2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,527
Posted By rabbit73
Hello, Ken. It is fortunate that there is no...

Hello, Ken.

It is fortunate that there is no radiant barrier in the signal path, but there will still be some signal attenuation from the building construction.

Without a signal report from...
Forum: Antennas 19-Apr-2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,109
Posted By rabbit73
Hello, Victoria; welcome to the forum. We...

Hello, Victoria; welcome to the forum.

We will try to help you as best we can.

It is true that some TVs can cause interference. Other devices can cause similar interference: AC adapters for...
Forum: Antennas 9-Apr-2021, 1:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,638
Posted By rabbit73
You might be able to do that, but you would have...

You might be able to do that, but you would have to cut the cable off the flat antenna and connect it to the center of the phasing line between the two dipoles. If that doesn't work, try connecting...
Forum: Antennas 8-Apr-2021, 10:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By rabbit73
It's the biggest FM only antenna they made ...

It's the biggest FM only antenna they made

https://forum.tvfool.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=4144&d=1617921179

but they made bigger TV antennas that also covered FM
...
Forum: Antennas 8-Apr-2021, 6:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By rabbit73
I can. The bottom antenna is a Channel...

I can.

The bottom antenna is a Channel Master 3025, formerly know as the 4408. It's an FM antenna.

https://forum.tvfool.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=4142&d=1617909296
...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Apr-2021, 2:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,514
Posted By rabbit73
Hello, Shawn; thank you for the report. The...

Hello, Shawn; thank you for the report.

The TVFool reports aren't as accurate as they used to be. Based on an estimate of your location, here is a report from rabbitears.info:...
Forum: Antennas 7-Apr-2021, 2:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,638
Posted By rabbit73
If you want to experiment with 300 ohm twinlead,...

If you want to experiment with 300 ohm twinlead, try this:

https://forum.tvfool.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=4133&d=1617818096

http://www.hdtvprimer.com/antennas/ganging.html

300 ohm...
Forum: Antennas 7-Apr-2021, 12:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,638
Posted By rabbit73
In theory, it is possible to make a coax phasing...

In theory, it is possible to make a coax phasing harness for 4 stacked ordinary dipoles, but it is quite involved. Different types of coax are used and they must be cut to specific lengths according...
Forum: Antennas 6-Apr-2021, 11:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,638
Posted By rabbit73
I guess I didn't make it very clear. You can not...

I guess I didn't make it very clear. You can not wire your 4 halfwave dipoles together like the fullwave dipoles in a UHF bowtie antenna and expect it to work properly.

Two stacked halfwave folded...
Forum: Antennas 6-Apr-2021, 10:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,638
Posted By rabbit73
You have departed considerably from the example I...

You have departed considerably from the example I posted. The example is two stacked halfwave folded dipoles.

https://forum.tvfool.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=4126&d=1617747908

A bowtie...
Forum: Antennas 5-Apr-2021, 10:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,336
Posted By rabbit73
No, it does not guarantee reception; it's a close...

No, it does not guarantee reception; it's a close call.

There is only one way to find out; by trying it.

I was thinking of cost for an experiment when I suggested the Stellar Labs 30-2475 or...
Forum: Antennas 4-Apr-2021, 12:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,638
Posted By rabbit73
Yeah, wood isn't too bad until it gets damp. ...

Yeah, wood isn't too bad until it gets damp.

Many materials are available:
PVC pipe
PVC rectangular building materials from Best Buy and Lowes
Clear sheet Plexiglass (acrylic); cracks easily...
Forum: Antennas 1-Apr-2021, 6:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,638
Posted By rabbit73
You could try small diameter copper tubing, or...

You could try small diameter copper tubing, or bare 8 gauge solid copper ground wire from Lowes or Home Depot.

I have a GE 29884 antenna in my window that has a VHF aluminum folded dipole, but...
Forum: Antennas 1-Apr-2021, 1:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,638
Posted By rabbit73
Hello, beebo89; welcome to the forum. ...

Hello, beebo89; welcome to the forum.

https://forum.tvfool.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=4109&d=1617241163

Thank you for the signal report. It appears to be an approximate report that might...
Forum: Antennas 24-Mar-2021, 7:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,336
Posted By rabbit73
Well, since nobody is answering you: Yes, it...

Well, since nobody is answering you:

Yes, it can be iffy. You just have to try it.

If the two antennas are identical and aimed in the same direction, you can combine them for increased gain....
Forum: Antennas 23-Mar-2021, 1:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 702
Posted By rabbit73
It's not exactly a rule, more a matter on...

It's not exactly a rule, more a matter on convenience.

I understand your point, but now anyone who wants to help you has to read 3 threads to have a complete understanding of your situation.
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