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Forum: Enthusiast's Exchange 31-Jan-2012, 10:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 63,171
Posted By RenoPaul
I'll meet you all in the Enthusiast's Exchange. ...

I'll meet you all in the Enthusiast's Exchange. I'll start a thread called "Fractal Fun", and hope to keep it just that!

BTW, I did download 4nec2, and maybe with some guidance, I can actually...
Forum: Enthusiast's Exchange 31-Jan-2012, 7:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 63,171
Posted By RenoPaul
I was surprised with my first DIY, especially...

I was surprised with my first DIY, especially when I mounted it outdoors. One of those Youtube videos that seem impossible, but surprisingly, actually did work.

I did notice you called your model...
Forum: Enthusiast's Exchange 30-Jan-2012, 6:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 63,171
Posted By RenoPaul
I'm sorry for your error, but I live in Nevada. ...

I'm sorry for your error, but I live in Nevada. KRNV is on Channel 7 (4.1) , KOLO is on channel 8 (8.1), and KTVN is on Channel 13 (2.1). These 3 are all 2Edge according to my "radar map"
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Forum: Enthusiast's Exchange 30-Jan-2012, 12:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 63,171
Posted By RenoPaul
Actually, I do understand a little of the...

Actually, I do understand a little of the background. Like I've said earlier, I do not have an engineering background, and honestly, most of the documents I've read are way over my head as far as...
Forum: Enthusiast's Exchange 29-Jan-2012, 1:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 63,171
Posted By RenoPaul
MisterMe, Sorry if I sounded "snippy", but...

MisterMe,

Sorry if I sounded "snippy", but my original post was regarding how well the fractal antenna worked for me, and for anyone that read a ruler and a protractor, and can draw a few lines,...
Forum: Enthusiast's Exchange 28-Jan-2012, 5:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 63,171
Posted By RenoPaul
OK, I'll take the hit on the engine analogy. ...

OK, I'll take the hit on the engine analogy. That comparison didn't belong in this thread to begin with. My bad.

This is to be expected. When you move the antenna, you change the ground...
Forum: Enthusiast's Exchange 28-Jan-2012, 4:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 63,171
Posted By RenoPaul
Thank you to everyone that replied. In fact,...

Thank you to everyone that replied.

In fact, my DIYtenna is working just fine. Even my first prototype laid out on 1/4 inch foam board, with the elements tacked down with artist's tape has...
Forum: Enthusiast's Exchange 20-Jan-2012, 3:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 63,171
Posted By RenoPaul
I've noticed that a few commercial manufacturers...

I've noticed that a few commercial manufacturers are lacking in this specification.

Please correct me if I'm incorrect in my next assumption/question.

My only experience in measuring VSWR was...
Forum: Enthusiast's Exchange 19-Jan-2012, 8:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 63,171
Posted By RenoPaul
In response to both of your replies: Far be...

In response to both of your replies:

Far be it from me to debate technical specifications, but from what little I do understand, a 3 dB gain is roughly equivilent to doubling signal strenghth. ...
Forum: Enthusiast's Exchange 19-Jan-2012, 4:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 63,171
Posted By RenoPaul
Hi Dave. I actually printed the diagram of...

Hi Dave.

I actually printed the diagram of the link you posted -- months ago. But, after I found that my first test with the format located at http://www.leoda.us/projects, worked so well on the...
Forum: Enthusiast's Exchange 19-Jan-2012, 3:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 63,171
Posted By RenoPaul
Thank you, GroundUrMast. The tvfool site in...

Thank you, GroundUrMast. The tvfool site in general, has helped me tremendously after I decided to "Cut The Cable" to satellite service.
Forum: Enthusiast's Exchange 18-Jan-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 63,171
Posted By RenoPaul
Fractal Antenna Worked For Me

I'm a newbie here also, so until I get used to the forum and rules, I won't post any links to my sources.

I live in an area that all retailers said I would also need a deep fringe antenna mounted...
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