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post #1771 of 3332 Old 06-20-2009, 10:25 PM - Thread Starter
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In addition to the C5 from Antennas Direct, here is another compact VHF Hi solution....

Kathrein Scala DRV

http://www.kathrein-scala.com/catalog/DRV.pdf

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Delhi 4 Bay Bowties...

4BT 1483 with reflector and 4BT SL with no screen bi directional.

http://www.tacocommunications.com/Wa...20Antennas.pdf

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I think I am going to buy the Channel Master 2016 and 50' of RG-6 since it is cheap and has good performance. I will try it first without any amplification. I have a few other questions however. What is the best way to mount it to the poll, which is actually not a poll at all but a tall 4x4 piece of wood. Can I mount it to the top without buying any extra hardware? If I have to I could buy the clearstream j-mount which might just mount to the very top of the wood. Or, is there something similar that would be cheaper. Also, we are going to be running a new electrical line for our new electric range and one for a new outlet for where the TV will go in the same conduit. I was thinking of running the coax cable for the tv through the same whole in the back of the house (Not in the conduit but it will run next to it). Will this affect the signal in anyway being so close to so much current?

That question is beyond my technical knowledge, however, If it were me, I would do it and not worry about it to much, if I was just messing around with no one looking over my shoulder for electrical regulations and codes.

A J mount would work. You could probably just use some deep 4 inch wood screws and washers through the boom where the U bolt and hardware for the pole mount go....right into the side of the 4x4.

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I looked at my variable attenuator and it isnt marked except 0db and 20db on the dial. Do you know if these are linear voltage reductions or geometric exponential, etc?

ie Can I just place 19 equidistant marks along the dial and suppose +/- 1db ?

Probably NOT. It's probably non-linear....
I "calibrated" my R-S 15-678 RF Attenuator using signal level measurements
in my cable box diagnostic menus.
(Apex 502 CECB "calibrations" cited elsewhere could also work).

On R-S 15-678:
0 dB is at 7-o'clock
3 dB is 9-o'clock
6 dB is 10-o'clock
10 dB is 10:45-o'clock
13 dB is 12 noon
15 dB is 1 o'clock
18 dB is 2 o'clock
20 dB is 3 o'clock
max is 5 o'clock, but cable box couldn't measure that far down.

Hope this helps....it's not a precision attenuator.
I also have some fixed attenuators that are pretty accurate,
so I can keep the R-S to the more accurate low range, such as:
http://www.solidsignal.com/prod_disp...prod=CP2503-10
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Due to the very tough performance spec, ALL coupon eligible converter boxes
use the latest, very high performance, 6th Gen chips. The Air2PC is 3rd Gen.

I presume the "passthrough device/box" is an RF Signal Splitter???
If so, it causes a 4 dB loss...which is very significant.
Separate antennas would eliminate this loss.

I asked the company that made my HDTV tuner cards. He said it was first generation. Yikes!! Even worse than third.

So currently is sixth. What generation does Zeinth's 4/2008 converter boxes and dTV Pal (got it in late of 2008) boxes use since I notice they handle my TV feeds much better, especially on the same antenna (4 outputs splitter)?

Any cheap and latest cards to use in Windows XP Pro. SP3 and Linux? I bought air2pc to use in Linux and Windows.
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I have a few other questions however. What is the best way to mount it to the poll, which is actually not a poll at all but a tall 4x4 piece of wood. Can I mount it to the top without buying any extra hardware? If I have to I could buy the clearstream j-mount which might just mount to the very top of the wood. Or, is there something similar that would be cheaper.

Actually, you have a good opportunity there. Since the CM2016 is very light, you could get away with using cheap 3/4" metal EMT conduit (about $2 - $3 per 10 ft at Lowes) all the way to the ground. Fasten the metal EMT firmly, but not too tightly to the 4 X 4 pole with cheap metal EMT mounting clamps (about 25 cents each) and longer than 1 inch screws. Put the bottom end of the metal EMT pipe into another piece of scrap pipe (just larger than the EMT) thats been banged into the ground. Then you can rotate the antenna by hand (or pipe wrench) while standing on the ground to home in on the signal. I use a setup very similar like that on my garage antenna. Cheap and easy to install and uninstall.

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Also, we are going to be running a new electrical line for our new electric range and one for a new outlet for where the TV will go in the same conduit. I was thinking of running the coax cable for the tv through the same whole in the back of the house (Not in the conduit but it will run next to it). Will this affect the signal in anyway being so close to so much current?

Yeah, it could. In that situation, you would want to use quad shield RG6 and keep it away from the electrical line as far as possible. (and use metal EMT conduit instead of plastic for the range wires too) The electric range probably doesnt kick out a lot of noise, but who knows what else will go on that circuit in the future.
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What generation does Zeinth's 4/2008 converter boxes and dTV Pal (got it in late of 2008) boxes use since I notice they handle my TV feeds much better, especially on the same antenna (4 outputs splitter)?

Any cheap and latest cards to use in Windows XP Pro. SP3 and Linux? I bought air2pc to use in Linux and Windows.

Those CECB boxes use the 6th generation tuners.

The Hauppage 950Q (which I played with and it was sensitive) and the FusionHD USB TVcards are 6th generation too, from what Ive been told. Other ATSC TVcards seem to be older generation, at least so far, but keep a look out on the newest models.
A Hauppage 950Q is in use on a MythTV setup in Linux by a forum member on another forum, so it does work fine on both WinXP Pro and Linux. (the included software, as typical, isnt that good)
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Those CECB boxes use the 6th generation tuners.

The Hauppage 950Q (which I played with and it was sensitive) and the FusionHD USB TVcards are 6th generation too, from what Ive been told. Other ATSC TVcards seem to be older generation, at least so far, but keep a look out on the newest models.
A Hauppage 950Q is in use on a MythTV setup in Linux by a forum member on another forum, so it does work fine on both WinXP Pro and Linux. (the included software, as typical, isnt that good)

Currently, I use DVB Viewer TE and Pro (helping the developers with ATSC stuff) in Windows XP Pro. SP3. Can Hauppage 950Q use DVB Viewer? If not, then what does it use?
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Currently, I use DVB Viewer TE and Pro (helping the developers with ATSC stuff) in Windows XP Pro. SP3. Can Hauppage 950Q use DVB Viewer? If not, then what does it use?

Dont know, but DVB Viewer TE and Pro have forum. The good thing about the Hauppage 950Q is that its pretty popular. (oh yeah, you dont want to use the toy antenna that comes with it, heh)
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In addition to the C5 from Antennas Direct, here is another compact VHF Hi solution....

Kathrein Scala DRV

http://www.kathrein-scala.com/catalog/DRV.pdf

Those are intended for low-power transmitters. Starting at around $1500, they make the AD units look like bargains!

The first C5s should be in the hands of their new owners starting in the next day or so. Around 40 -50 were shipped to station engineers around the country and another 60 or so were shipped to the first customers. I was told the initial small shipment is almost gone and the balance of the first production batch should arrive the first week of July.
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Dont know, but DVB Viewer TE and Pro have forum. The good thing about the Hauppage 950Q is that its pretty popular. (oh yeah, you dont want to use the toy antenna that comes with it, heh)

What softwares does Hauppage 950Q use in Windows? Obviously MythTV in Linux.
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Those are intended for low-power transmitters. Starting at around $1500, they make the AD units look like bargains!

The first C5s should be in the hands of their new owners starting in the next day or so. Around 40 -50 were shipped to station engineers around the country and another 60 or so were shipped to the first customers. I was told the initial small shipment is almost gone and the balance of the first production batch should arrive the first week of July.

Yup. Mine is set to be delievered on Thursday.

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I found two stores on eBay that are selling Radio Shack 1880 look a likes, they seem a little better since they can be rotated by remote control. Has anyone here ever tried one of these antenna's?

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Im gonna pick one of those up Frankie.

This is one that has escaped me till now, the Terk HDTVo. It looks like a Terk HDTVa/HDTVi UHF log periodic head which should give it good performance on UHF, with a VHF Hi dipole that acts as a reflector as well. Looks like a winner for indoor and balcony/porch applications. Its a bit pricy. Whatever your opinion is of Terk antennas, they do seem to generally have pretty high build quality standards. This one gets high ratings on Amazons site. It looks like a winner.




Here is the Cornet EDT-8DA which is very similar looking but with longer VHF arms (maybe not longer but just wider). I just picked one up. Sadly, Im not made of money and cant spring for the Terk HDTVo to inspect them side by side. (Note: I also sold the Terk HDTVa).


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Which one of these should I try?






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What softwares does Hauppage 950Q use in Windows?

Besides the included software, all the trial versions of HDTV tuner software I googled / downloaded and tried with it, about 7 different ones IIRC. I didnt come across any that didnt work with it. My main interest was recording shows, and software varies greatly with that. Dont ask me which was my favorite, as it was over 7 months ago that I played with it, and Im sure there some better software available now, heh. From what I understand, even the latest (download from their site) Hauppauge software is much much better.

Since I still have a 480i CRT display device, Im still getting along with my antique ATI TV Wonder VE and a CECB box, heh.

I got the 950Q last Black Friday at Circuit City for $19.95 as a gift for someone. It came in a box labeled PVR-850 on the outside. Naturally I had to test it out to see if it wasnt DOA, heh. On the inside, there was a note from Hauppauge explaining that since they had run out of PVR-850's they substituted the PVR-950Q, and hoped I wouldnt mind, heh.
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Besides the included software, all the trial versions of HDTV tuner software I googled / downloaded and tried with it, about 7 different ones IIRC. I didnt come across any that didnt work with it. My main interest was recording shows, and software varies greatly with that. Dont ask me which was my favorite, as it was over 7 months ago that I played with it, and Im sure there some better software available now, heh. From what I understand, even the latest (download from their site) Hauppauge software is much much better.

Oh that's good! I got frustrated with the limited software selections in Windows for Air2PC. I had to use DVB Viewers.

What are the best players for Windows and I assume excellent ATSC support? DVB Viewers were weak for ATSC since they were designed for European.
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Which one of these should I try?

I believe the bottom one is the more common ebay one ??. They also come with a built in rotor, correct ? I would like to see how poorly those are built.
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Yup. Mine is set to be delievered on Thursday.

Let us all know how it works for you.

AD sold out yesterday of the initial air-freight shipment. Balance of order is due in 2-3 weeks.
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Im gonna pick one of those up Frankie.

This is one that has escaped me till now, the Terk HDTVo. It looks like a Terk HDTVa/HDTVi UHF log periodic head which should give it good performance on UHF, with a VHF Hi dipole that acts as a reflector as well. Looks like a winner for indoor and balcony/porch applications. Its a bit pricy. Whatever your opinion is of Terk antennas, they do seem to generally have pretty high build quality standards. This one gets high ratings on Amazons site. It looks like a winner.

Here is the Cornet EDT-8DA which is very similar looking but with longer VHF arms (maybe not longer but just wider). I just picked one up. Sadly, Im not made of money and cant spring for the Terk HDTVo to inspect them side by side. (Note: I also sold the Terk HDTVa).

I'm unconvinced that the HDTVoutdoor could be easily mounted indoors. Kind of big and jagged, unless someone is in a real pinch.

Does your sale of the HDTVa mean you were running low of money, or that you dislike it?

I'm asking because I'm using an HDTVlp, which works like a charm for me, but some people are complaining about its VHF performance. I was wondering if I could recommend the HDTVa instead. I figure the HDTVa should be the same as any other amplified dipole on VHF hi.
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The sale of the HDTVa reflects an the desire to acquire more antennas and test them.

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yeah I'd hate to visit your place after you've reviewed every antenna known to man and kept them all!
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• 10 Elements

• 54-806MHz Operational Bandwidth

• VHF Gain: 0-4dB

• UHF Gain: 2.5-8.5dB

• VHF Beamwidth: + or - 35 degrees

• UHF Beamwidth: + or - 15 degrees

• VHF Front-to-Back Ratio: 12dB

• UHF Front-to-Back Ratio: 15dB

This one is kinda like the RCA ANT751/EZ HD clones however its VHF Hi performance isnt as good. Its VHF Lo performance is better though, if you have a VHF Lo station. And its UHF performance is lower on the lower UHF TV band and better on the upper UHF band (especially the part that has been recently phased out). Probably pretty high quality build, typical of Terk. The Terk is significantly wider thant he RCA ANT751/EZ HD (Rear Element).

You can see it in action here.

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The RCA ANT751/EZ HD looks like a better antenna compromise for most people these days, except if you need VHF Lo.

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Initial impression, hooked it up only briefly. Cheapishly made, especially in comparison to the RS 1880. Smaller than the 1880. Wont perform as good, but probably better than your average amplified RE and Loop.



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GE Optima (older style) Unamplified and Philips SDV2750/27

The GE Optima (older style) is well built, heavy-ish. This is the unamplified version and has twin lead out and a push on 300ohm to 75ohm matching transformer balun. It has very effective suction cups on the bottom of the unit for stable mounting. Smaller than I was anticipating. We'll see how she performs.

The Philips SDV2750 is available at walmart. Its replaces the MANT510. Its lighter weight than the MANT510 and seems to be more cheaply made. Initial impression, skip this one and look for a MANT510.







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Initial impressions, havent hooked it up yet.

A little smaller than the Terk HDTVa/HDTVi and the Silver Sensor. Not nearly as well built as the Terk HDTVa/i....but better than the Silver Sensor. This one doesnt seem to be log periodic but rather a UHF yagi. Very long lightly shielded coax cable is permanently attached.

I dont think this one will perform as well at the Terk and Silver Sensor, but it might surprise.











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Initial impression, havent hooked it up yet. Smallish. The outside panels arent as big as the center panel. Single VHF telescoping whip antenna on azimuth and altitude mounting joint for adjustment. 12v DC power input. Lightly shielded coax is permanently attached and longish.

Not expecting much out of this one.

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Question: Does having a better antenna setup (e.g., higher location) help first generation HDTV tuners that can't do well like multipaths or whatever?

I noticed converter boxes (6th generation) get good feeds compared to my first generation HDTV tuner cards in my PC with the same DB2 bowtie antenna, location, etc..

Thank you in advance.
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