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Forum: HDTV Technical   02-11-2016, 04:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 382
Posted By AntAltMike
Those of you who have a professional stake in the...

Those of you who have a professional stake in the continued availability of TVfool's broadcast reception analysis function would be well advised to explore the possibility of making an arrangement to...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-10-2016, 08:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 267
Posted By AntAltMike
I think that if you just combine the two lines at...

I think that if you just combine the two lines at each TV with an ordinary splitter, you will get enough signal quality to allow them to be scanned even if they might corrupt one another when you try...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-10-2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 292
Posted By AntAltMike
What I am sorry to have to report to you is that...

What I am sorry to have to report to you is that we have at least temporarily lost our best "seeing eye dog". This forum has become reliant upon a reception analyzer website that I think was...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-10-2016, 03:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 382
Posted By AntAltMike
How might one go about establishing a contact...

How might one go about establishing a contact chain with him? Has he given his last name or any employment history? Are there any regular, substantial advertisers on his site who are likely to have...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-10-2016, 06:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 292
Posted By AntAltMike
TVfool is down for me, too. Remember when we...

TVfool is down for me, too. Remember when we used to rely on something called RAI or RIA for our signal strength tables? The last name, "Sexton" was on that site page but I don't know who he was...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-09-2016, 04:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 267
Posted By AntAltMike
This subject was first broached in the...

This subject was first broached in the Washington, DC thread.

I didn't save the pages I visited, but Denny's has a table rated that combo antennas UHF performance at channel 35 as about the same...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-07-2016, 02:04 AM
Replies: 14,261
Views: 1,598,638
Posted By AntAltMike
Vacation home? Is that in swampland or...

Vacation home? Is that in swampland or something? I've never seen anyone with 2-edge reception in two directions at those distances in Florida before.

You will do better reposting this under its...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-06-2016, 07:38 PM
Replies: 14,261
Views: 1,598,638
Posted By AntAltMike
There isn't much out in the way of cut-to-channel...

There isn't much out in the way of cut-to-channel antennas being made these days, and the only ones I'm familiar with are commercial grade products that are favored for use in harsh environments due...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-05-2016, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 175
Posted By AntAltMike
Why pay $5.67 for a 2GHz satellite splitter from...

Why pay $5.67 for a 2GHz satellite splitter from Home Depot when you can buy the best from Monster for $19.95?
...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-05-2016, 04:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 175
Posted By AntAltMike
I have purchased several hundred two-port...

I have purchased several hundred two-port splitters for various applications. I can't remember when I last paid more than a dollar for a splitter. It was probably when I was working on the road and...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-05-2016, 03:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 175
Posted By AntAltMike
There are no "ideal" splitters, though there may...

There are no "ideal" splitters, though there may be "Ideal" splitters, if that is a brand name in any of the above links that I have not opened. There are different horses for different courses.
...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-05-2016, 02:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 245
Posted By AntAltMike
Oops! I had viewed this calculator page before I...

Oops! I had viewed this calculator page before I posted that, to confirm signal path delay lengths, and the prominent, "4" I saw on that page got stuck in my head.
...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-05-2016, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 245
Posted By AntAltMike
I was seeing it as a 1/4 1/2 wave, PCB balun. ...

I was seeing it as a 1/4 1/2 wave, PCB balun. The center solder joint is for the center conductor jack, and the four corner joints are to securely attach a threaded, 3/8" F-barrel.
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-05-2016, 11:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 245
Posted By AntAltMike
That is a seriously primitive balun. A person...

That is a seriously primitive balun. A person could look at that and think he had been scammed and that some Chinese knock-off company had just sold him a circuit board instead of a balun! :eek:
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-05-2016, 11:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 175
Posted By AntAltMike
You are much safer with one that passes power on...

You are much safer with one that passes power on only one side, because if it passes power on both, the unnecessary current path created on the other leg can bring a short into the circuit.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-26-2016, 05:04 AM
Replies: 14,261
Views: 1,598,638
Posted By AntAltMike
Progress is beaing made with WFDC. 14.1-14.4...

Progress is beaing made with WFDC. 14.1-14.4 have programming info. 15.1 and 15.2 still exist without programming info. But the sound assignments are mixed up on 14.2, where the SAP audio choice...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-23-2016, 02:57 AM
Replies: 14,261
Views: 1,598,638
Posted By AntAltMike
WFDC's subchannels now are displayed on my Seiki...

WFDC's subchannels now are displayed on my Seiki TV as 15.2, .3 and .4 with "No Event Information". For the past week, they were virtually, 14.2, .3, .4, but with no channel name of information..
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-22-2016, 09:02 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 11,726
Posted By AntAltMike
So then, just counting marginal unit production...

So then, just counting marginal unit production costs, if there is no licensing fee or royalty due on a basic stand-alone 8VSB modulator, then should the cost of an 8VSB modulator now approach that...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-17-2016, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 372
Posted By AntAltMike
Actually, he might have checked the responses...

Actually, he might have checked the responses without logging in.
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-16-2016, 02:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 200
Posted By AntAltMike
I just entered Akron zip code 44322 into the...

I just entered Akron zip code 44322 into the TVFool calculator, and the only lowband television channel I see is a low powered Spanish station 20 miles away. Fox is on channel 8. I can see gently...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-12-2016, 03:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 257
Posted By AntAltMike
Or to ignore. I stayed at a Super 8 Motel in...

Or to ignore. I stayed at a Super 8 Motel in College Park, Maryland where they had that problem, so I told them about it at the front desk, and a person who didn't speak English very well handed me...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-12-2016, 12:17 PM
Replies: 14,261
Views: 1,598,638
Posted By AntAltMike
I'm not home, but you might want to check the...

I'm not home, but you might want to check the setting of your SAP (second audio program) for that channel.
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-12-2016, 10:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 257
Posted By AntAltMike
There are DISH Network forums at DBSTalk...

There are DISH Network forums at DBSTalk http://www.dbstalk.com/forum/6-general-dish%E2%84%A2-discussion/ and SatGuys http://www.satelliteguys.us/xen/forums/dish-network-support-forum.10/ that are...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-11-2016, 09:30 PM
Replies: 14,261
Views: 1,598,638
Posted By AntAltMike
Big night for Washington, DC TV, as another...

Big night for Washington, DC TV, as another virtual void gets filled.

49.1 is now MBC. There are several broadcasting entities using that three letter abbreviation. For now, I'm going with...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-11-2016, 08:03 PM
Replies: 14,261
Views: 1,598,638
Posted By AntAltMike
I'm watching AMCC versus LU right now. The...

I'm watching AMCC versus LU right now.

The picture alternates between being rock solid and blinking out two or three times a second, but my primitive TV signal quality evaluator says the signal...
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