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Forum: HDTV Technical   09-29-2016, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 82
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Every single element of your calculation is...

Every single element of your calculation is incorrect.

75' @ about 1 dB/15' = 5 dB
4- port splitter = ~ 8 dB
Run 2 furthest TV set ?? Say 45' = another 3 dB.

That's about 16 dB total from...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-20-2016, 03:40 AM
Replies: 14,232
Views: 1,096,513
Posted By ProjectSHO89
The tip about the attenuator sounds spot-on. ...

The tip about the attenuator sounds spot-on. Didn't know the meter even had one.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-19-2016, 03:53 PM
Replies: 14,232
Views: 1,096,513
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Present the query "convert dBuV to dbm" to Google...

Present the query "convert dBuV to dbm" to Google and watch the magic!
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-19-2016, 03:40 AM
Replies: 14,232
Views: 1,096,513
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Back in 2009 when I got bitten by this bug, I...

Back in 2009 when I got bitten by this bug, I bought a used Sadelco signal meter off eBay. I don't recall the model number, but I do recall that its signal display range was limited to -23 dBmV (-71...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-18-2016, 05:09 AM
Replies: 14,232
Views: 1,096,513
Posted By ProjectSHO89
It's a limitation of your meter. You can't...

It's a limitation of your meter.

You can't see the signal because your meter is too noisy. If your displayed noise floor is only 41.7 dBuV (-67 dBm), you're about 40 dB shy of measuring the noise...
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-14-2016, 06:04 AM
Replies: 16,522
Views: 2,882,828
Posted By ProjectSHO89
The odds of that would be zero. A $4 splitter...

The odds of that would be zero. A $4 splitter will do the same thing (except for the LTE part).
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-10-2016, 07:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 251
Posted By ProjectSHO89
... or simply ignored by those who are most...

... or simply ignored by those who are most likely able to assist but don't feel like pulling teeth to get details.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-20-2016, 04:27 AM
Replies: 9,836
Views: 1,085,216
Posted By ProjectSHO89
I would be quite (pleasantly) surprised if that...

I would be quite (pleasantly) surprised if that were correct. First, that a Directv CSR knew about the AM21 and secondly, that they still offer them for $50. That was the price when I last ordered...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-19-2016, 06:11 PM
Replies: 9,836
Views: 1,085,216
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Directv does not offer that equipment option...

Directv does not offer that equipment option anymore, either built-in or add-on. Their last unit with a built-in tuner was the HR20, IIRC. They discontinued the AM21 box a year or two ago although...
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-17-2016, 05:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 648
Posted By ProjectSHO89
The difference between purple and blue as a...

The difference between purple and blue as a difference in wavelength is about 50 nm.
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-15-2016, 04:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 217
Posted By ProjectSHO89
For $50 (less if you shop online), you can run...

For $50 (less if you shop online), you can run down to your nearest Walmart store and pick up an RCA converter box that is HD.
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-24-2016, 05:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Did you not read the directions that came with...

Did you not read the directions that came with the antenna?

You do NOT need two amplifiers, use one or the other.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-07-2016, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4,676
Views: 440,835
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Using a preamp 3 miles from a million watt...

Using a preamp 3 miles from a million watt station is a good way to wipe out reception.
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-17-2016, 06:06 AM
Replies: 16,522
Views: 2,882,828
Posted By ProjectSHO89
An omni has no direction to face. That...

An omni has no direction to face. That suggestion was made regarding the use of your existing RCA small combo which is moderately directional. Pointing it to the west would assure that it receives...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-17-2016, 03:48 AM
Replies: 16,522
Views: 2,882,828
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Pointing ANY directional antenna due west is a...

Pointing ANY directional antenna due west is a pretty good way to get nothing very well. Might as well use an omni which, of course, receives eqaully poorly in all directions.

If you want an...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-15-2016, 03:14 PM
Replies: 1,179
Views: 159,701
Posted By ProjectSHO89
It is very, very, very unlikely that out of...

It is very, very, very unlikely that out of market signals are causing reception issues with the local stations to anyone in Fulton.
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-14-2016, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By ProjectSHO89
1. 700 MHz or higher. 5-1000 MHz is a common...

1. 700 MHz or higher. 5-1000 MHz is a common CATV splitter and works fine.
2. Probably not.
3. Probably not.
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-14-2016, 03:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,066
Posted By ProjectSHO89
As I read it, the LP and translator...

As I read it, the LP and translator shutoff-or-transition deadline is 51 months after the conclusion of the auction (which has not yet concluded). See pages 3-4 and page 6 para 4. Not sure where...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-12-2016, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14,232
Views: 1,096,513
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Whatever it is, it's probably a mis-configuration...

Whatever it is, it's probably a mis-configuration of your TV set or, if you're using one, a converter box or other external tuner.
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-25-2016, 06:04 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 22,987
Posted By ProjectSHO89
The instructions are pretty vague and don't give...

The instructions are pretty vague and don't give any details on how to use those straps. One of the reviewers indicated exactly that and also indicated they were metal. Also left undisclosed is the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-22-2016, 03:52 PM
Replies: 13,377
Views: 1,093,743
Posted By ProjectSHO89
I looked at my old Sencore spectrum analyzer when...

I looked at my old Sencore spectrum analyzer when that happened last evening. KSDK and KPLR both were off the air for a few minutes.

Whatever the problem was, it probably wasn't their fault since...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-22-2016, 04:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 648
Posted By ProjectSHO89
If it's aimed at the sky, that sounds like a BUD...

If it's aimed at the sky, that sounds like a BUD (Big Ugly Dish), used primary for C band satellite.

http://lrddesigns.com/C-Band/dish02s.jpg

If it's aimed at the horizon, it might be a...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-17-2016, 07:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 648
Posted By ProjectSHO89
You are correct, TVFool is wrong. All the analog...

You are correct, TVFool is wrong. All the analog stations in Tijuana were switched off several years ago.

Wow, looks like Channel Master has started lying as bad as Mohu....
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-20-2016, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10,575
Views: 895,843
Posted By ProjectSHO89
You have to buy a TV set that has the capability...

You have to buy a TV set that has the capability to either do additional additive scans or allows direct channel entry via the remote.

If you already have a TV that doesn't support these features,...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-19-2016, 06:27 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 937
Posted By ProjectSHO89
"fly lead" = short coax jumper, generally from...

"fly lead" = short coax jumper, generally from the wall plate to the receiver or from the antenna to a preamp input.
"shielded TV faceplate with f-connector " = wall outlet plate.
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