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Forum: HDTV Technical   11-23-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By ProjectSHO89
Since you've given us the new information that...

Since you've given us the new information that you have twin lead, I'd suggest you get rid of all of it first.

You will need a balun (matching transformer) to mount dirctly on the antenna's...
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-22-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 139
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Probably not. Try it without first, come back...

Probably not. Try it without first, come back for recommendations if you think you might need one.
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-22-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 139
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Signal strength readings are largely useless...

Signal strength readings are largely useless except for comparisons to identical receivers.

No.

Probably not. But, if you're going to put up a new antenna, this is the time to replace old,...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-18-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 13,084
Views: 1,069,450
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Yeah, that was posted about a month ago.

Yeah, that was posted about a month ago.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-18-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 9,615
Views: 1,190,398
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Your TVFool plot says this is an easy slam dunk,...

Your TVFool plot says this is an easy slam dunk, but your describe your LOS as a lost cause. Both cannot be correct although it must be noted that the TVFool simulation can not account for local...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-18-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 13,084
Views: 1,069,450
Posted By ProjectSHO89
That station's signal is usually buried under...

That station's signal is usually buried under KSDK's signal. Someone thought that putting a 2 kW signal on a channel adjacent to KSDK's 800+ kW signal next door would work, but it didn't. KPTN was...
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-16-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 498
Posted By ProjectSHO89
BTW, we don't care if you read 61%, 71%, 91%, or...

BTW, we don't care if you read 61%, 71%, 91%, or 100% on the built-in "meter" and neither should you. The actual number is like the points on Drew Carey's old game show, they don't matter. The key...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-16-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By ProjectSHO89
The signals would have to go through the whole...

The signals would have to go through the whole house (and everything in it) to get to the antenna. Often a losing proposition.



It is actually a VERY directional UHF antenna.



Never...
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-16-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 498
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Well, it will work, but it will be a PITA.

Well, it will work, but it will be a PITA.
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-15-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 498
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Big and flimsy and includes low-VHF which you...

Big and flimsy and includes low-VHF which you don't need.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-15-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By ProjectSHO89
I'd skip the RCA. Try the DB8 instead aimed at...

I'd skip the RCA. Try the DB8 instead aimed at Newton. All your Boston stations are in one direction and all are UHF. WMUR should come in just fine off the back of the DB8 should you want it. Do...
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-15-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 498
Posted By ProjectSHO89
A fairly common mistake and usually the wrong...

A fairly common mistake and usually the wrong thing to do. All you should need is the right antenna located in the right spot and it should work, without any bandaids like unneeded amps.

If...
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-15-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 259
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Why and how did you combine the HBU22 with a...

Why and how did you combine the HBU22 with a four-bay UHF antenna? The HBU22 aimed ENE should be more than adequate?

Why did you use a deep fringe (ONLY!) preamp when your stations are so close?...
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-13-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 342
Posted By ProjectSHO89
None of them do.

None of them do.
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-12-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 459
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Low-E glass and/or aluminum screes are brutal to...

Low-E glass and/or aluminum screes are brutal to OTA signals. Avoid both, if possible.
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-12-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Put your unamplified antenna in front of a window...

Put your unamplified antenna in front of a window that faces the signals. Adjust as needed.

Your reception, if using an appropriate antenna, is going to be determined very much by what is outside...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-07-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 12,214
Views: 1,278,621
Posted By ProjectSHO89
No. They broadcast in 480i in standard def...

No. They broadcast in 480i in standard def everywhere except Philly and maybe NYC(?).
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-07-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3,670
Views: 355,569
Posted By ProjectSHO89
If your line of sight towards downtown is...

If your line of sight towards downtown is obstructed, then the signal is likely never making it to your antenna's location and you're probably not going to get that station.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-07-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 3,670
Views: 355,569
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Me-TV in Nashville is carried by WJDE-LD which...

Me-TV in Nashville is carried by WJDE-LD which transmits from on of the downtown office buildings (Life and Casualty Tower) with a mere 5,300 watts of power.

Here's what you need to do:

1. ...
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-25-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 238
Posted By ProjectSHO89
The mileage ratings are useless, they do not...

The mileage ratings are useless, they do not translate into anything more than suggestions from the seller's marketing department. Ignore them.

Go read the TVFool Signal Analysis FAQs. They...
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-24-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 634
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Metal duct work has to be avoided. Keep the...

Metal duct work has to be avoided. Keep the antenna in front of it, not behind it, for lightly better results.
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-23-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 585
Posted By ProjectSHO89
That particular GE antenna is a colossal PITA to...

That particular GE antenna is a colossal PITA to assemble, plus it cannot be used outdoors,if needed.

There are much better choices for about the same money.
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-22-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 585
Posted By ProjectSHO89
All he needs is the right antenna mounted in the...

All he needs is the right antenna mounted in the right location and receiving WBBM isn't a problem. A good UHF-only antenna should suffice since he's in the coverage area for WBBM's UHF 26...
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-21-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 585
Posted By ProjectSHO89
If all you got was "static", that suggests the...

If all you got was "static", that suggests the tuner is still in analog mode since you'll never have static with digital.

Your TV set doesn't have a setting that says "antenna". Like most Sonys...
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-20-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 3,331
Views: 1,461,841
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Please use your exact address to run your TVF...

Please use your exact address to run your TVF report. Zip code level reports are pretty useless.
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