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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-02-2015, 05:21 PM
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Mount the antenna as high as it takes, whether...

Mount the antenna as high as it takes, whether that be 5' or 50'. There's no cut and dry simple height that anyone can possibly know and tell you about.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-28-2015, 02:45 PM
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RetroTV is available on both Daystar stations: ...

RetroTV is available on both Daystar stations:

13-2 which is WPXS. They broadcast from a cell tower-like structure near Breese and try to send a single to cover the cable head-ends in both St...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-28-2015, 02:14 PM
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P1dB is one of the measures of overload...

P1dB is one of the measures of overload resistance. See http://www.microwaves101.com/encyclopedias/compression-point for an expanded explanation of P1dB.

You're not going to overload an amp with...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-28-2015, 05:47 AM
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Posted By ProjectSHO89
ADTech posted a fairly comprehensive description...

ADTech posted a fairly comprehensive description of the newly released amp over at DHC about a month ago.

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showpost.php?p=2406201&postcount=831 quoted below:
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-27-2015, 04:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 128
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Any 8-port amp you buy is going to be usable for...

Any 8-port amp you buy is going to be usable for BOTH OTA and cable. Don't know who told you that they were different or that a "cable" amp was bad for OTA, but that is quite incorrect since they're...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-26-2015, 05:09 PM
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Must be another time warp. I counted on my...

Must be another time warp. I counted on my fingers and toes (TWICE!) and came up with 35 years ... and 5 toes left.
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-26-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,132
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If you can get it assembled, it works moderately...

If you can get it assembled, it works moderately well. It has a lot of pieces to assemble and is pretty flimsy, so an indoor or attic location is what it's suitable for.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-17-2015, 05:43 PM
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Well, <Bleep>! On the subject of D* and OTA...

Well, <Bleep>! On the subject of D* and OTA sub-channels, D* jacked up something today.

I went to flip the AM21 over to 2-2 to watch WKRP in Cincinnati after the 6 o'clock news and the tuner...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-17-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 163
Posted By ProjectSHO89
W24AYis a translator for WCNC, Charlotte. It's...

W24AYis a translator for WCNC, Charlotte. It's more likely than WIS, but still would be a challenge. WTVD out of Raleigh is also likely out of reach.

Try aiming the C4 (without the VHF...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-16-2015, 05:35 AM
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KMMC is sandwiched between two million watt...

KMMC is sandwiched between two million watt stations and only puts about 1 kW in your direction. It's probably simply swamped in your direction by the adjacent channels which are likely at least 30...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-16-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 600
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A townhouse association may be a different...

A townhouse association may be a different situation than a single home so don't assume that the OTARD rules apply in the same manner.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-15-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 53
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Post the LINK to your TVFool plot for assistance.

Post the LINK to your TVFool plot for assistance.
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-15-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,132
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The first rule of antennas is that they need to...

The first rule of antennas is that they need to be where the signal is at, a location you have to find. They don't give a rat's behind where you might want them to be. Get an extenson cable and...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-15-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 465
Posted By ProjectSHO89
The module just snaps on. Snap it off and set it...

The module just snaps on. Snap it off and set it aside for now.
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-15-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 465
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Keep trying new spots. Having another house...

Keep trying new spots. Having another house immediately outside complicates the signal propagation, you'll have to compensate by being more aggressive and persistent in your reception trials. IOW,...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-14-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 465
Posted By ProjectSHO89
I'm quite familiar with the C4V, it's a very...

I'm quite familiar with the C4V, it's a very decent performer on UHF for its size and UHF reception is your problem.

What is OUTSIDE the house in that direction? Clear space, a forest, more...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-14-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 465
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Most likely you have a signal QUALITY problem,...

Most likely you have a signal QUALITY problem, not a signal power problem with that station. Most likely due to either antenna selection or a siting problem.

What antenna do you have, what is out...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-13-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 579
Posted By ProjectSHO89
They're just low bitrates, that what causes the...

They're just low bitrates, that what causes the very coarse video quality. I've equated the quality to a Youtube video over dialup...

There are stations in the LA and SF areas that carry up to 15...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-13-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 247
Posted By ProjectSHO89
In regards to that extra high price on the DB8e...

In regards to that extra high price on the DB8e on Amazon, that appears to be some independent dealer attempting to price gouge. The list price of the DB8e is only $159.99. I read elsewhere that AD...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-12-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 19,241
Posted By ProjectSHO89
The older ones were never as low a noise figure...

The older ones were never as low a noise figure as advertised.
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-11-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 116
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Maybe and no. Winegard provides performance...

Maybe and no.

Winegard provides performance data for their older antennas and gives the information about the testing methodology used. They haven't provided such data for any of their more...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-08-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 600
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Sub-channels don't cause any effect to the...

Sub-channels don't cause any effect to the reception of the main channel, they're all just one combined stream of data that's being transmitted. The system always transmits the same number of...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-07-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3,301
Views: 413,323
Posted By ProjectSHO89
The final Livewell programming was around 2-3...

The final Livewell programming was around 2-3 weeks ago.
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-07-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 352
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Recycle the old antenna, it's junk and is pretty...

Recycle the old antenna, it's junk and is pretty much useless except as a source of metal for parts.
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-07-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 600
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Install an inexpensive FM filter. Radio Shack...

Install an inexpensive FM filter. Radio Shack carries one - 15-0024.

High VHF problems can be easily caused by stronger FM signals whose impairment to reception looks the same on a SQ meter as...
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