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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-24-2017, 07:35 AM
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Posted By rabbit73
You are correct and the TVFOOL report is wrong. I...

You are correct and the TVFOOL report is wrong. I should not have believed the report and double checked with rabbitears.info and Wiki. If I had double checked, I would have discovered that WHDH lost...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-23-2017, 11:11 AM
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Posted By rabbit73
When the tree branches sway in the wind, the...

When the tree branches sway in the wind, the patterns of the signals that filter through the trees will vary. This is called dynamic multipath.
...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-23-2017, 10:52 AM
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Posted By rabbit73
That is to be expected; WBTS is a low power...

That is to be expected; WBTS is a low power station. It is 25 dB weaker than WHDH NBC, and is sending only 2.6 kW ERP in your direction because of the directional pattern of its transmitting antenna....
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-23-2017, 07:06 AM
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Posted By rabbit73
Good question about the trees.

Good question about the trees.
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-20-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 193
Posted By rabbit73
The two antennas that you are considering are not...

The two antennas that you are considering are not the best for your Canadian channel on RF9.

With your strong signals the antenna that you have should be entirely suitable, especially considering...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-20-2017, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 193
Posted By rabbit73
It could be a problem in the CB-8269 combiner...

It could be a problem in the CB-8269 combiner housing that combines the UHF and VHF sections and has a balun to match the coax.

Winegard has a troubleshooting video:...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-19-2017, 06:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 175
Posted By rabbit73
I did a review of the Channel Master 7003 STB: ...

I did a review of the Channel Master 7003 STB:
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/186-coupon-eligible-converter-box-cecb/2593761-channel-master-cm-7003-post-transition-converter-box.html

The tuner is...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-17-2017, 03:48 PM
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Posted By rabbit73
Not that I know of, but it would make a...

Not that I know of, but it would make a significant difference at the low end of the UHF band.

Yes, it would be worth doing as far as performance is concerned, but no US manufacturer is going to...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-14-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 287
Posted By rabbit73
If you are trying to keep the costs down, the RCA...

If you are trying to keep the costs down, the RCA TVPRAMP1R preamp usually does well.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/RCA-Antenna-Pre-Amplifier/14554631

I use it with my GE 34792 Attic Antenna...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-14-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 432
Posted By rabbit73
Thanks for the interesting photos, Ray. Good...

Thanks for the interesting photos, Ray.

Good job!
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-14-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 287
Posted By rabbit73
https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=ca...

https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:uOQGA7b8fkMJ:https://www.amazon.com/Vansky-Antenna-Amplifier-Booster-Non-amplified/dp/B01N2QRBCC+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

I don't have any...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-14-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 287
Posted By rabbit73
Yes, it does, especially since you said you...

Yes, it does, especially since you said you wanted to optimize your setup. The whisker on each side of a bay is a half wave dipole, making each bay a full wave dipole. A half wave dipole has a high...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-14-2017, 10:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 287
Posted By rabbit73
Thank you for the more accurate report. It puts...

Thank you for the more accurate report. It puts you further away from WHKY, no matter which transmitter location they are using.
Your report says it would be a lot stronger on W20DD than on WCCB:...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-13-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 287
Posted By rabbit73
We don't know yet because we haven't seen your...

We don't know yet because we haven't seen your tvfool signal report.

We also don't know what channels are most important to you, other than MeTV.

Screwing the elements to wood isn't ideal. They...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-13-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 287
Posted By rabbit73
Reception with an indoor antenna on the first...

Reception with an indoor antenna on the first floor might be difficult because the signals can be weaker with many reflections. You will need to try different locations in the apartment.
Can you...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-09-2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 16,686
Views: 2,895,407
Posted By rabbit73
Larry explains it in this link that is at the...

Larry explains it in this link that is at the bottom of his post:

http://www.larrykenney.com/tvantennas.html
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-09-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 432
Posted By rabbit73
Thanks for the report with the good news, Ray. ...

Thanks for the report with the good news, Ray.

Enjoy your new setup.:)

Best regards,
rabbit
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-08-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 1,906
Views: 194,888
Posted By rabbit73
This is how a power inserter works: ...

This is how a power inserter works:


http://www.avsforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2074689&stc=1&d=1491692765
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-08-2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 1,906
Views: 194,888
Posted By rabbit73
That is not an amp, it is just the power inserter...

That is not an amp, it is just the power inserter and a power transformer. It does not amplify the signals, just passes them through to the TV. It also sends some voltage up to your RCA antenna that...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-08-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1,906
Views: 194,888
Posted By rabbit73
I'm confused. Is this the amp that you are now...

I'm confused. Is this the amp that you are now using with the RCA antenna?


http://www.avsforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2074657&stc=1&d=1491689007
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-08-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 1,906
Views: 194,888
Posted By rabbit73
Thanks for the interesting photos. That coax was...

Thanks for the interesting photos. That coax was in bad shape.

It looks like you had added the optional 3038 preamplifier to your old antenna; it's still available:...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-07-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 1,906
Views: 194,888
Posted By rabbit73
New coax would be a good place to start, but you...

New coax would be a good place to start, but you haven't told us about the rest of your system. The antenna might not be functioning as well as it was when new.

What antenna are you using and...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-04-2017, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 289
Posted By rabbit73
Thanks for letting us know. Sorry to hear...

Thanks for letting us know.

Sorry to hear about your situation.

We have encountered the WAF (Wife Acceptance Factor) before.

It comes from the nesting instinct for the survival of the...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-04-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 289
Posted By rabbit73
The signal loss in an attic is difficult to...

The signal loss in an attic is difficult to predict; it would be a long shot.

Are you dead set against an outdoor antenna?

Are you willing to make an attic test to see what is possible, and...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-04-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 289
Posted By rabbit73
Thank you for the new report. Your first report...

Thank you for the new report. Your first report put you in the center of Elizabethtown south of Freeman Lake. Your new report puts you north of Elizabethtown and north of the lake; very different....
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