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Forum: HDTV Technical   06-22-2016, 11:45 AM
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Posted By bwam
I've seen as many as three channels specified for...

I've seen as many as three channels specified for one of the inputs on a Jenca combiner. Maximum of three inputs. Mine is 2 + 2 + all the rest.

I sent him an email specifying my configuration of...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-22-2016, 11:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 556
Posted By bwam
I was yesterday at a local BJs and saw where they...

I was yesterday at a local BJs and saw where they were demoing & selling a $500 drone. Send one up with an antenna and have it beam the signals downwards.
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-22-2016, 11:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 556
Posted By bwam
That's nothing compared to what I am facing! I...

That's nothing compared to what I am facing! I have a solid (and I mean solid) wall of NellyR bushes 30 feet tall and over a 100 feet long. You can barely see one inch of space between the leaves....
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-22-2016, 06:23 AM
Replies: 16,503
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Posted By bwam
You'll notice from the picture of my combiner...

You'll notice from the picture of my combiner that input two is two adjacent channels (frequencies 500 to 512). Somehow both channels came in best through one antenna while the rest came through best...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-22-2016, 04:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 165
Posted By bwam
I normally keep my Samsung on when the PC...

I normally keep my Samsung on when the PC connected to it is recording. Never tried recording on the PC with the Samsung off to see whether passthru works strongly.
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-21-2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 165
Posted By bwam
It isn't modulated. Yup this setup will give a...

It isn't modulated. Yup this setup will give a simultaneous recording and viewing (of separate channels) capability.
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-21-2016, 04:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 165
Posted By bwam
The Panasonic will not make a DVD from only the...

The Panasonic will not make a DVD from only the HDMI. It needs the coax in. However you don't need to use a splitter. The Samsung has a coax out in addition to the coax in. Run the antenna coax to...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-21-2016, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 165
Posted By bwam
I have the Samsung DTB-H260F connected to my...

I have the Samsung DTB-H260F connected to my Olevia HD and it works fine (as well as all my other TVs - LG and Samsung). I connect it to the TV via HDMI but there are several other connect options....
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-18-2016, 06:53 PM
Replies: 16,503
Views: 2,879,209
Posted By bwam
I was thinking (ahead) same as you. My humongous...

I was thinking (ahead) same as you. My humongous reflector may come in handy if I do a Low VHF loop... That's one of the reasons I didn't saw the rods down. In fact I saw at Home Depot the other day...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-18-2016, 06:41 PM
Replies: 16,503
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Posted By bwam
The loop antenna I built was designed at another...

The loop antenna I built was designed at another forum by someone else using in part the Clearstream 5 as a model (which they acknowledged). So the two antennas have the same (or similar)...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-18-2016, 02:32 PM
Replies: 16,503
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Posted By bwam
That's gotta be tough - a Big Ten guy in the...

That's gotta be tough - a Big Ten guy in the middle of SEC country! Bet when the Buckeyes won in 2014 that was huge cause the Crimson Tide lost in the semis.
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-18-2016, 11:14 AM
Replies: 16,503
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Posted By bwam
I will be testing the Jenca VHF preamp when it...

I will be testing the Jenca VHF preamp when it arrives but it isn't for me but a friend who asked that I build him a VHF loop as well. For $30 the preamp was within his price range. He already has a...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-18-2016, 11:03 AM
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Posted By bwam
Ah a Bama guy! Unfortunately one of my best...

Ah a Bama guy! Unfortunately one of my best friends is a Bama guy and I have had to live through the last 7 years hearing nothing but Nick Saban! But we love driving through Alabama on our way to...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-18-2016, 06:30 AM
Replies: 16,503
Views: 2,879,209
Posted By bwam
And here is my VHF loop antenna. Funny story on...

And here is my VHF loop antenna. Funny story on this one.

My wife said to me, "You're always fiddling around with antenna equipment and disrupting my viewing schedule; can you please keep at least...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-18-2016, 04:47 AM
Replies: 16,503
Views: 2,879,209
Posted By bwam
Here is a pic of my Jenca combiner. My M4 antenna...

Here is a pic of my Jenca combiner. My M4 antenna was designed specifically for the 500-512 frequencies\wavelengths (2nd combiner input) with specific whisker lengths and spacings. With selective...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-18-2016, 04:14 AM
Replies: 16,503
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Posted By bwam
I have a DBGH (double bay Gray Hoverman), an M4...

I have a DBGH (double bay Gray Hoverman), an M4 (MClapp 4 bay bowtie) and a VHF loop pointing in different directions all going into the Jenca combiner. The combiner outputs to a Kitztech 500. The...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-17-2016, 06:05 PM
Replies: 16,503
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Posted By bwam
I don't have power pass on any. Antennas -->...

I don't have power pass on any. Antennas --> Combiner --> Preamp. The output of the combiner goes into one preamp which has its own power input.

Jenca does sell selective preamps for specific...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-17-2016, 02:32 PM
Replies: 16,503
Views: 2,879,209
Posted By bwam
Yes, I have a Jenca combiner - two channels on...

Yes, I have a Jenca combiner - two channels on first input, three channels on second input, the rest on third input (combining three antennas). Works wonderfully and no sense of any insertion loss.
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-16-2016, 08:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 556
Posted By bwam
"If the money is no issue then try an 8 bay...

"If the money is no issue then try an 8 bay antenna and see what happens."

My advice was not "try an 8 bay antenna." It was try a different approach (trial & error) and view it as a long term...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-16-2016, 07:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 556
Posted By bwam
"Signals propagate as waves" to me is a...

"Signals propagate as waves" to me is a metaphorical way of interpreting the phenomenon of RF propagation. The behavior is wavelike; scopes display signals as waveforms but no one actually knows what...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-16-2016, 04:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 556
Posted By bwam
I live in a heavily wooded area in a valley 35...

I live in a heavily wooded area in a valley 35 miles from the broadcast towers. In fact I have a solid wall of trees in front of my house enormously tall. The wall is 75 feet high, 50 feet wide and...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-19-2016, 02:06 PM
Replies: 16,503
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Posted By bwam
http://www.antenne-komponenty.eu/english/main/prod...

http://www.antenne-komponenty.eu/english/main/product/zlucovace.html

Have ordered from Jan Jenca, emailing my order through this website provided email address:
...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-19-2016, 10:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 424
Posted By bwam
I have a Tablo. While its tuner is quite good, it...

I have a Tablo. While its tuner is quite good, it isn't as good as my internal LG TV tuner. A Tablo has a splitter inside to split the signal to its 2 or 4 tuners. While it has an amp inside to boost...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-01-2016, 01:53 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 19,665
Posted By bwam
So you can have just one cable from the antenna...

So you can have just one cable from the antenna going into this device and get three channels out? No need to have a splitter from the antenna with three cables from the splitter going to this...
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-16-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,177
Posted By bwam
One of the other reasons why I have been...

One of the other reasons why I have been increasing the capabilities of my antennas over the years is seasonal signal variation. My current M4s bring in CBS at 24 (daytime) to 26 SNR (evening), i.e....
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