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Forum: HDTV Technical   07-03-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 16,234
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Posted By rabbit73
What new antenna did you try? The manual...

What new antenna did you try?

The manual says:

"Note: The ANT1400 may work well sitting on your TV or other components. However, because electronic components (like your TV) can sometimes...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-30-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,671
Posted By rabbit73
This might be what you want: ...

This might be what you want:
http://www.surplussales.com/Manuals/man_wavetek.html

This company might have one:
http://www.testequipmentconnection.com/manufacturer/Wavetek

I see two SAM IIIs...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-28-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 403
Posted By rabbit73
I agree with ProjectSHO89.

I agree with ProjectSHO89.
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-28-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 403
Posted By rabbit73
Welcome to the forum. What antenna are you...

Welcome to the forum.

What antenna are you using that I see on top of the mast in your photo?

What does your tvfool reception report look like?
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-16-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By rabbit73
What antenna are you using now for WALA? Where...

What antenna are you using now for WALA?
Where is your antenna located?
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-16-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 855
Posted By rabbit73
When the converter boxes first came out, they had...

When the converter boxes first came out, they had the best tuners to meet the gov specs. Now, the TVs have caught up and have tuners that are just as good.

I don't know of any recognized "best"...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-10-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,610
Posted By rabbit73
Nice TV, Tony and the price is right. My...

Nice TV, Tony and the price is right.

My favorite is the Signal Diagnostics screen for the SONY Bravia which gives relative signal strength, SNR, and errors.

Your Samsung has a relative signal...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-10-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,610
Posted By rabbit73
Yes Does your tv have a relative signal...

Yes

Does your tv have a relative signal strength indicator?
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-10-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,342
Posted By rabbit73
DrLar: Quote:no TV here can get anything with...

DrLar:
Quote:no TV here can get anything with the rabbit ears I tried (the only one I had to test)

Your building sounds like a shielded enclosure that blocks signals.

It looks like your...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-26-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,550
Posted By rabbit73
Quote:Basically I've replaced my balun with the...

Quote:Basically I've replaced my balun with the Hal-Wave coax balun mention in an above post.

That's a typo; it should be Half-Wave.
Quote:Thing is, it works far better than either of the two...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-21-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 239
Posted By rabbit73
Quote:Also read that you should use a power...

Quote:Also read that you should use a power passive splitter/passive on one leg or it could also slowly cook things up. Anyone used a regular splitter with no problems?

If you have a splitter...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-28-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 16,234
Views: 2,788,843
Posted By rabbit73
Quote:Darn F connectors, I have been having so...

Quote:Darn F connectors, I have been having so many problems with them lately.

They can be a problem. The way I check the female connector is to insert a short length of no. 18 solid wire, which...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-27-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 16,234
Views: 2,788,843
Posted By rabbit73
The voltage block will keep the DC power from...

The voltage block will keep the DC power from reaching TV 2, but allow the RF signals to pass through. It uses a series capacitor to perform that function. Your splitter must be the type that passes...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-19-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,171
Posted By rabbit73
Quote:In my "CM4221HD Hacked" 4nec2 model, I...

Quote:In my "CM4221HD Hacked" 4nec2 model, I included the Nylon Spacers between the Feedlines and the Balun, where i presumed a length of 0.5-inch (and shouldn't make any significant difference if...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-18-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,171
Posted By rabbit73
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by holl_ands http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1105541/cm-4221hd-4228hd-engineering-data/30#post_24619593)

I'm not sure what...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-17-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,171
Posted By rabbit73
I did some tests to compare the original stock...

I did some tests to compare the original stock 4221 with the stock 4221HD. The 4221 did quite well compared to the 4221HD, but with a few simple modifications, the 4221HD did much better:
...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-17-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 937
Posted By rabbit73
Never forget: "The King lives in the castle at...

Never forget:
"The King lives in the castle at the discretion of the Queen."Quote:for my apartment

Don't you mean our apartment?Quote:my bedroom

Don't you mean our bedroom?Quote:Call me...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-01-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 204
Posted By rabbit73
Wiki lists the Netherlands power as 230 volts 50...

Wiki lists the Netherlands power as 230 volts 50 Hz:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mains_electricity_by_country

You will need a step-down transformer of at least 200 or 300 watts. It should be...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-01-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By rabbit73
Quote:Are there any other creative ways to run...

Quote:Are there any other creative ways to run an OTA in from the outside that don't include drilling a hole from the outside in?


1. Put antenna inside window that faces transmitter (no metal...
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-03-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 16,234
Views: 2,788,843
Posted By rabbit73
The next step up would be rotators for ham...

The next step up would be rotators for ham antennas.

http://www.eham.net/reviews/products/24
http://www.aesham.com/antenna-accessories-rotors/
http://www.hy-gain.com/Categories.php?sec=168...
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-03-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 16,234
Views: 2,788,843
Posted By rabbit73
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by clangro http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/381623/the-official-avs-antenna-and-related-hardware-topic/15870#post_24433616)

I live...
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-03-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 16,234
Views: 2,788,843
Posted By rabbit73
Yobyot: Andy Lee (Mr. TVFOOL) has more to...

Yobyot:

Andy Lee (Mr. TVFOOL) has more to say about NM with diagrams here:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/841787/tv-fool-discussion-thread/390#post_15700679

Here is a diagram that shows my...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-23-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By rabbit73
Quote:My question is, what is the best way to...

Quote:My question is, what is the best way to combine this third antenna to my rig? Do i combine the lo and high vhf's first then combine that to the current vhf/ufh combiner...

Yes

HLSJs:
...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-28-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 382
Posted By rabbit73
The tvfool report in post #7 is just for his...

The tvfool report in post #7 is just for his city, and may not be close to his actual location. I posted the link for the generic report because I wanted to find out the real channel for his problem...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-27-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 382
Posted By rabbit73
Generic TV fool report for Cincinnati: ...

Generic TV fool report for Cincinnati:
http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3D5b94584532b815

DTV 12.1 is on real channel 12. Noise interference levels are higher on VHF-hi...
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