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Forum: HDTV Technical   07-02-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 219
Posted By AntAltMike
Each strong local UHF signal renders two cable...

Each strong local UHF signal renders two cable channels undesirable, as the cable TV channels from 65 and up are on are off-shifted by 2MHz from the nearest broadcast channels. I recently found...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-01-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 219
Posted By AntAltMike
How is it that you are the person servicing this...

How is it that you are the person servicing this system?

Who designed and installed it? How long ago.? Has it run reliably previously?

I don't suppose you have a spare $20,000 blonder tongue...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-26-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 14,105
Views: 1,585,793
Posted By AntAltMike
I haven't been able to get mentally attuned to...

I haven't been able to get mentally attuned to Decades (Baltimore 13.2) since it went from pre-launch binge to whatever juke box scheduling format it is on now. It seems that when they pick an old...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-22-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 279
Posted By AntAltMike
I think that more people have had trouble...

I think that more people have had trouble inserting wire into premium grade F-81s because while the cheap ones use a couple of little, "knuckle-like" single point contacts, the better ones use...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-22-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 279
Posted By AntAltMike
Sounds like a preamp not getting its DC voltage...

Sounds like a preamp not getting its DC voltage reliably to me.

A decade or so ago at one of my accounts, before the spotbeams carried locals, some nitwit DirecTV installer set up two identical,...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-22-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 14,105
Views: 1,585,793
Posted By AntAltMike
Update: 14.1 WFDC: +6 Minutes 23.1 WDDN: Time...

Update:
14.1 WFDC: +6 Minutes
23.1 WDDN: Time warp is regrettably stable. Still 35 calender years off, daily time still six hours off.
24.1 WUTB: Unfortunately, I no longer receive it with my new...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-14-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,991
Posted By AntAltMike
I just moved the antenna on my own rooftop...

I just moved the antenna on my own rooftop yesterday and didn't worry about grounding it. You'll get better reception on your rooftop.
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-14-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,991
Posted By AntAltMike
I don't think there is a practical or economical...

I don't think there is a practical or economical way to test it. Back a decade ago, when this topic was more intensively discussed, electricians said that the equipment used to actually measure the...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-13-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,991
Posted By AntAltMike
Incorrect.... I think. There is no requirement...

Incorrect.... I think. There is no requirement that cold water pipes be continuously metallic from the house to the well. If the cold water pipe is "bonded" to the ground electrode system, then...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-13-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,991
Posted By AntAltMike
The inside water pipe makes an excellent ground...

The inside water pipe makes an excellent ground as long as there are no plastic repair sections between where you connect to it and where it enters the building.

But it no longer satisfies the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-13-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 14,105
Views: 1,585,793
Posted By AntAltMike
If a low powered UHF channel 22 transmitter in...

If a low powered UHF channel 22 transmitter in the Washington/Baltimore market uses 22-1 as its virtual channel, then that guide channel number will not be available when the scan gets to WMPT's real...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-07-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 311
Posted By AntAltMike
I have a bunch of 26.3VAC wall transformers that...

I have a bunch of 26.3VAC wall transformers that I probably paid under $10 each for. I think they are rated to 40VA, which is a little under Altronix's 55.2VA "requirement", but that rating is for...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-07-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 311
Posted By AntAltMike
Looks like a cool thing. Widely available in the...

Looks like a cool thing. Widely available in the $30 to $40 price range from known vendors, a couple of less well known vendors have it priced in the upper $20s.

...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-07-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 311
Posted By AntAltMike
I could jerry rig that. Heck, when I worked for...

I could jerry rig that. Heck, when I worked for Jerry Peake, we jerry-rigged just about everything! That's the way the antenna business was. You walk into a job and say, "Now lets see: I don't...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-07-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 311
Posted By AntAltMike
Here is a relatively inexpensive inline passive...

Here is a relatively inexpensive inline passive equalizer or tilt compensator that I commonly use. I typically pay about $10 each for them.

Notice that the part number incorporates a "900" but...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-07-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 311
Posted By AntAltMike
Cable In > Line Amp* House amp > Drop Tap to...

Cable In > Line Amp* House amp > Drop Tap to 4-way > 500 ft 3/4" hardline > Tilt compensated Line Extender Amp* > 500 ft 3/4" hardline > Tilt compensated Booster amp if needed* > Bldg 2 Cable Box....
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-07-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 311
Posted By AntAltMike
From the above referenced thread: It...

From the above referenced thread:



It turns out that I bought one of those TDA-35-1000/42 amplifiers right after Ed had pointed them out to me, but I bought it used, without the required 6VDC,...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-07-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 311
Posted By AntAltMike
Realistically, no matter what amplifier and cable...

Realistically, no matter what amplifier and cable you choose, you will have to amplify at the midpoint, which means that unless there is a really convenient 110 volt power source near the midpoint -...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-06-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 208
Posted By AntAltMike
The all have "O" rings behind the nut (see #16...

The all have "O" rings behind the nut (see #16 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=16) )
...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-06-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 208
Posted By AntAltMike
www.channelmaster.com/RG6_Compression_F_locking_Co...

www.channelmaster.com/RG6_Compression_F_locking_Connector_p/pct-trs6l.htm

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Forum: HDTV Technical   06-06-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 208
Posted By AntAltMike
Funny thing about the "funnels" comment. I never...

Funny thing about the "funnels" comment. I never use those weather boots and never will unless a customer demands that I do because they sure look like funnels to me, but in fairness to that...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-29-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 14,105
Views: 1,585,793
Posted By AntAltMike
Washington DC's WTTG 5.2 briefly displayed Buzzr,...

Washington DC's WTTG 5.2 briefly displayed Buzzr, a game show channel. The screen is now blank but the channelization information remains displayed. The formal launch date is June 1, 2015.
...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-24-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14,105
Views: 1,585,793
Posted By AntAltMike
Most of those were not updated to support the...

Most of those were not updated to support the current channel assignments, so even if their headend components are stil working, they will ordinarily get just Washington, DC channels 7 and 9, and...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-24-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 14,105
Views: 1,585,793
Posted By AntAltMike
The Brittany? I last serviced their master...

The Brittany? I last serviced their master antenna system back in 1995. The manager's first name was Vera. I thought it was an apartment complex back then. When did it "go condo"?

There is no...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-19-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 563
Posted By AntAltMike
I still don't understand why it is that strong...

I still don't understand why it is that strong single multipath (bi-path?) degradagtion forms a visually distinct "V" notch in the wave form.
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