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Forum: HDTV Technical   12-16-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 30
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Sure it can. 2nd harmonic of 87-90 MHz falls...

Sure it can. 2nd harmonic of 87-90 MHz falls into channel 7. If there are certain combinations of frequencies, 3rd order intermods can fall into VHF channels including ch 7.
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-16-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 87
Posted By ProjectSHO89
The HR22 will do both as well as sharing the...

The HR22 will do both as well as sharing the content stored on it across the network to any other clients or the Genie.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-15-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 1,723
Views: 155,679
Posted By ProjectSHO89
A generic TVFool plot for Chickopee indicates...

A generic TVFool plot for Chickopee indicates that WPHX's signal isn't going to make that trip, regardless of what antenna you throw up there unless you can get it several hundred feet in the air or...
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-14-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 153
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Those are measurements of QAM (cable) signals. ...

Those are measurements of QAM (cable) signals. Won't do anything for ATSC (OTA) unless those functions are duplicated in the other side of the tuner chip (and software). It would be useful if you...
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-12-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By ProjectSHO89
...or post in the New York thread.... You've...

...or post in the New York thread....

You've already gotten advice in your existing thread over at TVFool. Have you followed any of it?
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-09-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Finding a TV set or external tuner with a decent...

Finding a TV set or external tuner with a decent off-air channel and program guide for free isn't an easy proposition.

You'd get your best guide experience with something like a Tivo (for a...
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-09-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 224
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Please post your TVFool plot so we can see what...

Please post your TVFool plot so we can see what you're up against.

While you're at it, it would also be a good idea to stop buying over-hyped, over-priced, under-performing antennas, including the...
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-09-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,037
Posted By ProjectSHO89
That's not WBBM. You're confusing real and...

That's not WBBM. You're confusing real and virtual channels.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-09-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 17,853
Views: 1,632,232
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Move your antenna and try again. The problem is...

Move your antenna and try again. The problem is on your end due to where the antenna just happens to be situated and it's in a dead spot for that station. It might only take a relocation of 6-12...
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-08-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,037
Posted By ProjectSHO89
WBBM simulcasts on UHF 26(?). you need to...

WBBM simulcasts on UHF 26(?). you need to determine which broadcast you're actually receiving.
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-08-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 182
Posted By ProjectSHO89
I wouldn't put any confidence in paid articles,...

I wouldn't put any confidence in paid articles, especially when they rank a Mohu Leaf model as their number 1 choice.

A small outdoor antenna like the Winegard FV-HD30 mounted where it can see...
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-07-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 182
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Either make the requisite number of "dummy" posts...

Either make the requisite number of "dummy" posts so you can post your plot or edit the link logically so we can put it back together.

Never heard of Tom's Guide. Doubt the author knows more...
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-07-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 217
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Drill the hole. That's what a cable or satellite...

Drill the hole. That's what a cable or satellite provider would have to do.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-06-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 17,853
Views: 1,632,232
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Don't even THINK about using a CM7777 amp in this...

Don't even THINK about using a CM7777 amp in this location, you've got about 1.3 megawatts of effective radiated power less than 6 miles away from a tower on the MSU campus. With 30 dB of gain, it...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-06-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11,591
Views: 1,011,522
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Even the very best notch filter will wipe out the...

Even the very best notch filter will wipe out the adjacent channels on each side of the channel being suppressed. The lower the Q of the filter, the more it will attenuate additional adjacent...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-06-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 12,539
Views: 816,514
Posted By ProjectSHO89
You might also easily have a defective coax,...

You might also easily have a defective coax, splitter, connector, etc. Unless you physically move one of the other sets to the opposite location and try it, it's impossible to be sure whether it's a...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-05-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11,591
Views: 1,011,522
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Custom 30+ dB notch filters would run around...

Custom 30+ dB notch filters would run around $125-150 each.
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-05-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 439
Posted By ProjectSHO89
losses Your weakest full-power station has...

losses

Your weakest full-power station has an excess margin of about 50 dB before clutter loss, antenna gain, and distribution losses. That's 100,000 times power MORE signal than is required. ...
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-04-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 362
Posted By ProjectSHO89
How's your Chinese or Russian?

How's your Chinese or Russian?
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-04-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 143
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Point your antenna south, not east. Pointing it...

Point your antenna south, not east. Pointing it east will make reception on most channels, except those to the east, unfavorable.
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-04-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 110
Posted By ProjectSHO89
That looks like a common suburban Radio Shack...

That looks like a common suburban Radio Shack combo antenna, perhaps a VU-75.

If your picture is upside down on your screen, then the antenna is probably upside down.




;)
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-02-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By ProjectSHO89
A NON-amplified loop and rabbit ears in front of...

A NON-amplified loop and rabbit ears in front of a west-facing window should work provided you're not behind other buildings.
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-02-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 362
Posted By ProjectSHO89
On VHF, the difference is small enough that it...

On VHF, the difference is small enough that it won't matter in the real world. On paper, the 7084 has a very small advantage on VHF. You can compare the printed specifications at Winegard's web...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-30-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 3,874
Views: 398,995
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Looks like a turnstile FM antenna. You'd have to...

Looks like a turnstile FM antenna. You'd have to measure the total length of each folded dipole and we'd be able to tell for certain. As it happens, WPVI operates on frequencies just under the FM...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-30-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 110
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Look at the first picture. See where it says...

Look at the first picture. See where it says "NTSC"? That's your problem - digital is ATSC and NTSC is analog. Your TV is old enough that it didn't get a digital tuner.

Here are your choices:
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