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Forum: HDTV Technical   04-05-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 748
Posted By kenglish
Did you try swapping the leads on one of the...

Did you try swapping the leads on one of the baluns? There may be addition or subtraction of signals between the two antennas, due to leakage or reflections of signals.
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-05-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 344
Posted By kenglish
If you are just "wondering", then go ahead and...

If you are just "wondering", then go ahead and play....that's how we all got started.
If you really need more gain, I'd try a pair of antennas....one for UHF-only, and a high-band VHF antenna...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-02-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 89
Posted By kenglish
Could be that you are getting too much signal...

Could be that you are getting too much signal when the antenna is up at 35 feet. That could cause overload of the tuner.
Also, I heard that there was some really strong tropospheric ducting expected...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-26-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 707
Posted By kenglish
There is/was a thing called "White Area Service",...

There is/was a thing called "White Area Service", which provides a feed of New York and LA network affiliates to people in "un-served" areas, but it has traditionally been badly abused by viewers and...
Forum: Community Articles   02-26-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 511
Posted By kenglish
I'd want a "Card Elevator", made of pure...

I'd want a "Card Elevator", made of pure porcelain, to hold it up off the floor, and give me "extended bass, and pure response".
;)
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-24-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 707
Posted By kenglish
Broadcasters are trying to compete (i.e.: "Stay...

Broadcasters are trying to compete (i.e.: "Stay Alive") in a "more=better" world. "Broadcast Quality" has been replaced with "unlimited quantity" in the minds of most viewers and listeners.
...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-18-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 707
Posted By kenglish
The U.S. has some strange copyright rules for...

The U.S. has some strange copyright rules for radio stations that simulcast on TV channels. They charge much more for the rights, since they are looked at as a "TV Broadcast".
.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   02-17-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 756
Posted By kenglish
Do you hear a hum in a portable radio, not...

Do you hear a hum in a portable radio, not plugged in to any power or connected to anything else?
There could be a bad connection on any one of the grounds, and any ground current might be causing a...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-12-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 3,766
Views: 390,568
Posted By kenglish
R. Kent Parsons, who championed the cause of TV...

R. Kent Parsons, who championed the cause of TV Translators for rural viewers, has passed away:

http://www.maglebymortuary.com/obits/obituary.php?id=529671...
Forum: Latest Industry News   02-10-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,749
Posted By kenglish
We use mostly Grado Headphones at KSL Radio. I...

We use mostly Grado Headphones at KSL Radio.
I still have a Grado phono cartridge sitting on my mantle at home (turntable is gone, but the cartridge still is good). It was one of my first.
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   02-09-2015, 04:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,459
Posted By kenglish
I'd use separate ones for each cable. Some...

I'd use separate ones for each cable. Some interference travels as common-mode and some does not.
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   02-05-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By kenglish
You also need a good, experienced engineer to...

You also need a good, experienced engineer to design your distribution system, if you are going out to a 5-mile radius.
Will 300 subscribers be enough to pay for the system?
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   01-28-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 288
Posted By kenglish
Depends on how the "Filter" was designed.... If...

Depends on how the "Filter" was designed....
If it breaks the ground side of the line (using capacitors or maybe some sort of transformer), it would eliminate the hum.
Ground Loop hum is just...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   01-28-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By kenglish
Where are you located? There will be a difference...

Where are you located? There will be a difference in modulators (bandwidth, frequencies of channels, frequencies of aural and visual carriers, etc), since some countries use NTSC, some use PAL, some...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   01-20-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 288
Posted By kenglish
Duplicate post......... Check my answer here:...

Duplicate post.........
Check my answer here: http://www.avsforum.com/forum/91-audio-theory-setup-chat/1856450-groundloop-hum-cable-box.html
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-20-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 178
Posted By kenglish
That is a High-Pass Filter, probably rated to...

That is a High-Pass Filter, probably rated to stop frequencies below about 50 MHz (just below TV Channel 2). It's meant to stop overload from nearby Ham and CB transmitters.

If you are getting a...
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   01-19-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By kenglish
Still love my old RCA XL-100....19-inch CRT...

Still love my old RCA XL-100....19-inch CRT set/monitor.
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-12-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 957
Posted By kenglish
An FM Trap is always advisable. FM Broadcast...

An FM Trap is always advisable. FM Broadcast signals are notoriously strong interference causers.
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-12-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Posted By kenglish
A "plain old" tap is just a directional...

A "plain old" tap is just a directional coupler......it "taps" off a bit of signal (any frequency) and sends it out the tap port. It's directional because it lets signals go either out the tap,...
Forum: HDTV Technical   01-12-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Posted By kenglish
Best bet would be to just run a separate line for...

Best bet would be to just run a separate line for FM, and use something like this if your FM stations are all coming from the same general direction:
...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-12-2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By kenglish
Strange things can happen........... Do you...

Strange things can happen...........
Do you have problems when only one of the sets is turned on, or when both are on?
Also, as mentioned before, what market are you in, and what are the channels...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-07-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 275
Posted By kenglish
You might be getting interference. If your TV...

You might be getting interference.
If your TV can get analog stations, see if there are any low-powered analog stations receivable in the area, and see if they are getting clobbered by interference...
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-08-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 504
Posted By kenglish
I wonder what would happen if he used a couple of...

I wonder what would happen if he used a couple of those small, floppy "hang-on-the-wall" antennas, back to back.
Put one on the inside of the glass, feeding to the TV, and one on the outside of the...
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-24-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 709
Posted By kenglish
Charlie Rhodes has some comments about whether a...

Charlie Rhodes has some comments about whether a turned off TV can cause jamming of signals:
http://www.tvtechnology.com/digital-tv/0148/turned-off-tv-sets-can-jam-signals/272723

Interesting...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-23-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 3,766
Views: 390,568
Posted By kenglish
Is 9-02-2014 really the last post on here?

Is 9-02-2014 really the last post on here?
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