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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-30-2014, 08:56 AM
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If I understand the situation correctly, you will...

If I understand the situation correctly, you will need a two port distribution amp. The antenna will go to the input,, a short run from one out port to the LG, then then the other out port to the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-29-2014, 01:14 PM
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Posted By difuse
May be. I Think some reasonable expectations...

May be. I Think some reasonable expectations should be formed first, if possible. You may have written a good prescription, or, maybe another approach might develop..
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-29-2014, 10:47 AM
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Posted By difuse
I have come to no real conclusion as to what you...

I have come to no real conclusion as to what you might be able to do.......but I'm sure you will need a rotor to accomplish your stated mission.. That, as you will need a pretty directional high...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-28-2014, 04:14 PM
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Posted By difuse
All true. My affinity for the stacked bowties is...

All true. My affinity for the stacked bowties is that they are not all that directional. I'm not entirely sure I could receive any more stations than I do reliably.with a more directional set-up,...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-28-2014, 02:28 PM
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Posted By difuse
I'm impressed. I have a thought.. I've never...

I'm impressed. I have a thought.. I've never done this outdoors, as I've been satisfied with how bowties were doing. But, indoors, I've employed a line of aluminum soda cans as passive reflectors...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-28-2014, 07:29 AM
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Posted By difuse
Certainly you could post the URL of your...

Certainly you could post the URL of your report here. think it would help.The report does not included any address, so you will not be revealing where exactly you live.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-27-2014, 01:31 PM
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Posted By difuse
I take it most of the Roanoke stations were green...

I take it most of the Roanoke stations were green on the report?
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-27-2014, 12:27 PM
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Posted By difuse
I think you would do well to get a TVFOOL report...

I think you would do well to get a TVFOOL report and post it on this group:
http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29
Use as exact a location as you can.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-27-2014, 10:04 AM
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Posted By difuse
Well, I haven't checked, but there's a good...

Well, I haven't checked, but there's a good chance that the WCCB .2-.4 do not have any SAP., and there was the same program on the SAP of 18.1. The Second Audio control is the first thing I'd check.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-27-2014, 09:37 AM
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Posted By difuse
Sometimes a button on a remote will be...

Sometimes a button on a remote will be accidentally pushed, causing a TV to go to a second sound service ( a alternate audio for that program). Sometimes, there is nothing on that service, and, so,...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-27-2014, 08:44 AM
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Posted By difuse
I suppose I could point out what may be obvious,...

I suppose I could point out what may be obvious, that being that to receive a low power signal the antenna needs to be aimed very precisely.. That would not only be azimuth (raw direction) but also...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-26-2014, 03:52 PM
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Posted By difuse
I little more. I have trees on 2 sides, north and...

I little more. I have trees on 2 sides, north and east. I'm receiving the Triad stations through the trees, and, through the screen reflector, as the antenna is usually pointed toward Charlotte. I...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-26-2014, 01:18 PM
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Posted By difuse
That would depend om what you can do. I'm using a...

That would depend om what you can do. I'm using a double length mast with a 4 bay bowtie on the top, mounted on a deck. I can take it down and put it back up without any help, but, I can understand...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-26-2014, 12:30 PM
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Posted By difuse
Do you have the option of a deck or porch for...

Do you have the option of a deck or porch for mounting the antenna? No ladders, and a height advantage over the ground.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-26-2014, 12:24 PM
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Posted By difuse
I would have an FM trap on an antenna I did not...

I would have an FM trap on an antenna I did not use to receive FM.. I'm not sure all the work that could be done to determine how much a strong FM signal might compromise DTV reception has been...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-25-2014, 03:31 AM
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Posted By difuse
Yes, it was a surprise. A little bit buttoned...

Yes, it was a surprise. A little bit buttoned down. But, both newsreaders mispronounced the name of a city in the market, which suggests that form is still beating out function.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-24-2014, 04:20 AM
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Posted By difuse
Its still WXH-TV this morning.... but I'm sure...

Its still WXH-TV this morning.... but I'm sure the next time a real person gets near a mic up there, it will change.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-21-2014, 09:24 AM
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Posted By difuse
1939 GE with push button tuner. 5 channels, 1-5

1939 GE with push button tuner. 5 channels, 1-5
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-20-2014, 02:23 PM
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Posted By difuse
Could be his memory wasn't that bad. He may have...

Could be his memory wasn't that bad. He may have arrived in the middle of the story. Had he been in service during WW2, he may well have started work with NBC after the channel change. Channel "1"...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-20-2014, 12:32 PM
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Posted By difuse
I guess I appreciate a challenge. This discussion...

I guess I appreciate a challenge. This discussion created one for me. Now my head hurts. But.......
Here is a WNBT program card from 1941. Magnifying , one can readily tell that the picture and...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-20-2014, 09:24 AM
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Posted By difuse
[QUOTE=veedon;26716226]I thought that WNBT did...

[QUOTE=veedon;26716226]I thought that WNBT did broadcast on Channel 1 at 50-56 MHz for a short period of time, and then after WWII the frequencies for the channels were changed, and eventually...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-19-2014, 07:04 AM
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Posted By difuse
I believe WFMY was on 97.3 to start, then was...

I believe WFMY was on 97.3 to start, then was migrated to 97.1 about 1950. After the GNC shut the station down, the license was sold, but, I do not know for sure that WQMG was using that license ,...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-19-2014, 02:54 AM
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Posted By difuse
To stay on topic, one of the post WW2 FM radio...

To stay on topic, one of the post WW2 FM radio attempts was by the Greensboro News Company
which got WFMY-FM on the air in 1948.. But by then GNC was looking at TV, and, WFMY-TV made its debut in...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-18-2014, 02:23 PM
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Posted By difuse
Unfortunately, I do not have a '39 US TV...

Unfortunately, I do not have a '39 US TV receiver. There were few made, and, most I would think were converted to NTSC, or scrapped. I have doubts that a viewable picture from an NTSC signal could be...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-18-2014, 01:00 PM
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Posted By difuse
64-3, and 64-11 both fine. Good job.

64-3, and 64-11 both fine. Good job.
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