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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-25-2015, 08:09 PM
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Posted By Calaveras
Sure enough. KCSO is gone again. I wonder what's...

Sure enough. KCSO is gone again. I wonder what's going on?

Chuck
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-25-2015, 06:36 PM
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Posted By Calaveras
Hmmmm..... I went back and looked at your TV Fool...

Hmmmm..... I went back and looked at your TV Fool report and the picture of your house in the woods. I must have got sidetracked before to have not made a comment. I hope I'm wrong but I'm not...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-25-2015, 05:14 PM
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Posted By Calaveras
I happened to notice around 5pm that KTVJ is off...

I happened to notice around 5pm that KTVJ is off the air. I assume Keith is up there changing antennas.

Chuck
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-24-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 860
Posted By Calaveras
Has it been confirmed that AntennaCraft is going...

Has it been confirmed that AntennaCraft is going out of business or is it just certain models will no longer be made?
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-23-2015, 09:00 PM
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Posted By Calaveras
Ben's Preamps

Ben sent me some preamps to test, including a couple of really old ones. Here's a summary:

RCA AMP1450R

Gain High VHF/UHF - 12-13 dB
Noise Figure VHF - 4.4 - 4.6 dB
Noise Figure UHF - 4.1 -...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-23-2015, 06:56 AM
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Posted By Calaveras
Which stations are you most interested in...

Which stations are you most interested in receiving? Most people want just one antenna pointed in one direction and that's it. If that's you then Larry's recommendation for the HD7694P pointed to...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-22-2015, 03:46 PM
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Posted By Calaveras
KTVJ has not recovered to what I saw on...

KTVJ has not recovered to what I saw on Saturday-Monday but much better than yesterday. KFTY has been typical. It could be that KTVJ is not as strong as I was expecting and the weekend was just...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-22-2015, 10:24 AM
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Posted By Calaveras
Then I won't be seeing any improvement when Keith...

Then I won't be seeing any improvement when Keith puts up the new antenna. I've seen slopes on other stations but nothing this dramatic. You never know what to expect.

Chuck
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-22-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 202
Posted By Calaveras
This is another reception thread in disguise....

This is another reception thread in disguise. Please post a link to your TV Fool report as requested in the sticky at the top of this forum.

The HDB8X is another 8 bay antenna and unless there's...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-22-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 95
Posted By Calaveras
You're not in a location for a Flatwave type...

You're not in a location for a Flatwave type antenna. You need a real outdoor antenna.

TV Fool shows all the Sutro Tower stations to be 1 edge and all the Mt. San Bruno stations to be 2 edge. I...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-22-2015, 07:15 AM
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Posted By Calaveras
When you look at KTVJ on your analyzer does it...

When you look at KTVJ on your analyzer does it have the same steep slope as seen here on my analyzer image?

Chuck
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-22-2015, 07:14 AM
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Posted By Calaveras
I haven't seen anything unusual since when I...

I haven't seen anything unusual since when I posted. Looks okay this morning. Must have been conditions but it was one of the strangest fades I have ever seen with KFTY completely unaffected. Looks...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-21-2015, 05:56 PM
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Posted By Calaveras
I'm also seeing it back to normal. I wasn't able...

I'm also seeing it back to normal. I wasn't able to check it the other night when you were having problems. Conditions didn't seem to be unusual this afternoon on any other stations. I'll say...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-21-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 419
Posted By Calaveras
Sure. You can try anything and see what happens....

Sure. You can try anything and see what happens. I was going to suggest the DB8e as a compromise and rotate the halves to point in each direction. It also might be good enough to receive channel 10...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-21-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 212
Posted By Calaveras
TV broadcast stations use a high gain antenna...

TV broadcast stations use a high gain antenna with a very narrow vertical pattern. This is great for miles out but shoots over the area close to the tower. This means anyone close to the tower is not...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-21-2015, 02:12 PM
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Posted By Calaveras
Ktvj

Has anyone noticed a reception issue with KTVJ today? I've attached the image from yesterday showing the nominal (yellow) and enhanced (magenta) signals for KFTY and KTVJ. I added two traces from...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-21-2015, 01:30 PM
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Posted By Calaveras
Is this current or a long time ago? I know a...

Is this current or a long time ago? I know a retired CHP officer and ham operator who lived in the Santa Rosa area with a ham tower and high TV antennas but this was back in the early 80's. He said...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-21-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 419
Posted By Calaveras
This is not a simple one antenna fixed in one...

This is not a simple one antenna fixed in one direction situation.

You may be oaky with an attic antenna with the first 5 stations on your TV Fool list but the 2 edge Fox station at 103 degrees...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-21-2015, 11:20 AM
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Posted By Calaveras
Here's your TV Fool report for your street...

Here's your TV Fool report for your street intersection:

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3df1f0f9f9e2a445

There's a large area around this intersection where the...
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-21-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,440
Posted By Calaveras
There's three completely different issues here....

There's three completely different issues here. Water is affecting your antenna somehow. It could be that heavy rain is bridging what is supposed to be air gaps in the elements or transmission line....
Forum: HDTV Technical   04-21-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,440
Posted By Calaveras
Rain does not cause attenuation on UHF. If the...

Rain does not cause attenuation on UHF. If the signal drops out when it's raining there's something else going on. In order to cause significant attenuation the rain drops have to be around 1/4 wave...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-21-2015, 07:12 AM
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Posted By Calaveras
KAXT is 90 miles from here but it doesn't even...

KAXT is 90 miles from here but it doesn't even show up on my TV Fool report. It doesn't always come in but I see it often with an SNR in the teens. 31 dB is just off the charts. At the same time the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-20-2015, 06:32 PM
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Posted By Calaveras
We'll probably never know. Chuck

We'll probably never know.

Chuck
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-20-2015, 06:30 PM
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Posted By Calaveras
I added it but I don't have a new image showing...

I added it but I don't have a new image showing KTVJ in the ID.

Chuck
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-20-2015, 04:32 PM
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Posted By Calaveras
Low VHF is not affected as much as high VHF and...

Low VHF is not affected as much as high VHF and especially UHF but they were stronger this afternoon. The attached image shows the nominal signals in yellow from Saturday and the enhanced signals in...
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