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Forum: HDTV Technical   03-23-2015, 04:12 AM
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The only real difference is greater insertion...

The only real difference is greater insertion loss with the RG59 versus the RG6. As long as your signal powers are adequate, the RG59 will work just fine. Signal egress might become an issue i the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-20-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 63
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Get a ClearStream 2V instead. Remove the...

Get a ClearStream 2V instead. Remove the reflector, mount the VHF unit to your mast (or a separate mount), and you have a very good bi-directional UHF/VHF antenna.

As far as the D* mount - The...
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-20-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 491
Posted By ProjectSHO89
The antenna you have isn't cut for VHF, it's...

The antenna you have isn't cut for VHF, it's specialized for UHF. Kind of like needing a wrench but you only have a hammer. You can loosen or tighten stuff with the hammer, but it doesn't work very...
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-20-2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 491
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Because the math says he doesn't need one. It...

Because the math says he doesn't need one. It won't harm anything, but it shouldn't be necessary unless you're trying to get signals deep into the pink and below on the TVFool plot. Here's how the...
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-18-2015, 04:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 207
Posted By ProjectSHO89
That's not correct. AC is indeed part of the RS...

That's not correct. AC is indeed part of the RS chapter 11 filing as they're a part of TE Electronics which is part of the BK case.

http://www.thehawkeye.com/story/AntennaCraft-021115 (You can...
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-17-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,834
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Wow! I knew the Leaf had issues, but those...

Wow! I knew the Leaf had issues, but those curves make me think that their marketing is bordering on.... well. let's just say that reality doesn't live up to their marketing claims.

Heck, any...
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-17-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 207
Posted By ProjectSHO89
On VHF-12, the DB8 will be at around negative...

On VHF-12, the DB8 will be at around negative 15-20 dB gain off the front, better reception off the back. If you have sufficient signal margin to tolerate up to -20 dB gain, then it will work. If...
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-16-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,834
Posted By ProjectSHO89
You need a set of NON-amplifed loop antenna with...

You need a set of NON-amplifed loop antenna with rabbit ears. Your signals are way too close for anything with an amp, especially with the junky amp that Mohu is now foisting off on their customers....
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-15-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 207
Posted By ProjectSHO89
You don't even need to spend any money on a...

You don't even need to spend any money on a pre-amp, you don't need one unless there are factors you haven't disclosed. If you're absolutely convinced you need a pre-amp, the $25 RCA one will do...
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-15-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 491
Posted By ProjectSHO89
No. You should have no need for a preamplifier. ...

No. You should have no need for a preamplifier. The 7777 USED TO get recommended a lot, but that was before CM redesigned the amp back in 2012. The new version, except for the case and the number,...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-14-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13,163
Views: 1,075,931
Posted By ProjectSHO89
It's even easier than that. Use the...

It's even easier than that.

Use the Online/Interactive maps tool at TVFool, use the satellite overhead view to put the balloon on your rooftop, then turn on the lines to transmitters. You can...
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-11-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 75,390
Posted By ProjectSHO89
You likely answered your own question.

You likely answered your own question.
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-10-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 140
Posted By ProjectSHO89
You use the remote to see if the option appears...

You use the remote to see if the option appears in the menus. You don't need an antenna connected to check for that, you just need the remote.
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-09-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Posted By ProjectSHO89
No, it is explicitly permitted by code to run the...

No, it is explicitly permitted by code to run the ground inside the shell of the building.

Yes, and also to protect against accidentally energizing the mast and related conductors. It's not a...
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-07-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 137
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Call the cable company and have them fix it. ...

Call the cable company and have them fix it. They have technicians who actually know what they're doing.
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-04-2015, 03:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 306
Posted By ProjectSHO89
No, it isn't worth it. At best, you'd pick up...

No, it isn't worth it. At best, you'd pick up maybe 1/2 a dB or so.
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-03-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 449
Posted By ProjectSHO89
You'll also get absolutely nothing if you don't...

You'll also get absolutely nothing if you don't program your TV correctly, assuming its new enough to have a digital tune. See your owner's manual.
Forum: HDTV Technical   03-03-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 476
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Okay, take ALL of the amplifiers you have, give...

Okay, take ALL of the amplifiers you have, give them to your wife or significant other, and tell her NOT to give them back to you, no matter how much you think you need them. Got it? NO AMPS! They...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-02-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 75
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Mount the antenna as high as it takes, whether...

Mount the antenna as high as it takes, whether that be 5' or 50'. There's no cut and dry simple height that anyone can possibly know and tell you about.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-28-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 13,163
Views: 1,075,931
Posted By ProjectSHO89
RetroTV is available on both Daystar stations: ...

RetroTV is available on both Daystar stations:

13-2 which is WPXS. They broadcast from a cell tower-like structure near Breese and try to send a single to cover the cable head-ends in both St...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-28-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 380
Posted By ProjectSHO89
P1dB is one of the measures of overload...

P1dB is one of the measures of overload resistance. See http://www.microwaves101.com/encyclopedias/compression-point for an expanded explanation of P1dB.

You're not going to overload an amp with...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-28-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 380
Posted By ProjectSHO89
ADTech posted a fairly comprehensive description...

ADTech posted a fairly comprehensive description of the newly released amp over at DHC about a month ago.

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showpost.php?p=2406201&postcount=831 quoted below:
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-27-2015, 03:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Any 8-port amp you buy is going to be usable for...

Any 8-port amp you buy is going to be usable for BOTH OTA and cable. Don't know who told you that they were different or that a "cable" amp was bad for OTA, but that is quite incorrect since they're...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-26-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 14,033
Views: 1,580,137
Posted By ProjectSHO89
Must be another time warp. I counted on my...

Must be another time warp. I counted on my fingers and toes (TWICE!) and came up with 35 years ... and 5 toes left.
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-26-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 17,637
Posted By ProjectSHO89
If you can get it assembled, it works moderately...

If you can get it assembled, it works moderately well. It has a lot of pieces to assemble and is pretty flimsy, so an indoor or attic location is what it's suitable for.
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