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Forum: Antenna Research & Development   2014-12-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 182,150
Posted By ota_canuck
Original details are here: ...

Original details are here:
https://imageshack.us/user/jmsdigital
Forum: Antenna Research & Development   2014-05-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 527,418
Posted By ota_canuck
I haven't been here for some time now. Just want...

I haven't been here for some time now. Just want to say thanks to all who have built and trust this simple antenna. In most cases this simple antenna is all you really need to get general...
Forum: Antenna Research & Development   2013-12-22, 09:57 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 182,150
Posted By ota_canuck
Simple answer,.. the NEC raw gain is not the...

Simple answer,.. the NEC raw gain is not the calculated silver bullet for all reception needs in all reception areas.
Forum: Antenna Research & Development   2013-10-02, 10:29 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 527,418
Posted By ota_canuck
Thumbs up Stealth Hawk,.. Youtube, video available

Here is a youtube video available for those who need help building this simple antenna design.

Thank you Tony for uploading your video of your Stealth Hawk build.
...
Forum: Antenna Research & Development   2013-05-24, 08:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,367
Posted By ota_canuck
The best Stealth Hawk performer for omni-multi...

The best Stealth Hawk performer for omni-multi directional use for VHF/UHF can be found here.
http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=123803&page=20

See post #289 for dimensions
Forum: Antenna Research & Development   2013-04-07, 04:36 AM
Replies: 416
Views: 182,150
Posted By ota_canuck
The preamp is the part mounted nearest the...

The preamp is the part mounted nearest the antenna and the power inserter is mounted indoors nearest the TV. If either are parts are missing or not getting power, it will act as a very strong...
Forum: Antenna Research & Development   2013-03-09, 05:13 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 182,150
Posted By ota_canuck
Exclamation marou, Based on your tvfool report: Those...

marou,

Based on your tvfool report: Those 117 mile distant stations would be tropo only, not reliable or stable, no matter what antenna type or design you use. Channels CHEM-8[8RF] & WPTZ-5[14RF]...
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2013-03-04, 04:34 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 51,470
Posted By ota_canuck
CHCH 11RF screen size re-format?

CHCH 11RF is having some feed glitches, popping, static, freezes on their main news within the live coverage framed portion. The banners and side views are not being affected, so likely it is due to...
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2013-02-21, 01:21 AM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 322,369
Posted By ota_canuck
As far as I know, Star Ray has no broadcast...

As far as I know, Star Ray has no broadcast license.

The problem with what Jan Pachul says is that he has absolutely no legal authority over the CRTC or the Canadian radio spectrum,... He is...
Forum: Antenna Research & Development   2013-02-21, 12:51 AM
Replies: 416
Views: 182,150
Posted By ota_canuck
Separate VHF & UHF antennas vs a combined VHF/UHF

Though separate VHF and UHF antennas may be needed in some difficult situations for very directional gain&distance,...The whole idea of the SH & SSH designs was to avoid the need for separate VHF...
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2013-02-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 322,369
Posted By ota_canuck
CHCH RF11 is a Canadian broadcaster and does not...

CHCH RF11 is a Canadian broadcaster and does not make any application to the FCC for RF15 approvals. The FCC has no authority in our Canadian Broadcast Spectrum.

The application & approval is...
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2013-02-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 322,369
Posted By ota_canuck
Waiting on the shutdown of WBNF RF15 may very...

Waiting on the shutdown of WBNF RF15 may very well be the cause of CHCH's delays. Currently CHCH has no reason to immediately rush over to RF15. CHCH will go to RF15 and approval should not be an...
Forum: Antenna Research & Development   2013-02-19, 12:11 AM
Replies: 416
Views: 182,150
Posted By ota_canuck
Maybe a higher swr is not so critical for VHF?

Yes, as I said he is in a great reception area; with strong signal strengths
I also get all available UHF channels in my location and even though the VHF swr is modeled quite high I get VHF...
Forum: Antenna Research & Development   2013-02-18, 03:12 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 182,150
Posted By ota_canuck
MelG, The Stealth Hawk antennas are very...

MelG,

The Stealth Hawk antennas are very good VHF/UHF 7-51 performers. NEC models show VHF should be poor due to high swr, though VHF-hi performance does not seem to be noticeably impacted by this...
Forum: Antenna Research & Development   2013-02-13, 08:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,932
Posted By ota_canuck
Sportfreunde, If you wanted to try something...

Sportfreunde,
If you wanted to try something small and simple for UHF/VHF you could make a Stealth Hawk antenna.
http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showpost.php?p=1149158&postcount=289
It would be...
Forum: OTA Reception Results   2013-02-13, 12:09 PM
Replies: 1,475
Views: 439,309
Posted By ota_canuck
hoopitup2000, condescending tone?:o ...

hoopitup2000,

condescending tone?:o

Yup! All suggestions are always helpful. That's what this forum is all about. That's why I suggested giving "enough information to expect any useful help"....
Forum: OTA Reception Results   2013-02-12, 04:00 PM
Replies: 1,475
Views: 439,309
Posted By ota_canuck
You are not providing enough information to...

You are not providing enough information to expect any useful help to resolve your reception problem.

In another thread you mentioned an unknown antenna and a ventura amplifier. Do you have a...
Forum: OTA Reception Results   2013-01-28, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2,406
Views: 540,530
Posted By ota_canuck
jules18SuperBowl 2013 antenna investment!

jules18,

You should be good to go with a 120° antenna aim for CBS and/or CTV.

Here are some SuperBowl 2013 viewing tips
http://www.super-bowl2013.net/

XLVI is available on CBS [with US...
Forum: Antenna Research & Development   2013-01-24, 04:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,404
Posted By ota_canuck
The 7.5 inch diameter cookie tin would only leave...

The 7.5 inch diameter cookie tin would only leave room for equivelent to 3.5" wisker lengths and it's only a single bowtie. Probably would need a 14.5" cookie tin lid to get closer to the 7" lengths...
Forum: Antenna Research & Development   2013-01-23, 01:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,404
Posted By ota_canuck
Talking Cookie tin antenna>>>>>>>>>> REALLY?

This [bowtie aperture] Cookie-Tin-Antenna has the same great results and it is much more durable...;)

This is the best instructable video ever!:p
Enjoy the "Wizards In Winter (Instrumental)" ...
Forum: Antenna Research & Development   2013-01-23, 12:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,404
Posted By ota_canuck
Thumbs up Super cheap antenna fix!

A $1 antenna... and he gets 3 analog and 43 digital channels...:o
With no amplification it must have been a very short downlead cable.
He didn't even use a balun? I wonder what the impedence is!
...
Forum: OTA Reception Results   2013-01-23, 12:33 AM
Replies: 2,406
Views: 540,530
Posted By ota_canuck
It would depend on which way your house is...

It would depend on which way your house is facing. If you are mounting an antenna on the side of the house, then you will be greatly limited to only getting the channels that are facing that side of...
Forum: Antenna Research & Development   2013-01-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 182,150
Posted By ota_canuck
And photobucket now has a beta version that is...

And photobucket now has a beta version that is also messing up their client's portfolios. So, I gave up on photobucket and I just cleaned up my imageshack SSH portfolio instead of fighting over it.
Forum: Antenna Research & Development   2013-01-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 182,150
Posted By ota_canuck
Exclamation 3d ssh iii with zz4_parts&assembly details

Thanks for the heads-up on the corrupt Imageshack files. I've contacted them to see if/when it can be fixed and apparently the damage can not be reversed.

I have now created a new file for those...
Forum: Antenna Research & Development   2013-01-17, 09:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,932
Posted By ota_canuck
^^^^^^^^^^^ Thickness? Width? Maybe...

^^^^^^^^^^^

Thickness?
Width?

Maybe should have included a ruler! :p

A true stealth design:eek:
__________________________________________________
^^^^^^^^^^^
Forum: Antenna Research & Development   2013-01-16, 08:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,932
Posted By ota_canuck
I'd never seen those designs before, so I thought...

I'd never seen those designs before, so I thought they may be useful to post here for someone with limited attic space or on a balcony.

They may be worth rescaling for UHF and somehow add a pair...
Forum: Antenna Research & Development   2013-01-16, 02:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,932
Posted By ota_canuck
Lightbulb Cardboard antenna plans?

Has anyone seen these or modeled these elements?:p

A Cardboard Log-Periodic HDTV Antenna: http://www.squidoo.com/a-free-antenna-to-watch-free-hdtv
Element pattern:...
Forum: OTA Station & Network Operational Status   2013-01-15, 04:03 PM
Replies: 1,694
Views: 341,716
Posted By ota_canuck
Exclamation 43RF audio is the real freq for WNED on 17RF[17.2]

There is some discussions here:
http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showpost.php?p=1475071&postcount=1422
Forum: Antenna Research & Development   2013-01-15, 03:57 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 182,150
Posted By ota_canuck
CHCH & WGRZ problems in FtErie/Falls

Though an ultra-low noise factor is desireable, I doubt it would provide any advantage in correcting the 33RF problems in these FtErie/Falls areas.

I don't think 33RF is an overload issue here,...
Forum: OTA Reception Results   2013-01-15, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2,406
Views: 540,530
Posted By ota_canuck
Exclamation Shaw will soon become Rogers

Just a heads-up for those OTA viewers in this Hamilton-Haldimand thread that also have shaw cable. Shaw will soon become Rogers.

This will not have any effect on OTA.
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