FWIW, as I commented above.
Mohu Leaf Paper-Thin Indoor HDTV Antenna - Made in USA
Designed and Manufactured in USA with a 1-year Limited Warranty
The Original Paper-Thin Indoor antenna
Based on discrete mudflap antenna designed for the U.S. Military
Reversible and paintable to match decor
30-mile range, includes 10 ft. High Performance Cable
What's the price of a 25 ft coil of 300 ohm twin lead these days.
Built a folded dipole antenna using twin lead over 20 years ago for
Can't be more than $7-$9 today.
Can you simply attach multiple lengths of dipole to your down lead?
I know the folded dipole antenna is super sensitive (even the location of
the down lead affected my picture), but if it's as simple as cutting and
twisting a bit more wire, why not?
It's not that simple. There are impedance matching problems and other
interactions between the elements that you have to worry about.
Antenna design is a very tricky business, and once you get beyond a
dipole or a 1/4 wave whip, things get very complicated very quickly
(especially if you want it to work on multiple bands).
A couple good places to start would be
Grant Edwards grant.b.edwards Yow! In Newark the
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The Mohu leaf antenna does not work at all in this narrow valley, which
is what I expected, but considered worth a try since I wasn't sure of
the exact location of the transmitting towers.
Do indeed like the Roku though. For the way we consume TV, and with a
good broadband connection, there is not much need for anything else.
I agree about Amazon. A couple of months ago I ordered a printer and
it wasn't satisfactory. I printed out the return label and took the
box to UPS to be returned. Their email said I would get my refund
when it arrived at their receiving warehouse. 6 hours after shipping
it I got my refund to the credit card. I guess they received the
tracking notice and went ahead and processed the refund.
Another time they sent the wrong sized lithium batteries with a
flashlight. They said reorder it, specify 2 day shipping and they
would credit me for the order including the shipping. As for the
batteries they had sent, they said use them if I could, donate them or
throw them away--they didn't want them sent back.
On 08/24/2014 10:43 AM, Sonny wrote:
...[long story of satisfaction w/ shipping snafu resolution snipped
solely for brevity]...
OTOH, I've had a set of replacement carbide knives for the planer
ordered for over two years without them being delivered -- the promised
ship date comes and goes; get e-mail asking if still want them to which
I faithfully continue to respond "yes, of course, or I wouldn't have
ordered them!" and the subsequent date also comes and goes...
At this point it's just a game to see if it ever will be taken care
of...requests have gone into never-never land...
Their "affiliates" idea isn't the same as the real thing was imo altho
I've never lost any real money as they card charge was to be when
shipped so haven't been out of pocket, just had to go elsewhere to
actually get a set of knives.
I feel your pain<g>
It's frustrating when it happens but it would seem that Amazon (and
others) go out of their way to keep you "in the loop" and allow you the
option to hang in there or bail on the deal.
As you say, they haven't charged your CC until they ship so...
Just went through a similar deal with an otherwise great supplier.
Needed replacement blades for a commercial sized mower. Nobody seemed
to have them at a decent price but this one outfit. They usually have
it together and ship with delivery in 2-3 days.
This time they almost immediately notified me that the blades were out
of stock and "in production" at the manufacturer, estimated... etc."
Took a month to get them but in the same time frame no one else seemed
to have them either. If they aren't made and sitting around, you ain't
gonna get them. Not Amazon's fault nor the dealer I was going through.
I complimented Amazon on their TV delivery, but it is true that they
don't police their sellers very well. I ordered some printer toner,
only to be emailed 2 days later that the seller didn't have the brand I
ordered, but would I like them to send the generic brand one they did
have. I said no just on principle. I also phoned Amazon about it, and
they didn't seem to know what to do with the information I was providing
them. I told them, I'm trying to help you police your sellers. I was
told they would make a record of my call. So I guess, after all that,
what happened to me shouldn't happen to anyone else! : ) Glad to help!
On Sun, 24 Aug 2014 13:11:53 -0500, Unquestionably Confused
Inventory is a thing of the past. I got in an accident on vacation
about six weeks ago. They couldn't get replacement seat covers for
the car (air bags ripped them apart) for over a month. They finally
got them Friday but it may be a couple of weeks before I can get the
car (gotta fly back up to Vermont to fetch the car, too). Wife is not
happy driving a rental POS. I sure hope they cover it for the entire
There were two VHF TV bands in the US: VHF-low (50-54, 76-88 --
channels 2-6) and VHF-high (174-216MHz -- channels 7-13).
The VHF-high band (channels 7-13) are still in use by digital TV.
There was a transition period when the existing VHF-high stations were
transmitting analog on their traditional VHF-high frequency and
digital on a _temporary_ UHF frequency. After the transition period
expired, they generally shut down the temporary UHF transmitters and
transmitted digital on their old VHF-high channel. Here in
Minneapolis/Saint Paul, KMSP is still on channel 9 and KARE is still
on channel 11, just like they used to be.
So, depending on where you live, you may need to pick an antenna that
handles both UHF and VHF-high.
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