Jeffrey Kopp

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  • in reply to: Before the dark side… #49796
    Jeffrey Kopp
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    Not only was Limbaugh an asshole, but he worked hard at it, and was proud of the result.

    in reply to: Rush Limbaugh Dead at age 70! #49754
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    He did a lot of damage.

    in reply to: Towers & Such 2021 #49534
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    I was mistaken, my Terk antenna is not a Yagi but a log-periodic. Illustration: https://www.terk.com/indoor-antennas/?sku=LOGTVAZ

    I found clipping a wire between the elements at the base improves performance on UHF by 1 bar.

    in reply to: KXL hourly news #49452
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    We had a power failure a few days ago and I got out a radio to look for some news, and couldn’t find any. Is there any any more?

    in reply to: Towers & Such 2021 #49432
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    When I was a radioman, my rule was: when the sun goes up, the frequencies go up, and when the sun goes down the frequencies go down, and the further you are the frequencies are higher. I was amazed how many radiomen did not grasp this basic principle. In Alaskan waters our comm sta was Kodiak though San Francisco would have been easier due to the higher frequencies, especially in winter.

    in reply to: Towers & Such 2021 #49430
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    The amplified Terk on the living room TV is on top of the cabinet, five feet off the ground, while my bedroom TV unamplified antenna is on a desk. That may be some of the difference. I am not going to swap them as the big TV works fine now and I don’t want to mess it up. I just fiddle with the bedroom antenna a bit when I change channels. The real test is when it rains.

    in reply to: Towers & Such 2021 #49412
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    Hi, 10 got better, 6 got worse, 2, 8, 12 and 32 stayed the same, actually they all got a bit worse. I took it off. I think it has a trap.

    in reply to: Towers & Such 2021 #49404
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    I got my amplifier today. Some channels come in a bit better, one a lot worse.

    in reply to: On the verge of chaos? #49393
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    Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene says she wants to impeach President-elect Joe Biden the day after his inauguration.

    in reply to: Towers & Such 2021 #49390
    Jeffrey Kopp
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    Thanks. But I ordered a 15db indoor amplifier that’s powered by the USB port on the TV and was well reviewed at Amazon, an RGTech Monarch.

    in reply to: Towers & Such 2021 #49384
    Jeffrey Kopp
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    I have a Terk amplified Yagi on the living room TV and it works great. They don’t make this one any more. I just bought another identical Terk on eBay but to my surprise it is not amplified. I have it on my bedroom TV and though it requires some adjustment, it works better than the plain rabbit ears I had.

    in reply to: On the verge of chaos? #49383
    Jeffrey Kopp
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    Humphrey came very close to winning. If it hadn’t been for the riot at the Chicago convention, he would have won. Or, of course, if Johnson had allowed Humphrey to speak against the war.

    in reply to: Towers & Such 2021 #49377
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    For some reason KNMT 24 (RF 32) comes in strongest of all the stations here in Milwaukie. It’s the only one that gets four bars on my TV. I looked on Rabbitears and it’s at Skyline, with the others, I presume.

    in reply to: Trump is dangerous in last 30 days #49239
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    I read he is going to escape to Scotland:

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/plane-sightings-fuel-rumors-trump-planning-escape-to-scotland-on-day-before-biden-inauguration?source=email&via=desktop

    Plane Sightings Fuel Rumors Trump Planning Escape to Scotland on Day Before Biden Inauguration

    Prestwick airport has reportedly been told to expect the arrival of a U.S. Boeing 757 aircraft, one that has been used by Trump before, on Jan. 19.

    in reply to: Trump is dangerous in last 30 days #49163
    Jeffrey Kopp
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    Well, this evening he signed the damn bill.

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