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Greg Pain

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  1. Thanks Muon M' for the info, but I reckon I've been through these. I have several damaged old tv antennas, with broken and missing elements. Rebuilding one to receive both fm and dab is my aim. Boom length with a director, collector and reflector dimensions and spacings is the info I can't find.
  2. I thought a antenna is an antenna. Thanks, but antennas are not just antennas. My old long range fm antenna won't pick up dab, even though it comes from the same transmitter on the top of Mt Lofty in Adelaide. It is over 3 metres long, has 7 directors focusing on ch3 and ch5 collectors with a reflector behind these. It is set for verticle polarization, so its pull is very strong. However, from what I've read, it is too 'frequency specific' to pick up dab. Comparatively, my current tv antenna is a Hills 'bedstead' CA16 (obviously set horizontally). I need a strong antenna for tv like this one, as even though it is a high chimney mount, it has to pick up signal through dense trees and over obscuring hills (no line of sight) and is connected to 6 tv tuners. Signal strength on all these 6 tuners is close to 100%. I have enough antenna bits and pieces to reconstruct the dab/fm antenna which is really want I'm asking for; small enough to connect to only two dab/fm tuners and obviously set vertically.
  3. I thought a antenna is an antenna. Thanks, but antennas are not just antennas. My old long range fm antenna won't pick up dab, even though it comes from the same transmitter on the top of Mt Lofty in Adelaide. I have enough antenna bits and pieces to reconstruct the dab/fm antenna which is really want I'm asking for.
  4. Does anyone have plans to convert an old analog vhf tv antenna to pick up fm and dab? I have an old long range fm antenna with the main central beam about 3m long, and a large fringe vhf antenna which I'd like to convert. It doesn't need to be long range; a director, collector and reflector would be suitable, as it will be roof mounted. I'm not even sure if the combination fm/dab is possible. I haven't found anything on the net apart from modified coat hangers!
  5. I also have the Sony SRF - 200. Wideband am and was stero am in the 80's. The only am stereo now is between-station static! Much higher treble, and great for long distance am radio reception; I'm assuming so that a much stronger signal would result in better stereo separation and reception. Still using it today, as wideband am is similar in audio to low bit rate dab+. Fm is also goood.
  6. I bought one of these in the early 70s. I'm still using it as I've had no need to upgrade it, and apart from some controls needing a little lubrication once, it has worked perfectly. It has a multitude of controls onboard, many of which were not available on other amps, like 2 levels of filtering for both treble and base. These controls were designed to make it 'future proof', like possibly being able to record through copyguard records onto cassette tape. 4 years since this thread began, so if you need more info, I'd be happy to pass it on here. I have photos, instruction manual, specifications, and printed reviews.
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