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Can't Receive Anything

Posted: 30 Nov 2018 22:48
by chillaustin
    I have a RCA 20-mile bunny ears set up about 10 feet high in my bedroom. But for some reason I cannot receive any television stations with it. I live in Havana, Arkansas, U.S.A btw

    Re: Can't Receive Anything

    Posted: 01 Dec 2018 11:02
    by satnipper
    That’s because you need a television - not a rabbit.

    Re: Can't Receive Anything

    Posted: 01 Dec 2018 11:13
    by John Faulkner, Skegness
    20 mile bunny ears? Maybe I read that wrong. :shock: What band are you watching on? The old VHF channels? Because there's nothing left down there. Hasn't everything gone digital/UHF over there by now?

    Re: Can't Receive Anything

    Posted: 02 Dec 2018 02:52
    by KnobTwiddler
    John Faulkner, Skegness wrote: 01 Dec 2018 11:13 20 mile bunny ears? Maybe I read that wrong. :shock:
    I would like to plug her in and see if she can receive 20 miles! :lol: :D
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    Re: Can't Receive Anything

    Posted: 02 Dec 2018 10:47
    by John Faulkner, Skegness
    Nah. Way too skinny.

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    Now you're talking! 8-) :roll:

    Re: Can't Receive Anything

    Posted: 02 Dec 2018 14:28
    by KnobTwiddler
    John Faulkner, Skegness wrote: 02 Dec 2018 10:47 Nah. Way too skinny.


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    Now you're talking! 8-) :roll:
    Very nice, but far too much forward gain - I expect the front-to-back ratio is a bit on the large side as well. :lol:

    Re: Can't Receive Anything

    Posted: 02 Dec 2018 16:53
    by PascalD
    I wonder what the forward gain and front back ratio will be for this pair of juggler antennes and i think the side lobes can be very good also :lol:

    Pascal

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    Re: Can't Receive Anything

    Posted: 02 Dec 2018 17:21
    by Nick Gilly
    ^I see you have enhanced Brests!

    Re: Can't Receive Anything

    Posted: 02 Dec 2018 17:40
    by John Faulkner, Skegness
    I like side lobes as well as a good front to back ratio. Gives me much more of a personal enhancement. (Nicely avoids bringing the word "erection" into things. Phew!) No need for a pre-amp I suspect. The results should be very satisfying without.

    I wonder if there is a way I can give this a thorough trial before buying, or have I gone too far now?

    Oh look. there's even a Slim Jim for the ladies!

    (Sorry Catherine. You must be thoroughly disgusted with all this laddishness.)

    Re: Can't Receive Anything

    Posted: 03 Dec 2018 05:10
    by PascalD
    I think both Nick and John reply with very good english humor for which we french do not have :-)

    Good DX fellow dxer's

    Pascal

    Re: Can't Receive Anything

    Posted: 03 Dec 2018 15:26
    by KnobTwiddler
    :D
    Nick Gilly wrote: 02 Dec 2018 17:21 ^I see you have enhanced Brests!
    I bet Nick has been dying for a chance to use that again. :D

    Re: Can't Receive Anything

    Posted: 03 Dec 2018 15:32
    by pe1etr
    Knob Twiddler and saucy photos, this thread is a right Carry On.

    Re: Can't Receive Anything

    Posted: 03 Dec 2018 18:41
    by KnobTwiddler
    pe1etr wrote: 03 Dec 2018 15:32 Knob Twiddler and saucy photos, this thread is a right Carry On.
    Infamy, infamy, they've all got it in for me! :lol:

    To quote Bugs Bunny - "Don't take life too seriously, you'll never get out of it alive". ;)

    Re: Can't Receive Anything

    Posted: 03 Dec 2018 19:33
    by Catherine
    Crikey, I wasn't expecting that when I opened this thread!

    The first pic reminds me of Ariana Grande's 'Dangerous Woman' era.

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    Re: Can't Receive Anything

    Posted: 03 Dec 2018 20:45
    by Franco Martelli
    Ariana Grande? You're definitely of another generation, Catherine :D

    Re: Can't Receive Anything

    Posted: 03 Dec 2018 21:59
    by John Faulkner, Skegness
    I had never heard of Ariana Grande until last year and that dreadful day in Manchester. But I detest the pop charts with a passion.

    Re: Can't Receive Anything

    Posted: 03 Dec 2018 22:45
    by KnobTwiddler
    John Faulkner, Skegness wrote: 03 Dec 2018 21:59 I detest the pop charts with a passion.
    I can't stand modern music - it's so bland and who the hell is Ariana Grande.

    I'm stuck in the 1950's, 60's and 70's the best 3 decades there has ever been for music. Reading some of the comments on 60's YouTube videos, I was very surprised that even some young people feel the same about modern music - many wished that they had been around in the 1960's.

    This thread is so far off topic now, I blame satnipper - "That’s because you need a television - not a rabbit". :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Re: Can't Receive Anything

    Posted: 03 Dec 2018 23:41
    by PascalD
    KnobTwiddler:
    [/quote]
    I can't stand modern music + I'm stuck in the 1950's, 60's and 70's the best 3 decades there has ever been for music. Reading some of the comments on 60's YouTube videos, I was very surprised that even some young people feel the same about modern music - many wished that they had been around in the 1960's. [/quote]

    Here in France we have many talent shows competing for french audience for the young , The Voice, The Voice Kids, The Voice la plus belle voix, Nouvelle Star, La France a un incroyable talent :shock: (buerk), also many more i cannot remember. I always believe these young artists are made/fabricated by the creators for these shows for there own benefit but cannot confirm. But true European and french music is much better from the 60s/70s & debut 80' period because artists played real instruments and not rely for computer fabricated sounds along with kareoke.

    Vive la musique les années 60s,70s,80s

    Pascal