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RE: WiFi Repeater

Another advantage of using a router/repeater is that you can place your own devices on a separate sub-network, so not part of the general park network. Provides some extra security, so your neighbors can't possibly snoop around in your networked devices. Plus, I doubt the CG WiFi is very fast anyway? So you're not likely to experience much of a drop in your internet speed, if any, due to using a repeater.It used to run a garden variety version of DD-WRT, but about 2 years ago they issued a dumbed down version with a different hood and you don't have any options to play subnet games.
SCVJeff 08/22/14 04:29pm Technology Corner
RE: antenna booster

How strong is the signal with the power supply OFF? Its also possible you are simply overloading the TV when the amplifier is ON.
SCVJeff 08/22/14 11:37am Travel Trailers
RE: Quartzite RV show, Jan 2015, anyone??

We spend several months in Quartzsite and kind of cringe during the Big Tent event. Have ATVs and love roaming the desert. Will be interesting to see what new restrictions will be in place this year as BLM closes lots of area.................. Love the weather and our time on the desert.Why would they be closing areas as the economy continues to improve? I would have believed this several years ago.
SCVJeff 08/22/14 02:04am Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Rayzar Air retrofit antenna

The Rayzar air is not designed to receive Low-VHF (2-6) It can receive High-VHF (7-13) Eventually, most broadcasting towers will most likely switch over to UHF.Where are you getting your information? I wondered that as well, Jeff. In the Albany, NY market, station WXXA applied to the FCC and was granted permission to move from UHF channel 23 to VHF channel 7. The band to be auctioned off (no longer for TV) was Low VHF (old analog channels 2 to 6). Channel 7 is in the remaining bands for TV. As we all should know regulations made by government do not always go as planned. Unless your a mind-reader no one knows when the regulated changes will be enforced by FCC, or modified by Congress.That’s not what the FCC Chief of Staff told me directly at a meeting when this was all cooked up a few years ago. He was making a grand tour trying to convince us that this was the best thing since sliced bread and it would all be completely done before 2014… :R The FCC doesn’t care about the low spectrum because it’s worth nothing to the data providers, they’re after the 600MHz band, THAT’S where the cash is (they think). I’ll see if I can find it, but one of the move incentives in the auction is to relocate OFF UHF and back onto the VHF spectrum. There are still a couple of doozy lawsuits to get through before this is ready to take off… at the lightning speed of government. He also said at the time that all this depended on them getting enough interest, and cash from the auction to bankroll this entire project. That includes buying out those broadcasters interested, and moving those planning to stay, neither are cheap. And if they (FCC) didn’t hit whatever number that was, the whole thing was off. This is NOT the band that the data providers really want, so it’ll be interesting to see how all this plays out. (edit) HERE is the Cliffs Notes high level version of the proposal. It's ironic that the proceeds from this sale probably won't pay a days interest on the debt.
SCVJeff 08/21/14 02:46pm Technology Corner
RE: Rayzar Air retrofit antenna

The Rayzar air is not designed to receive Low-VHF (2-6) It can receive High-VHF (7-13) Eventually, most broadcasting towers will most likely switch over to UHF.Where are you getting your information?
SCVJeff 08/21/14 03:39am Technology Corner
RE: Rayzar Air retrofit antenna

As usual the promotional information supplied so far will confuse a lot of people. "omnidirectional" in this case does not mean getting mean getting signals in all directions (the absolute worst type of antenna for television). It means in only two directions (off front and back) which is a good thing, and an improvement over the current antenna. As for which is better (Winegard IV versus Rayzar Air) I am waiting for more testing. It looks like the information already has confused some, this antenna IS NOT "omnidirectional" it is BI-DIRECTIONAL. From Winegards own website. " The Rayzar Air's multi-directional reception pattern gives it more coverage than the Sensar, which will lead to less tuning required to receive programming. It is also optimized for UHF reception, which a majority of US over-the-air stations are broadcast on." In its own Ads it is shown as a replacement for the Sensar. I think in testing The Batwing may still be better for distance,as some have said but for my needs and application this is the best it can get. Ether way Winegard wins.........:CPeople write off VHF in general, and that's simply not the case nationwide. Living in sunny Southern California, you are obviously aware that channels 7, 9, 11, & 13 are alive and well. VHF is far from dead, and in fact it's not CBS, but there is another transmitter up and running on Channel 2 from Mt. Wilson. Why yes I do know that VHF is alive and well here in Sunny So Cal. While using my Rayzar here I had no problem getting Channel 7 KABC, Channel 9 KCAL, Channel 11 KTTV and Channel 13 KCOP Along with Channel 5 KTLA On all of these I can watch my local Sports and News.KTLA is now on UHF 31. And you cant use LA as any kind of reference as how the antenna performs since Wilson is line of sight from almost anywhere being at 5000'+
SCVJeff 08/21/14 03:36am Technology Corner
RE: Rayzar Air retrofit antenna

As usual the promotional information supplied so far will confuse a lot of people. "omnidirectional" in this case does not mean getting mean getting signals in all directions (the absolute worst type of antenna for television). It means in only two directions (off front and back) which is a good thing, and an improvement over the current antenna. As for which is better (Winegard IV versus Rayzar Air) I am waiting for more testing. It looks like the information already has confused some, this antenna IS NOT "omnidirectional" it is BI-DIRECTIONAL. From Winegards own website. " The Rayzar Air's multi-directional reception pattern gives it more coverage than the Sensar, which will lead to less tuning required to receive programming. It is also optimized for UHF reception, which a majority of US over-the-air stations are broadcast on." In its own Ads it is shown as a replacement for the Sensar. I think in testing The Batwing may still be better for distance,as some have said but for my needs and application this is the best it can get. Ether way Winegard wins.........:CPeople write off VHF in general, and that's simply not the case nationwide. Living in sunny Southern California, you are obviously aware that channels 7, 9, 11, & 13 are alive and well. VHF is far from dead, and in fact it's not CBS, but there is another transmitter up and running on Channel 2 from Mt. Wilson.
SCVJeff 08/19/14 10:24pm Technology Corner
RE: Dry camping in Los Angeles

And the USC area is gang central
SCVJeff 08/19/14 03:30am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Window "Shade" Maintenance

Not intending to hijack this. Has anyone come up with a way to keep the plastic end caps between the day and night shade from coming off?buy some that don't fall off? Mine are really tough to get off. OP- if you ever break a string, they are easy to fix with a little time. I keep spare parts on board just incase.
SCVJeff 08/19/14 12:38am General RVing Issues
RE: "Remember That Black & Decker Charger You Bought For Me?

Who's this Eisenhower? :Bhe was the guy that whipped Custer! Geeeez, nobody knows their history around here......
SCVJeff 08/18/14 11:08pm Tech Issues
RE: Dry camping in Los Angeles

Anywhere in or around downtown Los Angeles is not the same at night as it is during the day, especially the museum area. That's just a really bad plan
SCVJeff 08/18/14 10:55pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Eagle Cap's NEW Digital HD Concealed interior mount antenna

We use a digital antenna at our cabin and inside the house with a short cable performs much better than high, outside but with a longer cable. Signal loss in the cable and number of connections seems to be the biggest deal with a digital antenna.There is no such thing as a digital antenna. Any idea why Eagle Cap and another 100 sources on the internet advertise them with that title? Digital capable?You wernt around when everything was "Turbo" something or another? Just like no action movie is complete without crashing at least one helicopter. "Digital" is nothing more than a cool buzzword in LOTS of cases, this being one. Try this: There is really no such thing are a digital TV signal. Maybe thats why analog antennas work so well... :) Back on point..
SCVJeff 08/18/14 06:45pm Truck Campers
RE: O.K. ... Here's a bona-fide 'stupid' question...

If it is scripted or directed they are acting. Professional or amateur...????? Real customers or shills...?????They are no more actors than the Deadliest Catch crab crew, Ice Road Truckers, and an endless supply of reality shows. Can/ Do some of them 'ham' it up? yep... But that doesn't mean the families aren't there looking for an RV. There's nothing wrong with a producer asking them questions to get related comments or simply how to ask a question that you can at least build a scene that the viewer wont fall asleep over.
SCVJeff 08/18/14 05:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Eagle Cap's NEW Digital HD Concealed interior mount antenna

We use a digital antenna at our cabin and inside the house with a short cable performs much better than high, outside but with a longer cable. Signal loss in the cable and number of connections seems to be the biggest deal with a digital antenna.There is no such thing as a digital antenna. But if your antenna is a ways away with really old RG6 or worse, RG59, with splitters, etc. that can really affect performance, and using an indoor antenna that works better bears that out. Since all but a few stations are in Walnut Grove, it probably makes no sense to fix the outside antenna if the other works.
SCVJeff 08/18/14 10:31am Truck Campers
RE: Eagle Cap's NEW Digital HD Concealed interior mount antenna

There is no substitute for height and a clear unobstructed shot.. Period. Don't know what this antenna is or what it looks like, but the above statement is the rule of physics. It was designed by a bunch of RV designers, not anyone that knows radio. So it's up to you.. Do you want something that works as well as anything out there once you're out if the city, or a stealthy antenna because it looks cool? Your signature shows a 34 motor home. And clears up why you would post such a thing in the Truck Camper forum.I know exactly where I posted it. Whats that have to do with antenna performance?
SCVJeff 08/18/14 10:21am Truck Campers
RE: Direct TV Cable Help

There are several comments in that article that leads me to believe that the author has no idea what they are talking about. The biggest being some claim about HD operating below 37MHz. That makes no sense whatsoever. Anyway, for short runs you can get away with running L-Band with RG-59. It's just not preferable.
SCVJeff 08/18/14 02:46am Travel Trailers
RE: O.K. ... Here's a bona-fide 'stupid' question...

Boy what a stupid question... :) But seriously.. I suspect they are real, but obviously chosen shoppers since shows like this are really low budget.. Why pay an actor when you have the family stories walking through the door every day..
SCVJeff 08/18/14 02:33am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Eagle Cap's NEW Digital HD Concealed interior mount antenna

UHF penetrates into buildings and can successfully bounce off buildings and through canyons better than VHF. But apples to apples, VHF performs considerably better at unobstructed distance than UHF. Either way as I noted above, there is no substitution for height. And that's true for either band
SCVJeff 08/18/14 02:25am Truck Campers
RE: RV Camping

$ 43.08 No.that's before AAA, AARP, GS, PA.. Combined you can get it to $43.00 Canadian. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and leap year February 29ths.You're so picky.....
SCVJeff 08/17/14 09:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Eagle Cap's NEW Digital HD Concealed interior mount antenna

I have one in my new Adventurer. It works great. Sitting in my driveway in the NC mountains I can get numerous channels. The local station looks as good in HD as it does on my cable TV inside.Off air HD is always going to look better than cable. Looking at the Eagle Cap, that's likely a Razair antenna, or worse, some omni. While it seems to be a good performer, it's still a bi-directional antenna and has lots of limitations. Nothing will beat a Batwing, but if there's no roof space... I always thought you TC guys were the ones that get out there in the boonies? For TV, that takes a real antenna.
SCVJeff 08/17/14 08:21pm Truck Campers
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