[kwlug-disc] OT: Non-satellite alternatives to Rogers Cable?

Bob Jonkman bjonkman at sobac.com
Thu Nov 10 20:17:53 EST 2011


I really don't think they do retail, but Elmira boasts TWO tower 
manufacturers:

    * Trylon TSF, whose website http://trylon.com is an inaccessible
      Javascrippled Flash blob
    * Westower Communications, whose website http://westower.com is
      poorly laid out but the Javascript picture gallery degrades
      gracefully so the content is completely accessible.


--Bob.

On 11-11-08 11:31 PM, Colin Mackay wrote:
> I'm out in New Hamburg, but I want to put a tower up for my Amateur
> Radio anyway, so I'll toss up maybe one of the Digiwave 8 bay antennas
> and see what I can get.  Next year.
>
> Anyone know where to look for free standing antenna towers?  I know
> about used on Kijiji, etc.  What about new?  Anywhere in K/W region?
>
> On Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 7:00 PM, Andrew Kohlsmith (mailing lists
> account)<aklists at mixdown.ca>  wrote:
>> On Tue, Nov 08 06:10:58 PM L.D. Paniak wrote:
>>> For completeness, what was the name of the antenna?  The box and
>>> paperwork are long gone.  I don't see it at Research Electronic
>>> ( http://www.researchelectronic.com/ ) any longer.
>> It's a Digiwave ANT-2109. I got it at Orion Electronics on Lancaster near
>> Victoria. It's not a spectacular antenna in any way, but it's a higher gain
>> yagi which wasn't physically huge, which is why I got it.
>>
>> The antenna isn't super important; just get what matches your needs. In my
>> case I wanted a highly directional antenna because I was after the only
>> Canadian ATSC I could find, which was on the CN Tower and it was a stretch.
>> Buffalo and Hamilton were just extra perks.
>>
>> The Gray-Hoverman antenna is a hell of a good antenna if you want
>> omnidirectional reception. http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/ is the home of the
>> OTA Digital Television forums. This is where all the smart people hang out and
>> hack antennas, amps, baluns... you name it. There are lots of antenna designs
>> to choose from, lots of information and helpful people there. That's where I'd
>> go if you have questions about ATSC.
>>
>> -A.
>>
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