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Old 3-May-2012, 6:17 PM   #2
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The HD8200U offers a bit of additional performance in the low-VHF range as well as the upper bands.

If you want to build a dual antenna system, consider the Antennas Direct 91XG and Winegard HD5030.

For slightly better noise performance I'd opt for an Antennas Direct PA-18 preamp.

Switching to RG-11 won't hurt, but I don't expect it to help either. The gain of your preamp already negates the down-lead and other distribution losses.

Obviously a tower capable of overcoming the terrain is not within the budget of many folks, but have you looked at the signal predictions for higher mounting elevations?
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If the well is dry and you don't see rain on the horizon, you'll need to dig the hole deeper. (If the antenna can't get the job done, an amp won't fix it.)

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