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Old 24-Jul-2014, 1:12 PM   #6
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If your friend wants a large antenna, the Y10713 is the largest single band high-VHF antenna on the market. Plus, it is the ideal antenna when working weak high-VHF signals. It is also modestly priced as you can find it around 40 to 50 dollars.

I would prefer in this weak signal situation having a two antenna system with one dedicated to each band (uhf and high-vhf). This allows for each antenna to focus on its area of strength.

UHF antennas (what you have in your friend's 4 bay) are capable of capturing enough VHF signal to not necessitate a VHF dedicated antenna. This applies generally to green shaded signals only of good signal strength though. The VHF signals we are discussing are weak enough a dedicated high-VHF beam is the complete way to go.

The RCA preamp is great bang for the buck. Run one myself.

Report back how things go.

Originally Posted by GroundUrMast View Post
I'd add an Antennacraft Y10713 + RCA TVPRAMP1R to the system as I was removing the Radio Shack amplifier. The RCA amp will have inputs for both antennas and it will have much better noise/distortion performance.
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