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Old 29-Sep-2011, 6:03 PM   #3
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The CPA-19 has two qualities that recommend it for your situation.

Low noise - It generates less noise internally than any other brand of consumer grade preamp.

High input capability - Many preamps are designed for use in weak signal areas. If you use the weak signal preamp in an area with strong signals, you risk overloading the amplifier which will distort some or all signals to the point that they can't be decoded error free.

The CM-7777 is a good amp, for weak signal areas.

The Winegard HDP-269 competes for the same applications as the CPA-19 but it produces slightly more noise internally. offers very impressive noise performance, but they do not indicate high input capability. You could contact them if you're interested.
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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