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Old 2-Mar-2020, 1:58 PM   #17
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IMO, the VHF antenna aimed at Binghamton is only warranted if you don't get the desired programming from Syracuse. For example if you want the local news broadcasts from Binghamton's. Otherwise, both FOX and CBS are broadcast out of Syracuse, so would be redundant, and not worth the extra antenna, IMO.

As far as the beamwidth of the dB8e being too narrow to capture all of the Syracuse stations, I think I would be more worried about the db4e not having enough gain. It will certainly be a trade-off and be interesting to see the results. Please keep us posted!!! I think I would use the cheaper HDB8X or HDB4x to do my trials, as their performance is very close to the dB8e/4e, in my experience.
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