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Old 29-Mar-2019, 1:39 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by JoeAZ View Post
Greetings from Arizona Bob,
Combining two UHF antennas pointing in opposite directions is a
hit or miss proposition. Usually, one or more signals gets cancelled
out. Best success would be accomplished with two UHF antennas
WITH reflectors and two separate RG6 cables to each television.
Use an A/B switch or a second tuner at the televisions to watch either
Milwaukee or Chicago. We have very weak signals here, mostly translators,
at nearly 180 degrees opposite. I've yet to view any antennas with no
reflectors or two UHF antennas pointed in the opposite direction. They
just do not work that well.
Hi Joe, thanks for your input.

Actually I do have the setup you just described. On one Mast I have an HDB91X and a 30-2476 pointed at Milwaukee but it does have a rotator. It has a fairly clear line-of-sight other than some trees in the distance.

On the other Mast I have a XG 91 and 30 - 2476 usually pointed at Chicago. For the most part I keep them separated except for the bedroom TV I combine the signals.

As you stated I lose some of the channels. On a good signal day I can get 91 channels between both Milwaukee and Chicago. By combining antennas I'll lose the weaker channels. I get 80 or less. However there are days when the signals not so strong and I get pixelation.

What I wanted to do was get signals from both markets on one or two antennas. That's when the idea of the two 4228s came up. I know for a fact if you remove the reflectors you can get signals from both markets but the signal might be a little weaker. So then I thought about the idea of combining two 4228HDs with no reflectors.

I haven't bought anything yet. I'm just running the ideas past you guys.

Any opinions?

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