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Old 30-Jan-2012, 8:47 AM   #23
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... explain to me why I get better reception, and can receive other stations a commercially, and technically accepted antenna couldn't.
60 dB of attenuation (a reduction of power by a factor of one million times) inserted between a simple UHF loop antenna and your tuner would leave you with plenty of signal from KAME.

Dave Loudin's comments in post 7 & 8 of this thread speak to that. In particular, the extreme power level of the KAME signal is very likely causing your tuner to overload. An antenna with net gain in the UHF band is going to make overload still more likely.

Your situation is not typical, but I'm quite happy that you've found an inexpensive solution that apparently attenuates the powerful UHF signal while receiving sufficient signal from weaker UHF and VHF stations.

As long as the discussion remains polite, I'm not inclined to close the thread.
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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