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Old 4-Nov-2019, 3:08 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by eggman531916 View Post
As always, there is good information here. Recently, a station that used to broadcast on RF 46 switched to RF 6 and now I find myself trying to figure out what to do. I've built probably close to a dozen or so UHF antennas, from M4's to a DBGH (currently on the house), but I've yet to try and tackle a L-VHF. Mainly because there has never been a need until now. I knew the station was going to make the switch, but I didn't care when it was only a religious station. But about a month before they switched, they added ION and Bounce to their line up and now I want to get it back. Has anyone as of yet tackled one of these monsters? If so, how did it work out for you?
I don't know how far you are from the antenna, but you could try a simple dipole antenna for 85 MHz. Each leg should be about 2.75 ft in length. You could feed it directly with RG-6.

Or if you need more gain, try a 3 element Yagi antenna. I expect you would get about 6 dB gain out of a 3 element Yagi as compared to a dipole.

You can use this calculator for the measurements (note: measurements in meters)

Or this one has measurements in feet and inches plus measurements for additional director elements if needed:
Antennacraft Y10-7-13 VHF, Antennas Direct 91XG UHF

Last edited by Tim; 4-Nov-2019 at 3:16 AM.
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