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Old 5-Nov-2019, 2:09 PM   #17
rabbit73
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cambria county on AVS extended the rear elements on his RCA ANT751 to be able to receive WQED from Pittsburgh. It moved from 13 to 4.

https://www.avsforum.com/forum/45-lo...l#post58584134
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Originally Posted by cambria county View Post
I extended the rear elements on my Rca-751 antenna to get Wqed 13 (rf-4). It works very good at my location. I am about 58 miles from Wqed tower.
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I made the rear elements about 48" each side. I used elements from old antenna's. Just used flat screwdriver and pliers to open seam where the slit is. Slid onto existing element and ran foil tape around it. Before I did this, Wqed was not decoding on the Zenith box. It was very close to opening. That is when I got the idea to extend back elements for rf-4 aka Wqed. I was suprised how strong it was after I did this. On another note, I ordered stellar labs version of the Rca-751 and the fringe yagi 30-2476. Wtov 9-Steubenville not quite strong enough to decode with Rca-751 here. (90 mile signal). I think the 30-2476 will get the job done. Hopefully, I can shoot for Wtrf-7 Wheeling, also. The cw-rf 11 is real easy to get here for some reason. Fox 8 comes in very strong with the rca-751.


Those elements are a little too long for channel 6; should be more like 33 or 34 inches on each side.

This is what the Winegard HD7000R looks like with the VHF-Low extensions added:



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File Type: jpg RCA ANT751vhf-lowMod_2.jpg (81.9 KB, 282 views)
File Type: jpg Winegard HD7000R_2.jpg (108.9 KB, 278 views)
File Type: jpg Winegard HD7000R Gain2.jpg (73.9 KB, 274 views)
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