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Old 19-Oct-2011, 5:36 PM   #6
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That is a challenging bit of terrain you're up against. I'd use 'the big guns', all roof mounted.

For UHF, an Antennas Direct XG-91, For high-VHF, the Winegard YA-1713.

If any of the stations on real channel 2 through 6 interest you, (there are some already on the air and others are pending, a Winegard YA-6260 is one option, The HD5030 is another option that would replace the YA-1713 at the cost of about 2 dB on channel 7 (KGO). When adjusting aim, an intentional tilt up at the ridge-line may eek out a bit more signal.

You would need a UVSJ for any of theses combinations. The XG-91 + YA-1713 + YA-6260 combination would need a HLSJ to combine the YA-1713 and YA-6260 signals before joining the UHF signals at the UVSJ.

A good low noise preamp such as the Antennas Direct CPA-19 will also be needed.
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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