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Old 26-Nov-2017, 10:54 PM   #51
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A first glance at your signal report would seem to indicate that the RCA ANT751 would have been sufficient for WALA if a preamp had been used. But closer examination would show:

1. There were objects in the signal path; the report assumes the antenna is in the clear
2. The antenna doesn't have as much gain for VHF-High channel 9 as it has for UHF channels. An antenna with more VHF-High gain was needed
3. The hill in front of the antenna was blocking the direct signal

Tower Guy gave you good advice. He is a TV station engineer, but you didn't know that then.
Originally Posted by dsmguy7 View Post
From what I've read a Winegard HD7697P or HD 7698P would work well, but I want the best which is why I am asking you guys.
Trust your own intuition more often.
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