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Old 3-May-2012, 7:20 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by mikey_sl View Post


Why will the local stations screw with a pre-amp like the CM 7777??
The strong local signals will overpower most amplifiers, especially those intended for use in weak signal locations. The CM 7777 is a fringe to deep fringe amplifier, intended for use in weak signal applications.

An overloaded amplifier will literally mix the TV, FM and other radio signals captured by the antenna. This leaves you with signals that are no longer 'clean enough' to tune, demodulate and recover error free data from.

Amplifiers are not a magic cure for every reception problem. But I'm starting to find myself tempted to buy stock in the companies that sell them. It seems they're very easy to sell.
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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