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Old 11-Mar-2019, 1:52 AM   #45
rabbit73
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Originally Posted by bobsgarage View Post
I like your idea of the two coax cable to each TV, not that hard to do.
It's my favorite; inexpensive, simple, and reliable.
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But, as always, I have rethought the situation. Buying an expensive "box" to block certain signals would be a great idea, but you say expensive. How expensive?
Thousands of $$$$$ for single channel amplifiers, modulators, balancing attenuators, and a combiner.

If there was an easy inexpensive way to do it, CATV systems wouldn't have to do this:


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Is there still such a thing as a "omni directional" antenna?
Yes, an Omni receives poorly in all directions. It works OK at some locations.
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I drive around different towns doing business and I always look up at the rooftops. I still see those antennas.
Yeah, I'm thinking of the UFO type.
https://www.google.com/search?client...nal+TV+antenna

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But, I also see a lot of 8 bays these days. Some masts have two 8 Bays usually one pointing north and one south.

But what's the deal with removing the reflectors?
Removing the reflector from an 8-bay or 4-bay, makes it bi-directional to receive from the front and rear; just what you might need.







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Would it just be easier to use something that is more omni directional?
Easier? Yes. Effective? Probably not.

Why don't you put up an Omni to satisfy your curiosity.
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