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Old 26-Nov-2012, 5:44 AM   #2
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Moving up or down can have surprisingly significant effects in some cases. The big trees are also known sources of reception trouble.

If there is still a broken element, the results can also be less predictable than you may expect. All of the elements interact electrically, even the reflectors and directors that are not DC coupled to the driven elements.

Before replacing the antenna, I would attempt a repair of a broken element... And I would experiment with mounting elevation and aim.

If lighting activity was also involved, suspect static damage to the amplifier. A direct hit would leave the amp vaporized but an indirect hit could leave you with a noisy, poor performing amplifier (though a hard failure would be most likely).
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