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Old 28-Sep-2011, 11:43 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by be236 View Post
What's funny is that those UHF-only antennas that look like this:

WINEGARD HD9095P UHF High-Gain 39-Element HDTV Antenna

.. looks like the UHF-portion (front part) of my (looks like) Radio Shack VU-190, in size and number of elements.

Which, would indicate that my current 10-year old VU-190 should have the same gain as these new UHF-only antennas that have my same design?

The difference in UHF gain won't be too great, a few dB. But you need every last bit of real antenna gain available to have any realistic hope of seeing the Canadian DTV signals.
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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