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Old 7-May-2015, 12:27 AM   #1
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K30JP is less than 50 miles. What antenna would I need?
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Old 7-May-2015, 11:30 AM   #2
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You didn't provide enough information for anyone to make a recommendation. A recommendation for an antenna would depend on the station and your location and the power of the signal at your location (which can be strong or very weak).

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Old 7-May-2015, 11:44 AM   #3
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K30JP is less than 50 miles. What antenna would I need?
THE ANTENNA THAT YOU ALREADY HAVE, the Winegard 8200.

If you want an antenna smaller than the 8200 for VHF and UHF, buy a Winegard HD7698P.

If you want another antenna just for K30JP, buy an Antennas Direct 91XG or a DB8e. But those antennas are for UHF, so they might not be able to pick up VHF channels 11 K5WO and 8 KWET for ABC and PBS .

Please don't start a new thread with the same problem. It confuses us and makes it hard for us to help you.

You should have continued on with your previous thread.

Harold's previous thread:
Is it good enough?
http://forum.tvfool.com/showthread.php?t=15535
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Old 5-Aug-2015, 7:25 PM   #4
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THIS IS THE ACTUAL LOCATION OF MY ANTENNA. **http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...8e03b6583ea0bb

I tried pointing my 8200 antenna north at 340 degrees and I get weak signal from the tower at 349 degrees no signal from 333 degrees. Some times the vhf at 74 miles is very strong. The same OETA channels are available 7.2 miles at 353 degrees. Therefore I don't need the vhf channel 8.
With the 8200 pointed west at 296 degrees it is still hit and miss for those channels.
Noise margin for channels at 349 & 353 degrees that are 6.2 and 7.2 miles away are 37.9 to 40.2 NM(db) I only get three of those with the antenna pointed at 340 degrees. K25JO, K32IC, and K19AA.
The NM(db) for channels at 296 degrees are 14.6 to 16.8 and 30 miles distance.

I don't know why the channels are very difficult at 30 miles and 14.6 NM(db) and up. Is my 8200 antenna to strong? Would an antenna like the HDB8X pointed in two different directions be better? I could point one north at 350 degrees and the other half to the west at 296 degrees.
It doesn't show up with tvfool but I have a tower at 288 degrees about 51.4 miles west.. That tower has channels 4, 7, and 14.
I also have the winegard powered pre amp.
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Old 6-Aug-2015, 2:22 PM   #5
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I'm going to guess that the pre-amp may be causing overload at the tuner.

Have you tried without the pre-amp?
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