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Old 30-Oct-2012, 5:52 AM   #21
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If you're already seeing 8 & 10 with the DB8, I expect an antenna designed for the task will perform very well. The Y10713 is designed to receive real channels 7 through 13, the DB8 is not. Of all the consumer grade antennas available, the Y10713 and Winegard's competing YA1713 are the best performers for going after 8 & 10.
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Old 5-Nov-2012, 4:15 AM   #22
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so a little disappointment today

i aimed the Y10713 at 159 magnetic
db 8 is still pointed at approx 135
joined the db8 and with a uvsj (CHANNEL PLUS 2512 DC + IR Passing 2-Way Splitter/Combiner)
the out of the usvj is connected to the in on the cpa-19
the to tv of the cpa 19 is rg6 all the way down to a wall plate splitter so it looks like this

UHF Antenna
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UVSJ -->cpa-19-------wall plate--Power Supply Inside--> TV
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VHF Antenna

All that said i did a scan and I only get 1-2 channels....where as with the db8 only i was getting 8-12 channels. So my troubleshooting will be to remove the amp and do another scan. Any other thoughts or suggestions?
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Old 5-Nov-2012, 8:50 AM   #23
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The CHANNEL PLUS 2512 DC + IR Passing 2-Way Splitter/Combiner is not a UVSJ. The splitter is allowing the two antennas to 'fight' each other.

A UVSJ is a tuned filter network, not a mere splitter in reverse. It will have a port that passes only UHF frequencies, another port that passes only VHF frequencies and a 'common' / 'combined' port.

Try a real UVSJ:

http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp...nna-%28UVSJ%29
http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=2103923
http://www.amazon.com/Antennas-Direc...Direct+UHF+VHF
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Old 5-Nov-2012, 3:10 PM   #24
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dang it!!!! i had a feeling it was that uvsj. Thats what I get for going off the reviews on amazon. Well at least its a pretty easy fix and it gives me another reason to hop up on my roof.
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Old 8-Nov-2012, 1:18 AM   #25
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So the right equipment always helps. I picked up the radio shack uvsj. I used my same set up with the individual uhf and vhf antennas with the amp after the uvsj. I did my initial scan and get all the channels Im looking for and they are all full signal strength. Hopefully I wont run into any more drop outs now.

Thanks all for the help..
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