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Old 25-Sep-2011, 1:19 AM   #1
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Broken antenna

I have a Philips SDV4401 that was given to me. the antenna is somewhat weathered and a little fragile. I bought a new antenna and received far less channels so I was putting the Phillips back up and one of the rods broke off on the last row of rods (the longest ones on the back). Will the antenna still work?
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Old 25-Sep-2011, 1:52 AM   #2
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Loosing the longest rod at the back will impact reception of the low VHF channels (real channel 2 through 6) the most. I would expect real channels 14 and higher will be nearly unaffected.

It's hard to know the exact effect to expect on real channels 7 through 13 (high VHF).

If you post a link to your TV Fool report we may be able to help more.

http://forum.tvfool.com/showthread.php?t=4
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Old 25-Sep-2011, 2:22 AM   #3
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Great, I guess I'm in luck then as the lowest channel I need is 11. I will test it tomorrow and see what I get.
Thanks for the reply.
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