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Old 12-Jul-2016, 4:02 AM   #1
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Mxv5100 series vhf/fm antenna

Does anyone no what dBm: is , and the receive, distance and is it HI & LOW VHF,? Boom length,15FT, WELL EVERYONE HAVE A GOOD DAY, AND THANKS EVERYONE FOR THE HELP,

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Old 13-Jul-2016, 12:55 AM   #2
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That IS a big antenna. I couldn't find any gain figures for it, but I did find a thread and some photos.

http://forums.wtfda.org/showthread.p...nnas-Available
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Old 13-Jul-2016, 1:14 AM   #3
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We'll HI there rabbit 73 I have a story to tell about the antenna and it's an antennacraft old school vhf /FM TELEVISION ANTENNACRAFT M X V 5100
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Old 13-Jul-2016, 1:46 AM   #4
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We'll I PUT a post on from

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Old 13-Jul-2016, 11:49 AM   #5
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Old 13-Jul-2016, 11:00 PM   #6
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What happened to your post with the story?
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Old 13-Jul-2016, 11:51 PM   #7
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RG6 with copper clad center conductor vs solid copper

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I THOUGHT THAT WHEN YOU. USE A MAST MOUNT, AMPLIFIER THEY SAY, YOU SHOULD USE 18Gage solid copper RG 6 CLABLE,AND when using VHF yes or no,on this subject, not to copper, C ,steal CABLE? 73 And have a good day,
The signal loss for coax with a copper clad steel center conductor is about the same as the signal loss for coax with a sold copper center conductor. This is because the signal only travels on the outside of the center conductor, which is called the "skin effect."

For both types of coax, the loss for VHF is much less than for UHF, which is about 6 dB per 100 feet for UHF.

However, the type of center conductor is important when you use a preamp, because the DC current for the preamp uses the whole cross section of the center conductor. The resistance of the copper clad steel conductor is greater than the resistance of the solid copper conductor, so the voltage drop for the preamp will be greater with the copper clad steel center conductor.

The general rule is up to 100 feet is OK for copper clad steel, and solid copper is OK up to 200 feet.

That rule is for preamps that use a voltage of about 15 to 20 volts.

If you have one of the new preamps that use USB 5V like the Winegard Boost LNA 200, the voltage drop becomes more critical.

I haven't seen any test results that show how low the voltage can go before the preamp performance is affected.

That would be a good experiment for someone to do.
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Old 15-Jul-2016, 1:32 AM   #8
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Excellent study

Can you do the test on this one Rabbit 73,
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Old 15-Jul-2016, 3:11 PM   #9
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I would like to test the LNA-200, but I don't have one, and I don't have my test equipment with me at my present location.
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Old 15-Jul-2016, 3:27 PM   #10
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We'll sorry to hear that MXV 5100,SERIES can't ,find out what the DB gain Is OR specifications on it's f o u n t to back db is,???can you may be try to find something ,for me well thanks again and have a good day rabbit 73
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Old 15-Jul-2016, 6:12 PM   #11
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I looked, but could not find, specs for the MXV-5100; sorry.

It probably has more gain than the Antennacraft Y10-7-13 VHF Yagi on VHF-High:
http://www.antennacraft.com/pdfs/Y10-7-13.pdf

and more gain than the Winegard HD8200U on VHF-Low:
http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp?p=hd8200u

and more than the Winegard YA-1026:
http://www.starkelectronic.com/wya1026.htm

http://www.wtfda.org/nn2e/
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