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Old 13-Jul-2017, 6:37 PM   #21
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Wow Rabbit73!

This is more than enough review as I thought you were going to just pick the best one out of those 10 choices.
I think you should write a review on the web so people like me can have a better guide!

Thanks so much.

So if I have to really pick one out of 10, choice will be #6?
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Old 13-Jul-2017, 7:17 PM   #22
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No. 6, the HDB91X, doesn't have as much UHF gain as No. 4, the DB8E, but it should give you Fox, PBS, and NBC if aimed at 138 degrees magnetic.

You need a second antenna, like the MCM 30-2475 or 30-2476, for KFMB and KGTV aimed at 175 degrees magnetic.

You need TWO antennas.

There is no ONE antenna that will give you both UHF and VHF in different directions.

If you are looking for a guarantee from me, I'm not able to give one; too many variables that might ruin reception.

You will need to experiment. Try each antenna alone before combining to see if it will give you the channels you want.
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Old 14-Jul-2017, 6:59 PM   #23
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Thank you so much Rabbit73!

I will get both antennas...

Whats's the difference between MCM 30-2475 and 30-2476? They both look same to me.

Also is there a huge difference between Antennas Direct DB8E and Solid Signal HDB91X for UHF? or is that just because of future KDSN relocation?

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Old 14-Jul-2017, 8:50 PM   #24
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Whats's the difference between MCM 30-2475 and 30-2476? They both look same to me.
The 2476 is a little bigger and has a little more gain than the 2475. KFMB and KGTV are your strongest signals, but you are behind a hill. They both have a tilt feature that will allow you tilt the front end of the antenna up which sometimes helps when you are behind a hill. You get to decide which one.



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Also is there a huge difference between Antennas Direct DB8E and Solid Signal HDB91X for UHF? or is that just because of future KDSN relocation?
The DB8E has more gain at the low end of UHF, but it is more expensive. Fox and PBS are on 19 and 30 right now. The HDB91X has a tilt feature; the DB8E does not.

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Old 14-Jul-2017, 9:19 PM   #25
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Thanks!

However you still recommend to purchase DB8E instead of HDB91X correct?
I know HDB91X is $100 more but if it's worth, I would get this.
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Old 14-Jul-2017, 9:32 PM   #26
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I know HDB91X is $100 more
No, the DB8E is more expensive.

I have given you the pros and cons; you get to make the choice because it is your money and your antenna system.

I am not willing to tell you which is best for you because I don't have enough information. I would have to come to your home with my antenna measuring equipment and make some tests and measurements before I could do that.

That's what a good installer would do.

I can't give you a guarantee.
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Old 25-Jul-2017, 7:28 AM   #27
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Thanks

I wish you live in SD!
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