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Old 10-Sep-2019, 7:34 PM   #21
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Hi ssharnick:

Yes, that's the one. Here's an older thread on TV Fool that discusses the antenna in detail. It's a keeper and has preformed very well for many people across the nation. I hope you'll find it helpful. Beware, RCA released a 7511 model later that was inferior to the 751 (see thread discussion).

http://forum.tvfool.com/showthread.php?t=16264

All the best.....

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Old 13-Sep-2019, 6:39 PM   #22
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This is an image of your report:



This is a link to a report by rabbitears.info which should have a more accurate list of channels:
https://www.rabbitears.info/searchma...&study_id=6125




You can use the Stacker for UHF and VHF or you can add a VHF antenna to your present UHF antenna and combine the two with a UVSJ UHF-VHF Separator-Joiner.
https://www.newark.com/stellar-labs/...vhf/dp/48Y8141

https://store.antennasdirect.com/antenna-combiner.html
If I were to add a VHF antenna to my current 8 bay, would it be OK to mount it below the 8 bay on the mast? Does it matter if it's below or above the UHF that's already up there?
Thanks!!
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Old 13-Sep-2019, 8:56 PM   #23
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If I were to add a VHF antenna to my current 8 bay, would it be OK to mount it below the 8 bay on the mast? Does it matter if it's below or above the UHF that's already up there?
Thanks!!
VHF below UHF is usually better.
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Old 15-Sep-2019, 12:30 AM   #24
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I used to live in that area, close to Trumbull CT. My set up was a long Yagi 91xg pointing New York city Empire state. Also I used to get a Y5713 antenna for New Heaven, New London, Milford, total 45 channels with a signal amplifier.

Now I live in NC, I dont know what are the changes from FCC in the area nowadays.
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Old 15-Sep-2019, 6:19 PM   #25
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I used to live in that area, close to Trumbull CT. My set up was a long Yagi 91xg pointing New York city Empire state. Also I used to get a Y5713 antenna for New Heaven, New London, Milford, total 45 channels with a signal amplifier.

Now I live in NC, I dont know what are the changes from FCC in the area nowadays.
tuffones-I currently get around 40 =/- 1 or 2, but we usually like WTNH as the WABC affiliate and can't get that dependably. We'll get it right eventually!! On another note, I'm envious you left CT to go to NC.
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Old 19-Sep-2019, 5:55 PM   #26
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length of cables

Hi all,

If I put up the 2nd antenna, I've read that the 2 coax cables feeding the combiner need to be the same length. Is that really the case?

Thanks.

Shawn
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Old 19-Sep-2019, 7:52 PM   #27
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Hi all,

If I put up the 2nd antenna, I've read that the 2 coax cables feeding the combiner need to be the same length. Is that really the case?

Thanks.

Shawn
No.


The ONLY time that "equal length cables" are needed are when you are attempting to gang two identical antennas aimed in the same direction. Other than that, the relative lengths pretty much don't matter.
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Old 20-Sep-2019, 4:43 AM   #28
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Thank you ADTech, and everyone else that has offered assistance!!
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tuffones-I currently get around 40 =/- 1 or 2, but we usually like WTNH as the WABC affiliate and can't get that dependably. We'll get it right eventually!! On another note, I'm envious you left CT to go to NC.
I studied your map and when you said " I m living in a hole" I believe is around Cutsprings Rd, I used to live around John Chanda Park Huntington Rd and Wigwam Ln Rd. The wife and I retired from Sirkorsky Aircraft in 2015, sold and moved to NC. Although the salaries are not so good here, we have a big house and yard. I dont miss CT, taxes are ridiculous...can't retire up there.
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You're correct tuffones. Cutspring!! Funny you mention Sikorsky. I was at bic for 22 years and was laid off last march and got a job at Sikorsky and will be celebrating my 1 year anniversary there in a couple of days! Wish I went there years ago for the benefits, but can't change that. Connecticut is getting worse and worse...more new taxes going into effect on Oct. 1st. Enjoy your retirement in NC!!!
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