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Old 10-Apr-2012, 6:50 PM   #1
Bad_Haggis
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Help with Multi-antenna build.

Ok, let's start at the top.

Here's my map.

I can pick up WJKT without an antenna.

I have an Antennas Direct DB4 mounted outside on an 18" J-mount, pointed towards the mass of channels to the southwest and can get all of them I want, except for WMC which for some reason thinks it's hip to stay on Low-band VHF.

I can also pick up WBBJ to the East, but it's a little flaky with artifacts and audio drops.

So here was my plan.

1. Upgrade to a 40" J-mount to give myself enough mast to mount multiple antennas.

2. Install the DB4, pointed southwest to get all those channels except WMC.

3. Install a smaller directional antenna, on the same mast, pointed East to get WBBJ. (Currently looking at the Winegard HD1080)

4. Install a big honking Low-band VHF antenna on the top of the mast to pick up WMC. AntennaCraft Y5-2-6

5. Combine the big VHF antenna's signal with the Winegard HD1080's signal using a UVSJ

6. Combine that signal to the DB4's signal using a Winegard CC-7870

Looking over the dimensions, they should all physically fit (just barely) on a 40" mast.

Is this going to do what I want it to do?

I'm open to suggestions.
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Old 10-Apr-2012, 10:31 PM   #2
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One antenna will receive it all , Install a Winegard HD7082P antenna above the roof aimed at about 231 degree magnetic compass. Here is how to aim antennas , http://www.kyes.com/antenna/pointing/pointing.html. WJKT-DT 39 FOX is Very Strong and will be received through the side and back of the antenna , WBBJ-DT 43 ABC is Very Strong and will be received through the side back of the antenna , WLJT-DT 47 PBS is Strong and will be received through the side back of the antenna. The rest of the stations at 231 degree magnetic compass are received at the front of the antenna. The HD7082P antenna is a all channel antenna that receives channels , VHF low band 2 thru 6 , VHF high band 7 thru 13 and UHF 14 thru 69.

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Old 10-Apr-2012, 10:45 PM   #3
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Old 10-Apr-2012, 11:59 PM   #4
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Well crap, I was trying to make it too complicated. Thanks!
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