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Old 2-Nov-2016, 11:01 PM   #1
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I have an Antennas Direct DB8e with one panel pointed 356 deg true north with a Antennas Direct VHF kit for channels (7-13) in the same direction and the other panel pointed 251 degrees true north. I am happy with the reception except for PBS which is I can get on real channel 11 (virtual 51) intermediatly in the summer and decent in the fall and so far this winter with 2 out of 10 signal strength. I tried two amps this summer an RCA TVPRAMP1R and and a Channel Master CM-3410 with no improvement. The only real improvement I have seen is me touching the antenna while up on a ladder.

There is another PBS channel real channel 3 (virtual 15) which I randomly picked up with my current setup one rainy day this fall. It seemed really weird to me that my small VHF antenna would pick up such a low frequency.

Any suggestions? I have been thinking of running a wire down to the gutter and try to replicate the improved signal from something touching it.

I have one to hooked up, 75 feet of RG6 between the antenna and the TV, no splitters, just the Antennas Direct combiner.


Thanks for the help
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Old 3-Nov-2016, 12:17 AM   #2
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Old 5-Nov-2016, 1:02 PM   #3
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Old 5-Nov-2016, 1:18 PM   #4
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There is no mystery. You need a better VHF antenna and that one is the best discrete VHF antenna I know of. Real channel 3 is vhf low and I do not know of any discrete vhf-low antennas. It would be big and more expensive than the 30-2476 anyway.

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