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Old 6-Aug-2014, 5:19 AM   #45
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I would expect the CM-7777 would be overloaded due to the powerful signals from Gold Mt. (KCPQ, KTBW & various FM stations). The TVPRAMP1R may have slightly better noise performance, but not enough to make me believe that you would see a noticeable improvement in signal quality as compared to the PCT amp.

I believe that your problem is not primarily one of raw signal strength... But rather an issue of quality. Just as a water pump can not make dirty water clean when it increases the pressure, an amplifier amplifies both the signal and any interference received by the antenna.

I believe you'll have better success experimenting with antenna location and/or elevation.
If the well is dry and you don't see rain on the horizon, you'll need to dig the hole deeper. (If the antenna can't get the job done, an amp won't fix it.)

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