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Old 8-Dec-2015, 4:01 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by ADTech View Post
It depends on what you're trying to achieve, you will need to tell us.

There are situations where one will have an advantage over the other and others where one might have a distinct disadvantage to its companion. Others will simply be a toss-up where either antenna will work as well as the other.
I often move my DB4e left/right 1-2 feet when I am having signal trouble. I figured that the DB8 may possibly be a better option, given the number of elements and increased area, but I am not very experienced with antennas.

I am trying to improve signal quality of the channels mentioned in post #13 (2.x, 5.x, 7.x, 11.x, 20.x). I am having particular difficulty with 2.x and 7.x, with 7.x being the one I care most about. This wasn't an issue before, except in bad weather. Now it is somewhat common.

The new coax cable has helped, but still having pixelation/random black screen issues. RCA preamp (which I have used since I got the DB4e) has FM trap on, and set to VHF/UHF combined. Changing either if these results in lost channels.

Last edited by l37; 8-Dec-2015 at 4:04 PM.
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