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Old 17-Jan-2021, 2:41 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by RealGomer View Post
We have an older yagi antenna with 36 elements on a 25 ft / 7.6 m) mast. Even with about half of them missing, we can still pull in signals from Cincinnati (40 mi / 60 km @ 240deg) and Dayton (30 mi / 45 km @ 285 deg). We can get a couple UHF channels from Columbus (62 mi / 100 km @ 40 deg). (Distances are AIR distance, degrees are compass headings.)
Hello, RealGomer; welcome to the forum.

We don't have enough information to give you a good answer. Please post the link to a signal report from We previously used signal reports from TVFool, but they are not as accurate as they used to be. You can do a signal report here (I use coordinates from Google maps):

A sample report from your part of OH might look like this:

Note: a special "Digital / HDTV is not needed as the antenna doesn't care how the electromagnetic signal is formatted.
That's true.

In general, Omni antennas receive poorly in all directions.

What channels are most important to you?
If you can not measure it, you can not improve it.
Lord Kelvin, 1883

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