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Old 27-Dec-2011, 5:15 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by ADTech View Post
I would never call an omni-directional antenna "dependable". As the expression goes, "An omni-directional antenna receives equally poorly from all directions" because it has zero resistance to that bane of digital reception, multi-path.

That said, an omni is a viable antenna to attempt as long as it is approached with realistic expectations. If it works in your particular situation - "Mazel tov!". If it doesn't, then alternatives will need to explored.
I agree. I regret the one occasion that I did recommend one.
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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