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Old 18-Feb-2012, 4:58 PM   #1
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U8000 & drilling out rivets

Looking through the recommendations the U8000 keeps popping up. It is commonly recommended to drill out the rivets that hold the >< reflector rods in place to make the antenna capable of receiving signal from the front & the back.

Is there not an antenna that already does this, without having to mod an antenna? Or, is this just such a superior antenna that this mod is being recommended to take advantage of the U8000?

Thanks for the help!
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Old 18-Feb-2012, 5:04 PM   #2
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So that John Candle doesn't have to type it all again here is a thread that explains the reason to drill out the rivets.

Question is still "Is this such a superior antenna that you would want to mod it, or is there an equivalent antenna out there that already does this"


"Yes you can drill out the rivets. If in the future if you would like to put them back on , use a bolt and a nut for each one. Removing the reflector bars makes the antenna into a 2 direction antenna. The reflector bars are there to increase the forward reception of the antenna , the signals that are being received at the front of the antenna are received by the V shaped receptor wires and also reflect off the reflector bars to the V shaped receptors thus increasing the reception. The reflector bars are also there to reflect some of the signals at the back side of the antenna away that could interfere with reception at the front side of the antenna. Removing the reflector bars does reduce the forward reception ability , but , does allow more reception through the 'back side' of the antenna. When the signals are strong at the front side and the back side of the antenna then it's Ok because the , signals are strong. So you might say , I should tell every one this information , And I say , this Requires A LOT of Explaining each and every time."
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Old 18-Feb-2012, 6:07 PM   #3
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It is the rivets that hold the Reflector Rods , Not the rivets that hold >< metal reception elements. The >< shaped reception elements are needed to receive the tv transmissions. http://forum.tvfool.com/showthread.php?t=6969

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Old 18-Feb-2012, 6:24 PM   #4
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If you will like to try a different antenna then , http://www.channelmasterstore.com , CM3000A
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Old 18-Feb-2012, 6:29 PM   #5
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You can use a antenna that any one else recommends or you can choose a antenna that you think will work.
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