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Old 16-Jan-2011, 11:40 PM   #1
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Jointenna channel 16

I am getting all but one of the channels I need off of a single tower at 356 degrees magnetic. The channels I get are:
19 (MNT)
23 (NBC)
25 (FOX)
30 (PBS)
32 (CBS)

I am unable to get channel 16 (ABC) because it comes from a tower at 242 degrees.

I am able to get channel 16 easily enough using a simple UHF bowtie, but can't get that channel to combine with the others using a splitter/combiner. (multipath issues)

It sounds like a Jointenna tuned specifically and exclusively to channel 16 would solve my problem. (Although possibly channel 19 could get wiped out in the process)

Please give my advise on using the Jointenna. Does it really work? and does it seem like a good solution in my case?

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Old 19-Jan-2011, 1:01 AM   #2
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If you contact the Tin-Lee company of Toronto, he can build you a dedicated channel 16 Join-tenna which would have minimal effect on the other channels. His stuff is all custom-made, and custom tuned, and my experience is that he can make pretty much anything that you want, but it WILL be more expensive than buying a Channel Master JoinTenna
http://www.tinlee.com/MATV-Bandstops.php?active=3
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Old 19-Jan-2011, 1:05 PM   #3
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Are your referring me to Tinlee because the Jointenna seldom works?

Tinlee sounds like a great solution. Thanks for that info.
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Old 19-Jan-2011, 3:27 PM   #4
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Jointennas certainly work when properly spec'ced and installed. However, they have been discontinued by ChannelMaster for at least two years and are getting much harder to find as distributors deplete their stock.

When a Jointenna is ordered, the seller has to tune it before it goes out the door. Therefore, a seller has to have the correct test equipment (tracking generator/spectrum analyzer, for example) to adjust the device.

TinLee does make top-notch stuff, but it certainly isn't inexpensive.
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