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Mountain blocking towers, reception in uhf?

tsb1226
04-29-2005, 01:23 PM
I live on the foothills of Glendora, CA 91741. I need help getting better reception on the UHF range. I recently bought a Winegard HD-7084 antenna, so VHF is great. The only problem is that I cannot get some other UHF stations because there is a mountian just blocking all the towers on Mount Wilson. Also I've checked antennaweb.org and found that 3 channels on the uhf are not in the general direction of all the other towers. How can i improve recpetions for all channels?

tigerbangs
04-29-2005, 02:24 PM
Aiming, Altitude and Amplification...your three keys to getting better reception. If some of the stations that you are looking for are not in the same direction as the Mt. Wilson towers, then you should to consider installing an antenna rotator, like a Channel Master 9521a, which will also allow you to fine-tine the antenna for the best reception over the mountains. If your UHF stations are weak, look at a UHF preamplifier, like Channel Master Titan 7775 or a Winegard AP-4800. Additional antenna height will also help. but if you are withing a mile or two of the mountains, additional antenna height probably won't help as much as using a rotator and a preamplifier

Have a look at these links:

http://www.channelmaster.com
http://www.winegard.com
http://www.hdtvprimer.com/issues/erecting_antenna.html