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Old 01-28-2008, 12:18 PM   #1
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Default Need VHF Channel 12 and combiner for UHF

Hello,

I put up a DB-8 for UHF hoping the VHF 12 KNTV station would get picked up anyway due to its strength.

While I am getting it, it is a bit on the low side and loses signal lock every 15 seconds or so (65 strength on Dish 921), so I'm thinking of getting a VHF for only channel 12 and combining it with the UHF signal.

Can anyone recommend a small (signal is very strong i.e. RED classification) VHF 12 only antenna? Also, what do you use to combine the two sources, a UHF source and a VHF source into the single coaxial to the tuner?

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Use a Winegard YA-1713 high-band VHF yagi: it will pull in channel 12 very well in your location.
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Can anyone recommend a small (signal is very strong i.e. RED classification) VHF 12 only antenna? Also, what do you use to combine the two sources, a UHF source and a VHF source into the single coaxial to the tuner?
This 5 element VHF antenna would be good enough:
http://www.solidsignal.com/prod_disp...p?PROD=Y5-7-13
Add the two antennas together with this:
http://www.solidsignal.com/prod_display.asp?PROD=UVSJ

The Channel Master 4228 out-performs the DB-8 by about 6 db on channel 12. You would not have needed a separate VHF antenna. See the last graph for a comparison: http://www.hdtvprimer.com/ANTENNAS/comparing.html
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all good advice: the Antennacraft antenna will work, but can be a lot harder to find, though...
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