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Old 05-31-2018, 06:15 PM   #91  
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If you are going too buy the db8 I think you should probably get the HDB91,or the ANTENNA Direct 91xg is better than the DB8,and cheaper
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Old 05-31-2018, 07:32 PM   #92  
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I've taken your advice and moved my reception questions to a new thread. Please take a look
Thank you; will do.
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Is there any place where I can look up the performance of both antennas on channel 12 (204-210 Mhz)?
The DB8e is not suitable for a VHF-High channel (unless it is extremely strong) because it has printed circuit baluns that have low loss on UHF, but high loss on VHF.

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Old 06-01-2018, 05:16 AM   #93  
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The HDB8X from Solid Signal was designed for channels that included those discontinued almost 10 years ago (up to channel 69). The DB8e was designed for the post 2009 spectrum of up to 51. With channels 38-51 being reassigned over the next couple of years, the HDB8x will be even more obsolete.
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Is there any place where I can look up the performance of both antennas on channel 12 (204-210 Mhz)?
No, neither antenna was designed for VHF so there is no specification for an out of design band frequency. As previously mentioned ADTech has noted elsewhere, the DB8e has not been evaluated nor characterized for VHF reception since that is not its intended use.
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Old 06-02-2018, 09:33 AM   #94  
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I would "only" purchase the DB8E. It is a superior antenna.

Projectssho89, is 100% correct. The DB8E is more tailored for the lower frequencies. This is evident when reviewing the gain charts.
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OK, you guys. Thanks. I will spend the $118 and forget about the $70 thing.
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Old 06-02-2018, 04:34 PM   #96  
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OK, you guys. Thanks. I will spend the $118 and forget about the $70 thing.
I doubt that it will get real channel 12 for you. You need a UHF/VHF combo antenna or a VHF-High antenna like this if 12 is in another direction:
http://www.newark.com/stellar-labs/3...vhf/dp/48Y8141

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http://www.newark.com/stellar-labs/3...vhf/dp/71Y5462

combined with your UHF antenna using a UVSJ UHF/VHF combiner.

It is the real channel number (also called physical channel or RF channel) that determines what antenna is needed.

VHF-Low, real channels 2-6
VHF-High, real channels 7-13
UHF, real channels 14-51

The virtual channel number (like 5.1 or 5-1) is a holdover from the analog TV days to maintain the identity of the station, and is what the TV displays. By convention, the virtual channel number is given in the decimal form to keep it from being confused with the real channel number.
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Old 06-02-2018, 05:40 PM   #97  
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I would "only" purchase the DB8E. It is a superior antenna.

Projectssho89, is 100% correct. The DB8E is more tailored for the lower frequencies. This is evident when reviewing the gain charts.
The problem is that the ANTENNA Direct 91XG
Will kick the DB8E,but.lo!for its price of it $70dollars+
Free shipping and no restocking fee it you reetern it!!!

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