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Old 01-11-2018, 10:24 PM   #16
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If he points his antenna at 350 degrees, WKRN will be 100 degrees off azimuth and could minimize potential overload.
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Old 01-12-2018, 03:03 PM   #17
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So, we have an ice storm coming (theoretically) so I just picked up something that was around town:
https://www.lowes.com/pd/RCA-Outdoor...nna/1000108007

I threw it up there and I pull in all the channels almost perfectly. Channel five still gives me just a little bit of fuzz every now and then. I just roughly pointed it at around 300, so I'll try to adjust it to 350 and see what happens.
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Old 01-22-2018, 06:55 PM   #18
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So, after some time with the new antenna I have found that I have greatly improved signal for channels 4 and 5 (not perfect, but pretty good), but now channel 2 is getting glitchy. My questions are:

1. I currently have the antenna pointed to ~300 degrees. Channels 4 and 5 are around 300 degrees and 350 degrees. If I point the antenna around 325-350 , degrees I should improve my reception of 5, at least, but will get worse reception of 2(~250 degrees), right?

2. I got great reception of channel 2 with the mohu leaf. Is it possible to use 2 antenna and merge the signal into one line?

Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 01-22-2018, 07:00 PM   #19
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No you can't just merge two TV antennas into one feed, not without some serious work, (calculations, proper spacing and proper phasing) if not done right the two will fight each other, also they have to be pointing the same direction or you will get some phase cancellation from one or the other.

One thing you can do is use an A/B switch at the TV set, this will allow you to use two antennas, but don't put the two on the same mast, they may affect each other. (you would need proper calculations for correct spacing)
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Old 01-29-2018, 06:35 PM   #20
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I live in Murfreesboro TN Channel 6 in Lebanon has the best movies. Channel 58.3 has good movies. 2.2, 2.4 have good movies. Lots of good programs on 8, 17, 28, 30. I am 40 miles from Nashville I get all the stations. When I stopped trying to use an attic antenna I got 2 times better reception. DB8 antenna is better than CM4228. If you make improvements to the factory antenna it is 3 times better. Throw your amplifiers in the trash get a better antenna. My antenna is outside on an 8 ft tall pole. I use a $1 (Dollar store) toy compass to aim my antenna according to what TVFool tells me.

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