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Old 06-13-2018, 05:05 PM   #16  
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Hello there Rabbit 73,did Winegrud ever make a low and hi band VHF??
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Old 06-13-2018, 05:10 PM   #17  
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I added rabbit ears to my attic mounted CM4228 to get channels 2,6, and 12. Cost: $0.00 - I had them in my parts box.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Universal-R...-/291503479620
You sound like you have had some experience with antennas, especially since you are using an original CM 4228.

At my previous location I was using an original 4221 for UHF and a folded dipole for VHF. I didn't need a UVSJ because I was using an original CM7777 that had separate inputs for UHF and VHF.
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Old 06-13-2018, 05:14 PM   #18  
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Where in your opening post does it state DX'ing?
And I think my DXing would make you look foolishly stumfounded,
And out of order
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Old 06-13-2018, 05:17 PM   #19  
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And what was your receive distens?
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Oh, I almost forgot to say:
Welcome to the forum.

You sound like you have had some experience with antennas, especially since you are using an original CM 4228.
Thank you.
Yes... I started in 2002 and went through at least 1/2 dozen indoor and outdoor antennas in the attic. At the time, all digital was on UHF in my area, so I picked up a CM4228 as recommended on other forums. The 4228 was a great deal for $50 and worked well until a few channels set up permanent residence on VHF. I took a shot with the rabbit ears and was fortunate that all worked well.
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Hello there Rabbit 73,did Winegrud ever make a low and hi band VHF??
Maybe Winegard did make an antenna just for VHF-High and VHF-Low, but I don't remember any antenna like that from them.
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Old 06-13-2018, 06:47 PM   #22  
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Yes I believe that they did and it was dis when ever thing went hi,VHF&uhf.back
In the day!!
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Old 06-13-2018, 07:01 PM   #23  
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Thank you.
Yes... I started in 2002 and went through at least 1/2 dozen indoor and outdoor antennas in the attic. At the time, all digital was on UHF in my area, so I picked up a CM4228 as recommended on other forums. The 4228 was a great deal for $50 and worked well until a few channels set up permanent residence on VHF. I took a shot with the rabbit ears and was fortunate that all worked well.
Lol on that 4228,I have been playing with this stuff cents 1978,
I bet you were in diapers lol outdoor tv antenna's only
Good luck with the set of rabbit ears!!
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Old 06-13-2018, 07:31 PM   #24  
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There are only 95 licensed class A digital stations in the USA and Canada.

Most of them serve far flung rural areas out west.

Many of these DMA's also contain VHF-high and UHF stations necessitating an antenna with broader capabilities than one band.

DXing is not tied to a particular antenna, if a very distant channel signal is concentrated enough to be received more than 300 miles away, the signal is often strong enough to over power even local signals for a short time.
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Yes true but don't forget about the duckting weather conditions and so on
So what about low band Vhf and the hi vhf 1500miles of RECEIVE North Carolina
And South Carolina and so on element length of 10,10INCHES?
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Old 06-14-2018, 04:56 AM   #26  
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They CAN make an antenna just for VHF-Low 2-6, but they are NOT going to do it unless they can make $MONEY$ on it.
You do have a choice, you can use an antenna that covers all three TV bands: VHF-Low, VHF-High, and UHF.

For strong signal areas, you can use the Winegard HD7000R:
https://www.solidsignal.com/pview.as...nas&sku=615798

https://manuals.solidsignal.com/HD7000R.pdf

or the RCA ANT3037XR with Low-Band add-on kit:
https://www.amazon.com/RCA-ANT3037XR.../dp/B00KVVBF2A

https://manuals.solidsignal.com/Manu..._ANT3037XR.pdf

or the Channel Master CM-3016:
https://www.channelmaster.com/Digita..._p/cm-3016.htm


for weak signal areas, you can use the Winegard HD8200U:
https://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp?p=hd8200u

https://manuals.solidsignal.com/HD8200U_Specs.pdf

or the Channel Master CM-3020:
https://www.channelmaster.com/Digita..._p/cm-3020.htm

or the Channel Master CM-5020:
https://www.channelmaster.com/Master..._p/cm-5020.htm
what about channel master On the VHF Hi &low I think they did
In 1978?

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Lol on that 4228,I have been playing with this stuff cents 1978,
I bet you were in diapers lol outdoor tv antenna's only
Good luck with the set of rabbit ears!!
The CM4228 is a good UHF antenna.
1978? I was married with a child on the way, stocking up cloth diapers.
As stated earlier, I've had good luck with the rabbit ears. But, thanks anyway!
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Hello Rabbit I think channel master did in 1978
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Old 06-14-2018, 12:36 PM   #29  
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Hello there Rabbit 73,did Winegrud ever make a low and hi band VHF??
I found a reference to the Winegard CS-5200 VHF antenna in a comparison of Channel Master and other antennas for DX:
http://www.anarc.org/wtfda/crossfire.pdf
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You may soon find it narrowed down to a few choices. There’s the Winegard CH-5200, the Jerrold VIP-307, the Channel Master 1110, and Channel Master’s 3617B, an updated version of their old 3617, considered a classic by TV DX enthusiasts in the 1960’s.
I found a photo of the CH-5200 here on page 6:
http://www.wtfda.org/vud80s/1986/06-86%20vud.pdf

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Old 06-14-2018, 01:38 PM   #30  
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Hello Rabbit I think channel master did in 1978
Yes, Channel Master made a lot of VHF only antennas in their North Carolina plant until it was closed because they filed for bankruptcy:







The most popular for DX was probably the CM 3617B Crossfire:

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