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Old 10-08-2018, 09:23 AM   #1  
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Default Winegard HD 7080P having trouble with one station

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I have a 10 year old Winegard HD 7080P with a PCT-MA2-2P signal amp and I'm having problems getting KOTV-DT. It picks it up, but the signal is too weak for a constant lock. The antenna is pointed as directly to that tower as I can tell and all of the other channels on that tower or nearby come in fine, but that tower is on the edge of the listed UHF range for my antenna. I also have VHF-Hi channels in the area and they all come in very strong with my current antenna.

I'm wondering if an different antenna is the solution to get better signal on the UHF channels or if there are any other suggestions?
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Old 10-08-2018, 12:24 PM   #2  
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Go with the Winegard HD7084P if you need more range on UHF.(60 miles UHF)

Or raise the antenna higher, less ground clutter that way.
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I think a new antenna is probably the best answer. Since it's already up on the roof, I'm not sure I could get it high enough to make enough of a difference. Looks like the one you suggested is discontinued, but might still be available somewhere. I'll look for something comparable.
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I'm looking at possibly a Channel Master CM-3018 since I found an open box one for about $65 or would adding a dedicated UHF antenna on the mast with a combiner be a better option if it can be done for around the same price?

I don't really watch OTA TV much anymore so I'm trying to resolve this as cheaply as I can.
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Old 10-09-2018, 07:59 PM   #5  
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Good VHF to UHF combiners are getting hard to find, plus you can cause bigger problems if not done right.(loss of other channels)

Best to stick to one UHF/VHF antenna, if having problems are 40 miles then a deep fringe antenna would work better.
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Have you tried moving the antenna around a bit, up, down left, right back forward?

You may have the antenna in a null spot for that channel.
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