Originally Posted by TheCleaner
Hello all. I've read over the forum and found plenty of info, just looking for technical answers on my particular case.
Here's my location info from TV Fool:http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...0b86c2a9b8e694
I purchased an RCA ANT1450BM, and it does a rather decent job overall, getting about 80-90 signal strength on most channels. The problem channel overall is the ABC affiliate operating on VHF I believe. What's funny is I think the NBC one is too but it has great reception.
In an effort to alleviate this, I bought an RCA ANT751R based on the reviews.
So far, it seems decent enough but really no better than the ANT1450BM, and at times worse. However, ABC does tend to come in better now.The problem stems now from other channels pointed away from that primary tower SE of me.SO, the real question:
Can I physically take the ANT1450BM apart and add it's omnidirectional antenna to the ANT751R somehow and have it create one "super antenna"? I know I can mess with splitters, jointennas, etc. My question is more of whether two antennas can be physically joined into one.P.S. If someone has another antenna suggestion that will work instead of messing with all this, based on the pics and info, I'm all ears and would be happy to take back the others.
Are you using both antennas indoors or outdoors? With your signals being rather strong, the flat panel antenna (ANT1450BM) is picking up everything, but ABC, but the ANT751R antenna is picking up ABC, but making UHF reception terrible for some stations. The RCA ANT751R is directional, while the RCA ANT1450BM is omni-directional, & usually works best for UHF stations. Since the ANT1450BM antenna is getting your UHF stations, while the ANT751 antenna is getting your UHF stations, just get a VHF/UHF joiner, & use the ANT751 antenna for VHF, & the ANT1450BM for UHF. The Pico Macom VHF/UHF
combiner is one choice. While the Antennas Direct EU385CF UHF / VHF TV Antenna Combiner
is much more expensive, but if your antennas are outside, combining them outdoors will keep the connections dry on the combiner.
Note: Using a VHF/UHF combiner with the RCA ANT751 antenna will disable the UHF portion of the antenna.
Now if you wanted to try a different antenna, the Winegard HD7694p or Antennacraft HBU22 focus more on the UHF then the RCA ANT751 antenna. Even the 2 choices I recommended as alternate choices won't guarantee that you get KDOR at 358°, KRSC at 22°, KGEB at 246°, or KTPX at 227°, with the antenna pointed in the 144-148° direction. I personally believe getting a combiner would be more cost effective, considering your stations are rather strong, & the antennas you have already get you what you want to get.