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Old 02-28-2013, 05:25 AM - Thread Starter
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I recently installed a ClearStream 2V antenna in my attic. Almost all of my UHF channels have maximum signal strength according to my tuner box, and one of my two VHF channels (13) has about 3/4 strength. I have one channel (11) that I barely get any signal from, most times it won't even show up. All of my channels are within 10 degrees of each other and are all about the same distance away. Anyone have any suggestions on how to get that last channel to come in? Do I need a bigger antenna?

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Old 02-28-2013, 09:15 AM
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VHF is always going to be harder to get with an indoor antenna. It sounds like you have the correct antenna. Are the dipoles fully extended on the antenna and pointing sideways? You are close enough to the towers that you should be able to get those stations. Make sure you aim the antenna towards the ENE where your towers are, and the higher you go, the better.
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One possible and inexpensive solution would be to add a Y5-7-13 VHF-high antenna and join it with your ClearStream 2V antenna using a UVSJ. The Y5-7-13 would provide more gain on VHF-high than the simple dipole on the ClearStream 2V. VHF signals do tend to be reduced a bit more than UHF signals in an attic setting.

http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp?p=y5-7-13
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A C2V already has a UVSJ as part of the antenna.

Original versions have it attached to the bottom of the reflector. New versions have it built into the loop assembly which has a VHF IN connector on the back of loop in addition to the output F-connector.
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