I have a HDB91x mounted at about 15-20 feet on a mast at the peak of the roof. The UHF antenna is aimed roughly SxSW. I also have a Y10-7-13 that has yet to be mounted with a VHF/UHF joiner. I plan on running (2) HDHR3-US (4 tuners total).
In this setup what if any amp would be best?
Channels I'd like to get:
I have updated my original post removing the picture and replacing it with a link to My TV Fool report.
Additionally, is it advisable/ok to mount the VHF antenna on the same mast (Winegard DS-3000) as the UHF? The UHF antenna is mounted at the very top of the mast so the VHF would have to go below it. I have an additional mast for the VHF antenna should it need it but would prefer to use the single mast if it would work just as well.
Your forecasted signal powers combined with the selected antennas will offer you a good chance of not needing an amp. Put the system together and give it a test drive to see how it goes, then consider an amp if one is indicated.
Alright. I got it setup with both antennas and a single HDHR3-US. I don't have a real signal meter and I don't see any way to get meaningful values out of the HDHR so here are the screen caps from it's status from each channel.
1. Is there anyway to get useful info like dB & SNR out of the HDHR's or to convert it's "meters" into real values?
2. If possible to judge from the above, would I need an amp to add a second HDHR?
You'd have to buy the upgraded "Tech" version for that.
Not with any accuracy.
Install a two-port splitter and see if and how the readings change. If they are still acceptable, then you're probably okay.
Is there any display that shows BER? That's the only thing that really counts. Ideally you want to have a zero BER (bit error rate), but a reasonably low uncorrected BER is OK as long as the corrected BER is at or near zero.