Tried it first in my local market thread. Searched and searched, here and elsewhere, so...
For starters: Here's the TVFool results: http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...e6a42ef8be46d6
We have a Winegard HD7078P at about 30' off the ground. (Elevation is approx. 960 feet AMSL.)
I also have a Winegard Flatwave Amped tacked-up in the SE corner of the family room, which is the SE corner of the house.
As you'll see from the TVFool results, there's a cluster of stations at about ±135°. Those are the stations in which we're primarily interested.
Here's the problem: Whenever the wind blows, most of those stations go right to pieces with the HD7078P hooked up. Even in the wintertime when the big old maple that is right
on that bearing, and only 75' away or so, is leafless. (There's another, smaller maple at about 145°, too.) Switch to the Flatwave Amped and the problem goes away.
"What's the problem?" you may ask. "Just use the Flatwave." Yeah, except Canadian channel 9 doesn't show up.
Now I know this antenna/propagation stuff is "magic" (Long-time radio guy. Way
long-time. From HF to microwave. Have done my own antenna design/fab in the past), but I'm kinda sorta suspecting that rooftop antenna is the culprit. (Coax [RG6] is fine and so are the connections. Double- and triple-checked.) I'm wondering if a different antenna, of a different design might not solve the problem?
One of my best friends has one of these: https://www.amazon.com/ClearStream-I...2Boutdoor&th=1
way out in the sticks the other side of Houghton Lake, surrounded
by big ol' jack pines and realizes good performance.
My stations are nearer. Maybe a ClearStream C2V?
Or maybe one of these: https://www.amazon.com/Channel-Maste...ntenna+outdoor
(which rates on Amazon better than the ClearStream). Looks kind of big, though. I do want to keep wind load to a minimum, as the mast is on a chimney mount.
I don't believe I need the low-VHF the current yagi gave me, anymore?
Thanks for any insights or suggestions.