Has anyone experimented with omni directional antennas mounted fairly high?
I am thinking of mounting one of those round, amplified omni directional antennas on the top of the mast at 70ft. I am not expecting it to act like a larger antenna so I will also be adding a directional antenna under it.
Here is what I am thinking.
I am 60 miles on average from the majority of stations which are not in one direction, but all around me.
I will put a Channel Master CM 4228 - 8-bay bowtie at around 68 feet with a cm 7777 preamp, and a coax a bit better spec than RG-11 (existing setup), and then install the Winegard MS2000 Metrostar Omnidirectional on top of the mast with either RG-11 or RG-6
My question is, has anyone heard of how the winegard will perform picking up DTV at that distance on UHF, keeping in mind it is up 70feet?
I intend on possibly having the ability of connecting the two together and switch out the winegard if the multi path gets too bad, but if I do have to rotate the antenna, other people in the house watching the winegard won't loose the signal.
I plan on doing this soon as I have to replace a wind damaged antenna, and I just don't want to put up the huge VHF-lo antenna since all those channels will be disappearing next year.
I spoke to the Canadian counterpart to the FCC, and they don't plan on shutting off any analog stations in the near future. He said there is no set date and have a wait and see attitude following the U.S.