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post #1 of 2 Old 04-14-2002, 12:50 PM - Thread Starter
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I'm using the 57inch Winegard YAGI antenna in Bellevue. Wa and have had a good amount of success.

The problem that I have is that I am down in the valley, and have a good number of trees between me and Seattle.

When its a calm day, i can pickup ABC, CBS, and NBC.

But if there is any strong wind, the signal goes out the window and I start to see some strong multi-path.

Would a larger antenna, or an antenna with more active elements work better? Or is this just a loosing battle against the wind with UHF?

I was thinking about trying the CM 4248. I was also told to try the Antenna Craft antenna MX56 I think since I was told that it has 4 active elements.

Any ideas?

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You need a rotor if you don't have one. Rain changes where you need to aim. Other than that you can try going higher to see over the trees, or you can get a more directional antenna as you mentioned. And use oversize masts, etc to make sure your antenna at least is very stable in the wind.
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