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This may have already been covered here, but I couldn't find it. Do I need a VHF antenna for KGO ( 7.1)? I keep losing the signal. Last night I couldn't get it to come in for the life of me. My wife was NOT happy to miss the oscars. I have a nice UHF antenna (I forget what model, something like the Channel Master CM4220MHD) on our roof in Palo Alto. We get all other stations great, but KGO keeps coming and going. I have my antenna pointed at Sutro. Do I need to get adifferent antenna? Any suggestions?
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KGO is a VHF channel. I get it very well with my CM 4228 here in Rohnert Park. I don't get KNTV, which is also VHF, though. Yes, If you want KGO and KNTV without issue, you must get a VHF antenna.....

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KGO is BOTH a UHF and VHF station.

They operate a VHF 7 transmitter from Sutro Tower and a UHF 35 transmitter from Mt Allison that covers the South Bay area.

Of course, a VHF antenna must be pointed toward San Francisco and a UHF antenna must be aimed towards Fremont.
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KGO is BOTH a UHF and VHF station.

They operate a VHF 7 transmitter from Sutro Tower and a UHF 35 transmitter from Mt Allison that covers the South Bay area.

Of course, a VHF antenna must be pointed toward San Francisco and a UHF antenna must be aimed towards Fremont.

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Doing a generic tvfool chart, there will need to be 2 antennas. One antenna with VHF-HI & UHF will need to be pointed at approximately 330 degrees & a UHF only antenna pointed at about 75 degrees. Given the distance for the bulk of the stations in the 2 different directions, it might be possible to combine both antennas with no major signal loss. Also checking the signal strength of both KGO-TV signals, & it looks like the UHF signal will be stronger toward Palo Alto than the VHF signal will be, though it would still be strong enough to pick up.
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