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post #1 of 8 Old 01-26-2016, 04:55 PM - Thread Starter
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Dumb ?: Two Mohu Leaf Antennas?

Just wondering if you used a splitter and mounted two Mohu Leaf (or similar) antenneas, like several feet apart, would this improve reception -- like spreading rabbit ears really wide?

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That could enhance reception. But use same length cable connecting the 2 antennas. Only one amp if used and a power passing splitter.
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That could enhance reception.
Only if done correctly (spacing, etc). It also depends on what he wants to accomplish.

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But use same length cable connecting the 2 antennas.
That's only part of the equation.

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Only one amp if used and a power passing splitter.
What does a power passing splitter have to do with it? Think about it.....
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The Mohu Leaf is not exactly the word's best antenna. Rather than try to combine two together you'd be better off getting the proper antenna for your location. I recommend going over to www.TVFool.com , creating a TVFool Report and posting the link (either here or on the forum there), and then asking for advice on the best antenna for your location.
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Thanks to all for your comments. My Mohu is taped to a window facing sort of towards Austin's OTA towers about 9 to 10 miles away (TV Fool report says a non-amplified antenna should be fine). My TV's signal meter shows 100% for most of the channels. Only if it's windy outside will the picture start to degrade. I think that the OTA antenna towers shake in the wind.

Having two Mohu's spaced several feet apart might help, or so I thought.
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TV Tower shaking shouldn't be an issue for signal transmission (unless your winds are hurricane-level). :-)

What is more likely are obstructions in your line-of-sight to the transmission towers that move in the wind. Even in this case - a better antenna would likely be the solution. A good antenna -- and properly placed -- shouldn't be bothered by windy day conditions.
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Only if it's windy outside will the picture start to degrade. I think that the OTA antenna towers shake in the wind.
That means there are trees outside that the signals are passing through. The movement of the trees, branches, and leaves are ruining the signal before it ever gets to the antenna.
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Only if it's windy outside will the picture start to degrade. I think that the OTA antenna towers shake in the wind.
That means there are trees outside that the signals are passing through. The movement of the trees, branches, and leaves are ruining the signal before it ever gets to the antenna.


I posted this a while back, Charlotte, NC - OTA Go check out the video

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A good antenna -- and properly placed -- shouldn't be bothered by windy day conditions.
If "properly placed" means "not behind trees", then you're quite right.
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