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post #1141 of 1144 Old 12-22-2016, 05:27 AM
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A UHF antenna (need suggestions here) pointed to pull in the most stations North/South.
Something like a DB2e or a DB4e should work fine for the stations to your south. There's really nothing coming from the north, those UHF stations showing on your plot don't exist on the air. The reception pattern for both is broad enough to pick up both originating locations .

Your plot says you don't need and that you should avoid any amplifiers. An amp will only make new problems.
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I'm in San Carlos, 92119 (see TV fool link in my post).

Thanks for verification no amp is needed.

The V/UHF combiner is supposed to have 30 dB isolation between bands (if i'm reading the spec sheet correctly).
The two antennas will be aimed about 111 degrees apart which should also improve the isolation.

I'm leaning towards the DB4e.

What type of separation is needed between antennas?

Which antenna should go higher on the mast?
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Still on the Fringe. . .

Hey guys:
its been a while since I've been in here, I'm in La Costa, and have a CM 4228 8-bay with a VHF on top of it, and an RCA pre-amp, feeding a Roamio OTA and Mini. Here's my fool:

My reception usually hovers around 50-60%, which is often a tease. I usually have to go on the roof to adjust the antenna between CBS and NBC/Fox, but I "mostly" get the channels I want. Amusingly, the LA channels still come in almost as reliably as the San Diego towers.

However, the inconsistency has been sufficiently annoying that I'm going to force myself to either upgrade my antenna or switch back to cable. I did notice that "wiggling" the cable from the CM to the pre-amp affects the signal, so now I'm wondering if my pre-amp is failing, or the connection is not good. Would also considering upgrading if there is something better out there.

Any suggestions? I have never committing to pointing to the LA stations, since some local programming (such as Charger games) is specific, but would really like to dial in a consistent signal.

thanks for any advice,

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Newbie in Rancho Penasquitos (92129)

Hi Everyone,
As the title states, I'm a newbie to this forum and have recently got rid of cable. I'm currently using Sling TV for ESPN, etc. but would like to pick up some local channels via an antenna.
I live in Rancho Penasquitos (92129) and have my TV Fool link. Unfortunately I don't have the 5 required posts to include the link to it. Guess I'll have to read and provide a few more posts and follow up with a link.

In the meantime, I would appreciate any recommendations or suggestions on what type (brand, model, amplified) of antenna and installation approach others in this area have used with success. I plan to install the antenna myself in the attic but am open to roof mounted since it's a one story house.

Any other advice or links to general info about this topic would also be appreciated.

Thanks in advance for your help!
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