Many years ago once we put 'BTv-DT on air..USSB & CEMA came here for antenna testing for the antennaweb page..most of the antenna mfgs sent in product, and a couple came by, including the now deceased Neil Terk..
Nice guy too..Neil and his design engineer came with a new, super dooper HD antenna..kept in a black cloth bag they would not open..it didn't work as well as the old antenna designs. No matter the design, you can't chnage the laws of physics..and pretty doesn't help reception ..The RCA receiver was also a jumble of boards and wires in the back of a van for this testing, and the audio didn't yet work..
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