For his in-laws summer house in woolwine, va my brother had me pick up a CM 4228 this summer. We haven't had a chance to install it yet. I got one of the last of the old models, as I didn't know yet about the 4228-HD.
According to HDTVprimer.com, "It has no discontinuity in the screen, eliminating the wind VHF problem. It has no vertical wires in the screen, which probably eliminates the dips in the VHF gain."
I read somewhere to connect the two parts of the screen together, maybe with zip ties, and that would help the wind problem on VHF. I figured we would do that.
There are only 2 VHF stations, anyway. WGHP and WBRA. Antennaweb doesn't think we'll get 8, and I don't see how we could get WBRA-3 with the 4228, so it may be a moot point. WGHP is a station they could get in analog, but we've never been able to get it in digital with the old antenna. Also WFMY comes in good with analog, but we can't get their digital signal either.
So, when we put the 4228 up, with a higher mast (not too much though, it gets awfully windy), and a rotor, we're hoping for better reception.
Foxeng you said the old 4228 picks up VHF, but have you noticed any of the wind problems that were mentioned? I was originally thinking we should sell the old 4228 and buy one of the new ones, but after your last post maybe what we have will be fine.
On a somewhat related note, my mom has a 55 year old CM 4221 on the roof in Wadesboro. We took the channel master yagi VHF antenna down, leaving the old and very rusty 4221. The rotor no longer works, so we just pointed it toward Charlotte, and ran a new coax. My mom now gets all the Charlotte stations, both Florence stations off the REAR of the antenna, and WFMY pretty much off the side. She hasn't used OTA in years, but now she's happy to cancel her cable since she usually watches the local stations anyway.