I have attic installed antennas from Antennas Direct. Almost all of my UHF stations are NNE, the only VHF station is SSW. I point a DB8 in the direction of the majority of the UHF stations, a C5 in the direction of the VHF channel, combined the signal with a diplexer, and call it good. The only problem is that there is one UHF station coming from the same tower as the VHF station. Channel 9.1 is VHF CBS, 9.2 is FOX VHF (SD), and 32.1 is channel 33 UHF, FOX HD. So after everything is hooked up, everything comes in great except the HD version of FOX, which varies from 50-75% on my TV. Since i'm splitting it to a Silicondust network dual tuner, a TV in the gym, and a guest bedroom, I'd like to have better reception on that channel, especially since I'll be using Media Center or Linux boxes as DVRs, recording programs while we're away. I'm currently awaiting an 8 port Channelmaster distribution amp (4db gain ea. port), but that's only to make up for the splits and cable length. I know to really improve reception I'll need a UHF antenna pointed SSW. I've read up on the jointennas, and it looks like that would be the perfect option if a channel 33 version were available. Using a rotor is NOT an option, since the wife has already gotten used to having no antennas visible indoors or out, and the attic isn't very spacious. Since the signals are nearly 180 degrees apart, could I combine in another UHF antenna on the same length of cable as the other, and somehow shield the back sides of the antennas to prevent them from capturing signal from the wrong direction? I can't really use high or low pass filters either, because I have channels above and below 33. Tinlee.com looks to be an expensive option if I have to go that route. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
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6/6/12 at 10:24pm