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Antenna Recommendation for Eugene, OR

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I am hoping for some advice. I purchased an SS-2000 SquareShooter after reading reviews online and have since discovered that its performance at my location (TV Fool), especially in VHF-High, leaves a lot to be desired.

The bulk of the available stations are nearly 180 degrees apart and channels 9 - 41. Could I get away with a 2-bay or 4-bay with the reflector removed? I would rather not spring for two more antennas on top of the one I have, so another idea I had was one directional vhf-hi to point in one direction and supplement my square shooter with a folded dipole via a UVSJ.

Thoughts?
Edited by tmkelley - 7/31/12 at 8:38pm
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I am surprised no one has posted a reply to your situation yet. I have seldom seen a TV Fool chart with the major stations in almost exactly 180 degree separation. It seems that something bi-directional would be ideal, if you have line of sight to the two transmitter locations from your proposed antenna location. I would be very tempted to try a simple UHF loop and VHF dipole (rabbit ears) perpendicular to the transmitters. The dipoles should only be extended about 28 inches, tip to tip. You could make something yourself or the Radio Shack 15-1874 indoor antenna is often recommended as it is proportioned more accurately than other indoor antennas.
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Thanks for your reply, Mister B, I will head over to Radio Shack after work and post my results.
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