Originally Posted by daveu8282
My UHF is already all I could ask for--Rockford is solid and Madison is very good most of the time--so really all I need is to add a VHF antenna. I've ordered a Y5-7-3 antenna and Winegard combiner from Solid Signal. Hopefully I can use the combiner to share the existing coax feed between the VHF and UHF antennas. If everything works out, I'll be able to choose either 27-2 or 13-3 for my Me-TV viewing pleasure.
You will need separate coax lines for each antenna, but once combined in the combiner, it shares the same coax going into the house. In my setup, I have 3 antennas: Antennacraft CS600 for VHF & Antennas Direct DB8 pointed at Chicago, & combined into an RCA TVPRAMP1R pre-amp (has separate VHF & UHF ports & set to separate), then one line goes into a Winegard CC7870 coupler (if that's what you have as well), then I also have a Winegard HD-1080 2 bay antenna pointed toward Cedar Lake, IN for my local PBS station, since that station drops out if I don't have an antenna pointed south (WHNW-LD otherwise interferes with WYIN), & that line hooks into the Winegard coupler as well. The 2 Chicago antennas are hooked on the side that allows for the pre-amp to pass thru, while the other side does not, which is for the Winegard antenna.
I don't know if you read on the website, that the Antennacraft Y5-7-13 antenna needs a 300 ohm to 75 ohm transformer, since it doesn't have the 75 ohm transformer built in, like it is on the DB8. If you don't have one, then you'll have to make a trip to your local Menards, Lowes, or Home Depot to get one (if one isn't included). I know you'll be happy to get WREX in better once you do get your VHF only antenna. I know in my case, reception is overall better with separate VHF & UHF antennas.