Originally Posted by zyland
I'm already using a CM 4221 for the UHF channels. I'm using a VHF/UHF combiner to join them. Before 9/11/13 moved to VHF, the CM 4221 was my only antenna. I put the RS back up to get a better 9/11/13. It's working well but the RS is just very large.
Any suggestions for a smallish high-VHF only antenna?
I've had good results using the AntennaCraft Y5-7-13 which can be had cheap through solidsignal.com. I'm 49 miles from the Denver towers and have it mounted in the attic.
Sorry to break in on your topic, but just wanted to pass along some information on the FCC & Broadcast Spectrum.
The following are the links to a two part interview of Jim Goodmon, CEO of Capitol Broadcasting, by Broadcast Engineering Magazine. Jim Goodman was responsible for having the first digital HD television station back in 1996.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dvCwQ1ZAYshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFce7SNf9jw
He talks about former FCC Chairman Reed Hundt's (Clinton administration) conscious decision to undercut TV broadcasting by purposely delaying the digital transition, and current Chairman Julius Genachowski's academic mentor's plan to use oppressive government regulation to eliminate broadcasting.
Based on testimony given by NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith before the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurshiphttp://www.nab.org/documents/newsroo...um_Written.pdf
the FCC is talking out of both sides of their mouth; saying on one hand that their plan to reallocate broadcast spectrum will be strictly voluntary while on the other hand proposing charging broadcasters large fees which would force many broadcasters to volunteer. In other words, a backhanded plan to clear the broadcast bands without using proper established procedures.
Also, an interesting article was posted 4/12/2010 on the TVNewsCheck web site.http://www.tvnewscheck.com/articles/2010/04/12/daily.2/
It references an interview of Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg, which was given at a CFR general meeting.http://www.cfr.org/publication/21834
1. Technology will make spectrum use more efficient. (4G, etc.)
2. Efficiency is market driven.
3. The cable industry has bought about 150 MHz over the last 10-15 years that they aren't using.
4. Verizon supporting reallocation of broadcast spectrum would be motivated by selfish self interest, not by need!
Please come join us on the official FCC & Broadcast Spectrum topic:http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1216722