Originally Posted by Umm.what
The challenge I see is that the New Haven and Hartford signals are roughly 65-70* apart. Any chance of reception from both without a rotator?
Any help would be much appreciated.
Antenna recommendations are hard because not every antenna works in every situation. Sometimes, you'll have better reception 10 feet from where you need to mount it.
65 to 70 degrees is a lot of beamwidth to cover. Because of this, you may sacrifice distance.
A yagi style antenna is out of the question if you want to cover 65 to 70 degrees.
An 8 bay bowtie antenna like the Antennas Direct DB8 or the Channel Master 4228HD would be a better choice, but they might be a little picky on trying to cover 30 to 35 degrees in each direction if you point half way in between NH and Hartford.
A 4 bay bowtie like the Antennas Direct DB4 or CM4221 may be your best bet. With the 4 bay bowtie you get the most beamwidth but have half the distance of an 8 bay. I think you'll still get enough range.
If I lived in Madison, I'd use a CM4221HD antenna and a CM7777 preamp. I'd start off with the preamp in UHF/VHF combined mode. If WTNH did not come in reliably, I'd get a bigger VHF only antenna and run the preamp in separate input mode.
If I still needed more UHF power, I'd horizontal stack another CM4221 into the antenna array, that way I'd get twice the range without losing beamwidth.
I have experimented with a lot of antennas over the last 10 years. Luckily the antennas do not bother my wife one bit.