Originally posted by blackngold19
Best Buy does carry the the Square Shooter in a TERK Box, but it's overpriced at 150.00. You can find it online for around 100.00. Actually, I just looked at your antenna farms and it looks like you may need a UHF/VHF combo antenna, so the DB4 won't work for you for VHF. Anyways, go check out antennas direct. They do have some combos there that will work for you. As for the Square Shooter, I've posted in here that it's UHF only, and people have said it will work for VHF, but I don't see it listed in the specs that it will handle VHF. At your range, you could try the Winegard Stealthtenna for around 40.00. That's the antenna that VOOM gives away for OTA installs. That should be enough at your range unless you live in a hole somewhere. Good Luck!!
A few things to clear up for this person:
* The only VHF DT in his market (Roanoke/Lynchburg, VA) is the PBS affiliate, WBRA/15 (DT 3). If he doesn't care about PBS, he won't need a VHF antenna. And yes, that station is a low-VHF, which will be difficult for him to get in the FIRST place.
* The Roanoke/Lynchburg market is chock full of hills and mountainous terrain. In theory, he's almost next door to most of the major towers in the market (on a nearby mountain called Poor Mountain) and HD reception shouldn't be THAT difficult. But he could have terrain issues - i.e. hills or even mountains in the way - that could shadow him from those signals and be causing multipath. In particular, on the local market thread, he reported occasional breakups on WDBJ-DT, which is a full-strength signal at that antenna farm 8 miles away from him. That could just be his crummy antenna, and a new antenna placed up higher could fix that easily.
* The SquareShooter, et al., should work fine with powerful-enough high-VHF signals, even though they're designed for UHF. But as noted, the only VHF DT in his market is DT 3 (WBRA/PBS), which means it wouldn't work no matter what. If he really wanted digital PBS, he'd have to work in a VHF antenna somehow...people talk about how to do that earlier in this thread. If he doesn't care about PBS, it's a lot easier.