Originally Posted by Roy Simpson
Of course, these values are with me just quickly going out and buying a ClearStream 2 and setting it up in my livingroom on a ladder. I am thinking of getting something slightly better (perhaps a ClearStream 5 for the VHF and keeping the ClearStream 2 for the UHF) and, once I mount it on the roof, I think (cross-fingers) the channel 10 issue will be solved. I am not too hopeful for channel 6.
Does anyone know of an antenna that has both UHF and VHF long range? And something to improve 3 - 6 reception?
For those cable cutters new to OTA reception. It works a little differently now, then simply adjusting rabbit ears from years past.
When Digital HDTV was started, stations needed to keep the analog service on as well. So tv stations used a open UHF channel for the new Digital tv service. Even though your tv says 3-1, etc. It is using a UHF tv channel now. Analog 3, 6 is gone.
In general, most ABC stations in the USA returned to the old analog transmit channel number. Most stations just turned off the analog channel, and never returned to it.
Understand and check so you know what UHF-VHF channel your station is sending the wireless signal on.
Clearstream 2 ? .... or clearstream 5 ?
The clearstream 5 has a bigger loop to pick up larger VHF signals, and pass UHF signals too.
Clearstream 2 has a small loop for UHF, and does not capture the larger VHF signal.
The clearstream 5 may be all you need for VHF / UHF Unless your area has severe signal problems.
Of course, .... the best antennas are usually sold online. (Not big box stores)
People like / love winegard model # 7698, 8200 and models of similar design. Some people like channel master 4228 for UHF