Thank you for your most informative reply. My Olevia LT42HVi has a dual tuner, but, not a Meter.
Given the cost (hope they're not too expensive), I think I'd really like to have one, possibly one that could be placed inline. If someone knows where I may check that out (website url), I'd appreciate the reference.
YES, at the time I experienced the Ghosting, I was in the VHF area. I'm sure it was from some reception from the sides or back of the second antenna (no doubt), and it's apparent that UHF is not as sensitive to that setup as VHF. I wonder though, IF one were to use two very directional antennas, some/all of that might be eliminated ? Anyone had any experience along these lines ?
However, given my location, where there are seven Towers around me in a semicircle from 7 to 45 miles, if having a Omni might be a better choice for me. I have my VU-90 set to the two in MoCity which are giving me 95% of the watchable Channels. I'd like to (as simply as possible) get all available, from all Towers. I'm really not sure just why, but, I either herd or read where Omni's reception (even a big one) is not as good as a directional. I know there's a LOT of things that may effect that, but if you/anyone has experience with a good quality Omni, that'll reach out (45+mi), please let me know.
Umm, the VU-90 seems to be a bit more popular than I thought ! Actually, I brought it over to this house from another, when I moved here. My previous residence was not in a HOA like I am now
, and I had to put it in the Attic here.
I recently had to replace my Roof. I used some new style Plyboard, with a Aluminum foil covering (faced inward to the attic) which is supposed to be energy efficient. I guess I'll find out next year! Anyway, even with the Foil and Attic placement, the VU-90 punches through all that, and I am very pleased with the signal strength (for the most part).
It seems as though you are aiming at the MoCity Towers, given that you mentioned Ch 51.1, but, have you tried to set your antenna to get any of the other Towers (for Ch 22.1) or any of the VHF (Ch 30, 49, 53) that are North-East of us? I admit those are not my preference for watching, but, was just wondering what range/signal strength you may be acquiring with your VU-90.
Thank you for your idea about the swap, that'd be a great deal for 12GAGUE, but.I think I'll hang onto it for now!
My comment about Attic size, was directed to caution about how large the VU-90 was. Given the 80 boom, which most attics will handle, one also needs to consider the vertical space for the upper and lower Wing Boom Elements, of which about 24 is needed. I admit that doesn't sound like much, but when you're trying to preserve a little storage area too, the VU-90 can be quite space consuming.
Actually, considering my aversion to Omni's, I had thought to possibly use an A/B Switch, getting another directional Antenna for the MoCity Towers, and using the range VU-90 to reach out to the more distant (45mi) Towers.
However, that may not be very convenient, IF I have to do an Auto-Scan, each time I changed from A to B. Anyone had any experience using an A/B like that ?
This may be unnecessary, but just in case someone is not familiar with the VU-90:
Radio Shack, VU-90 XR, Cat#: 15-2152, 32 Element, 80 Boom,
VHF: 90 mi, UHF: 70 mi, FM: 70 mi, Nov/2006 @ $ 59.99.
PS: I do NOT work for or have Stock in RShack!
It is SO nice to join a website like this. Polite helpful people, doing what they can, to help others in need. I've had some rather bad experiences on some other websites, smart ash guys, the holier than thou types, condemning, condescending, and SO in love with themselves and their own setups, they don't have time to help a guy out, who's just starting in HD.
Thank ALL of you, for being here for guys like me, and no doubt others (if I have anything to do with it) sharing this level of fellowship.