Originally Posted by Arcade
Well, at least that is an idea. Thanks.
Though with that solution I would lose my VHF digital channel 8-1.
All I need to do is raise the front end of my antenna about 1 or 2 inches.
I am not trying to aim it at the sky or anything.
I have already done this with my hands and got a 10 point improvement in my reception.
so I know it will work if I can find a cheap permanent solution.
So buy an aluminum, 1" x 1" angle, drill a hole in your boom two or three feet in front of the U-bolt and pin it there, loosen the U bolt a little, and pin the other end of the angle iron to the mast.
Edited by AntAltMike - 11/4/12 at 2:09pm
Don't be surprised if the benefit is fleeting. In fact, if you were there,holding it while the readings were better, your physical interdiction of the electromagnetic filed might had accounted for the improvement. I once installed a vertically stacked second yagi antenna to eliminate some interference of unknown origin, and at one point, I accidentally connected one of the antennas to the wrong side of the combiner/splitter, so one antenna contributed about 20dB less signal strength that the other one, and while I was doing that, the guy in the building (we were using walkie talkies) said, "That's it", but when I came inside the picture sucked. It turned out that the interference was being phase canceled by the array, but the relative signal strength to optimize the phase cancellation was attained with me standing between the director elements of one of the antennas, since my body was acting as an attenuator pad does.