Originally Posted by tveli
Sorry to anyone who happened to read my impolite reply! Thanks to Mod(s) for Doing Their Job.
Your initially-reported results echo what the texts/theory/experiments describe about how antennas interact BIGLY with each other, sometimes for better with receive or "passive" antennas, and sometimes for worse especially for transmit or "active" antennas.
If you remember NTSC TV in 60s/70s/80s/90s you may recall that sometimes a person had to stand next to the TV antenna or put their arm near the antenna in order for the TV station to be watchable. That old-school NTSC "stand in the correct spot" experience is another example of two antennas interacting as you have observed and kindly reported. The reason is that the human skeleton has enough minerals to act as a significant antenna.
A more recent observable example is with your car keyfob-remote. Walk to the distance in parking lot just at the edge of where it works vs doesn't-work. Then walk 100 feet further away, and compare the result with the keyfob held under your chin vs with your arm outstretched: it will work reliably with keyfob under your chin, and zero with keyfob held with arm outstretched.
yes I remember the olden days, hey you come adjust the antenna yes reception improves while touching then the second you release an sit down bad reception again I believe this condition still exists today. also remember adding reynolds to the tips which helped some channels but worsened others.
I'll have to try the key fob chin trick I always stretch arm thinking I'm 3' closer.
BTW no insult taken.unless you're now writing I have a sex disease I got that from you're Mom.
now if you flashed an OK sign I would be offended rememeber when OK meant OK.
Originally Posted by Ratman
Here's a simple experiment to try immediately:
Temporarily remove the "new" antenna. Does reception on the "tiny" antenna change for the worse?
When you reconnect the new antenna, does it immediately improve?
this test wouldn't prove anything disconnecting and reconnecting since there's no physical connection between the 2.
removing the clearstream from area then reinstalling old antenna has already been proven however this antennas located in attic over 40' away from 2nd TV, was curious if there's scientific proof or coincidence. I'm saying it's not coincidence.
as far as the 3rd TV which is 30' away haven't observed the video reception but hear much less bad audio usually when you get bad audio you get bad video so I'm assuming there's an improvement on the 3rd.
the manufactors response at amazone was you must have a physical connection this answer was probably scribbled down from a company rep.chat person from india (w/ zero knowledge) who was hoping to sell a splitter.4 other responds also say need a physical connection
which I've proven bogus.
I see clearsteam advertising here are they a sponsored vender here?