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Biloxi, MS: Best UHF rf amplifier

I'm looking for the best UHF antenna amp for the price. The rf channels I need to amplify are 16, 25, and 32. There are no VHF channels. Need to have power injected. Amp will be at the outdoor antenna (I assume that's the best choice), so it needs to be rated for outdoor use.
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I'm looking for the best UHF antenna amp for the price. The rf channels I need to amplify are 16, 25, and 32. There are no VHF channels. Need to have power injected. Amp will be at the outdoor antenna (I assume that's the best choice), so it needs to be rated for outdoor use.

The answer to this depends on what your requirements are. We'd need to see your Rabbitears report and some details about your antenna system; ie, antenna, coax length, splitter, etc.
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Here's the Rabbitears report
https://www.rabbitears.info/searchma...study_id=97622

Antenna is a Antennas Direct DB2E Multidirectional Bowtie UHF Dtv Antenna

The cable run is 53ft. rg6.
No splitters.
Only a lightning arrester.

Anything else?
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https://www.avsforum.com/forum/25-hd...-1st-post.html

We put that thread together to save the time of asking the same questions over and over of every member with a question about OTA issues. Start with the information from that thread and it'll really speed things along.

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Here's the Rabbitears report
https://www.rabbitears.info/searchma...study_id=97622

Antenna is a Antennas Direct DB2E Multidirectional Bowtie UHF Dtv Antenna

The cable run is 53ft. rg6.
No splitters.
Only a lightning arrester.

Anything else?
Thank you for the signal report from Gulfport. The channels that you want are very strong and shouldn't need any amplification unless the antenna isn't in the clear. Why do you think you need a preamp, trees to the north?

The Antennas Direct Juice preamp would match your specs. It can tolerate overload, but your tuner might not.

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The stations you want are extremely strong and don't need a preamp. It may cause overload. If you're having trouble with those stations then we need to look into that further.

I looked at the terrain plot for all those New Orleans stations. The curvature of the Earth makes that a tropo path. Such a path will never be reliable no matter what antenna is used.

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