Combining two VHF antenna with a combiner is a great method of producing multipath, the result may be for some channels NO Picture and NO Sound.
Exact ally the same for two UHF antennas.
Originally Posted by DigitalGriffin
I understand repack is just a changing of channels to free up unused space and reallocate for other purposes. Is this correct? So why would antenna choice matter here? As I understand it, the current locations for antennas is not going to change. And only 1 channel uses VHF (8.1/8.2) Plus, none of my planned stations is listed for the ATSC 3.0 rollout.
That said, there's no reason you can't combine multiple directional antennas via a splitter/combiner that I'm aware of. Yes I realize I'll lose 3dB on each.
Please feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.
The results of combining any two antennas is unpredictable but usually very bad.
Some stations moved from UHF to VHF, usually PBS.
For a quick way to check the new channels for your market, check your market(s) here:
Look at the physical channels, if a number 14 or above changes to 13 or below, the station has received lots of Millions of dollars.
Another list to check is:
As to when the repack will occur for a market, this is a hard way do find out:
Hopefully some one else can provide an easier method of finding your repack date(s).
My solution is to use separate tuners for antennas.
I have six tuners on my main outside antenna.
The two additional indoor antennas each have separate tuners, one tuner has an input switch so it can use both my main antenna and it's very own indoor antenna.
ATSC 3.0 uses the exact same antennas as ATSC 1.0 - 2.0.
The problem is that during the transition stations may agree to combine their signals on one transmitter thus what channel you need to receive may change.
Combining stations on Lighthouse stations using ATSC 1.0 - 2.0 may exist for many years and ATSC 3.0 agreements may change.
Sorry about the reply I deleted, I am busy getting my automatic scheduling and capture program set up for a station that changed ownership with new programming I am interested in at midnight. I did not realize your post was here.
I know somewhere there is a good method to find your repack dates, I don't have time right. now