Help receiving in a "bowl", Prescott AZ
I am looking for help with antenna selection, because what I've tried hasn't been acceptable. Or maybe it has been, and my expectations are unrealistic, but I think I can do better.
The internet gods say my post count is 4, and I cannot post a link until I have 5, so I'm assuming I'll be able to immediately make a second post on this thread with my location info. That is my intent!
Anyway, I have LOS to nothing, we're in a bowl. There's a big hill between me and the 70* Mingus Mtn towers, and smaller hills in the 210* path to Mt Francis.
I initially mounted up my 8 yr old Winegard 7695P along with an old RS 15-259 amp and tried both paths, with varied results. Frustrated by lack of success, and realizing the 7695P couldn't receive the one VHF-Lo channel I'd like to pull in, I tried using two Winegard HD7000R antennas. One pointed at 70* with the VHF-Lo elements added, and one pointed at 210*, plus a CC-7870 coupler. Also changed to a LNA-200 amp, in case the old RS amp was faulty in some way. Results not much different than the initial setup, plus I still could not pull in that VHF-Lo CH6.
So my main question is: Would one of the "bowtie" style antennas give me better results than the directional antennas I've been trying to use? I am completely unfamiliar with that style, and don't want to throw more money at the problem without some more experienced opinions!
I realize the bowtie style is UHF-only, so we may have to live without the 3 VHF channels. But if we can just get reliable signal stability on the UHF channels from 210* we'd be happy. Any help would be appreciated, and I'll post again with TVFool link.