Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Clarkston, Michigan
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Well, Had a fellow forum member stop by to install this new Advantage 60 antenna for me..... He did everything in the book to get a strong signal like I had with my other antenna, but this Advantage 60 has been a very big disappointment. The cheapo Radio Shack antenna had a much better performance for the UHF channel, because it had more "arms" than the new one...... Even the VHF channels were still not as good on the new antenna as the old one....
It was a big mistake purchasing that antenna, and I may just junk it, and swallow the loss. I did purchase another mast today, two 5' pieces, so it will raise the antenna from a 5' mast to a 10' mast. I also ordered a Winegard LNA-200 Boost XT HDTV Preamplifier to replace the RCA preamp that was already installed for the old antenna.
When I receive the preamp, Craig will come back over and make the modifications....... Maybe, that will at least bring it back up to the performance of the older antenna.......
Also, as a side note, I use HDHomeRun tuners and had to use my computer running an app that shows the Strength, Quality and Symbol. SiliconDust HAD an app for smart phones, but they discontinued it 3 or 4 years ago. Fortunately, someone on the SiliconDust forum had an apk of that app. I downloaded it and side loaded it to my Android phone. Now I have signal meter on my phone, so now that antenna can be adjusted in real time with that signal meter.
So, boys and girls, take a serious look at the "fins" on this antenna to see how it work for you, it was a bust for me.