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I am in the process of combining two DB8 antennas, using a backwards splitter. Having great luck picking up locales in Winston Salem, NC (around 85-100%) but no so much luck picking up out of town channels. The weird thing is that I seem to pick up these other channels from Charlotte, NC when one of the antennas is pointing in the opposite direction, getting signal from back of antenna, usually get about a 60% signal. I have both antennas on the same mast. and are using the same exact cables run to the splitter. Would it help to separate them? I have included my Tvfool location below. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Rod

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapp ... 9d901dcb4f
 

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The weird thing is that I seem to pick up these other channels from Charlotte, NC when one of the antennas is pointing in the opposite direction, getting signal from back of antenna,

One of your baluns may be backwards from the other.


Read the paragraph called "Connecting them together."

http://www.hdtvprimer.com/ANTENNAS/16bay.html
 

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will you normally have the antennas pointed in the same directing, stacking them one on top of the other ? The previous link, 1st paragraph, mentions the +/- 3dB gain of pointing them in the same direction....and the 3dB loss of combining antennas pointed in different directions.
 

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I am in the process of combining two DB8 antennas, using a backwards splitter. Having great luck picking up locales in Winston Salem, NC (around 85-100%) but no so much luck picking up out of town channels.......

In addition to the above mentioned hdtvprimer link, also read,

http://www.hdtvprimer.com/ANTENNAS/ganging.html
 
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