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There has been repeated enquires regarding which

is "best", i.e. multielement yagi or the new Terk.

I have visited the Winegard site, and they report

a new line of HDTV antennas coming soon, but no other

information. Does anyone have experience with both

antenna types for OTA HD reception. Also, is there any benedit from the use of larger 1 meter dishes. I plan to install a Dish 6000 system very shortly, and need to make some decisions. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Best reception is always with separate VHF and UHF antennae with rotor. Use RG-6 cable (or RG-11 for long runs). Use antenna mount amp only if needed


2 other manufacturers to chekout are Channel Master and Delhi
 

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The 1-meter dish for DBS reception would be a good choice if you have a rain fade problem. There are some larger dishes available but then you start having problems if you want to use 2 LNBs for a Dish 500 setup. The larger the dish the smaller the area that it focuses on. I guess it is the same principle as a high gain OTA antenna. The higher the gain the more directional it is.
 

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Don't forget that most yagi antennas have a 30 to 50 degree horizontal beam width (3dB halfpower point).

Pointing in between two stations that are, say at 200deg and 245deg, will work without rotating the antenna at all.
 
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