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Silver Sensor not work for anyone else?

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I have been using the Radio Shack double bowtie indoor antenna for 6 months or so. I have been pretty happy with it, as I am able to get most of the channels in the area without moving my antenna.

But, after reading all the raves about the Silver Sensor, I wanted to give it a try. So, I got one, and I have had very little success with it. I have not been able to reliably receive much with it.

For every channel in the area, I can get it faster, easier, and stronger on the double bowtie than the silver sensor.

Have others seen this, or is it just me?
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Originally posted by tji:
Have others seen this, or is it just me?

It's just you (I'm kidding..!).

Nope, I thought it would be an answer to my prayers to, but it hasn't turned out that way. At a guess, it's great for those situations where you could be swamped by strong multipathed signals, since it does seem to be very directional. It's kind of like the RS double bow tie; great if you are in a location with reasonable signal strength. I agree I found the double bow tie less of a pain because of not needing to change its direction.

my 0.02c worth.


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I didn't try it with digital, but it was a big disappointment with analogue local PBS. I found the MegaWave better than the silver sensor, but was still not satisfied. Went to a ChannelMaster 8-bay bowtie and am very pleased. It even picks up VHF, which it is not claimed to do.
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