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Adding 2nd Antenna for DTV - Good Idea?

by Johnbob08 / October 19, 2008 12:55 PM PDT

I live in a windy location and have given up on antenna rotors. All the new digital TV stations I pull are all about due North - except for one which is WSW of me. I have Radio Shack's largest antenna they carry about 30ft in the air and have fixed it due North. The station in the WSW only comes in about 40% of the time cause of hitting the back corner of the antenna. What would happen if I installed a smaller antenna facing WSW and then run the cable into a splitter so the signals are together. Would this reduce my signal from the antenna facing North? I am running an amplifer, by the way.

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(NT) You could try it, if it does not work get RF switch. John
by jcrobso / October 20, 2008 6:37 AM PDT
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Make your own OTA HDTV Antenna
by hyghwayman / October 22, 2008 4:06 PM PDT

Before you buy a antenna, you may want to build your own antenna like I did. I have tried all sorts of commercial store bought antennas and must say my home made antenna beats the pants off of all of them.

Lumelab has a dedicated thread with 51 pages of info and discussion on the topic. DIY HDTV Antenna
(Update) You will need to register w/ Lumenlab to see the thread.

AVS Forums also has a thread. How to build a UHF antenna...

Antenna Design!2243ABF263B6C3B5!209.entry


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Great Idea
by Johnbob08 / October 23, 2008 2:00 PM PDT

Thank you for that idea!! I used to build my own CB antennas back in the day but had never thought of building my own TV antenna. I am registering and checking out Lumenlab as I write this - looks like an interesting site.
Thanks again,

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