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VHF Low Band OTA antennas

Posted: Fri May 10, 2019 6:12 am
by NECRAT
Hi, I am having not great luck with the ol' Google Express machine, and am looking for recommendations.

In our market, one of the local TV stations opted for the Band 1 option of the repack and are going to VHF channel 5 from UHF.

We run our own "in house" cable system with demodulators, and I am going to need to be able to pick up the station. While I fully understand, and can build an antenna, time and other factors, I would rather just purchase at this time. Being a TV station, I would need one of decent build quality.

The Katherine CL-46 antenna , which well suits my needs, is also close to $1K, which is more than I want to spend as well.

So looking for any suggestions from anyone who has done this, or is also doing this.

Re: VHF Low Band OTA antennas

Posted: Fri May 10, 2019 7:33 am
by PID_Stop
Solid Signal has several candidates that extend down to the VHF low band. Here are several, in no particular order:

Xtreme Signal HD8200XL, $119.99

Winegard HD8200U, $134.99

Channel Master CM3016, $69

Channel Master CM3020, $119.99

Jeff

Re: VHF Low Band OTA antennas

Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 9:18 pm
by rich wood
These folks make some nice made in USA antennas,, UHF and VHF types:
https://store.antennasdirect.com/HD-TV-antennas.html

Re: VHF Low Band OTA antennas

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 6:35 am
by PID_Stop
rich wood wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 9:18 pm
These folks make some nice made in USA antennas,, UHF and VHF types:
https://store.antennasdirect.com/HD-TV-antennas.html
We have a number of viewers who have used their antennas quite successfully -- but our market is all UHF. I could be wrong, but I don't recall any of their models extending down into the VHF low band.

Jeff