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Old 07-09-2018, 8:59 AM
K4FLB K4FLB is offline
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A TV antenna that receives VHF TV channels can work, but the antenna should be oriented vertically and not horizontally. There can be as much as a 20db drop in signal with the receive antenna oriented opposite of the transmit antenna in this frequency range. Land mobile radio antennas are vertically oriented. Also the antenna will be directional, since TV antennas are either a Yagi or Log Periodic type of directional antenna. You would want to use any TV antenna with the least number of elements if you want it to perform more omnidirectional.
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