Antenna experimental help!

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steve2004

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I've bought from Radio shack a shortwave antenna 70' copper wire.
and spread them into 5 run N/S in my atic 45' of the ground
and connected the wire via RG6 (12' long)
to a cable drop amp +15db booster... Now I get stuff like I never got before (air, train)
UHF 450 is great but I think I've killed 154Mhz... it is aweful. and when I unplug the booster VHF is very week but 400Mhz to 1Gz seems to be alright.
what I really want is 154mhz - 170mhz

what do you suggest? is the booster Overkill? it seems to pickup TV station sometime.
and I use a Pro-2051


btw I think I'd rather wait in winter to back in the atic !!


Thank you this place is great.
 

consys

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You could have to much of a good thing on VHF- otherwise called overload where the receiver desensitizes (probably misspelled).

If your radio has an attenuator, try it with the amp on while listening to VHF. If the attenuator makes it better, then the amp is hurting you on that band.

When I try amps (and some outside antennas) here, nearby paging signals in the upper 150 blast everything else away.
 
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