Sorry for the delay... I hope next week will not be as crazy as this one was...
You should also have someone around when you are working in a tower but, if you dont feel comfortable, dont do it. Its not worth the risk.
I can't even climb my roof because I'm afraid of heights so I'm pretty sure I won't we comfortable enough to climb a tower...
(Though I never thought I would be able to parachute jump and I have done it more than once...
The 91XG is installed in a temporary 15ft pole (grounded and al to be safe), not a real tower. I am toying with the idea of using my old 25ft tube that I was using for my solar cover/blanket reel as a temporary mast for the remainder of the winter. It would have support from the ground up to ~11ft in the air and free for the remainder (~15ft). I need to check how flexible it is before hand
You better be sure that the thing is pretty solid...
That was my original goal going with the yagi. I thought 1 high gain for the US and low gain from Montreal to ensure I wouldnt have too much overlapping signal combined with a simple reversed splitter. I can't complain on the result though!
There usually are municipal laws regarding the tower height. I have yet to find a city that has a limit on the number of antennas you can hook on one though.
I found the following cities when I was looking for info for my home town a few months ago...
Ville St-Laurent has a limit of one antenna:
Boisbriand has a limit of two antennas:
I did not find any information for my own town (they have a website but did not provide any information about this on it...).
BTW, I kept thinking about this:
#1: Since I have never seen a PVR software that knows which antenna to use, I have to assign tuners to a specific market.
If there was some sort of (possibly infrared) switch like those matrix switches where multiple inputs can go to multiple outputs but in reverse it might be doable with MythTV (and possibly other PVR apps) by using the channel changer functionality...
If I'm not mistaken in MythTV the channel changer is settable per tuner and is called with the channel number one wants to change to... Using a small database (or simply ifs or cases) one could determine the antenna to switch to and the tuner could be determined by using more than one script that calls the other script but specifies the tuner the script was for...
tuner1-changer script gets called with channel number 2 as parameter.
tuner1-changer script calls antenna-changer script with parameter tuner1 and channel number 2.
antenna-changer script sends the appropriate command to the switch to use the local antenna with tuner 1.
tuner2-changer script gets called with channel number 33 as parameter.
tuner2-changer script calls antenna-changer script with parameter tuner2 and channel number 33.
antenna-changer script send the appropriate command to the switch to use the US antenna with tuner 2.
I just wish hardware suitable existed and/or was easily available (and not too costly....
I still wonder why a directional antenna works so well for you and if there's a way around it... From the sound of it avoiding the problem would require, as you mentioned, multiple jointenna (and probably many filters) which would probably degrade the signal somewhat and be pretty costly...
Once again thank you very much for your help!
Have a nice day!