That's a good idea. You have so many stations in so many directions, you will need to decide what is most important to you.My plan was to get a DB4e and just point it around manually, and see what I can see, before spending more. Does that seem reasonable?
The problem with aiming the DB8e panels in different directions is that it doesn't always work because when the same signals arrive at the combining point they will interfere with each other if they are not in phase.But I get the impression that doing that to a DB8e is not as effective as having two separate DB4e's.
I don't know of any way that will guarantee success when you combine two UHF antennas aimed in different directions with a splitter in reverse; you just have to try it because of so many variables. The Antennas Direct DB8e ads imply promise, but ADTech who works for Antennas Direct and gives good advice here, says that it doesn't always work. He says that it is most likely to work if the two directions are 90 degrees apart.Is there a way to combine two signals with a splitter so they *don't* interfere?
Not a good idea, because the cable TV signals and the OTA signals use the same frequencies. Also, there is a chance that the antenna system will radiate cable TV signals, some of which are on aircraft control frequencies. In the US, the FCC sets strict limits on radiation from cable TV systems, which is called egress (signal leakage).Can I combine the antenna signal with my existing in-house cable lines, which also carry my internet? Currently I have Shaw cable internet and TV.....
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