I saw a post in another (maybe this?) forum where somebody tried jumpers in 1 inch increments until they got the length (and phasing) just right when combining two antennae.Then as Jorgek pointed out to you, your combining may or may not work.
Nobody can guarantee for the reason he pointed out in post #2456,
The only time the coax must be identical is when the 2 antennas are identical and pointing in the same direction. What you are trying to do may not work because of signals from the 2 antennas will most likely be out of phase and cancel each other out.
That's actually a good fallback option. A little less user-friendly than I was hoping, but manageable.I would skip the combiner between the two antenna arrays and instead use
an A/B Switch to flip between the two directions.
Once I finish this project and get the rotator powered up, I'll be able to report some findings back to the groupYes, 2 different antennas pointed in the same direction will receive stations out of phase and cause cancellation issues if combined together.
Very interesting to see this. Last evening I lost my 2 VHF channels (CFPL 10 London and CKCO 13 Kitchener) in the same manner. Full strong signal and a black screen. Anyone else found this? Both channels were back after a few hours.I just lost CTV2 (channel 10 Barrie) and CTV ) (channel 8 Toronto)
I am receiving 89% signal strength on CTV2 and 100 % quality, black screen.
I am receiving 0% on CTV Toronto.
Very interesting to see this. Last evening I lost my 2 VHF channels (CFPL 10 London and CKCO 13 Kitchener) in the same manner. Full strong signal and a black screen. Anyone else found this? Both channels were back after a few hours.
Thank you very much for this info Clique of One - appreciate it. Mystery solvedI noticed Kitchener was down when I turned on the TV about 17:45, to watch the CTV News Kitchener at 5. The Sony TV mentioned that the signal couldn't be decoded. After finding the same no reception, but good signal on the TV, and two PVRs, and not being able to receive the news on the computer, I soon realised that there was a major problem.
Kitchener came back at 19:15/19:20, last night. It died again at midnight, but for how long, I don't know.
CTV Facebook post 19 hours ago
We experienced a power outage at our broadcast facility in Scarborough tonight affecting local CTV and CTV2 stations east of Winnipeg & our specialty channels. Websites and digital services were also impacted. Power has been restored & the return of broadcasting is expected soon.
Bell Media says a power outage at one of its facilities in Ontario affected TV and other services across much of Canada.
The company says in a statement issued Monday evening that the outage at the broadcast facility in Scarborough knocked CTV and CTV2 stations east of Winnipeg off the air, as well as the company's specialty channels.
It says websites and digital services were also impacted.
Bell says power has been restored.
Normal broadcasting was expected to resume soon, it said.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 5, 2020