Shielding the back side of a yagi antenna (2 Viewers)

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Mochuf

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Feb 16, 2012
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Thanks for posting these more elaborate techniques but hopefully the simpler (and less $$$) approaches will work. I may also try moving the antenna below the roof line on the east side of the house and see what happens. Here is my rabbit ears report: RabbitEars.Info

My goal is to get the BUZZR game show network. Up until a few months ago i was able to get a strong signal with this antenna from WFLD in Chicago. However, as luck would have it, someone started a new LP station (WDMW-LD) with the same frequency as WFLD and a transmitter that, according to the FCC report, is located in a residential subdivision a few miles from my house, in the same direction I have to point the antenna to pick up Chicago!
You know it would a lot easier to just stream it. BUZZR is available for free on plenty of streaming services. If you don't have a streaming box, you can get a one fairly cheap for under $30.
 
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Comptech

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Mike Kohl, do you think shielding from the backside might help me here? My stations are all to the north and separated by about 40 degrees. I live in the foothills and have mountains to disrupt my locals. I can get Charlotte and Agusta, by rotateing my antenna, but Greeville locals are weak. I have the mesh from a 12 foot Paraclipse, maybe form a parabolic shape behind the reflector to block the other signals?
 
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