Trying to figure out best antenna 64 miles

goatwhsperer

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depending on what site I use I can get anywhere for zero to 6 or more stations, The stations in the Tallahassee - Thomasville - Valdosta
seem the best overall. most are in about 9 degrees of each other. 245-254 deg- the one valdosta CBS would be the one the most out at 291 but it has the strongest signal
the 2370 antenna they don't list anything for beam width the 2415 they show as 32 degrees

I saw several references here and elsewhere to this antenna ...I am a bit confused since in the info they list this as a 24 element antenna not 91

https://www.newark.com/stellar-labs/30-2370/long-range-uhf-hdtv-91-element/dp/72Y2542?st=arials

I was also looking at this one which has a slightly higher gain 18 instead of 16 it's double the price (still only $44) and it is listed as 70 element
I don't really care the # of elements ... as I don't know enough to know how much that matters I just want it to work.

https://www.newark.com/stellar-labs/30-2415/hdtv-70-mile-deep-fringe-yagi/dp/55W7740

They also list the Quad BowTie array at a gain of 19.25

https://www.newark.com/stellar-labs/30-2431/hdtv-80-mile-deep-fringe-bowtie/dp/25AC5067?st=arials

one more question ... what are the dangers of lightening (I will properly ground it) if mounting the mast to the side of a mobile home?
my other option is to put a telephone/light pole 15' or so from the trailer ...it's just easier to mount a mast to the trailer.
 

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The Stellar Labs 30-2476 is a excellent High-VHF antenna. I use it in my area to get CBC from Windsor, ON.

Post-repack, it even does well with our full power Detroit locals.

Distance to the CBC transmitter is 32 miles and the Detroit locals 25 miles.
 

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depending on what site I use I can get anywhere for zero to 6 or more stations, The stations in the Tallahassee - Thomasville - Valdosta
seem the best overall. most are in about 9 degrees of each other. 245-254 deg- the one valdosta CBS would be the one the most out at 291 but it has the strongest signal
the 2370 antenna they don't list anything for beam width the 2415 they show as 32 degrees

I saw several references here and elsewhere to this antenna ...I am a bit confused since in the info they list this as a 24 element antenna not 91

https://www.newark.com/stellar-labs/30-2370/long-range-uhf-hdtv-91-element/dp/72Y2542?st=arials

I was also looking at this one which has a slightly higher gain 18 instead of 16 it's double the price (still only $44) and it is listed as 70 element
I don't really care the # of elements ... as I don't know enough to know how much that matters I just want it to work.

https://www.newark.com/stellar-labs/30-2415/hdtv-70-mile-deep-fringe-yagi/dp/55W7740
I have both of those, I have only experimented a bit so far, and have not noticed much of a difference in reception quality. However the 2415 is of MUCH sturdier construction, and is more compact. But I can't comment on beam width (my guess however would be that the 2370 is a bit more directional because of its length - just a guess)
 

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