Best performing UHF antenna?

Discussion in 'FTA / Non Small Dish Satellite Area' started by decapad, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. decapad

    decapad Mentor

    Jan 3, 2011
    Hi. I am interested in getting the very best directional deep fringe UHF antenna. I will mount it outside and use a rotor. So far the specs suggest either a Antenna Craft 91XG or a Channel Master HD9095P or HD9032. Range is my most important spec.
    That's just from reading the published specs. I would greatly appreciate anyone's suggestions. Many thanks in advance. D
  2. AntAltMike

    AntAltMike Hall Of Fame

    Nov 20, 2004
    I've used both of them with good results. The Winegard is a little more rugged, The Antennacraft model might have a dB or two more gain at certain frequencies. There are published frequency/gain plots that can help in your selection if it comes down to that.

    Your best bet is to go to AVSForums and open a thread giving your location and there are regular participants there that will show you how to access a field strength table for your exact location and to better predict what is and is not possible where you are.
  3. decapad

    decapad Mentor

    Jan 3, 2011
    Thanks Mike - very kind. Is there such a thing as a rotor where the coax up doubles as a power souce & also the antenna connection? If so - I would prefer a rotor that is wirelessly controlled from your armchair!

    Best. D
  4. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
    RCA makes a IR controlled rotator (VH126R). For a lot more money, Channel Master offers their CM9521A rotator.

    Generally, rotators need a control line so a separate multi-conductor cable is always going to be there.

    Know that DXing in a DTV world is usually not very fruitful and is often quite unstable.

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