Proper antenna for getting WMUR up here in God's Country?

Bob Hale
Fri Jun 19 15:37:13 EDT 2009

Well if I can get Ch 9 I'll be happy. I'm stuck with Dish Network and 
Burlington Vt locals.
If I only lived 2 miles down the road in Danbury I'd be in the Boston DMA 
and would'nt have
to worry about a outside antenna.

Reports from other sources I see claim that since WMUR switched to digital 
they're only
running transmitter power of only 750 watts (not ERP)

On the XG-91 UHF antenna the beamwidth is very narrow and could be a little 
touchy aiming.


> Not at all.
> The XG-91, while a very good antenna, isn't going to help you with
> WMUR's analog signal, since it's still on VHF and the XG-91 is UHF-only.
> At 50 miles out from WMUR, you should be able to get a usable digital
> signal with a good deep-fringe VHF outdoor antenna and perhaps a
> low-noise mast-mounted preamp.
> As for the amplified rabbit ears, it's my experience that they tend to
> introduce more noise to the signal, outweighing the benefit of any gain
> they provide. You're definitely in a situation where an outdoor antenna
> is a must.
> Keep us posted!
> s


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