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Old 05-31-2019, 07:26 AM
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Considering number 1 is "Country" and I don't even think there is one Country station where I live and get reception.
Serge - Consider yourself fortunate.

If you are going to be a 'serious' listener you will want a yagi mounted as high as you can get it. My antenna consists of a pair of 6-element yagi in parallel mounted in the crawl-space above the garage. If that had not worked I would have mounted a mast on my brick chimney and put them even higher. Whatever you end up with, as high as possible and outside is best. A single run of coax from antenna to tuner is best.
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Serge - Consider yourself fortunate.

If you are going to be a 'serious' listener you will want a yagi mounted as high as you can get it. My antenna consists of a pair of 6-element yagi in parallel mounted in the crawl-space above the garage. If that had not worked I would have mounted a mast on my brick chimney and put them even higher. Whatever you end up with, as high as possible and outside is best. A single run of coax from antenna to tuner is best.
Good to know, thanks Glen
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Old 06-01-2019, 07:46 AM
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... If you are going to be a 'serious' listener you will want a yagi mounted as high as you can get it. My antenna consists of a pair of 6-element yagi in parallel mounted in the crawl-space above the garage ...
I am going to quibble with this. Nearly every reception condition is different, so it's difficult to make sweeping statements about what will work best in any one of them. I agree about height being beneficial and of course it's gain that's important, but you can't consider those factors in isolation. Minimizing multipath and not delivering too much gain are also factors.

While a yagi antenna will yield the best gain for its size, there's more to an antenna than gain, and there are definite advantages to using a good log periodic antenna. That's what radio stations that need directional FM RX antennas (such as for use with translator stations) tend to use.

This is all mostly moot, because there are only a few dedicated FM antennas currently available, as far as I can tell. It seems like many of the major antenna manufacturers - such as Channel Master and Wineguard - no longer offer dedicated directional FM antennas, and some of the specialty manufacturers (such as Antennacraft) have also disappeared.
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