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VHF Antenna for Television 22 Jun 2009 13:09 #1

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Hi,

Did anybody tried using their VHF radio antenna for a television antenna on their boat. Is it even possible.....

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VHF Antenna for Television 22 Jun 2009 13:49 #2

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May work somewhat. However, its resonance is very sharp in the 156 MHz band and no TV channels are near frequency.
A rabbit ears on the TV is better than the VHF for TV.
This is especially true with teh Digital TV signals. They need all the signal they can get.
Has Canada Officially converted like the US did?

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VHF Antenna for Television 22 Jun 2009 14:03 #3

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captharv;313163 wrote: Has Canada Officially converted like the US did?


No - not fully yet. Still 2 years left before the total end of analogue, but there are many digital stations here.

Using a 2-bay channel master, there are >20 available in the greater Toronto area, when you include Buffalo. Fewer of course, when you drop the antenna down to hardtop height on a boat.

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