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What type of Antenna to get in the Beaches, Toronto
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Post 1 made on Tuesday July 24, 2018 at 19:59
jpm2112
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Hello,

I would like to know if I should be looking for a direction antenna, like the RCA Yagi or omnidirectional antenna in the Beaches neighbourhood of Toronto?


Thanks in advance,


JP
Post 2 made on Wednesday July 25, 2018 at 14:33
rob50312
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JP you will have signals from Toronto and Buffalo will be about 90 degrees apart so either choice will be a compromise.The Omni might not get all the Buffalo stations because of weak signals.The yagi at Buffalo might have multipath issues with Toronto.
OP | Post 3 made on Friday July 27, 2018 at 09:29
jpm2112
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Thanks rob50312,

Do you think the Omni will still get good signals from the CN Tower and is there a "preferred" make or model that most people go with for an Omni antenna?

Also, Is it possible to install 2 Yagis; one pointing to the CN Tower and the other to Buffalo?
Post 4 made on Friday July 27, 2018 at 13:30
rob50312
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Jp I would try a single yagi mounted outside aimed at buffalo .If Toronto stations are unstable try turning antenna slightly towards CN tower.You can add a second antenna later if needed.
OP | Post 5 made on Friday July 27, 2018 at 18:38
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Thanks, I'll try that.

One more question. I've read that I have to point the small end of the Yagi to the station. Does that mean the tip; like the tip of a Christmas tree. Or is the "barbs" along the side of the antenna?
Post 6 made on Saturday July 28, 2018 at 10:16
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JP the smallest flat side rod toward Buffalo.Not points of rods.The instructions will show picture. The longest rods are the backside.


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