Model: Range Xperts OB-130 – 360 Degree Omni-Directional HDTV Antenna
The Range Xperts OB-130 is a very efficient omni directional antenna with full sized UHF and VHF elements for maximum amount of omni directional performance possible.
Both the UHF and VHF HDTV frequency bands are very wide, as such, antenna performance is also highly dependent upon how well it matches to and resonates on a large frequency spectrum. Using known engineering tricks, this model ultilizes, wide, flattened conductors (see the long, widened VHF wings that probe outward), for both better impedance matching and wider frequency response (higher efficiency).
This design is superior to smaller circular omni antenna designs, as the longer wings are necessary for decent VHF performance.
Although directional antennas will have farther range in the direction they're pointed at, this antenna often works better in areas where the stations are in multiple directions (such as the Northeastern US) and adding a rotator to the directional antenna isn't desirable. Additionally, it may be worthwhile to use both an Omni directional and a directional antenna in an install, and switch amongst them with a simple coax switch.
Have stations in multiple directions? Don't want to rotate your antenna constantly? This HDTV antenna works in all directions with good performance.
Although a non-directional antenna isn't as strong as a directional antenna pointed in its best direction, this model does a remarkable job in all directions without any turning necessary (great choice, if a rotor can't be used in an area with stations scattered in many directions).
This model outperforms most Omni directional models, by using a more efficient, low loss design on the UHF and VHF bands. Using effective, large conductor UHF loops within its housing, and full sized VHF elements (its aluminum wings), it has outstanding efficiency over the wide TV channel frequency spectrum!
· Full UHF and VHF Omni-Directional Performance
· No Rotor Needed!
· 50ft of "Low Loss" quality RG6 coax cable included!
· Full Sized VHF elements also inlcuded (which is rare on most omni antennas, as others try to make the antenna too small).
· Up to 130 Maximum "Tropo" range (sometimes happens very late at nights and early mornings), up to 60 Mile Line of Sight (ground wave) range!