This is our patent pending VHF Upgrade Kit for the Heavy Duty 250 Mile Version only (model: XPS-1500). Note: the XPS-1500 already comes Deep Fringe Capable (meaning able to pick up weaker signals at further distances) on UHF (for most areas since the digital TV conversion, most to all stations have moved to UHF) and also has some "moderate" VHF performance already, so you may not need this kit. However VHF tends to be more prominent still today in rural areas and/or areas with difficult terrain (large hilly and/or mountainous terrain) as VHF handles terrain obstructions a bit better, broadcast stations more commonly have opted to stay on VHF in these areas.. This kit greatly improves the VHF performance of the XPS-1500 model.
Today, since the digitial conversion, in most areas, the stations have heavily, it not completely been moved to UHF. As such many of today's HDTV antennas have become smaller, with a focus on small, UHF elements. The VHF side and VHF elements has been neglected in the process. This may be okay in many areas, but it's not the case in all areas. In many areas, especially rural areasa and areas with dense hills or mountainous areas, VHF is still used heavily and often requires a more powerful VHF solution.. This kit is in expensive add on, that offers a dramatic 400% increase in VHF gain!
This kit upgrades the VHF band, so that it has extreme range performance on not just UHF, but the VHF band too. Our patented VHF upgrade kit works by making the antenna even larger and adding multiple full sized VHF elements to the array, and it also leverages / creates a dual use of the XPS-1500 oversized UHF rear reflector elements by also utilizing them as effective VHF director elements. It's connected via a patented, loss loss specialized VHF/UHF combiner, so that it's Deep Fringe Capable (able to pick up very weak signals) on the VHF band too.
This VHF upgrade kit using several (12) VHF elements upgrades the XPS-1500 into both VHF and UHF Deep Fringe Capability (meaning those that have need very far range on both VHF and UHF). antenna The kit works by extending the length of the existing XPS-1500 antenna and adding multiple full sized VHF elements and a VHF corner reflector. Via its patented VHF/UHF combiner the antenna along with the added VHF elements, greatly improves its VHF performance.
Note: we suggest using a TV signal look up site such as TVfool dot com to verify the "Real Channels" of the stations in your area (TV channels 2-13 used to be VHF, however their "real" channels , but may no longer be, if the "Real Channel" has been changed to a Ch# 14-69). Typically one or no channels are on VHF for many areas, however in very rural / low populated areas or areas with very hilly or that has mountainous terrain, it's more common for the TV stations to have remained on VHF due to cost or due to VHF's ability to handle hilly and mountainous terrain a bit better than UHF signals.
**INSTALLATION NOTE: You should keep the "Mast Clamp" on the XPS-1500 at the same spot (on the Mast Clamp sticker) even with the inclusion of this kit We've intentionally designed our patent pending kit, such that it installs around the clamp (you don't even have to remove the mast clamp while installing the kit, if it's properly placed over the marked sticker). Since the kit will add additional back weight, it's best to keep the clamp in this location, to help center balance the antenna (less stress on the mast) due to better weight distribution.