Antennas Direct 91XG UHF Antenna Reviews

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Here is one of the antennas I sell and on most of the HD boards they rave about it.

Antennas Direct 91XG UHF Antenna

This high performance UHF antenna has a higher gain and a smaller beam angle than conventional Yagi antennas. The reflector grids create an improved front to back ratio with shorter construction while the 91 elements truly make it one of the highest gain
Although the 91XG is one of the highest gain UHF antennas made, it is also very directional. If you live more than 60 miles from the transmitters, you must get as much elevation on the antenna as possible. Even with its great gain, it cannot pick up signals blocked by the curvature of the earth

This is a Large Directional antenna and yields a beam width of about 25 degrees.
• High protection, anti-corrosion, gold anodized aluminum construction, low wind load design
• Reflector grids manufactured from welded, hot dipped, zinc-plated steel with plastic coating
• Inclinable mast clamp for horizontal or vertical installation, Snap-lock quick assembly
• High performance, integral PCB balun for true signal matching
• Front to back ratio: 28 dB
• High gain across entire UHF band (UHF channels 14-69)
• Max Gain 16.7 dB
• Dimensions 22" H x 20" W x 93" Deep, Weight: 6.5 lbs. (Lifetime Warranty)
stated range of 70+ miles ( this is as with all antennas over flat terrain with no obstructions, it can be tilted to 15 degrees to overcome some close obstructions.)
OK after installing a few of these I have to say it is one of the best UHF antennas out there if you are in a deep fringe area this is the antenna for you, it is direction however and if you have stations wider than 15 degrees you will need a rotator, this antenna will pull 60miles without a pre amp add the wineguard 4800 pre amp and this thing will reach out and touch someone 70+ miles no problem.
 
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TonyT

DTVUSA Member
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Installation isn't too difficult, but I've installed 3 of these over the last 4 years now for various friends. Comes in 5 pieces, and takes about 2 hours to install.

I agree that the main additional component to add with this antenna is a rotator. The Antennas Direct 91XG is a directional Yagi antenna. I've had to go back and install rotators at every location I've hooked this antenna up at. If all of the broadcast towers were located in the same direction, it wouldn't be a problem.

The biggest improvement I've seen after installing has been with reducing multipath issues due to the lower location of our town being at a lower elevation, and surrounded by a few hills and lots of trees. Most multipath problems can be solved by installing your antenna as high as possible over any obstructive objects.
 
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Installed as a replacement for 15-year-old Radio Shack (similar to VU-90 XR) Signal strength and signal-to-noise were both lower, although not disastrously so, as measured by my HD HomeRun.

Full disclosure: I so far out in the boonies, AntennaWeb thinks I should get DirectTV :)
 

Jason Fritz

Administrator
Staff member
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Installed as a replacement for 15-year-old Radio Shack (similar to VU-90 XR) Signal strength and signal-to-noise were both lower, although not disastrously so, as measured by my HD HomeRun.

Full disclosure: I so far out in the boonies, AntennaWeb thinks I should get DirectTV :)
haha, thanks for the review. When you get a chance, what's the approximate on distance from your place to broadcast towers...did you use an amplifier too?
 
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Timothynib

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