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Pros: Great signal pickup
The amplifier is on the TV end of the cable, so you don't have to run power out to your antenna
Cons: plastic parts may not last outside too long.
aluminum is soft and bends easily.
no such thing a 180 mile UHV/VHF antenna. LOL! More like 100 miles max with this antenna depending on the TV broadcast power.
Other Thoughts: I am using this antenna in a suburban area, inside the attic, about 33 miles from the TV broadcast towers. Out of the box, the signal-collector alone laying on the floor was picking up some channels, so i knew it was going to be good! This thing is huge when it is all put together! I aimed it different directions close to where the 33mile TV towers are and found the sweet spot where i could pick up all of them. Then i notice that i was not picking up some closer TV towers that are at about a 90-degree angle to the other further TV towers. I removed the back deflector dipoles and got both the close and far stations! All-in-all i got about 40 local DTV stations (which is almost all of them) ranging from a full 5 bars of signal, to 2 bars of signal. The amplifier being on the TV side has two advantages. One, you don't lose any signal in the long wire from the antenna to the TV compared to antennas that have the amp mounted inside the antenna, two, you don't have to run power out to where your antenna is mounted. The cable that comes with this antenna is pretty nice, good quality compared to an RG-6 cable.
Not all TVs have a great tuner inside, so if you are having trouble picking up stations with this antenna, try a different DTV tuner.