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I rechecked the antenna data today.
It was a slight bit better than I remembered.

THe antenna is a Shakespeare 5215 squatty body. I found it on a mast that is going to be scrapped. My original antenna is no longer functioning.

The return loss response goes from about 45 MHz to above 162 MHz.
It is mostly like -5 to -7 dB from the lowest frequency up to maybe 130 MHz where it drops to a low of -27 dB for the VHF band.

The definition of a good antenna match is for return loss of like -10dB or lower.

So this antenna might be ok for about 18-20 channels of TV and FM as well as VHF (for which it was intended).

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