trinescape thanks for that this is the very reason i am being so painful about my research
. Just a waste of money
if it doesn't work!!! and i ve already had those omni directional arials from whitworths ( the cheap
version) they just don't work all that well. Am thinking i'll take my set top out to the boat and get a $20 omni directional antenna
and see how it goes. I used a mates one not even design for tv minus the set top and got clear analoge reception
but that won't be the answer once the system is turned off!