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Very Rare Winegard YA-1713 High Gain / Deep Fringe VHF Hi Band Antenna - $280 (concord / pleasant hill / martinez)

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condition: good
make / manufacturer: Winegard
model name / number: YA-1713
size / dimensions: ~8 feet long

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https://www.ebay.com/itm/223402678159?hash=item3403d6578f:g:11EAAOSwQwRfLcCb

I am fully vaccinated and will wear a mask if you request it.

With the variable economy now again is the time to quit cable TV and satellite TV and try to get free OTA (over-the-air) TV, especially for the six big national networks; ABC, CBS, CE, Fox, NBC, PBS. Check the FCC’s DTV Reception Map to see what TV stations/channels are possible at your address. Their computer model is based on an antenna 30 feet above ground at your location but it’s still very useful, especially if it shows that you have strong signals.

https://www.fcc.gov/media/engineering/dtvmaps

The final phase for the FCC’s mandated repack, the reassignment of the RF channels on which TV stations transmit, was completed on July 2, 2020. Everyone should rescan the tuners on all their TVs and recorders. If you lost some stations/channels it’s because the change affected the type and possibly the location of the antenna that you need.

Price firm, no offers, please. I only answer people who want to buy it for $280. If you see this ad it is available so please don't ask.

Full disclosure:

It is in very good condition with the exception of two rivets that have rust on the heads (see photo).

I have it listed on eBay for $300 with free shipping and information for lower cost alternatives.

Separate antennas for VHF and UHF are an advantage for two reasons. One, if necessary, they can be mounted in different locations, and two, separate-band antennas almost always outperform combined-band antennas in difficult reception situations.

This antenna is designed to receive TV stations that are transmitting their channels on RF VHF high band 7 – 13. RF (Radio Frequency) TV channels are not the virtual channels that are indicated on your TV and recorder and their guides.

In the San Francisco Bay area those stations are (with their virtual channel numbers) San Francisco independent KRON 4 on RF channel 7, Santa Rosa PBS 22 on RF channel 5 (now transmitting from San Francisco’s Sutro Tower), and San Francisco NBC 11 on RF channel 13.

Some areas of the San Francisco Bay area can also receive Sacramento ABC 10 on RF channel 10 and Sacramento PBS 6 on RF channel 9.

Do not buy this antenna if there are TV stations you want that are transmitting on the RF VHF low band (2 - 6). Also, this antenna will probably not work well for FM radio.

In my opinion the best website to see what stations/channels are available at your address is the FCC's DTC reception map. It now includes the "repack" channels. Here is the FCC Internet address but it may change so you may have to search for it:

https://www.fcc.gov/media/engineering/dtvmaps

I encourage you to be smart shoppers and also consider the currently available lower-cost, high gain VHF high band antennas. They are the relatively inexpensive Stellar Labs 30-2476 (on eBay) and the relatively expensive Sky Blue SB32 (sold only by the manufacturer/master distributor in Minnesota, Ness Electronics, and a few other electronics distributors in the midwest). They are also 10-element yagi designs but, unlike the Winegard YA-1713, they have reflectors (see more about that below).

Another seller on eBay is selling his rare, discontinued Antennacraft Y10-7-13 for $250 and no shipping (local pickup only) and he included a test graph from the internet that showed it had higher gain than the Winegard YA-1713.

However, gain isn’t everything. An antenna can have high gain but in actual use the quality of the received signals may not be good enough, resulting in no picture or a picture with problems. I discovered this years ago when I got my first test tuner that had both strength and quality indicators and that explained the importance of selecting and orienting antennas for both parameters.

And, staged tests using transmitters may not always indicate one antenna is better than another. That’s why "very good" antennas sometimes don’t work because there is no one antenna that is right for all people in all locations for the stations/channels you want to receive.

For more information please see my other eBay listing. Search "Winegard Antennas For HDTV" using quotes.

I am relisting this antenna after a San Francisco Bay Area Craigslist respondent wanted to buy it but it turned out he knew nothing about TV antennas and I told him he might not need it and he may have me do testing at his home to find a low cost solution.

I am a TV antenna consultant and this is one of three of my Winegard YA-1713 VHF antennas that I have used both for testing and for my personal use in my difficult reception location on the border of Pleasant Hill and Concord, California (also the location for pickup if you do not want it shipped).

This antenna performs the best of two other high band VHF antennas and several combination UHF and VHF antennas that I have tested at my difficult reception location. It may or may not be the best for your location.

Unlike the deep fringe versions of the two other brand VHF high band antennas that are available in the U.S., the Winegard YA-1713 does not have a reflector so it is somewhat bidirectional, that is, if you have stations in the opposite direction it may be useful although the front has almost all of the gain.

When combining UHF and VHF antennas, don’t use a broadband splitter/combiner, use a now hard-fo-find diplexer, either outside to one cable or inside with the separate cables to one cable. Stellar Labs 33-2230 is about $15 to $35 shipped and the QC is bad, many DOA.

I am on a few blocks off of 680 on the border of Pleasant Hill and Concord.

In the San Francisco Bay Area the 4 TV stations transmitting on RF VHF channels are:

PBS KRCB 22-1 on RF 5, Independent KRON 4-1 on RF 7, ABC KGO 7-1 on RF 12, and NBC KNTV 11-1 on RF 13 (from San Bruno Mountain)

(The alternate way to receive NBC at some locations in the San Francisco Bay Area is KNTV 11-3 on UHF RF 19.3 from the southeast bay in Alviso.)

Some San Francisco Bay Area locations can receive the 2 Sacramento VHF stations:

PBS KVIE 6-1 on RF 9
ABC KXTV 10-1 on RF 10

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