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Bad cable out of the box. And, it has "gain" but it's not amplified!
Reviewed in the United States on July 25, 2019
I bought one of these for a customer desperate to get a clear broadcast signal in a spotty reception area. Much to my chagrin, the supplied coax cable had a bad end, right out of the box. I was reluctant to repair it, not knowing how the antenna would perform, so before installing in her ceiling I tested with my own coax and results were good enough to take the risk. After replacing the bad end and installing the antenna, I found good results, better than with any of the several other compact antennas I have used previously. I was surprised to discover - quite by accident - that even when the control box is unplugged, the antenna still works. A sure indication that there is not in fact an amplifier built into the antenna. It is fairly directional, which means it exhibits "gain", but that's not the same thing as "amplified".
I have already recommended this product to another customer looking to "cut the cable", but with precaution about the bad cable. Not a deal breaker for me, but it might be for you!