Channel Master has a new antenna which conceptually sounds interesting. Reminds one of the “beamforming” technology being applied to routers.
The idea behind it of “Active Steering” is described here:
If someone has not been getting acceptable results with existing “passive” antennas this may be worth a try.
BTW the built-in amplifier has an excellent less than 1 db noise figure (Channel Master has always had very good amplifiers).
I wonder if this might help with the Tablo reboot problem on weak channels if this antenna can truly “switch” to a stronger radiation pattern in a nano-second to maintain a good signal level… I’ve often wondered if dips in signal level are not caused by a “vanished” RF wave (since energy doesn’t just disappear) but due to simply a displacement of the signal in space around the antenna.
If this could be the case, then the antenna can be redesigned to be an active receptor, not simply a passive element (i.e. just a configuration of metal leading to a wire).