One of the Mississauga TV antenna retailers on Matheson is selling a 2 x 4 bay antenna that is hinged in the middle, so that one 4 bay points at Buffalo and the other at the CN Twr. That means you loose 3dB in both antenna performance and expose yourself to multipath issues. Might work for some.
Regarding 8 bay antenna's facing the SAME direction, I've seen two methods of combining the 2 x 4 bays:
The cheaper antennas use coax and a combiner. This means a 300 ohm to 75 ohm transformer at each 4 bay and the 3 dB combiner to bring them together. I suspect having two matching baluns increases the losses.
The more expensive Channel Master combines the two 4 bays at 300 ohms and uses only one 300 to 75 balun for the output. I can imagine that this is the superior method as there is less loss. Anyone have any experience comparing the above two versions?
How do the 8 bay's compare with a fringe UHF yagi/corner reflector?
Thanks in advance for your observations and opinions.