I did do that - I had an antenna that has a broken ear that I used. It is better but it is still really odd that sometimes the only way I can change a channel is to point the remote the opposite of the direction of the receiver. It can still be frustrating finding the right direction and plane to have the remote to have it work.
What direction is the UHF antenna pointed ? Not sure if it really makes a difference, but "up" would seem the most logical.
Correct - it is pointed up. Seems to work best that way.--
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