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erie 14-Jan-2021 1:47 PM

Antenna Help Please
 
looking for advice on A Antenna. I have been cord cutter for years now using Android boxes. But would like to finally get my local ota channels. I live in the country in Argillite KY and according to my TV Fool Report my closest stations are around 30miles but 2 of the 4 main ones i am wanting are around 100 so looking for help on what antenna to use. I have not used one in this location so no clue what works or what won't i did a 25ft witch is most likely as high as I will be able to get but also included a 100ft just for the tv fool report. most important channels are CBS NBC FOX ABC not sure if I will be able to get them all tho. Thanks for any help you offer. Also have always used channel master or winegard but open to any that will work as long as it is under $200.00 but cheaper is always a plus


25FT
http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...903850fbdaba42

100FT
http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...9038e931b32c54

rabbit73 14-Jan-2021 7:17 PM

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Originally Posted by erie (Post 63443)
I live in the country in Argillite KY and according to my TV Fool Report my closest stations are around 30miles but 2 of the 4 main ones i am wanting are around 100 so looking for help on what antenna to use. I have not used one in this location so no clue what works or what won't i did a 25ft witch is most likely as high as I will be able to get but also included a 100ft just for the tv fool report. most important channels are CBS NBC FOX ABC not sure if I will be able to get them all tho.

Hello, erie; welcome to the forum.

Thank you for the reports. You live in a poor location for OTA reception. Reception is not impossible, but it will be difficult.

The TVFool reports are no longer accurate because the database for generating reports is out of date. We are now using reports from rabbitears.info. You can do one here:
https://www.rabbitears.info/searchmap.php

I did two reports based on my estimate of your location (I use coordinates from Google maps):
30 ft
https://www.rabbitears.info/searchma...tudy_id=202754
100 ft
https://www.rabbitears.info/searchma...tudy_id=202758

http://forum.tvfool.com/attachment.p...6&d=1610655417

The Signal Margin on a rabbitears.info report is similar to the Noise Margin on a TVFool report.

You will need a UHF/VHF combo antenna like the Winegard HD7698P and a preamp or separate UHF and VHF antennas. NBC and CBS should be fairly easy but Fox and ABC are in a different direction and much weaker.

Also, you are behind a hill for all your desired channels.

http://forum.tvfool.com/attachment.p...7&d=1610656967

erie 14-Jan-2021 8:00 PM

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Originally Posted by rabbit73 (Post 63444)
Hello, erie; welcome to the forum.

Thank you for the reports. You live in a poor location for OTA reception. Reception is not impossible, but it will be difficult.

The TVFool reports are no longer accurate because the database for generating reports is out of date. We are now using reports from rabbitears.info. You can do one here:
https://www.rabbitears.info/searchmap.php

I did two reports based on my estimate of your location (I use coordinates from Google maps):
30 ft
https://www.rabbitears.info/searchma...tudy_id=202754
100 ft
https://www.rabbitears.info/searchma...tudy_id=202758

http://forum.tvfool.com/attachment.p...6&d=1610655417

The Signal Margin on a rabbitears.info report is similar to the Noise Margin on a TVFool report.

You will need a UHF/VHF combo antenna like the Winegard HD7698P and a preamp or separate UHF and VHF antennas. NBC and CBS should be fairly easy but Fox and ABC are in a different direction and much weaker.

Also, you are behind a hill for all your desired channels.

http://forum.tvfool.com/attachment.p...7&d=1610656967


That was one of the 2 winegards I was looking at also looked at the 8200u but figured thatmight help some with the hi v and uhf but was mainly to help with low v also didn't know if any other antenna's would help better then the 7698p also any ideal on a good preamp

rabbit73 14-Jan-2021 8:09 PM

Channel Master 7777V3 or Antennas Direct Juice.

JoeAZ 15-Jan-2021 2:21 PM

Another solution would be the TELEVES DAT BOSS MIX LR available at
Lowes. It costs $149.95 and comes with its own preamp built in.
Its good for Rf 7-36 and rejects cell phone interference. I've often
encountered problems with the Winegards connection/coupler which
tend to fail quite frequently. The Televes is built like a tank!


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