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TheNextFreud 30-Sep-2013 2:08 PM

Amateur needs the right antenna
 
Hello there. Ditched cable long ago, but feeling the need for the basic channels.

Here's the details:

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-2nd story of a house, antenna could be wall mounted at 15 ft above ground.
-Have no equipment beyond my newer Samsung LCD TV
-Only looking to watch news and sports

What is the best/cheapest antenna that will work for me?

Thanks!

teleview 30-Sep-2013 7:34 PM

A Simple reception situation.

Above the roof in such a manner that the roof and building are not , obstructing , impeding , blocking , reception to the , North West , West , South West , install a ANT751 antenna aimed at about 265 degree magnetic compass direction.

Here is how to aim antennas , http://www.kyes.com/antenna/pointing/pointing.html.

Use a Real and Actual magnetic compass to aim antenna.

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Install a Winegard , LNA-100 'Boost' amplifier.

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For 1 Tv connected use No splitter.

For 2 Tv's connected use a simple common 2 way splitter.

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Here are some places to buy antennas and etc. .

Check the Home Depot and Lowes stores or the ANT751.

http://www.solidsignal.com.

http://www.amazon.com.

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TheNextFreud 1-Oct-2013 10:10 AM

Further inquiry
 
I'm renting the apartment on the 2nd floor. It might be possible to mount the antenna outside, but if I were to mount inside, what that change your recommendation?

Thanks.

teleview 1-Oct-2013 10:38 PM

The point is to get the ANT751 antenna Up High.

More reasons for having the ANT751 antenna Up High.

As always , trees and tree leaves , plants and plant leaves , have a Negative Effect on broadcast Tv reception with a Tv antenna and so do buildings and other obstructions including the roof and building.

The Best Pratice is to install a Tv antenna at a location that has the least amount to no amount of obstructions of any type or kind in the directions of reception including the roof and building.

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If you will like to Test reception with a indoor type antenna.

For your location , install a Terk HDTVi antenna (Not HDTVa) in/at a ~West~ facing window or balcony door window.

Also install a Winegard , LNA-100 'Boost' amplifier.
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Window glass and pelxi glass offer little resistance to the reception of Tv transmissions so it is Best to have the indoor antenna at a location that has the Best reception.

The following is a -Non Complete- list of building construction that will reduce Tv reception More.

Walls , metal siding , metal backed insulation , metal roofs , metal doors , metal screens on the windows and doors , concrete , concrete blocks , bricks , rocks , and etc. and more , reduce the reception even more.

TheNextFreud 2-Oct-2013 12:32 AM

Is it possible to just use this to test?

http://www.amazon.com/RCA-ANT111-Bas...ds=rabbit+ears

Stereocraig 2-Oct-2013 5:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheNextFreud (Post 38706)
Is it possible to just use this to test?

http://www.amazon.com/RCA-ANT111-Bas...ds=rabbit+ears

Yes, it is.


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