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hb1 20-Mar-2014 2:22 AM

new to OTA reception, NEED HELP
 
I am joining the cable cutting team and want to try out OTA channels. I am new to this and would like a recommendation as to what indoor antenna I should purchase. I live in an apartment complex so I cannot use a roof antenna. I am on the third floor if that makes any difference? Here is the link to my tvfool report:

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...5b94f4a661a5ec

Any and all help is greatly appreciated!

Thank you,
HB

GroundUrMast 20-Mar-2014 3:02 AM

Consider the Terk HDTVi (not the HDTVa).

hb1 20-Mar-2014 3:16 AM

Interesting, it looks rather large. I was looking for something a bit more discreet. What do you think about the mohu leaf?

GroundUrMast 20-Mar-2014 3:26 AM

The leaf and similar products are generally designed to cover only the UHF band (real CH-14 and higher). You would likely have trouble receiving signals in the VHF bands (real CH-2 through CH-13).

Sadly, some will claim that the little antennas has some VHF capability, which is true... the way it's true you can dig a hole with a spoon (but if you have a big hole to dig, a shovel or back-hoe may be a better choice).

teleview 20-Mar-2014 10:26 AM

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The Current Broadcast Tv Stations/Channels that are transmitted and received in the , USA , Canada , Mexico , are.

VHF low band channels 2 thru 6.

VHF high band channels 7 thru 13.

UHF band channels 14 thru 51.

Your reception location has receivable Tv stations/channels in all 3 Tv bands.

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Aim the TERK HDTVi antenna at about 160 degree degree magnetic compass direction.

Here is how to aim indoor and outdoor antennas.

http://www.kyes.com/antenna/pointing/pointing.html.

Use a Real and Actual magnetic compass to aim antenna.

The best location for Reliable Reception is , in/at a window or balcony door window that is to the , South ~ South East.

If a long coax running through the apartment is required to connect the antenna in/at the window to the Tv , then so be it , the reason is Reliable Reception is More Important then objections of coax running through the apartment.

If you have a balcony that faces , South West , South , South East.

The Federal Antenna Law says you can install a BroadcastTv Antenna out on an balcony or patio.

Here is the Federal Antenna Law.

http://www.fcc.gov/mb/facts/otard.html.

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Hiding Tv antennas and being Discreet are good ways to have Less Reception.


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