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Mastri 18-Mar-2014 8:54 PM

Antennia Recommendation
I would like a nice antenna setup but I'm overwhelmed by all the options. Could someone please help me with their thoughts?

I'm thinking I can spend up to $150 on an antena. I would like to buy a nice rotator if you could suggest one under $150 as well? If there are any other ideas that might help like filters, traps or something. don't really know what I'm talking about but I would like a nice setup. I will be running the antenna cable to only one TV about 50 feet away.. Thank You.

GroundUrMast 18-Mar-2014 9:07 PM

If you have no trees that would block the antenna's view, I'd suggest an RCA ANT-751R pointed at about 215 (compass).

I'm not convinced you need a rotator.

Mastri 18-Mar-2014 11:29 PM

Thanks GroundUrMast,
It figures, Sounds like the only tree I have is going to be a problem. It's between 180 and 225 about 30 ft away. is there anything I can do besides cut it down?

GroundUrMast 19-Mar-2014 12:07 AM

If it's your tree and you want it down anyway, then go for it.

If the tree is your favorite of all time, then try using a bit larger antenna. The Winegard HD7694P comes to mind.

A premium option would be an Antennas Direct DB8E + EU385CF UHF/VHF Antenna Combiner + Antennacraft Y5713. The two panels of the DB8E can be aimed separately, so one would face about 180 and the other about 220. The Y5713 would point at about 250.

Mastri 19-Mar-2014 1:36 AM

I love the premium option but I need to understand it more. I'm going to look up the antennas you talked about and see if it makes seance and I will be back. Thanks so much.

Mastri 19-Mar-2014 2:02 PM

Just a quick thought. I might be way off here but was wondering. Could I just use 1 good antenna like a Winegard HD7694P on a rotator and also get the ch's to the east? Would there be and real nice antenna option that I could just rotate around? Asking because it seems so much more complex using multiple antennas to a noob. I don't mean to waste your time and I still like the premium option, I'm just trying to understand and I'm a bit intimidated by the last option.

teleview 19-Mar-2014 4:55 PM

A antenna rotator Is Not required at your reception location.

Antenna rotation with a antenna rotator is Not channel surfing friendly , must wait for antenna to rotate , and their Will Be Domestic Situations about the direction the antenna is aimed.


The receivable Digital Broadcast Tv Stations/Channels are to the South South West from 177 degree magnetic compass direction to 223 degree magnetic compass direction.

WSIU-DT , Channel 8 , PBS , Is Very strong signal strength and will be received with any antenna aimed in any direction so No Requirement to aim a antenna at the 293 degree magnetic compass direction.

And WSIU-DT , also has a transmitter at 222 degree magnetic compass direction , Channel 40.

So that means that all the other receivable Tv stations are to the South South West.


Looking at the Tvfool Digital Current Plus Pending Applications Included Radar Map and Channel List.

WPSD-DT , Real UHF channel 32 , NBC , is the weakest signal strength Tv station , at 186 degree magnetic compass direction.


I recommend a bigger antenna that receives more signal.

HBU33 antenna.


Aim the antenna at about 186 degree magnetic compass direction.

Here is how to aim antennas ,


A antenna system amplifier will most likely not be required.


If you have to , you can install the antenna so the antenna is aimed into the tree and see how it goes.

Aiming into 1 tree does not mean no reception.

It does mean that their will be Negative Effects.

That will most likely result in disruption of reception.

It is Ok to Test reception by aiming into the tree.

It is not the end of the world because the antenna can be moved to another location.

And as to another location.

Is their a location on your property where the antenna can be placed where the tree will not be obstructing reception??

Can the antenna be placed on the other side of the tree so the tree is behind the antenna in the direction of reception??


Home Depot has , 10 foot 6 inch lengths , 1 and 3/8 inch diameter , TOP RAIL , chain link fence , PIPE , that is good for antenna mast pipe. The cost is low at about 10 dollars.

For Testing of reception.

The antenna can be mounted on the pipe and a Continues length of coax is run from the HBU33 antenna through a open door or window direct to the Tv.


Here is a antenna mount that makes a good stand for reception testing.
Use the , ronard(911) , 5 foot tripod antenna mount.

The tripod antenna mount does not need to be bolted in places when is being used for reception testing.

Can buy the ronard 5 foot tripod antenna mount at , , or ,


Here are some places to buy antennas and etc. .

Mastri 21-Aug-2014 1:06 PM

Sorry didn't see you reposted an answer till today. Kind of put this on the back shelf and forgot about it till a few days ago. Checked the forums and boom, there is my answer.
Thanks so much for your help I am going to do the exact thing your saying.
I really appre your time, help and the cost savings.

Thank You GroundUrMast and teleview :)

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