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Old 15-Jun-2012, 5:40 PM   #1
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Trees are my problem

What antenna would you recommend?

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Old 15-Jun-2012, 6:31 PM   #2
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Trees, distance and hills. That is as tough as it gets, so you need as much UHF power as you can get.

Use a Channel Master 4228 HD and a channel Master 7777 pre amp.
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Old 15-Jun-2012, 7:27 PM   #3
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ALL questions and answers about broadcast tv reception and distribution.

Above the roof install a Channel Master CM4228HD antenna with the New and Improved CM7777 preamp.

Aim at about 211 degree magnetic compass. Here is how to aim antennas , http://www.kyes.com/antenna/pointing/pointing.html.

Here are some antenna mounts , http://www.ronard.com/909911.html , http://www.ronard.com/34424560.html , http://www.ronard.com/ychim.html , http://www.ronard.com.

Buy the ronard antenna mounts at solidsignal by typing the word ronard in the solidsignal search box.

Here are places to buy antennas and etc. , http://www.solidsignal.com , http://www.channelmasterstore.com , http://www.amazon.com.

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Old 15-Jun-2012, 7:33 PM   #4
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ALL questions and answers about Broadcast Tv Reception

The Tv/s Must scan for the Broadcast Tv Channels sometimes named the 'Air Channels' or 'Antenna Channels' in the Tv setup menu because the Tv transmissions travel through the air from the transmitting antenna too the receiving antenna.

DO NOT scan for cable tv channels.
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Old 15-Jun-2012, 7:35 PM   #5
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Thank you, Signal Unlimted and Electron.
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Old 15-Jun-2012, 7:50 PM   #6
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It is best to clear the trees for better reception.

Here is a taller tripod antenna mount , http://www.ronard.com/Tripods%200703/4712.html
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Old 15-Jun-2012, 8:32 PM   #7
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If you use a tripod mount (recommended) you can set it up loosly (on a calm day) on the roof and try moving it along ther peak of your roof to find the best location, if needed.
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Old 16-Jun-2012, 6:38 AM   #8
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The Channel Master 4228 HD seems like a lessor DB8: https://www.antennasdirect.com/store...D_Antenna.html
It seems to have more VHF range, though slightly less reported UHF range than my presently owned DB4e : https://www.antennasdirect.com/store/DB4e.html
It looks more impressive, I'll admit that. Those tripods look nice but I don't think I could get by one with my landlord.
Per my other post I have a similar "tree issue" & I'm going from a brick wall/outside window mount to a roof/chimney mount with the DB4e + the C2 VHF Reflector & CPA-19 Pre-Amp at about 35-40' from the ground with rotor. It's not going to clear "all" the trees by far but I'm hoping for some improvement, hopefully enough to justify the cost of install & parts. I will find out on Wednesday, fingers crossed.

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Old 16-Jun-2012, 10:55 AM   #9
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The 4228 has been around for over thirty years and is built by Channel Master a company of over fifty years and has been the "go to" antenna for difficult reception in the hills of Pennsylvania as long as there has been UHF. The DB4 evolved from an an over hyped under performing antenna named the Lacrosse, known around here as the La Flop.

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Old 16-Jun-2012, 5:49 PM   #10
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The 4228 has been around for over thirty years and is built by Channel Master a company of over fifty years and has been the "go to" antenna for difficult reception in the hills of Pennsylvania as long as there has been UHF. The DB4 evolved from an an over hyped under performing antenna named the Lacrosse, known around here as the La Flop.
Hmmm, the Lacrosse http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882790009 doesn't look anything at all like DB8 which does indeed resemble the 4228 with a slightly different reflector scheme, I have no bias either way, but you obviously do, I was just making an observation.
That being said, in the novice opinion of a 49 year old man who used to tinker with Channel Master UHF antennas as a youth in the 70's lol, I think the DB4e is decent antenna that would perform much better in a more ideal environment, unfortunately I don't live there. I'm pretty sure the 4228 would be subject to the same limitations in this situation, but if you want to send me one I'll be glad to test that theory 1st hand.
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