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Old 10-Oct-2013, 7:11 PM   #1
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Live in London Ohio need ant, advise

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Above is the conditional report for available stations, wanting sooooo bad to be shed of Time Warner.
I have searched, and cannot find a viable recommendation for an antenna that would work for me here in London, Ohio 43140.
Many out there but do not want to play the trial and error game.
I would greatly appreciate a recommendation
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Old 10-Oct-2013, 10:28 PM   #2
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Practical and Useful Information.

A Simple Reception Situation.

Above the Peak of the Roof in such a manner that the roof and building are not , obstructing , impeding , blocking , reception in the directions of , East , North East , South East , West , South West.

Install a Winegard HD7696P antenna aimed at about , 86 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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Here are some above the roof antenna mounts.

http://www.ronard.com/909911.html.
Use the , ronard(911) , 5 foot antenna mount.

http://www.ronard.com/34424560.html.
Use the , ronard(4560) , eave antenna mount.

http://www.ronard.com/ychim.html.
Measure around the chimney and use a , ronard(2212) , ronard(2218) , ronard(2224).

Buy the ronard antenna mounts at , http://www.solidsignal.com , or , buy from http://www.ronard.com.

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Here are some places to buy antennas and etc. .

http://www.solidsignal.com.

http://www.amazon.com.

http://www.winegarddirect.com.

http://www.ronard.com.

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For 1 Tv connected use No splitter. No antenna system amplifier.

For 2 Tv's connected use a simple common 2 way splitter. No antenna system amplifier.

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As always , trees and tree leaves , plants and plant leaves , have a Negative Effect on Broadcast Tv reception.

Multi-path reflections signals bouncing around.

Reducing and blocking reception in the directions of reception.

The Best Practice is to install the 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 your own roof and building.

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The Tv/s Must Channel Scan for the , OTA=Over The Air , Digital Broadcast Tv stations/channels , often named the 'Air Channels' ~ 'Antenna Channels' in the Tv Setup Menu because the Tv transmissions travel through the Air from the transmitting antenna to the receiving antenna.

Some digital tv's will Automatic channel scan for cable tv channels.

DO NOT channel scan for cable tv channels.

Go into the Tv Setup Menu and select 'Air Channels' ~ 'Antenna Channels'.

Scan for channels.

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Cable Tv service , cable delivered internet service , cable deliverd phone service <-> Can Not Be Connected <-> to any coaxes that are being used for and are part of the antenna system coaxes.

Any type or kind of cable deliverd service must be on a separate coax.

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Old 10-Oct-2013, 11:19 PM   #3
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You can get all of your local Columbus stations with a simple small antenna such as a DB2e or a ClearStream 2. There's nothing operating within range on any VHF station and no need for a 10' long combo antenna that's been discontinued.

Dayton is possible with a larger antenna such as a DB8 plus (probably) a rotor and a good pre-amp

A lot is going to depend on how clean the signal paths are from your proposed mounting location.
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Old 10-Oct-2013, 11:28 PM   #4
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I don't see the point of a large UHF/H-VHF antenna either. I was thinking a DB4e would be a rock solid solution for the local signals.

Down the road, if a VHF signal did come on the air, a VHF antenna is an easy add-on.
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Old 11-Oct-2013, 3:05 AM   #5
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The VHF high band channels are channels 7 thru 13.

-- WGCT-CD , is VHF high band channel 8. --
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The UHF channels 14 thru 51 , in and around that reception location are very close to being all taken , so new Tv transmissions will be in the VHF high band channels of 7 thru 13.

The price of a UHF only antenna and a Combo UHF/VHF antenna are about the same , give or take a few bucks on way or the other.

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-- WGCT-CD , VHF high band channel 8. --
A 120 watt VHF station from almost 30 miles away is not going to be receivable.

There is no activity towards anyone moving to VHF or starting new stations. IF it happens, it can be later dealt with.
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Old 11-Oct-2013, 4:44 PM   #7
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The UHF antennas mentioned thus far will all offer coverage of the local signals. The larger DB8e would give you better access to the weaker signal to the west if you choose to go after them.

The H-VHF/UHF combo also gives you access to the local signal, and extra capability that for the moment, goes unused.

My personal preference is toward a mid size UHF (DB4e) that serves the household. If there is a desire to chase after long distance signals, a separate, larger, high gain system with rotator could be built independent of the primary antenna system.
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