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Old 25-May-2013, 12:47 AM   #1
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Any chance for L.A. reception in San Clemente?

Any hope for us? Any suggestions would be appreciated. We are installing in our upper attic. Here is our Signal Analysis.

Thanks for any information you can provide to help out!
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Old 25-May-2013, 8:45 PM   #2
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The reception of the L.A. area Digital Broadcast Tv stations/channels to the northwest are weak signal strength and will require a Winegard HD7084P antenna installed Above the Peak of the Roof in such a manner that the roof and house are not blocking reception to the north west.

Aim the HD7084P antenna at about 323 degree magnetic compass direction.

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Install a Winegard HDP-269 preamp.


For 1 tv connected use No splitter.

For 2 Tv's connected use a , HFS-2D , 2 way splitter.

For 3 Tv's connected use a , HFS-3D , 3 way splitter.

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As always , trees and tree leaves , plants and plant leaves , have a negative effect , multipath-reflections , absorbing , blocking , Tv reception and so do buildings and other obstructions including your own roof and house.

The Best Practice is to install the HD7084P antenna at a location that has the least amount to no amount of obstructions of any type or kind of the directions of reception including your own roof and house.

The Tv's Must Channel Scan for the , OTA=Over The Air , Digital Broadcast Tv stations/channels , often named the 'Air Channels' or '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 the 'Air Channels' ~ 'Antenna Channels'.

Scan for channels.
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Old 31-May-2013, 6:32 AM   #3
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Thank you!

Thanks for such a thorough reply. We appreciate your time. Sounds a little daunting but we'll see if we can make it happen.
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Old 5-Jun-2013, 4:01 PM   #4
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A bit late to the thread, but my suggestion is to use a 7-51 antenna and focus on the San Diego stations. No pre-amp is needed.

Since you have a significant hill in the immediate direction of LA, your TVFool plot is likely overestimating those signals from LA and they likely are not even there.
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