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Old 28-Dec-2010, 5:29 AM   #1
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Looking for advice outside Birmingham,Al

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Looking for help with analysis. I have 1 TV that I want to use. Is this possible in my location. Any suggestions would be great.
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Old 28-Dec-2010, 7:13 AM   #2
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Tv Antennas and Reception

This All Channel Antenna , Winegard HD7084P and one of these rotors , the CM9521A or http://forum.tvfool.com/showthread.php?t=460 , put the antenna on the roof. These three roof mounts are most often used , tripod mount , chimney mount , eave mount. This will get you the green and yellow channels and down to WCFT 33 ABC and possibly a few more. . http://www.solidsignal.com , http://www.starkelectronic.com , http://www.amazon.com , http://www.3starinc.com You have Tv Stations all around you , might as well receive them.

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Old 28-Dec-2010, 9:11 AM   #3
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Any suggestions would be great.
I'd get a medium gain all aimed at 330, perhaps an HD7080p plus a Y5-7-13 aimed at 27 coupled with a channel 9 jointenna
http://www.warrenelectronics.com/Ant...Jointennas.htm
Use an HDP-269 preamp.
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Old 28-Dec-2010, 7:52 PM   #4
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Thanks for the insight guys. I was researching the Terk HDTVo. Would this be a viable antenna in your opinion?
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Old 29-Dec-2010, 12:47 PM   #5
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Thanks for the insight guys. I was researching the Terk HDTVo. Would this be a viable antenna in your opinion?
The Terk is really a channel 7-69 antenna. WOUA is on channel 6. It might work, but why take a chance?

The specs for the HDTVo claim that it's a 2-69 antenna, but there are no elements long enough to be effective below channel 7. Next it claims that the VHF gain is 12 db, but that cannot be antenna gain, so interpret that to mean preamp gain. The actual antenna gain on channels 2-6 is probably somewhat negative. Negative gain usually means poor antenna directivity and cannot be improved by a preamplifer.

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Old 29-Dec-2010, 6:58 PM   #6
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Thank for your time and help!!
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