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Old 28-Sep-2010, 7:47 PM   #1
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Need antenna advice for one TV (LG 47" LCD, model 47LG50), antenna height would be 30' (roof mount)

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Old 28-Sep-2010, 8:30 PM   #2
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Philly stations are moderately strong in your area, and can easily be received with a good all-channel antenna. Since WPVI operates on low-band channel 6, you need all channel VHF as well as UHF reception from an antenna. I would recommend a Winegard HD-7082p or a Channel Master Crossfire 3679 aimed at the Roxborough towers, which are roughly 95 degrees from you location as measured by a compass. If you want to see the Harrisburg-Lancaster stations, you can add a rotator to the antenna, like a Channel Master 9521a or an AntennaCraft TDP-2, which will allow you to turn the antenna to see those stations.

Use good quality RG-6u coaxial cable in your installation, and be sure to ground the coax cable where it enters your house: all of the Philly stations will come in just fine when you do.
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Old 28-Sep-2010, 10:38 PM   #3
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Philly stations are moderately strong in your area, and can easily be received with a good all-channel antenna. Since WPVI operates on low-band channel 6, you need all channel VHF as well as UHF reception from an antenna. I would recommend a Winegard HD-7082p or a Channel Master Crossfire 3679 aimed at the Roxborough towers, which are roughly 95 degrees from you location as measured by a compass. If you want to see the Harrisburg-Lancaster stations, you can add a rotator to the antenna, like a Channel Master 9521a or an AntennaCraft TDP-2, which will allow you to turn the antenna to see those stations.
I've seen posts about the HD Stacker; would it be another good choice?

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Use good quality RG-6u coaxial cable in your installation, and be sure to ground the coax cable where it enters your house: all of the Philly stations will come in just fine when you do.
I have to bring the coax into the house at roof level; can I ground right at the antenna down the side of the house to the ground rod?
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Old 28-Sep-2010, 10:54 PM   #4
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The HD Stacker is NOT a good choice in this instance because it does not receive channel 6, your ABC station. it is also much bulkier than the HD-7082p or the Channel Master 3679: Please stick with the original recommendations.

As for grounding the antenna, have a look at the options listed in this instruction manual.

http://manuals.solidsignal.com/AntInstallGuide.pdf
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Old 29-Sep-2010, 2:40 PM   #5
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The HD Stacker is NOT a good choice in this instance because it does not receive channel 6, your ABC station.
Hey TB, you're right, the stacker data does not show what channels it actually covers. Yet, from the picture it appears to have three low band elements.
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Old 29-Sep-2010, 6:17 PM   #6
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Tower Guy may very well be right about the HD Stacker's low-band elements, but I have no experience with it, and, since they publish no specs about the antenna, we really have nothing to go on except what has been said about it in the forums. To me, the Winegard HD-7082 is a well-known product whose performance is proved by MANY installations.
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