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Old 3-Sep-2014, 11:03 PM   #1
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Need Antenna Advice

Hello, This is my first time posting here...

Here is my TV Fool Results

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...d24375099dbdb4

I currently have a homemade attic antenna
It is an 8 bay bow-tie antenna... <- Youtube antenna - i cant remember exactly where i got the plans from. I currently have trouble getting channel 17. 19 and 25 come in solid and 41 is spotty

I am looking to pick up the channels that are at 150 deg and i am thinking about buying the RCA mini Yagi and mounting it on my roof.

Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm not sure what antennas would be good for picking up the channels in my area.

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Old 4-Sep-2014, 6:37 PM   #2
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Your report suggests that the RCA ANT-751R would do quite well when mounted outside clear of obstructions such as trees and nearby strutures (including your own). Attics can be accetable receiving sites in some cases, in others, completely unworkable.
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Old 4-Sep-2014, 7:05 PM   #3
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Above the Peak of the Roof in such a manner that reception will not be , obstructed , impeded , blocked , by the , attic , roof , building , in the directions of , South East , North , North West.

Install a.

http://www.channelmasterstore.com.

CM4228HD , UHF/VHF antenna.

Aim the CM4228HD antenna at about 146 degree magnetic compass direction.

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Here is how to aim antennas.

http://www.kyes.com/antenna/pointing/pointing.html.

Use a Real and Actual magnetic compass to aim antenna , do not trust a , cell phone , tablet and etc. compass.

To discover the best reception , most Digital Tv's have a Signal Strength Meter and some Digital Tv's also have a Signal Strength Meter.

As always , the antenna aim direction and the antenna location can be adjusted for the best reception.

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The Signal Strengths Are Strong.

A antenna system amplifier is not required for reception of the Victoria area Tv stations to the South East and the 1 Tv transmitter to the North.


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Here are some above the roof antenna mounts.

http://www.ronard.com/909911.html. Install the 3 foot or 5 foot tripod antenna moiunt.

http://www.ronard.com/34424560.html. Install 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).

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Home Depot has , 10 foot 6 inch length - 1 and 3/8 inch diameter , TOP RAIL , chain link fence , PIPE , that makes excellent antenna mast/pipe. The price is low at about 12 dollars.

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To Prove Reception , connect a NEW Continues Length of RG-6 Coax to the

CM4228HD antenna and run the NEW Continues Length of Coax through a open

door or window direct to 1 Tv.

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As always , trees and tree leaves , plants and plant leaves , have a Negative Effect on Broadcast Tv Reception and so do buildings and other obstructions including your own , attic , roof , building.

Some and not all Negative Effects are.

Absorbing and Blocking Reception.

Multi-Path Reflecting Tv Signals Bouncing All Around.

The Best Practice for Reliable Reception is 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 , attic , roof , building , in the directions of reception.

The directions of reception at your location are , South East , North , , North West.
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