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Old 3-Apr-2014, 10:36 PM   #1
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Antenna Recommendation Spartanburg SC

Hi all,

Looking for Antenna recommendation, amplifier, rotary control, etc. for the plot of my house http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...5b947cd3beef76
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Old 4-Apr-2014, 8:51 AM   #2
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I'm not convinced you need a rotator. The stations are grouped fairly well. modestly directional antennas such as the RCA ANT-751R and Antennacraft HBU-22 (or perhaps the HBU-11) will do a good job if mounted outdoors, clear of obstructions.

If you're connecting more than one or two TVs, an RCA TVPRAMP1R would do a good job overcoming cable and splitter losses.
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Old 4-Apr-2014, 9:49 AM   #3
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Thanks GroundUrMast. I connect the signal from the UHF and VHF antenna with a splitter bringing them into one wire or?
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Old 4-Apr-2014, 2:44 PM   #4
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Thanks I see I can combine antenna signals using recommended preamp. ��
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Old 4-Apr-2014, 4:35 PM   #5
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The HBU series and RCA ANT-751 antenna have one output that is a combined set of both UHF and VHF bands.

Set the configuration switch to 'COMBINED' on the preamplifier and connect the antenna to the UHF input. The VHF input on the preamp would be unused.
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Old 4-Apr-2014, 6:00 PM   #6
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Above the Peak of the Roof in such a manner that reception is not , obstructed , impeded , blocked , buy the roof and building in the direction of the main group of the stations to the , North West.

Install a , http://www.antennacraft.net.

HBU33 antenna aimed at about 321 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 , do not trust a cell phone compass.

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A antenna system amplifier is not required.

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For 1 Tv connected use No splitter.

For 2 Tv's connected use a 2 way splitter.

For 3 Tv's connected use a 3 way splitter.

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Here are some Above the Roof antenna mounts.

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

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.ronard.com , or , http://www.amazon.com.

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Home Depot has 10 foot 6 inch , 1 and 3/8 inch diameter , TOP RAIL , chain link fence , PIPE , that makes good mast pipe. The cost is low at about 10 dollars.

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A antenna rotator is not required.

Antenna rotators are Not channel surfing friendly , must wait for antenna to rotate.

Antenna rotators are Not recording friendly.

And their , Will Be Domestic Situations , about the direction the the antenna is aimed with a antenna rotator.

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The closer trees and tree leaves and buildings and other obstructions are in the directions of reception the more disrupted reception will be.

The more distant trees and other obstructions are from the receiving antenna in the directions of reception , the better reception will be.

The Best Practice for Reliable Reception is to install the HBU33 antenna at a location that has the least amount to no amount of obstructions of any type or kind in the direction of reception including your own roof and building.

Last edited by teleview; 4-Apr-2014 at 7:21 PM. Reason: Clarify information and typos.
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setmefree, I have a similar tvfool report as you and wondering what antenna you picked and how's your reception. thanks
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setmefree, I have a similar tvfool report as you and wondering what antenna you picked and how's your reception. thanks
I'm looking at both of the suggestions above, but I haven't made a decision yet.
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