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Old 22-Feb-2014, 3:50 PM   #1
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Need help with antenna selection

I'm new to this but would like help with equipment selection. Antenna, wiring and anything else I may need. I would like to get away from cable. I also use the internet for some of my viewing. Any and all help will be appreciated. I planning to do a roof top mount and will have to split it to 4 rooms.
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Old 22-Feb-2014, 10:43 PM   #2
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There seems to be a problem with your TV Fool reception report. Please generate a new one and post the link. Sorry for the trouble... Update: The link works... You have a nice report.

An Antennacraft HD1800 or Winegard HD7084P pointed toward the Empire State Bldg. would be my choice, To drive a 4-way splitter, I'd use an RCA TVPRAMP1R at the antenna and a passive 4-way splitter such as the Ideal 85-134.
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Above the Peak of the Roof install a , Antennas Direct DB8e antenna.

Aim 1 panel at about 174 degree magnetic compass direction.

Aim the other panel at about 44 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 antennas.

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Install a , http://www.antennacraft.net , CS600 antenna aimed at about 142 degree magnetic compass direction.

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Install the SC600 antenna below the DB8e antenna on the same mast.

Separate the antennas by about 3 feet on the same mast.

Home Depot and Lowes have , 10 foot lengths of , TOP RAIL , chain link fence Pipe , makes good antenna mast. The price is Low Dollars.

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Install a , http://www.antennacraft.net , 10G221 preamplifier.

Connect the DB8e antenna to the UHF connection of the preamplifier.

Connect the CS600 antenna to the VHF connection of the preamplifier.

The FM radio trap switch will be in the , in/on , position.

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For 1 Tv connected use No splitter.

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

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

For 4 Tv's connected use a , Holland Electronics , HFS-4D , 4 way splitter.

Buy the , HFS-2D , HFS-3D , HFS-4D , splitters at , http://www.hollandelectronics.com , or , http://www.amazon.com.

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Here are some above the roof antenna mounts.

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

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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Here are some places to buy antennas and etc. .

http://www.antennacraft.net.

http://www.amazon.com.

http://www.ronard.com.

http://www.hollandelectronics.com.

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As always , trees and tree leaves , plants and plant leaves , have a Negative Effects on Broadcast Tv Reception and so do buildings and other obstructions including your own roof and 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 to install antennas at a location that has the least amount to no amount of obstructions of any type or kind in the directions of reception.

The Directions of reception are , South , South East , North East.

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The Tv's Must Channel Scan for the , OTA=Over The Air , ATSC-Digital Broadcast Tv Stations/Channels , often named the ~ Antenna Channels ~ ATSC Channels ~ DTV Channels ~ Air 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 ~ Antenna Channels ~ ATSC Channels ~ DTV Channels ~ Air Channels ~.

Channel Scan for ATSC-Digital Broadcast Tv Stations/Channels.

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The antennas and coaxes that are used for the antenna system Can Not be connected to a coax that has active cable delivered services , coax cable tv service , coax cable delivered internet service , coax cable delivered phone service.

Cable delivered services Must Be on a Separate Coax that is not connected to the antenna system coaxes.

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Old 4-Mar-2014, 2:11 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info Ill let you know how I make out.
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