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Old 30-Jan-2018, 1:20 PM   #1
Northman11
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New antenna user needing help

Below is my tvfool report for my current home. Any suggestions for direction and antenna would be greatly appreciated:

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...9038decb38bcee
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Old 31-Jan-2018, 2:41 PM   #2
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Hello, Northman11

Thank you for the report.

Where will the antenna be located?

What channels are most important to you? I ask that because your channels are in different directions.
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Old 31-Jan-2018, 3:17 PM   #3
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The antenna will be located inside the house. Ideally I would like to get the typical local stations (CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX).
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Old 31-Jan-2018, 6:37 PM   #4
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The antenna will be located inside the house. Ideally I would like to get the typical local stations (CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX).
Inside is not a good antenna location for your signals. Attic would be a little better; outside would be best.







You will need to do some experiments to see what you can get.

Try an Antennas Direct DB4e UHF antenna aimed at 32 degrees magnetic. Add a preamp if necessary.

WTVD ABC will require a VHF antenna added to the DB4e with a UVSJ UHF/VHF combiner, or switch to a UHF/VHF combo antenna like the Winegard HD7694P:
http://www.newark.com/stellar-labs/3...vhf/dp/48Y8141

UVSJ:
https://www.radioshack.com/products/...itter-combiner

https://www.antennasdirect.com/store...Combiners.html

If that doesn't work, try the attic.

If that doesn't work, move the antenna outside.

That's the best I can do without seeing a satellite view of your location. If you desire, you can give me your coordinates or address in a PM.

Interesting note: WRAL is doing ATSC 3.0 tests on real channel 39.

WRAL on 48 will move to channel 17 because of UHF Repack:
https://rabbitears.info//market.php?...&callsign=wral

WRAZ will move to 15:
https://rabbitears.info//market.php?...&callsign=wraz

WNCN will move to VHF-High channel 8:
https://rabbitears.info//market.php?...&callsign=wncn

You will need to switch to a UHF/VHF combo antenna or add a VHF antenna to the DB4e with a UVSJ UHF/VHF combiner.
http://www.newark.com/stellar-labs/3...vhf/dp/48Y8141
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Old 31-Jan-2018, 7:07 PM   #5
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Thanks for taking time to help me out. I'll give that a try and see if what kind of signal I can get inside, in the attic, and perhaps outside. I really appreciate the help.
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