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Old 12-Nov-2013, 10:59 PM   #1
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Antenna Recommendation

Hello All,

I'm looking to get an Antenna, and I just want to make sure I get what will work for me.

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That's right, I'm looking at two channels! Technically, there is a third I could probably get, but it's a rebroadcast of channel 2. Luckily, both channels are owned by the same company, operated out of the same studio, and broadcast off the same tower. That makes it easy. I only need to hit one tower.

I'm looking at about 33 miles, and I'd like to put the antenna in the attic. It would certainly make the install easier. If need be, I can go outside with it.

I've read that channel 2 can be tough to get out of the low VHF channels, and I need to get channel 2 (hey, I only have two channels, I want them both!).

I'm currently looking at a Channel Master CM 5016. Looking at the spec's it appears that it should work for me. It's claiming a 60 mile range for the low VHF channels, so it might even work in the attic for me.

Is the 5016 a good choice? Is there something else that would be better in the same ballpark pricewise? I'm in rural Canada, so whatever I get, I need to be able to order online, and not get killed on the shipping. I can get the CM 5016 to my door for about $125.
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Old 12-Nov-2013, 11:35 PM   #2
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The Antennacraft Y-526 matches your situation better. It may be less expensive to you as well.

Outdoor mounting is preferred. It gives the antenna access to more signal and get's it further from the electronic noise sources inside the home.
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Old 13-Nov-2013, 12:07 AM   #3
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I'm currently looking at a Channel Master CM 5016. Looking at the spec's it appears that it should work for me. It's claiming a 60 mile range for the low VHF channels, so it might even work in the attic for me.

Is the 5016 a good choice?
No, you're probably looking at the wrong thing because the CM2016 is a high-VHF/UHF (7-69) antenna with no specifications for low-VHF.

GUM's recommendation is spot-on.
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Old 13-Nov-2013, 9:23 PM   #4
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As a test to improve reception of the 2 low signal strength , VHF low band channels 2 and 4 .

Install a , www.kitztech.com , KT-100VG-COAX Tv Antenna Booster Remote-Power-Coax Fed , Adjustable Gain .

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