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Old 17-Oct-2011, 4:59 PM   #1
Graboon
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Antenna Advice Request

Hi - Just starting out with OTA and would love your advice on a suitable setup for my location. Here is the TV Fool report: http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...60b56d4e2b5468

I would prefer an attic installation solution, but would be willing to entertain outdoor options if it means better/more channels for me. I currently have no equipment installed and would appreciate advice on antenna, booster, cable et al. I plan to have 2 TVs using the signal.

Thanks for your help!
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Old 18-Oct-2011, 6:41 AM   #2
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Tv Antennas and Reception

Your reception situation is easy and will receive many channels. I recommend a Antenna Craft , UHF U4000 aimed at about 161 degree magnetic compass , A simple modification to the U4000 antenna is to lift the metal clips that hold the metal reflector rods in the horizontal position and rotate the metal reflector rods to the vertical position , there are 9 metal reflector rods , http://www.antennacraft.net/pdfs/U4000.pdf , this moves the metal reflector rods out of the way and the antenna now receives 2 directions , north west and south east. Also aim a Antenna Craft CS600 VHF low , VHF high band antenna at about 304 degree magnetic compass for the reception of , CIII-DT 6 , CBOFT-D 9 , CJOH-DT 13 . Here is how to aim antennas , http://www.kyes.com/antenna/pointing/pointing.html The 2 antennas are connected together with a UVSJ = UHF - VHF - Separator - Joiner , http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp?p=UVSJ. Here are places to buy Antenna Craft antennas in Canada , http://www.trentondistributors.com . And .Lighthouse Electronics , 1636 Tecumseh Rd. , East Windsor , Ontario , 519-252-2512

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Old 18-Oct-2011, 6:51 AM   #3
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The antennas Will Be mounted roof top , not in the attic. Here are some antenna mounts , http://www.ronard.com/909911.html , http://www.ronard.com/34424560.html , http://www.ronard.com/ychim.html
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Old 18-Oct-2011, 1:34 PM   #4
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Thanks for this excellent advice and extra info on Canadian suppliers. I just spent 20 minutes looking at all the toys listed in their online catalogue - so many goodies...

Is there a picture of the U4000 with the reflector rods modified as you described?
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