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Old 1-Jul-2011, 1:00 AM   #1
lomas
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SoCal, Inland Empire reception

I'd appreciate any advice on antenna selection for getting OTA LA area stations. Everything is red/gray signal strength and apparently I don't have line of sight to Mt. Wilson. Is it even worth trying? Thank you.

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Old 1-Jul-2011, 2:22 AM   #2
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The reception situation looks very good if a antenna can be put on the roof. Is this a , house , condo , apt. , mobile home , motor home , etc. ?? How many Tv's will be connected??
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Old 1-Jul-2011, 4:34 AM   #3
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Well any way , I recommend a Winegard HD7084P antenna and a Antennas Direct CPA19 amplifier mounted above the roof and aimed at about 277 true - 265 degree magnetic compass. Here are some pictures of different above the roof mounts , CM9067 chimney mount http://www.eham.net/libraries/download/430/Photo_A.jpg , eave/gable mount http://www.sadoun.com/Sat/Products/Perfect/PVEM1.gif , tripod mount http://www.antennacraft.net/Manuals/10Y203_manual_.pdf

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Old 1-Jul-2011, 1:45 PM   #4
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I'd appreciate any advice on antenna selection for getting OTA LA area stations.
I'd suggest a 91 XG for UHF and a Y10-7-13 for VHF. Use a Winegard AP 2870 preamp, it has dual inputs for VHF and UHF antennas.

Is there any local programming on the LPTV stations that you would miss?
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Old 1-Jul-2011, 7:43 PM   #5
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Mounting tip for the 91XG: aim the antenna up a few degrees so it points more towards the top of the hills. That puts the maximum gain of the antenna towards where the signals are coming from.
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Old 1-Jul-2011, 8:09 PM   #6
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The HD7084P antenna receives VHF low band channels 2 thru 6 , KVTU-LP 3 is VHF low band . The other antennas suggested do not receive VHF low band , KVTU is America One Network , http://www.americaone.com

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Old 1-Jul-2011, 8:34 PM   #7
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The HD7084P antenna receives VHF low band channels 2 thru 6 , KVTU-LP 3 is VHF low band
KVTU does not show up on the TVfool report when I click on the link.

The only low band station that can be received, KRPE, is not in line with Mt Wilson. You can add a third antenna, a Y5-2-6, aimed at KRPE, along with a HLSJ; but the question was how to pick up the LA stations.
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Old 1-Jul-2011, 9:00 PM   #8
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Even so , here is the Wikipedia listing for KVTU , http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KMCA-LP , and KVTU is in the direction that the antenna is pointed Mt. Wilson at 276 true - 264 degree magnetic compass. http://www.Kmca.us

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Old 1-Jul-2011, 9:29 PM   #9
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KRPE is transmitting as a FM radio station , it is transmitting audio only. It can be received with a FM radio , the programing is Religion programing.
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Old 1-Jul-2011, 9:41 PM   #10
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Yes Tv stations can be received that are not line of sight. Here are places to buy Tv antennas and etc. , http://www.solidsignal.com , http://www.starkelectronic.com , http://www.amazon.com , http://www.3starinc.com.

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Old 2-Jul-2011, 5:34 AM   #11
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Here are some but not all free Tv guides , http://www.zap2it.com , http://television.aol.com , http://tv.yahoo.com , http://www.titantv.com , http://tv.entertainment.excite.com , http://www.tvzap.com
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Old 2-Jul-2011, 6:06 AM   #12
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Read and understand about , REAL Digital Broadcast Tv Channels , Virtual Digital Broadcast Tv Channels , Analog Broadcast Tv Channels , http://forum.tvfool.com/showthread.php?t=695
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