TV Fool  

Go Back   TV Fool > Over The Air Services > Help With Reception

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 16-Aug-2012, 8:45 PM   #1
rmp74006
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Camden, AR
Posts: 5
New to OTA, Need Antenna/Set Up Recommendation

Here is my signal analysis:

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...9900e00ea812ac

Looking for antenna recommendations from those of you who have some experience & knowledge of best antenna brands/types. Many thanks!
rmp74006 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-Aug-2012, 9:35 PM   #2
teleview
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Tv Reception.

This is a different location then your other post.

Is this a , house , town home , condo , mobile home , motor home , or , etc.??

If an apartment or etc. , what floor?? , What is the top floor??

What directions are windows?? What directions are patios/balconies??

Make a second tvfool radar report with the antenna height 25 feet.

How many Tv's are/will be connected??
  Reply With Quote
Old 16-Aug-2012, 10:23 PM   #3
rmp74006
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Camden, AR
Posts: 5
Yep - we recently moved to South-Central Arkansas. We will be in a rental house, so my options for outdoor antenna may be limited to a free-standing pole. If possible, I would prefer at least trying an attic antenna, although I know I am greatly reducing signal strength. It is likely just for 1 HD TV, although I may want to consider option for adding a split to an older TV.
rmp74006 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-Aug-2012, 4:10 AM   #4
teleview
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Tv Reception.

The first 2 Digital Tv stations are what will be received with a antenna in the attic , If that is Ok with you then install a Winegard HD7696P antenna with a Channel Master CM7778 preamp in the attic aimed at about 12 degree magnetic compass direction.

Here is how to aim antennas , http://www.kyes.com/antenna/pointing/pointing.html.

___________________________

For reception of more then 2 digital Tv stations install a Winegard HD7696P antenna with a Winegard AP8700 preamp aimed at about 12 degree magnetic compass direction.
Above the roof or at a location that is Up High free and clear of obstructions , as always trees and tree leaves do a real fine job of , reducing or blocking reception and so do buildings and other obstructions.

Here is how to aim antennas , http://www.kyes.com/antenna/pointing/pointing.html.

Here are 2 antenna mounts that do not make holes in the roof , http://www.ronard.com/34424560.html , http://www.ronard.com/ychim.html, buy the ronard antenna mounts at solidsignal by typing the word ronard in the solidsignal search box.

http://www.3starinc.com , has push up antenna mounting poles.

Here are some places to buy antennas and etc. , http://www.solidsignal.com , http://www.winegarddirect.com , http://www.amazon.com , http://www.channelmasterstore.com.
__________

For 1 Tv connected use No splitter.

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

Buy the HFS splitter at , http://www.hollandelectronics.com , also at , http://www.solidsignal.com.
___________

The Tv/s Must Channel Scan for the Digital Broadcast Tv Channels , sometimes named the 'Air Channels' or 'Antenna Channels' in the Tv setup menu because the Tv transmissions travel through the air from the transmitting antenna to the receiving antenna.

DO NOT channel scan for cable tv channels.

Last edited by teleview; 17-Aug-2012 at 4:16 AM.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Go Back   TV Fool > Over The Air Services > Help With Reception


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off




All times are GMT. The time now is 8:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright © TV Fool, LLC