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Old 10-Aug-2013, 2:53 AM   #1
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newbie help please

Hello, I am new to the world of OTA and am wanting to get some free legal channels to watch on my television.

Here is a link to my TVFool,

I don't know if my TVFool is good or not for getting channels, but my question is what TV antenna should I buy to get at least 5-10 channels? I would like to buy something cheap (willing to pay over $20) that works and can be returned to the store if it doesn't work.

There is a Future shop nearby where I live, so I might be able to buy a recommended antenna from there. Thank you.
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Old 10-Aug-2013, 6:02 PM   #2
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For reception of , Many , many , many , many , many , many , many , many , . Canada and USA , Digital Broadcast Tv stations/channels.

Install a Winegard HD7698P antenna above the peak of the roof in such a manner that the roof and building are not impeding and blocking reception in the directions of , East , South East , South , South West , West.

Aim the HD7698P antenna at about 160 degree magnetic compass direction.

Here is how to aim antennas ,


Here are some above the roof antenna mounts.
Use the , ronard(911) , 5 foot tripod antenna mount.
Use the , ronard(4560) , eave antenna mount.
Measure the chimney and use a , ronard(2212) , ronard(2218) , ronard(2224) .


Here are some places to buy antennas and etc. .


Install a Winegard , LNA-100 'Boost' , antenna system amplifier.


For 1 Tv connected use No splitter.

For 2 Tv's connected use a simple common 2 way splitter.

For 3 Tv's connected use a simple common 3 way splitter.


As always , trees and tree leaves , plants and plant leaves , have a Negative effect ,

multi-path reflections of Tv signals.

absorbing Tv signals.

blocking Tv signals.

and so do buildings including your own roof and building and other obstructions in directions of reception.

The Best Practice is to install the HD7698P antenna at a location that has the least amount to no amount of obstructions of any type or kind in the directions of reception including your own roof and house.


The Tv/s Must CHannel Scan for the , OTA=Over The Air , Digital Broadcast Tv stations/channels , often 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.

Some digital tv's will Automatic channel scan for cable tv channels.

DO NOT channel scan for cable tv channels.

Go into the Tv Setup Menu and select , 'Air Channels' ~ 'Antenna Channels'.

Scan for channels.
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