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Old 24-Feb-2012, 9:42 PM   #1
rmp74006
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Antenna Recommendation for Attic (50 Miles)

1st, my gratitude to those of you who know your stuff & are willing to help novices like myself with OTA setup.

Here are the results from my signal analysis:

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...0b86c8211cbe8a

From a few hours of research on antennas, I know just a bit about what's out there.

I am looking for recommendations for my particular situation - about 50 miles from broadcast sources in Tulsa.

I am looking for something relatively easy to set up, hopefully not too expensive (under $100?).

If at all possible, I am trying to install antenna in the attic vs. outside. Signal will be viewed on 1) Sony LCD HDTV and 2) old GE tube set (with digital converter box).

I am not looking to get a huge range of channels. Just major networks, PBS, etc. Really I am just hoping to pick up the channels that fall within the "Yellow" portion of my signal analysis, and anything else would be bonus.

Many thanks for your time & recommendations.
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Old 24-Feb-2012, 11:34 PM   #2
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This recommendation is based on the tvfool radar report for Current and Pending Applications Included for 02-23-2012. The digital tv channels , KTUL 10 ABC and KMYT-TV 42 Mynetwork are to weak to be received reliably with a antenna in the attic. . Install a Winegard HD7696P antenna with a Antennas Direct CPA-19 preamp above the roof aimed at about 170 degree magnetic compass. Here is how to aim antennas , http://www.kyes.com/antenna/pointing/pointing.html. Here are some Strong and Sturdy antenna mounts , http://www.ronard.com/909911.html ,, http://www.ronard.com/34424560.html , http://www.ronard.com/ychim.html , http://www.ronard.com. Find the ronard mounts at solidsignal by typing the word - ronard - in the solidsignal search box. Here are places to buy antennas and etc. , http://www.winegarddirect.com , http://www.solidsignal.com , http://www.antennasdirect.com , http://www.amazon.com , http://www.starkelectronic.com , http://www.3starinc.com.
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Old 24-Feb-2012, 11:45 PM   #3
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Here is the Federal Law that says Yes you can install and use antennas mounted outside above the roof. http://www.fcc.gov/mb/facts/otard.html. This , Settled Law , it has been challenged many times in court by , hoa's , housing covenants , citys , counties , states , and other crazies that do not like antennas , and they have all lost time after time.

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