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Old 18-Feb-2014, 8:23 PM   #1
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Advice on antennas and placement

I want to purchase an antenna that will pick up ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CW, and an independent station KUSI. According to the map, all this stations are relatively close and in the same general direction.

Ideally, I would prefer an indoor antenna located upstairs or in the attic. I can install it outdoors if need be. There is a satellite dish located on the roof where I can put it and use the existing wires. The distance of the antenna would be about 20 feet from the ground.
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Old 19-Feb-2014, 8:04 PM   #2
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For reception of the , Digital Current Plus Pending Applications Included Broadcast Tv Stations/Channels in the Green reception zone and maybe some in the Yellow reception zone and most likely non in the Red reception zone.

Install a , Terk HDTVa antenna in/at a South facing window aimed at about 160 degree magnetic compass direction.

Here is how to aim indoor and outdoor antennas ,

Use a Real and Actual magnetic compass to aim antenna.


Recommend do not install any type or kind of antenna in the attic , Reason: Is not worth the effort , the Tv stations in the Red reception zone ,

such as and not limited to ,

XHDTV-DT MyNetwork and XETV-DT The CW ,

are to Weak of signal strength and have 1 and 2 Edge Path Obstructions ,

to be received reliably in the attic.


At a Minimum , Above the Peak of the Roof in such a manner that reception is not , obstructed , impeded , blocked , buy the roof and building in the directions of reception , South West , South , South East.

Install a , , CM4228HD antenna aimed at about 160 degree magnetic compass direction.


Install a , RCA TVPRAMP1R preamplifier.

The RCA preamplifier will be operated in the single antenna mode.

The FM radio interference trap switch will be in the , in/on , position.


For 1 Tv connected use No splitter.

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

For 3 Tv's connected use a , Holland Electronics , HFS-3D , 3 way splitter.

Buy the , HFS-2D and HFS-3D , splitters at , , or ,


Here are some places to buy antennas and etc. .


Home Depot and Lowes have , Top Rail , 10 foot length , chain link fence Pipe that works well for antenna mast , the price is Low Dollars.


As always , trees and tree leaves , plants and plant leaves , have a Negative Effect on Broadcast Tv Reception and so do buildings and other obstructions including your own roof and building.

Some and not all Negative Effects are.

Absorbing and Blocking Tv Reception.

Multi-Path Reflections Bouncing All Around.

The Best Practice for Reliable Reception is to install the 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 building.


The Tv/s Must Channel Scan for the ATSC-Digital Broadcast Tv Stations/Channels , often named the ~ Antenna Channels ~ ATSC Channels ~ DTV Channels ~ Air Channels ~ in the Tv Setup Menu because the Tv transmissions travel through the Air from the transmitting antenna to the receiving antenna.

Some Digital Tuners will Automatic channel scan for cable tv channels.

DO NOT channel scan for cable tv channels.

Go into the Tv Setup Menu and select ~ Antenna Channels ~ ATSC Channels ~ DTV Channels ~ Air Channels ~.

Channel Scan for ATSC-Digital Broadcast Tv Stations/Channels.


For better installation of a outdoor above the roof antenna.

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 around the chimney and use a , ronard(2212) , ronard(2218) , ronard(2224) .

Buy the ronard antenna mounts at , , or ,

Last edited by teleview; 21-Feb-2014 at 3:57 AM. Reason: Clarify information and typos.
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