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Old 6-Jun-2013, 12:59 PM   #1
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Hello everyone first post here, just looking for some advice and guidance. I have attached my tvfool report to help get a sense of equipment to purchase for my location. There is currently no antenna equipment at the house, using RoadRunner for internet that we will keep. Plan to install new RG6 quad for new antenna installation. Here is my tvfool signal analysis I have also attached the image, just in case the link does not work.
I know it may be a long shot to get a lot of channels due to our distance from major cities. I am primarily concerned with receiving WEWS, WKYC, WJW, and WOIO if possible but the more the merrier. Not sure if an attic mount would work for our location, it is split level ranch home with composite shingle roof. From the back of the house roughly points in the direction of these transmitters with a clear line of sight if roof mounted, and opens into a field. I plan on purchasing a HD Home run, just unsure on other equipment and really the best solution for antenna and location. I would like to provide signal to 3 televisions, 2 large lcds, and a smaller lcd tv. Any help would be greatly appreciated as far as amps, antenna, splitter, and any other equipment you would recommend. Thanks in advance.
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Old 7-Jun-2013, 1:25 AM   #2
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WOIO , CBS and Me-Tv.

WEWS , ABC and LWN Live Well Network.

WKYC , NBC and Weather/News.

WJW , FOX and Antenna Tv.

Are the only receivable , CBS , ABC , NBC , FOX , Tv stations at your location.

The Signal Strengths are Very Weak.

To reach out for these And The Other Tv stations/channels to the north east.

Install Above the Peak of the Roof in such a manner that reception is not blocked by the roof and house in the directions of , north east , east , west north.

Install a Winegard HD7698P antenna aimed at about 35 degree magnetic compass direction.

Here is how to aim antennas ,


Install a Winegard HDP-269 preamp.


For 1 Tv connected use No splitter.

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

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

Buy the HFS splitters at , , or ,


Here are some Strong and Sturdy antenna mounts. use the 5 foot antenna mount. use the #4560 eave antenna mount. measure around the chimney for strap length.

Buy the ronard antenna mounts at solidsignal by typing the word ronard in the solidsignal search box or buy from ronard.


Here are some places to buy antennas and etc. .


Tv stations of other directions then north east.

Are at angles to the HD7698P antenna , this reduces the ability of the HD7698P antenna to receive the Tv stations.

Tv antennas receive the best at the front of the antenna , and less reception at angles , back and sides of the antenna.

WIVX , has several different digital sub channels , is very strong signal strength and will be received by the HD7698P antenna.

WMFD , Independent Tv station is strong signal strength and will most likely be received by the HD7698P antenna.

WOHZ , Infomerical channel is weaker signal strength and may or may not be received by the HD7698P antenna.

W43CZ , is OHIO PBS and is weaker signal strength and may or may not be received by the HD7698P antenna.

W43CZ OHIO PBS is not the same as WEAO Western Reserve OHIO PBS.


If W43CZ PBS is not received , try adjusting the HD7698P antenna aim direction without losing reception of the north east group of Digital Tv stations/channels.

If W43CZ is not received and you will like to receive W43CZ.

Do not install a antenna rotator.
Antenna rotators Are Not channel surfing friendly , must wait for antenna to rotate and there Will be Domestic Situations about the direction the antenna is aimed.

For reception of W43CZ PBS install a second antenna , install a Channel Master CM4228HD antenna aimed at about 299 degree magnetic compass direction.

A antenna system amplifier will most likely not be required with the CM4228HD antenna system.

The CM4228HD antenna system is Separate Antenna system from the HD7698P antenna system.

The 2 Separate antenna systems Are Not connected together on to one coax.

The 2 separate antenna systems are Separate all the way to each Tv location.

At each Tv location a Remote Control A/B antenna switch will change from one antenna system to the other antenna system. , #32-4425 remote control A/B antenna switch.


Here are some alternatives to using HD Home Run and or computer systems for Digital Broadcast Tv reception and distribution.

1. , Tuner/Recorders.

2. , Tuner/Recorders.

Digital Tv's.


As always , trees and tree leaves , plants and plant leaves , have a negative effect on Broadscat Tv Reception , multi-path/reflections , absorbing , blocking , Tv reception and so do buildings including your own roof and house and other obstructions.

The Best Practice is to install Tv antenna/s at a location that has the least amount to no amount of obstructions of any type or kind in the directions of reception.


RG-6 quad shield is not required for antenna system wiring , however you can use it if you like , it will work Ok.

As you know , cable delivered services including cable internet can not be connected to the coaxes that are used for the antenna system.

Any cable delivered services must be on a separate coax.

Yes the coaxes that are on or in the house can be used for the antenna system , but cable delivered services must be separate coax.

Last edited by teleview; 7-Jun-2013 at 5:24 PM. Reason: Clarify information and typos.
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