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Old 8-Jun-2017, 5:41 PM   #1
bdedmond
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I'm new to this, but want to get rid of cable and have a couple questions.
What type of antenna should I get for the linked location:http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...e6a482ec4d72db I’m mainly interested in the green and yellow sections of the report.
Plus, what direction should I point it in?
I have a little indoor antenna but it is not cutting it.
Any help is greatly appreciated.

More info: I am near some trees but my house sits up on a hill, will be running to 4 network tuners and the run from the antenna to the tuners is 30feet.
Regards,
-Bryon

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Old 8-Jun-2017, 10:30 PM   #2
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You have some decisions to make...
Your strongest stations are from the Baltimore market
but you can also receive D.C. stations without any difficulty.
Now and in the near future, all your stations will remain
on Hi-VHF and UHF. That makes one of the Clearstream
2V or Clearstream 2MAX as well as the Winegard 7694p,
all excellent choices. You can sometimes find some of
them on sale. Homedepot.com sells the Winegard for about
$50.00 including shipping, a good bargain. For Baltimore
stations, you'll want to point, NNW and for D.C. you'll want
to point SW. If you are so inclined, you could erect two
antennas for both markets stations. You'll probably want
a 4 way signal spiltter or a 4 way distribution amplifier.
If you chose two antennas, they need to be at least 5 feet
apart. Don't forget to ground, that is very important. Hope
this gets you started......
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Old 9-Jun-2017, 1:42 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info, because I need to point in two directions, would a 8 Element Bowtie antenna work?

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Old 9-Jun-2017, 1:16 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info, because I need to point in two directions, would a 8 Element Bowtie antenna work?
Probably not well, if at all. There are several hi-vhf signals you will
want to receive. A UHF only antenna will struggle to capture them
properly.......
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Old 9-Jun-2017, 1:20 PM   #5
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Since your Baltimore stations are quite strong, I'd try the Antennas Direct C2MAX pointed to Washington, DC (flat side aimed towards DC / 250 degrees with a compass). I expect you would pick up all the Baltimore stations in green and a good number of the DC stations in yellow. [You might need to point and re-scan a few times.] The exception might be Channel 7 from DC (ABC), which is VHF-HI.

Try it with one television first, and try it in a few locations before mounting. You should be able to split to support 4 tuners, but you might need to amplifier.

You have nothing to loose, especially in you purchase the antenna from a retailer with a good return policy.

The Winegard 7694p is a very good antenna, but more directional.
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Old 9-Jun-2017, 6:18 PM   #6
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Thanks for the feedback, I think I'm going to go with the ClearStream. I noticed they have the 2MAX and the 2V, any difference in performance?
I placed pics below.

Also, with the stations under 40 miles away, would the Clearstream 4 not provide any real benefit, or would it have stronger reception on those stations?
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Old 9-Jun-2017, 6:26 PM   #7
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The C2V includes a reflector. If you omit it during assembly, the antenna is bi-directional and it's performance is pretty much the same as the C2Max.

The C2Max, OTOH, requires no assembly work for the antenna. It's already assembled.
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