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Old 17-Oct-2010, 11:49 PM   #1
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Help Selecting Antenna for Cottage

Here is the tvfool link for my cottage:

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...a36264098bee52

I currently have a Winegard Ms-2000. It works OK at night but terrible during the day. There are stations in both Fort Wayne and South Bend (each 40 Plus miles away). If I could receive a full set (ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, Fox) from either I would jump for joy!

I currently have the MS-2000 mounted to my deck and it is about 14 feet off the ground. I could use a gable mount on my cottage and get to 20 feet plus. There are trees in the area but I think I have a good line of site to the tower.

Any antenna recommendations?
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Old 18-Oct-2010, 12:44 AM   #2
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Get yourself an AntennasDirect XG-91 from Solid Signal: ($53.00 plus shipping) mount it in place of the MS-2000, and aim it at 320 degrees as measured by your compass: everything from South bend will come in perfectly.
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Old 18-Oct-2010, 1:03 AM   #3
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Get yourself an AntennasDirect XG-91 from Solid Signal: ($53.00 plus shipping) mount it in place of the MS-2000, and aim it at 320 degrees as measured by your compass: everything from South bend will come in perfectly.
I own a XG-91. It's in my attic aimed at a group of stations 24 miles out and behind two hills. It works 99.5% of the time as is (though I'm still considering putting out in the weather at 9' above the roof peak). That antenna is LARGE and sensitive to aim point but pays off in excellent gain and reduced multi-path interference.

So if you don't get an ABC affiliate pointing at 320 deg, try aiming @ 120 deg. were you have a very good shot at WPTA-DT.

Last edited by GroundUrMast; 18-Oct-2010 at 1:05 AM. Reason: Emphisis on LARGE
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Old 20-Oct-2010, 12:32 PM   #4
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Re: Cottage Antenna

Thank You so much. Will order one this week. If I got greedy and decided to try for Fort Wayne also what type of setup would I need? Could I use the MS-2000 with some sort of splitter? If not could I use the MS-2000 for my home (maybe in my attic?).

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