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Old 1-Aug-2014, 5:42 PM   #1
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Ada, MI: Considering OTA

I have a relative who lives here. They currently have cable, have eliminated some of the premium sports channels to reduce their monthly bill, and are wondering how large an indoor / attic / outdoor antenna (brand & model - would be greatly appreciated) they would need to receive all the OTA networks in their area.

Would a Terk HDTVa amplified indoor antenna be a good option for them? How many channels would they be likely receive with one?

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Old 1-Aug-2014, 7:03 PM   #2
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A Simple reception situation.

Many Digital Broadcast Tv Stations/Channels will be received.

For better reception of the weaker signal strength , WZPX-DT , Real UHF channel 44 , Ion Television.

Above the Peak of the Roof install a ,

HBU11K antenna aimed at about 134 degree magnetic compass direction.


Here is how to aim antennas ,

Use a Real and Actual magnetic compass to aim antenna , do not trust a , cell phone , tablet and etc. compass.


The Stronger Signal Strength Groups of Tv Stations of the other directions , South , West , North West.

Will Be Received at , front angles , back angles , back , of the HBU11K antenna.

No antenna rotator is required.


This following information is Very Important.

Install the HBU11K antenna Above the Peak of the Roof so that the HBU11 antenna is above the peak of the roof in such a manner that reception is not , obstructed , impeded , blocked , by the , attic , roof , building , in the directions of , South East , South , West , North West , North.

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 , attic , roof , building.

Some and not all Negative Effects are.

Absorbing and Blocking Reception.

Multi-Path Reflecting Tv Signals Bouncing All Around.

The Best Practice for Reliable Reception is to install the HBU11K 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 , attic , roof , building , in the directions of reception.


A antenna system amplifier will most likely not required for , 1 , 2 , 3 , Tv's connected.

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 , HFS-3D , splitters at , , or ,


The Tv/s Must Channel Scan for the , OTA=Over The Air , ATSC , Digital

Broadcast Tv Stations/Channels , often named the ~ ATSC Channels ~ DTV

Channels ~ Antenna Channels ~ Air Channels ~ , in the Tv Setup Menu because

the Tv transmissions travel through the air from the transmitting antenna to the

receiving antenna.

DO NOT Channel Scan for Cable Tv Channels.
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