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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 , http://www.antennacraft.net.

HBU11K antenna aimed at about 134 degree magnetic compass direction.

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Here is how to aim antennas ,

http://www.kyes.com/antenna/pointing/pointing.html.

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

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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.

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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.

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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 , http://www.hollandelectronics.com , or , http://www.amazon.com.

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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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