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Old 9-Mar-2014, 8:19 PM   #1
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Antenna choices for Kentucky south of Owensboro

Hi, trying to decide on an antenna for my area and really don't know where to start. Here is my tvfool report.

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...5b9486f31cd3e4.

I live in a small town in a neighborhood. No restrictions on antennas. One and a half story house. I plan on mounting it on top of my house, hopefully mounted to the chimney. Chimney is only used for exhaust for my gas furnace. Should be at least 25 ft. in the air. I have no prior antenna installation (formerly had directv). So this will be a completely new install. It will be higher than most houses in the neighborhood but it is an old neighborhood so there are a lot of mature tall trees around. Any help or suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 10-Mar-2014, 4:22 AM   #2
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Many Digital Broadcast Tv Stations/Channels will be received.

It Is important to avoid aiming the antenna in to close thick trees and tree leaves.

The more distance the trees are from the antenna in the direction of reception the better for reception.

Select a location that has the least amount to no amount of trees and tree leaves in the direction of North West and South East.

For reception of the , Evansville , Henderson , Owensboro , Area Digital Broadcast Tv Stations/Channels.

Install a , http://www.antennacraft.net.

HBU55 antenna aimed at about , 324 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.

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Install a , http://www.antennacraft.net ,.

10G201 preamplifier.

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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 and HFS-3D , splitters at , http://www.amazon.com , or , http://www.hollandelectronics.com.

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Here are some above the roof antenna mounts.

http://www.ronard.com/909911.html.
Use the , ronard(911) , 5 foot tripod antenna mount.

http://www.ronard.com/Tripods%200703/4712.html.
Use the , ronard(4712-50-10) , 10 foot tripod antenna mount.

http://www.ronard.com/ychim.html.
Measure around the chimney and use a , ronard(2212) , ronard(2218) , ronard(2224) .

Buy the ronard antenna mounts at , http://www.ronard.com , or , http://www.amazon.com.

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Home Depot has 10 foot 6 inch lengths of , TOP RAIL , chain link fence PIPE that makes good antenna mast pipe. The price is about 10 dollars.

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The Tv/s Must Channel Scan for the , OTA=Over The Air , Digital Broadcast Tv Stations/Channels , often named the ~ Antenna Channels ~ ATSC Channels ~ DTV Channels ~ Air Channels ~ in the Tv Setup Menu because the Tv transmissions travel through the Air from the transmitting antenna to the receiving antenna.

Some Digital Tv's will Automatic channel scan for cable tv channels.

DO NOT channel scan for cable tv channels.

Channel Scan for the , Antenna Channels , Air Channels , ATSC-Digital Broadcast Tv Stations/Channels.
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Old 17-Mar-2014, 12:40 AM   #3
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Thanks for the suggestions. I appreciate all your help.
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