TV Fool  

Go Back   TV Fool > Over The Air Services > Special Topics > Antennas

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 22-Jan-2014, 5:29 PM   #1
Kevin
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 9
Well made compact VHF/UHF antenna with built in rotor

Can anyone recommend a well built compact antenna with a built in rotor? The installation would be in my attic, which has limited space. I was thinking about something similar to the LAVA HD 2506 but more solidly built and with a bigger rotor motor.

Best regards,
Kevin
Kevin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-Jan-2014, 12:36 AM   #2
GroundUrMast
Moderator
 
GroundUrMast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Greater Seattle Area
Posts: 4,757
Guilt by association

Related Help With Reception thread: http://forum.tvfool.com/showthread.php?t=14088

There is no doubt a place in the market for a compact U/H-V antenna + rotator + overload resistant DA... paired with a STB tuner/rotator controller...

Sadly, the Lava product is an example of a decent idea that's been given a bad reputation... The poor execution of the Lava product and it's shamefully hyped ad claims have made the concept guilty by association.
__________________
If the well is dry and you don't see rain on the horizon, you'll need to dig the hole deeper. (If the antenna can't get the job done, an amp won't fix it.)

(Please direct account activation inquiries to 'admin')
GroundUrMast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-Jan-2014, 10:33 PM   #3
Kevin
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 9
Thanks again GroundUrMast,

My old antenna (which doesnt rotate anymore) is something like this http://www.antennacraft.net/Manuals/HDMS9100_Manual.pdf It worked well for me for about a decade before quitting but it would be nice to pull in a few more channels. If there is nothing like a good quality version of the Lava antennas, I guess I am back to either cobbling together antenna(s) with a rotor or filters or perhaps getting a new Antennacraft Ministate antenna.

P.S. the range of VHF signals I would like to recieve are about 106 degrees apart and UHF about 156 degrees apart so multiple antennas with filters is likely to be very costly as you suggested earlier.

Kevin
Kevin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Go Back   TV Fool > Over The Air Services > Special Topics > Antennas


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off




All times are GMT. The time now is 12:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright © TV Fool, LLC