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Old 31-Jul-2013, 7:40 PM   #1
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Looking to determine the best antenna to receive the top 12 stations from my tvfool report (94 degrees, 35 miles), and what setup you would recommend to split the signal to 4 TVs throughout the house.

The antenna will be roof mounted, about 20 ft above ground level (can go as high as 24 if needed. The cable runs vary from 35ft to 80ft in length, and they will be to 4 separate TVs. From the antenna, each tv is 35ft, 45ft, 60ft and 80ft (cable length) respectively.

20ft up:

24ft up:

Appreciate opinions on antennas and splitter / amp setup.
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Old 31-Jul-2013, 8:36 PM   #2
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The signal from WIWN on real CH-5 calls for an all channel antenna such as:

Winegard HD7084P
Channel Master CM3018
Antennacraft C490

Consider the following preamplifiers:

Winegard HDP-269
Antennacraft 10G201
Channel Master CM-7778

If the splitter must be located between the preamplifier (outside at the antenna) and the the preamp power supply (inside, protected from the elements), Antennas Direct offers splitters that pass power. If you don't need the power passing feature, Ideal brand splitters at Home Depot or Amazon will serve well.
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.)

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Old 31-Jul-2013, 10:07 PM   #3
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The current Tv channels that are being transmitted and received in , USA , Canada , Mexico , are.

VHF low band channels 2 thru 6.

VHF high band channels 7 thru 13.

UHF band channels 14 thru 51.

Your location has Tv channels in all 3 Tv bands.

Some of the Tv stations signal strengths are Weak signal strength at your location.

Recommond install a Large All Channel Tv antenna.


Above the Peak of the Roof in such a manner that the roof and building are not impeding and blocking reception in the directions of , East , West , North.

Install a Winegard HD7084P All channel antenna aimed at about 95 degree magnetic compass direction.

Here is how to aim antennas ,


Install a Winegard AP8700 preamp.


For 1 Tv connected use No splitter.

For 2 Tv's connected use a , HFS-2D , 2 way splitter.

For 3 Tv's connected use a , HFS-3D , 3 way splitter.

For 4 Tv's connected use a , HFS-4D , 4 way splitter.

Buy the HFS splitters at solidsignal.


Here are some places to buy antennas and etc. .


Here are some strong and sturdy antenna mounts.
Use the 5 foot tripod antenna mount. ronard(911) .
Use the , ronard(4560) , eave antenna mount.
Measure chimney and use a , ronard(2212) , ronard(2218) , ronard(2224) , chimney mount.

Buy the ronard antenna mounts at solidsignal by typing , ronard(x) , in the solidsignal search box or buy from ronard.


As always , trees and tree leaves , plants and plant leaves , have a Negative effect on Broadcast Tv Reception.

Multi-path/reflections bouncing off the trees and tree leaves.

Trees and tree leaves absorb Tv transmissions.

Trees and tree leaves block Tv transmissions.


The Best Practice is to install a Tv antenna at a location that has the least amount to no amount obstructions of any type or kind in the directions of reception including your own roof and building.


The Tv's Must Channel Scan for the , OTA=Over The Air , Digital Broadcast Tv stations/channels , often named the 'Air Channels' or 'Antenna 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.

Go into the Tv Setup Menu and select 'Air Channels' ~ 'Antenna Channels'.

Scan for channels.

Last edited by teleview; 1-Aug-2013 at 4:38 PM. Reason: Clarify information and typos.
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