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Old 11-May-2012, 8:38 PM   #1
makingtheleap
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Looking for help in selecting antenna for attic install

Hello! Thanks so much for this wonderful service in assisting others in trying to make the leap back to OTA from cable.

My TvFool report is:
http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...de65b806a23b79

I want to receive the Chicago channels at azimuth 9/10/11.

We are planning an attic instulation at about 30 feet from the ground. This will power 4 TVs through our existing coxial cable lines. We will run a line about 25 feet in length back down into the basement into the cable splitter to feed all of the TVs in the house. We have standard shingles on the roof.

Just to test it out, I put a set-top amplified antenna on one of the TVs and we were getting great reception except for WBBM. I couldn't pick-up that station at all even though the antenna was UHF and VHF.

So what is the best antenna for us? Do we need an amplifier?
We were looking at the following antennas:

RCA ANT751R Outdoor Antenna Optimized for Digital Reception
PCT International 4221HD Channel Master Ultratenna HDTV UHF Antenna
Winegard HD7694P High Definition VHF/UHF Antenna


Any input suggestions or ideas would be great.

Thanks
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Old 12-May-2012, 3:51 AM   #2
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Tv Antennas and Tv Reception

This recommendation is based on the Current Plus Pending Applications Included for the Digital channels of the tvfool radar report.

A Simple reception situation. In the attic install a Winegard HD7000R antenna aimed at about 12 degree magnetic compass reading.
Here is how to aim antennas , http://www.kyes.com/antenna/pointing/pointing.html.

Here are places to buy antennas and etc. , http://www.solidsignal.com , http://www.winegarddirect.com , http://www.amazon.com , http://www.starkelectronic.com , http://www.3starinc.com , http://www.channelmasterstore.com.

I do not recommend a antenna amplifier , the Tv transmissions are strong and should be received on all 4 Tv's down to at least WDCI-LD channel 30 Daystar.
Because WOCK-CD channel 4 , http://www.americaone.com , is transmitting on channel 4 .
Install the HD7000R All channel antenna.
All channels are , VHF low band channels 2 thru 6 , VHF high band channels 7 thru 13 , UHF channels 14 thru 69.

Last edited by Electron; 19-May-2012 at 9:25 AM.
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Old 14-May-2012, 5:48 PM   #3
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Thanks so much for your help. I placed an order for this antenna, and I am looking forward to getting it installed and seeing the results.
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