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Old 7-Jun-2012, 7:45 PM   #1
gawellman
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Antenna recommendation for 37663 (East TN)

Hi there. I'm hoping to get some help for an antenna recommendation for nearby digital OTA HD channels.

Signal analyses:
15 ft: http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...13497d7e7d6f31
30 ft: http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...134921ca5a1522
45 ft: http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...13494efd96ffe3

Single-story home. Interior, attic, or roof installations are all possible.

Both PBS stations look problematic. We do watch PBS, so I'd like to pull in one or both if possible. Would also like to know whether the recommendation changes if I decide I don't care about PBS.

Existing Cable TV line goes through a 4-way splitter, then each line feeds a TV or HDHomeRun tuner. Broadband internet from cable provider comes in on a separate line from the pole, so I'm hoping to disconnect Cable TV and re-use the "TV" lines and use the antenna as a single source.

Thanks for the advice!
Greg
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Old 7-Jun-2012, 10:08 PM   #2
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Are there any large trees or buildings in the direction of the stations?
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Old 8-Jun-2012, 12:44 AM   #3
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I hope this map will help. The trees to the east are pretty tall - maybe 75-80 ft. The house to my east is a 2-story.

(Photo link in case the inline won't suit.)

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Old 8-Jun-2012, 9:34 AM   #4
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Install an Antenna Craft U4000 four bay antenna. The 4 bay antenna has a wide beamwidth and should receive the PBS 42 and your locals to your East. To do this I would start at 67 degrees magnetic to confirm reception of PBS. If that works, but the stations at magnetic 100 don't, move the antenna direction towards 100 degrees a little at a time to see if you can locate a sweet spot for all stations including PBS. Mount the antenna on the East end of your home. If you can keep the antenna as far North(towards the street) as possible, to avoid the trees to your East.

To hook up your four sets use a Channel Master 3414 four way distribution amplifier.

Install a ground block in your coax run between the antenna and the entry point.
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Old 11-Jun-2012, 8:52 PM   #5
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Your location has receivable Tv transmissions in all 3 Tv bands.

VHF low band channels 2 thru 6.

VHF high band channels 7 thru 13.

UHF band channels 14 thru 69.

Above the roof install a Winegard HD7084P antenna aimed at about 67 degree magnetic compass.

The HD7084P is designed to receives all 3 Tv bands.

The U4000 Is Not designed to receive all 3 tv bands.

Here is how to aim antennas , http://www.kyes.com/antenna/pointing/pointing.html.

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Old 11-Jun-2012, 8:57 PM   #6
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The Tv antenna and cable internet Can Not be on the same coax line.

The cable coax intennet must have a separate coax line.

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Old 11-Jun-2012, 9:28 PM   #7
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Here are some antenna mounts , http://www.ronard.com/909911.html , http://www.ronard.com/34424560.html , http://www.ronard.com/ychim.html , http://www.ronard.com.

Buy the ronard antenna mounts at solidsignal by typing the word ronard in the solidsignal search box or buy from ronard.

http://www.solidsignal.com , http://www.winegarddirect.com , http://www.amazon.com , http://www.channelmasterstore.com.

Use a Channel Master CM3414 distribution amplifier.
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Old 14-Jun-2012, 12:47 AM   #8
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Thanks for the help!
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