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Old 4-Sep-2011, 10:00 PM   #1
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Hi there,
The networks in British Columbia, Canada just went all digital. I would appreciate any antenna recommendations that will pick up the free digital signals. Unfortunately, Richmond is located at sea level. I can locate an antenna in the attic of a two story house.

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Old 5-Sep-2011, 12:02 AM   #2
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I can make a suggestion to you that would probably work, but I suggest that you consult the OTA forum at www.digitalhome.ca, which will have lots of people in the same boat as you are. Canada's digital transition has evolved a bit differently than in the USA, and Stampeder, the moderator of the OTA forum at digitalhome.ca is a friend, and very knowledgeable about the Vancouver-Victoria digital transition, as he lives in Surrey. Tell him Tigerbangs said hello!
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Old 5-Sep-2011, 3:32 AM   #3
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I will recommend antenna/antennas that receive the American and Canada stations. Your Digital Tv reception looks very good , the Tv transmissions are strong and are LOS = Line Of Sight. Are using a antenna now , if so what type. How many Tv's will be connected??
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Old 12-Sep-2011, 5:12 AM   #4
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Thanks from Richmond BC

Before BC went digital we able to pick up a few channels with just rabbit ears each local to the two TV's that we have. One TV is digital and I have a box for the older TV. Now it is blue screen or just snow. The home if wired for for cable - I was thinking of just mounting a new antenna in the attic and splice it into the existing circuits.

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Old 12-Sep-2011, 5:37 AM   #5
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Provided your attic construction does not include metal or other material that attenuates or blocks RF, a 4-bay panel antenna such as the Antennas DIrect DB-4, the Winegard HD4400, the Channel Master CM-4221 or the Antennacraft U4000 should offer reception of your local digital stations. The antenna should face northeast.

There is a high probability that you would also see the three US stations broadcasting from Orcas Island. KVOS offers old syndicated reruns and music videos, KBCB is a shopping channel and Spanish language station, K24IC is a translator for KBTC, a PBS station in Tacoma that also carries State of WA TVW programming.

Be sure to set the tuner to receive 'air' or 'antenna' not 'cable'.
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Old 15-Sep-2011, 8:10 PM   #6
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GroundUrMast,

Thanks very much for your input! I will heed your advice and puchase 1 of the 4 antennas that you recommended.

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Alanvac from Richmond, BC
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