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Old 2-Apr-2014, 8:20 AM   #1
highdesert
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Antenna Advice for St. George, Utah

I cut the cord a month ago and have been watching channels 2 (CBS) and 9 (PBS) which are very clear with my rabbit ears but nothing much else comes in. I am willing to go to a roof antenna, and a local installer wanted to put the TERK - Omnidirectional Flat-Panel HDTV Outdoor Antenna - Silver on my roof, but it seems as if most people do not recommend the omnidirectional. Here is my TV Fool report: http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...5b94944b52fe48. My main concern is that I am close to the towers but live in a bit of a dip with houses and hills in the way to the south and southeast. It's a one-story house, so maybe 15 ft. if placed on roof at highest point. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

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Old 2-Apr-2014, 12:42 PM   #2
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Are you sure that your location is accurate for that plot? Use the online/interactive tool to precisely located your home's location and verify, posting a new plot if needed.

According to the provided plot, both the St George and the Santa Clara translators are LOS (no resolvable terrain blockages) and should be easily received with a decent small, properly located, non-amplified loop and rabbit ears.
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Old 3-Apr-2014, 4:51 AM   #3
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The provided Tvfool report shows -->Many<--Easy To Receive LOS= Line Of Sight Tv stations.

Above the Peak of the Roof install a , http://www.antennacraft.net.

HBU11K antenna aimed at about 281 degree magnetic compass direction.

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

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A antenna system amplifier is not required.

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The Tv/s Must Channel Scan for the , ATSC-Digital Broadcast Tv Stations/Channels , often named the ~ Antenna Channels ~ ATSC Channels ~ DTV Channels ~ Air 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.

Do not channel scan for only Analog Tv channels.

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To Prove Reception connect a NEW Continues length of coax to the antenna and run the NEW Continues length of coax through a open door or window direct to the Tv.

Digital Tuners can develop -Digital Glitches- that are not cleared out with simple channel scans.

To clear tuner do Double Rescan.

http://www.wchstv.com/DoubleReScanAlert.pdf

Last edited by teleview; 3-Apr-2014 at 7:36 AM. Reason: Clarify information and typos.
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