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Old 29-Aug-2011, 6:43 PM   #1
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Cutting the cable in Lafayette IN

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I signed up with a promo deal with Comcast when we moved here last summer. Now that it's expiring, I'm ready to ditch them. No existing equipment except for a Tivo Premier, no antenna, mast, or anything. Only 1 TV in the house, but I might like to add a tuner card to a PC one of these days.

Priority channel is FOX WXIN 45. The rest of the channels I basically don't watch. The house is a 2-story, with no nearby large trees to the southeast.
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Old 29-Aug-2011, 6:53 PM   #2
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Try a Antennas Direct 91 xg mounted on the roof with a pre amp like the Channel Master 7777 Titan. It should give you a good strong signal on Ch. 45.
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Old 29-Aug-2011, 8:26 PM   #3
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I agree with the XG-91... given your specific reception goal. (You can add a high-VHF antenna if you decide you want to watch programing broadcast on real channels 7 through 13.) I'm not overly worried about the CM7777 overloading, but would suggest you consider the Antennas Direct CPA-19 just to be on the safe side. You should have plenty of gain to overcome cable and splitter losses.

It looks like your TVFool report is based on the default mounting height of 10 feet. I would expect reception to improve at the height of the roof peak plus 5 feet. A tripod and 5' mast section would be in order.
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Old 29-Aug-2011, 9:00 PM   #4
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I recommend a Winegard HD7694P antenna , $59.00 at http://www.amazon.com . And the Antennas Direct CPA-19 preamp. Fox is at 136 degree magnetic compass and so are the other channels. The 91XG antenna that has been suggested is $70.00 at Amazon. Here are other places to buy antennas and etc. , http://www.solidsignal.com , http://www.starkelectronic.com , http://www.3starinc.com. Here is how to aim antennas , http://www.kyes.com/antennas/pointing/pointing.html
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Old 29-Aug-2011, 9:04 PM   #5
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Here are antenna mounts , http://www.ronard.com/909911.html , http://www.ronard.com/34424560.html , http://www.ronard.com/ychim.html
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Old 31-Aug-2011, 2:54 PM   #6
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It looks like your TVFool report is based on the default mounting height of 10 feet. I would expect reception to improve at the height of the roof peak plus 5 feet. A tripod and 5' mast section would be in order.
You are correct, I kept it at the defaults. I measured, the peak of my roof is 20' from the ground. Here is the updated report (25'):

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...9e7425f7b2e828

Pictures of the mounting location and the view southeast attached. Is a tripod mount the best option here, or should I use the side of the house and mount it higher?
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Old 31-Aug-2011, 5:21 PM   #7
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A tripod will give you maximum mounting height.

A Eave Mount Bracket is also worth considering. http://www.3starinc.com/48_inch_eave...t_bracket.html

If you are strictly focused on reception of WXIN, the XG-91 remains the most reliable option. The Winegard HD769x series offers reception of the UHF channels as well as high-VHF (7 through 13)
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