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Old 19-Jul-2012, 11:37 PM   #1
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I live in the same area as Thread 9884... would this work?

http://www.amazon.com/Terk-Amplified.../dp/B0007MXZB2

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http://www.amazon.com/Winegard-SS-30...hf+uhf+antenna

Do I need to buy an amplifier as well?

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...990055e7a070b0

I appreciate any help.

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Old 20-Jul-2012, 12:02 AM   #2
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In an attempt to keep things organized, I've separated your thread.

Re. your questions; Neither antenna is ideal for your application. The signal conditions are such that reliable reception will require an antenna with more gain, mounted outside clear of obstructions.

I would suggest a Winegard HD7698P equipped with an Antennas Direct PA-18 preamplifier. Both are available from the manufactures web sites and online retailers such as Amazon, SolidSignal, 3starinc and others. Those retailers will also offer a variety of mounting hardware and related supplies.

There is one signal on real CH-2 that might be receivable, though with little margin for signal fading. The pending report indicates the possibility of a station to be built on CH-3 but also weak enough to be marginal. If you want to try to receive either of these, you would need to consider using a Winegard HD8200U which is the largest antenna offered by Winegard.
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Old 20-Jul-2012, 12:08 AM   #3
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Re. your questions; Neither antenna is ideal for your application. The signal conditions are such that reliable reception will require an antenna with more gain, mounted outside clear of obstructions.

I would suggest a Winegard HD7698P equipped with an Antennas Direct PA-18 preamplifier. Both are available from the manufactures web sites and online retailers such as Amazon, SolidSignal, 3starinc and others.
I live in apt complex and Winegard HD7698P is huge...would you recommend anything smaller?
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Old 20-Jul-2012, 12:21 AM   #4
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If you have no options for outside mounting, you can still hope to see some channels. Your success depends on whether you have a clear view toward Mt. Wilson. If you can aim the HDTVi or HDTVa through a window, you can hope for some reception.

You can also consider using an outdoor antenna such as one of the Clear Stream series from Antennas Direct. The larger CS-4 would have more gain than the smaller versions. The CS-1, CS-2 and CS-4 are all UHF only designs but a VHF add on kit is also available.

The RCA ANT-751 also comes to mind when thinking of people trapped in an apartment or condo.
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If you have no options for outside mounting, you can still hope to see some channels. Your success depends on whether you have a clear view toward Mt. Wilson. If you can aim the HDTVa through a window, you can hope for some reception.
I have a small porch...I can point west any indoor/outdoor antenna that is vertically flat...
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Old 20-Jul-2012, 12:29 AM   #6
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Can you fit a Winegard HD7694P in that space?

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Old 20-Jul-2012, 8:11 AM   #7
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If the Winegard HD7694P antenna will fit on the porch , then aim the antenna at about 330 degree magnetic compass.

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

As always the starting antenna aim direction is the --> starting antenna aim direction. The antenna can then be turned to get the best reception.

The best way to get the coax from the antenna to the Tv is with hole through the wall.

Here ia an other way to do it , http://www.hollandelectronics.com.

Flat coax # 144823.
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If you can aim the antenna more Northwestish outdoor use the Antennas Direct DB2 complete and a Winegard AP 8700 amplifier.

This antenna has a flat profile, and in combination with the amplifier should receive the channels to your Northwest.
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