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Old 20-Mar-2014, 1:22 AM   #1
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new to OTA reception, NEED HELP

I am joining the cable cutting team and want to try out OTA channels. I am new to this and would like a recommendation as to what indoor antenna I should purchase. I live in an apartment complex so I cannot use a roof antenna. I am on the third floor if that makes any difference? Here is the link to my tvfool report:

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Any and all help is greatly appreciated!

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Old 20-Mar-2014, 2:02 AM   #2
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Consider the Terk HDTVi (not the HDTVa).
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If the well is dry and you don't see rain on the horizon, you'll need to dig the hole deeper. (If the antenna can't get the job done, an amp won't fix it.)

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Old 20-Mar-2014, 2:16 AM   #3
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Interesting, it looks rather large. I was looking for something a bit more discreet. What do you think about the mohu leaf?
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Old 20-Mar-2014, 2:26 AM   #4
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The leaf and similar products are generally designed to cover only the UHF band (real CH-14 and higher). You would likely have trouble receiving signals in the VHF bands (real CH-2 through CH-13).

Sadly, some will claim that the little antennas has some VHF capability, which is true... the way it's true you can dig a hole with a spoon (but if you have a big hole to dig, a shovel or back-hoe may be a better choice).
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Old 20-Mar-2014, 9:26 AM   #5
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The Current Broadcast Tv Stations/Channels that are transmitted and received in the , USA , Canada , Mexico , are.

VHF low band channels 2 thru 6.

VHF high band channels 7 thru 13.

UHF band channels 14 thru 51.

Your reception location has receivable Tv stations/channels in all 3 Tv bands.

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Aim the TERK HDTVi antenna at about 160 degree degree magnetic compass direction.

Here is how to aim indoor and outdoor antennas.

http://www.kyes.com/antenna/pointing/pointing.html.

Use a Real and Actual magnetic compass to aim antenna.

The best location for Reliable Reception is , in/at a window or balcony door window that is to the , South ~ South East.

If a long coax running through the apartment is required to connect the antenna in/at the window to the Tv , then so be it , the reason is Reliable Reception is More Important then objections of coax running through the apartment.

If you have a balcony that faces , South West , South , South East.

The Federal Antenna Law says you can install a BroadcastTv Antenna out on an balcony or patio.

Here is the Federal Antenna Law.

http://www.fcc.gov/mb/facts/otard.html.

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Hiding Tv antennas and being Discreet are good ways to have Less Reception.

Last edited by teleview; 20-Mar-2014 at 4:55 PM. Reason: Clarify information and typos.
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