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Old 14-Sep-2011, 6:57 PM   #1
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Noob with the questions ur tired of answering

as you can guess by the title I'm completely new to this and basically sick of paying Comcast so much damn money. here are my analysis results
http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...14f3de512772da
what antenna do you guys suggest? if i go with a large outdoor omni-directional is there any reason for a rotator/auto-rotator? i've seen one or two models that have them and i was under the impression that only a directional would need a rotator. any other useful info is also greatly appreciated.

looking at this one - AntennaCraft HDMS9100 Programmable Direction Memory Mini-State TV Antenna (HDMS9100) http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp... Antennas&sku=

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Old 14-Sep-2011, 10:15 PM   #2
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The Antenna Craft is a good antenna for local strong stations , Your location has weaker stations the Antenna Craft might not receive like WFYI and WNDY. I recommend a Winegard HD7694P antenna with a Antennas Direct CPA-19 preamp , aimed at about 125 degree magnetic compass. This will get you All of the network channels and then some. Here is how to aim antennas , http://www.kyes.com/antenna/pointing/pointing.html. Here are some antenna mounts , http://www.ronard.com/909911.html , http://www.ronard.com/34424560.html , http://www.ronard.com/ychim.html. How many tv's are/will be connected?? Here are places to buy antennas and etc. , http://www.solidsignal.com , http://www.amazon.com , http://www.starkelectronic.com , http://www.3starinc.com.

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Old 14-Sep-2011, 10:15 PM   #3
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How many tv's are/will be connected??
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Old 14-Sep-2011, 10:21 PM   #4
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I recommend a Winegard HD7694P antenna
That will work fine for Indy stations. You could add a Y5-7-13 and a channel 11 Jointenna if you have difficulty with WLFI.
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Old 14-Sep-2011, 11:38 PM   #5
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There will be two tvs connected. Thanks for the quick responses.
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Old 15-Sep-2011, 12:04 AM   #6
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WLFI channel 11 is Very Strong and will be received just fine with the HD7694P antenna. The HD7694P antenna receives channels 7 thru 69.
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Old 15-Sep-2011, 1:48 AM   #7
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What kind of splitter would i need to get the best quality for both tv's?
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Old 15-Sep-2011, 5:05 AM   #8
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A simple common 2 way splitter will be fine.
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Old 15-Sep-2011, 2:51 PM   #9
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WLFI channel 11 is Very Strong and will be received just fine with the HD7694P antenna. The HD7694P antenna receives channels 7 thru 69.
It's not a matter of signal strength, it's a matter of signal quality. A mis-aimed antenna causes multipath. If the location is open in all directions you're right, if not, a second antenna is the best solution.
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Old 15-Sep-2011, 4:49 PM   #10
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how does this sound? Winegard HD-7696P antenna with Winegard AP 8800 pre-amp. i figured if the 7694 was good then the 7696 would be a lil better, true?. as far as the CPA-19 pre-amp John suggested, it says its only compatible with Clearstream C1, C2, & C4. only reason i choose the 8800 instead. if Tower Guy ends up being correct i can always add a smaller antenna to the same mast correct?
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