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Old 30-Aug-2012, 12:46 AM   #1
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Which antenna - 92027

Hi, I'm trying to figure out what antenna to get for:

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...e779cc2973f4d8

and get the vhf stations (8 and 10) at 210 degrees, and the
uhf stations (18, 19, 30, and 40) at 167 degrees. This will be going to 2 TVs,
and I can either mount it in the attic (preferred) or outside if needed. Would
I also need to rotate the antenna to handle these 2 directions, or would a stationary
one work? Thanks!

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Old 30-Aug-2012, 1:14 AM   #2
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I forgot to mention that one antenna that I was looking at was the winegard
FD-HV30, but that seemed like it might be on the low side of receiving the
signals and didn't seem to be able to handle both directions at the same time.
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Old 30-Aug-2012, 4:52 AM   #3
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Tv Reception.

The following is a Teleview Broadcast Tv Reception Recommendation.

A list of the Digital Tv stations/channels to the , south west , south , south east.

KZTC-LP REAL Digital VHF channel 07 , virtual number (7.1) AMG , http://amgtv.tv.

KFMB-TV REAL Digital VHF channel 08 , virtual number (x) CBS and Me-Tv.

KGTV-DT REAL Digital VHF channel 10 , virtual number (10.1-2-3) ABC and The COOL TV and Azteca America.

KSWB-TV REAL Digital UHF channel 19 , virtual number (69.1-2-3) FOX and ANTENNA TV and THIS TV.

KUSI-DT REAL Digital UHF channel 18 , virtual number (51.1) IND. News Channel and Varity Programing.

KPBS-DT REAL Digital UHF channel 30 , virtual number (15.1-2-3) PBS.

KNSD-DT REAL Digital UHF channel 40 , virtual number (39.1-2) NBC and California Non Stop.

KXDS-LD REAL Digital VHF channel 09 , virtual number (x) Estrella Tv.

K26FA REAL Digital UHF channel 26 , virtual number (26.1)

KSKT-CA REAL Digital UHF channel 36 , virtual number (43.1) HSN Home Shopping Network.

XETV REAL Digital UHF channel 23 , virtual number (6.1-2) The CW and CANAL 5.

KTCD-CA REAL Digital UHF channel 25 , virtual number (17.1) Univision.

XHDTV-DT REAL Digital UHF channel 47 , virtual number (49.1-2) MyNetwork and MundoFox.

Install Above the roof a Winegard HD7698P antenna with Winegard AP8275 preamp , aimed at about 155 degree magnetic compass direction.

For 1 Tv connected use no splitter.

For 2 Tv's connected use a , HFS-2D , 2 way power passing splitter. http://www.hollandelectronics.com or at http://www.solidsignal.com.

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

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Old 30-Aug-2012, 5:02 AM   #4
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Tv Reception.

The following is a Teleview Recommendation for Broadcast Tv Reception.

Here are some Strong and Sturdy antenna mounts , http://www.ronard.com/909911.html , http://www.ronard.com/34424560.html , http://www.ronard.com/ychim.html , http://www.ronard.com.

Buy the ronard antenna mounts at solidsignal by typing the word ronard in the solidsgnal search box.

Here are places to buy antennas and etc. , http://www.solidsignal.com , http://www.winegarddirect.com , http://www.amazon.com.

As always , trees and tree leaves do a real fine job of reducing or blocking Tv reception and so do buildings and other obstructions.

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The Digital Tv stations/channels to the north west are Very Weak.

As a Test of reception you can aim the HD7698P antenna at about 320 degree magnetic compass direction.

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Old 30-Aug-2012, 5:17 AM   #5
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Thanks for the recommendation!
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Old 30-Aug-2012, 2:07 PM   #6
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greetings from 92029

I'm across the freeway from you in 92029. I think you're going to want to be on the roof clear of any near field obstructions. Looking at the terrain profiles, you're in a bit of a shadow from the towers. I can tell you from experience XETV (CW) is going to be a problem, too.

You may find benefit from using a VHF only and UHF only antenna in combination since all your VHF is coming from one bearing. You can point the VHF one directly at 198 degrees, and the UHF at 155. That may give you the additional margin you need for a consistent signal (you'll discover that a 95% reliable signal is essentially unwatchable). Combining a UHF and a VHF is pretty straightforward.

Something like a DB4e and a AntennaCraft Y5 would probably do it. You can get them at a variety of places, but SolidSignal is tough to beat on price.
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Old 30-Aug-2012, 4:02 PM   #7
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A two antenna solution is often chosen in the San Diego area.

I would opt for the DB4e and Y10713, a UVSJ and a CPA-19.

http://search.solidsignal.com/?x=0&y...earch=1&cart=7
http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp...u=716079000994
http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp...nna-%28UVSJ%29
http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp...er-%28CPA19%29
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Old 30-Aug-2012, 10:21 PM   #8
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Thanks again for all the advice everyone, that really helps.
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Old 31-Aug-2012, 3:12 AM   #9
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minor addition

the VHF antenna will need one of these

http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp?mc=03&p=TV-2900
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Old 31-Aug-2012, 5:17 AM   #10
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Thanks! I probably would have forgotten that.
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