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Old 3-Apr-2015, 11:06 PM   #1
splinterdawg
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Help with outdoor TV antenna

Greetings,
I am new to the site, and don't know much about antennas, but I need to get rid of Dish. Here is my TVFool report:

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...f1f06737e74bdd

We have a lot of Ponderosa Pine trees in our area (Monument, Colorado), so I am wondering if I will still be able to get any reception. The TVfool report indicates that I should be able to receive some channels, but I don't know if it takes into account the vegetation/trees in the area.

Reading some of the comments on the forum, it looks like a directional antenna is best, but I don't know which one will get me the best reception.

Any help or comments would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.
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Old 3-Apr-2015, 11:16 PM   #2
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Do you have (or can achieve) a tree-free signal path to wither Lookout or Cheyenne Mtn?

Tree's are wild cards, usually bad ones. But, sometimes they don't affect signals enough to be an issue. Forewarned is forearmed
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Old 3-Apr-2015, 11:27 PM   #3
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I don't think there is a real clear path that is tree-free, but there are some openings in the trees near the house. The trees are Ponderosa Pines so the leaf density is somewhat open.

Is there some way to do a test to see if a signal can be picked up? Or do I just buy an antenna and give it a shot?

Also, which antenna is best? I see people on the forums using a Winegard directional and some use Bowtie antenna. Not sure which would work better in my situation. Any ideas?

Thanks for the reply.
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Old 4-Apr-2015, 2:00 PM   #4
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Because both target markets include one or more VHF channels, I'd suggest getting a modest high-VHF/UHF combo antenna like our C2V and testing reception from both directions to see what might be received.
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