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Old 31-Dec-2013, 10:32 PM   #1
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W. Denver Burb, Reception Advice

I would appreciate any advice and a few possible options to get the best rock solid OTA signal possible. House is a ranch style surround by 2 stories and bi-levels, with mature trees. we sit in a valley, even cell phone reception in our home is spotty. A small breeze seems to destroy the signal on this set top antenna. Any help with antenna suggestions, preamps, etc. greatly appreciated. I would prefer attic mount solely for aesthetics, but I can do roof mount if needed. Here is my TVFool link......
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Old 1-Jan-2014, 1:47 AM   #2
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I'd try an RCA ANT-751R... Given the trees, be prepared to mount outside. There you'll be dealing with better signal levels and less interference from florescent bulbs and other sources of electronic noise.

A premium solution would be an Antennas Direct DB4e + Antennacraft Y5713 + UHF/VHF Combiner.
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Old 1-Jan-2014, 3:10 AM   #3
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Hey, Thanks so much GUM.

At what compass reading would you aim each antenna?
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Just aim (point the narrow front end) due west as a start. The ANT-751R is pretty forgiving... But try adjusting left and right in 10 steps to see the effect on reliable reception of the stations most important to you. Running a scan each time you make an adjustment... Use the add scan function if your TV has it.
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