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Old 8-Jun-2012, 4:57 PM   #1
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I was looking at Antennas Direct DB8. Would I be able to pull in all of the US channels and PBS with this? Plan to use a 10 foot 1.5" galvanized steel post as a mast and attach it to my brick chimney. Mounted like this this antenna would be about 20-25' above ground. I estimate I would need about 75-100 feet of RG6 cabling to run to the TV in the basement.
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Old 8-Jun-2012, 5:17 PM   #2
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I think the DB8 will have too narrow a forward beam. The new DB4e has very similar gain but wider forward beam specifications. Start with a beginning aim point of about 190 compass.

If you want to go after the signal from WVNY-ABC, you'll be needing to use an Antennacraft Y10713 or possibly a horizontally stacked pair due to the co-channel interference from CFCF on CH-12.

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Old 8-Jun-2012, 5:48 PM   #3
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Very hard to find the DB4e in stock here. Seems to be back ordered nearly everywhere.
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Old 8-Jun-2012, 7:09 PM   #4
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Have you tried the Antennas Direct web site? http://www.antennasdirect.com/hdtv-a...-canadian.html
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Old 9-Jun-2012, 1:10 AM   #5
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Yes but double the price.
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Old 11-Jun-2012, 2:56 AM   #6
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All questions and answers about Tv recepteion.

Install a ANT751 antenna above the roof aimed at about 170 degree magnetic compass. Here is how to aim antennas , http://www.kyes.com/antenna/pointing/pointing.html.

The ANT751 will receive all directions.

Here are places to buy antennas and etc. , http://www.saveandreplay.com , http://www.trentondistributors.com. Have chimney mounts.

WVNY Real VHF channel 13 is the weakest of the receivable American stations. If WVNY is not received install a Antennas Direct CPA-19 preamp.

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Old 19-Jun-2012, 4:06 PM   #7
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Will I be able to get the PBS channels with a DB4-E? It's still on backorder but due to be in stock later this week. Do I need to ground this antenna and if so how? Plan to buy a 40" J Mount and attach to the roof peak.
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Old 19-Jun-2012, 4:24 PM   #8
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WETK (PBS) should be receivable with the DB4e when the antenna is properly aimed.
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Old 21-Jun-2012, 9:16 PM   #9
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Are you able to adjust each side of the DB8 to different directions?
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Old 21-Jun-2012, 9:34 PM   #10
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You can also install a CS2V antenna. Your location has Receivable Broadcast Tv channels in the UHF band channels 14 thru 69 and VHF high band channels 7 thru 13.

Install a Antennas Direct Clear Stream 2 Complete , UHF/VHF antenna aimed at about 338 or 170 degree magnetic compass , here is how to aim antennas , http://www.kyes.com/antenna/pointing/pointing.html.

Remove the reflector screen from the CS2V and the CS2V antenna will receive at the front and back of the antenna so as to receive the gropus of Tv stations/channels to the , north/west , south/west , south/east , east.

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Old 21-Jun-2012, 9:51 PM   #11
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WCAX-DT Real UHF channel 22 CBS

WPTZ-DT Real UHF channel 14 NBC

WCFE-DT Real UHF channel 38 PBS

WETK-DT Real UHF channel 32 PBS

WFFF-DT Real UHF channel 43 Fox

WVNY-DT Real VHF channel 13 ABC

All will be received.

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Old 28-Jun-2012, 12:57 AM   #12
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Still waiting for e-tailers to get the DB4-E in stock. It's been back-ordered for weeks
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Old 28-Jun-2012, 1:21 AM   #13
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It is Ok to cancel the the order and install a CS2V Complete or ANT751.

Here are places in Canada and USA that have antennas in stock.

http://www.saveandreplay.com.

http://www.trentondistributors.com.

http://www.amazon.ca.

http://www.canadapost.ca/shopper.

The http://www.antennasdirect.com , web site shows places to buy the , CS2V Complete , in Canada.

http://www.antennasdirect.com/store/...VHF-Combo.html.

http://www.solidsignal.com.

http://www.amazon.com.

The DB4e is designed for reception of the UHF channels 14 thru 69.

Your location has receivable channels in UHF 14 thru 69 and VHF high band of 7 thru 13.

The CS2V Complete receives UHF and VHF.

The ANT751 receives UHF and VHF.

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