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Old 6-Jun-2013, 10:59 PM   #1
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Antenna? Remote area in trees

I appreciate your input. Thank You.

I live in the Green Mountains, of Vermont, north of the Berkshires, east of Albany on a west facing mountainside at just under 2000', in the forest, on a dirt road. Lots of snow drops here. I doesn't all melt off until May most years. The good news is, that the trees are bare more than half the year. They just filled out a couple weeks ago.
I cancelled my DirecTV after the two year contract ran out last month and they had raised my monthly again. I planned on doing without for the summer to spend more time outdoors. We had an evening at a neighbors house, and he has a 2 bay UHF antenna that he gets a lot with (something like 16 channels), similar to the Eagle Aspen Dtv2Buhf Directv 2-Bay Uhf Antenna. He is below my elevation, and below the trees.
So, I think I would like to mount something on the roof peak at the rear of the house that will face westerly toward the Albany area towers. I have attached a photo of the view F.Y.I. It is a challenge. Fortunately the most open area is toward the towers in the WSW direction.
Here is my report. I entered the antenna height at 50 feet. The road is at least 50ft below the roof top, so the elevation is greater than what we will see I think. I used coordinates from the address. My home's upper deck GPS altitude is 1935ft on my Garmin trail GPS init.

I don't mind investing in a good rig, but want to be reasonable, and don't want something up into the sky, ruining the simple looks of my mountain home.

Thanks again,

Eric of the Green Mountains
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Old 7-Jun-2013, 8:47 AM   #2
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Looks like too many extra steps to find location and antenna height above ground.

It is better to go to the tvfool home page , click on >>Start MAPS<< , move the pointer to your location and enter a antenna height above ground , if you can install the antenna 50 feet above ground , then Ok.

Please make 2 tvfool reports , 25 feet and 50 feet above ground.

Click on the Make Radar Map button.

Do not delete the tvfool report with extra steps.


If the 'extra steps' location is correct and antenna height above ground is correct.

Then to receive.

WCDC-DT REAL UHF Digital channel 36.1-2 , virtual number (19.1-2) ABC and LWN Live Well Network.

W38DL-D REAL UHF Digital channel 38.1-2 , virtual number (12.1-2) a repeater for WNYT , NBC and Me-Tv.

WRGB ,REAL VHF low band Digital channel 6.1-2 , virtual number (6.1-2) CBS and This Tv.

WXXA-TV , REAL VHF high band Digital channel 7.1-2 , virtual number (23.1-2) FOX and The Country NetWork.

WNYT REAL VHF high band Digital channel 12.1-2 , virtual number (12.1-2) NBC and Me-Tv.

WNYA-DT REAL VHF high band Digital channel 13.1-2 , virtual number (51.1-2) MyNetwork and Antenna Tv.

Install a Winegard HD7084P All channel antenna above the the Peak of the Roof in such a manner that the roof and house are not blocking reception to the west south west.

Aim the HD7084P antenna at about 271 degree magnetic compass direction.

Here is how to aim antennas ,

Here are some above the roof antenna mounts. Use the 5 foot tripod antenna mount. Use the #4560 eave antenna mount.

Buy the ronard antenna mounts at solidsignal by typing the word ronard in the solidsignal search box or buy from ronard.

Here are some places to buy antennas and etc.


Install a Winegard HDP-269 preamp.


For 1 Tv connected use No splitter.

For 2 Tv's connected use a , HFS-2D , 2 way splitter.

For 3 Tv's connected use a , HFS-3D , 3 way splitter.

Buy the HFS splitters at , or


The satellite system coaxes and the coaxes that are on or in the house can be used for the antenna system.

Disconnect and Remove passive and active satellite system componets such as , multi-switches , multi-plexers , diplexers , combiners , splitters , amplifiers , power injectors , power supplies and etc. .

Last edited by teleview; 7-Jun-2013 at 10:41 PM. Reason: Clarify information and typos.
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