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Old 8-Aug-2013, 3:21 AM   #1
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Outdor antenna for Tampa FL

I am looking at cutting the DTV cable this month and go back to antenna but I am getting dizzy at all the options in antennas. The last antenna I had is broken and I am looking at replacing this. I will be attaching the antenna to a pole which is attached to an existing Satellite TV mast. The antenna it self will be about 2 or 3 feet above the roof on my single story house.

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I was considering ordering one of the following antennas: ClearStream 5 ; ClearStream 4, DB8 or the DB8e. In no particular order. I am trying to get as many OTA channels as possible while still getting the main network channels.

I am NOT limiting my options to the above antennas and will entertain other options that provide me with the most OTA channels possible.

Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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Old 8-Aug-2013, 7:26 PM   #2
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A Simple reception situation.

Above the peak of the roof in such a manner that the roof and building are not impeding and blocking reception in the direction of , East , South East , South , South West , North West.

Install a ANT751 antenna aimed at about 180 degree magnetic compass direction.

Here is how to aim antennas ,


The signal strengths are strong at your location.

Test reception with No antenna system amplifier.


For 1 Tv connected use No amplifier.

For 2 Tv's connected use a simple common 2 way splitter.

For 3 Tv's connected use a simple common 3 way splitter.


Can also Test reception with a , Winegard LNA-100 'Boost' antenna system amplifier.

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Old 8-Aug-2013, 10:53 PM   #3
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The high gain / directional antennas don't make sense in your situation...

The ANT-751 suggested by teleview is a great option. Of all the antennas you listed, the Antennas Direct Clear Stream 5 is the best fit... It offers very good H-VHF performance that tends to be directional... It also has nearly omni-directional UHF characteristics.
If the well is dry and you don't see rain on the horizon, you'll need to dig the hole deeper. (If the antenna can't get the job done, an amp won't fix it.)

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