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Old 23-Mar-2017, 3:02 AM   #1
rlwatso1
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Information overload - East Central Ohio

Hello all, thank you for the help in the past. Been doing a lot of reading and learning on the subject but I'm getting a bit of information overload. We're building at a rural property and I'm planning my over the air antenna. The house location is on top of a big hill and I'm hoping to put an antenna 30-40 ft up.

Here's my report:


http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...e6a4e7ed34bd82

I'm wanting to run a DVr so I probably do not want a rotator right? I'm ok with multiple antennas. Cleveland is our preferred market for TV but am open to others.

What equipment should I invest in? I've been suggested the HD7698p and DB8E in the past.
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Old 24-Mar-2017, 12:03 AM   #2
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Welcome back, rlwatso1

The signals at your new location on the hill look more promising than on your report from your previous thread:

Help with reception - East Central Ohio
http://forum.tvfool.com/showthread.php?t=15933

old report:
http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...51347381cd45e8

The Cleveland (~65 mi) and Akron (~42 mi) channels are both in about the same direction, 344 to 346 degrees true. If they give you what you want, you will not need a rotator.

The Winegard HD7698P would be suitable for UHF (real channels 14-51) and VHF-High channels (real channels 7-13). The DB8E is suitable for UHF only.

You will need a preamp like the Antennas Direct Juice.
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Old 24-Mar-2017, 12:58 AM   #3
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Welcome back, rlwatso1

The signals at your new location on the hill look more promising than on your report from your previous thread:


The Cleveland (~65 mi) and Akron (~42 mi) channels are both in about the same direction, 344 to 346 degrees true. If they give you what you want, you will not need a rotator.

The Winegard HD7698P would be suitable for UHF (real channels 14-51) and VHF-High channels (real channels 7-13). The DB8E is suitable for UHF only.

You will need a preamp like the Antennas Direct Juice.


Yes I am really looking forward to being able fully cut the cord! I was wondering, how would a metal roof affect the reception on the antenna? My plan is to put a 30 ft tower up and attach the tower both in the ground and attach with a bracket to the eave of the new shop we are building. That would put the antenna at least 10 ft above the highest point of the roof. I started thinking tho since we are up high already maybe I could save some cash and just have the antenna attached to the eave with an eave mount only... this would put it 3-5 feet above said metal roof...
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Old 24-Mar-2017, 1:25 AM   #4
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Try the eave mount first; go higher if needed.

You would need a sturdy eave mount for the 7698.

Reflections off the metal roof might interfere with the direct signals.
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