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Old 24-Aug-2012, 2:34 PM   #1
ococean
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Antenna for Coastal Delaware (or Maryland)

Hi everyone, I would greatly appreciate some assistance in helping me to determine which antenna I should use. Here is my signal analysis:

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...99004b85f018c2

The channels that I am primarily interested in receiving are:

Callsign - Channel - NM (db) - Dist - Azimuth

WBOC-DT - 21 - 31.4 - 31.8 - 269 (281)
WCPB-DT - 28 - 23.8 - 30.3 - 254 (265)
WMDT-DT - 47 - 21.0 - 36.8 - 269 (281)
WDPB-DT - 44 - 18.9 - 31.6 - 288 (300)

The channels that I would also like to receive, but realize that it might not be possible (due to the azimuth) are:

Callsign - Channel - NM (db) - Dist - Azimuth

WRDE-LD - 31 - 35.6 - 15.4 - 330 (341)
WMGM-DT - 36 - 12.3 - 45.1 - 20 (32)

All other channels are not of any importance.

I'm located on the Delaware coast (near Bethany Beach, north of Ocean City, MD), and would prefer to not use an outdoor or roof-mounted antenna due to issues with both wind and salt. The one exception to this is the Winegard SS-2000, which from reading here I see another user has had success with in my area. Mounting an antenna in the attic would be fine (2-story house with attic above), as well as using an indoor antenna.

So, my questions are as follows, is the Winegard SS-2000 my best option? Would I be better off with a more traditional antenna mounted in the attic? What wiring will I need to connect this to my system? (it will either feed an HDTV or a dual-tuner TV tuner card)

Thanks in advance for any help and information you can provide, and a big thank you for the signal analysis tool, it's a tremendous help.
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Old 24-Aug-2012, 4:09 PM   #2
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Simple DTV reception solutions

A traditional two bay antenna mounted outdoors is the best choice for reception of the UHF channels at your location.

Look at the TriplePlay antenna at www.tripleplayantenna.com. This is a conventional 2 bay antenna built from all fiberglass and composit materials.

The antenna mounts on a simple "J" pole ( traditional satellite mount) and if aimed to 316 degrees magnetic you will recieve your channels 21-28-47-44, and most likly 31.

I have installed this antenna in Rehobeth Beach and recieved all of the channels you requested, and when rotated we also received stations from Philadelphia and Atlantic City.
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Old 24-Aug-2012, 10:00 PM   #3
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A Teleview Recommendation for Tv Reception.

Yes give the Winegard SS2000 omnidirectional antenna a try.

All of the listed channels should be received if the antenna is Above the roof in such a manner that there are the least amount to no amount of obstructions to the , north east , north west , west , south.

WMGM NBC.

WXOC Me-Tv. http://metvnetwork.com.

Are very weak signal strength.

I Strongly Recommend mounting the SS2000 Above the roof.

Please return here with the results of reception.

Here are some roof top antenna mounts , http://www.ronard.com/909911.html , http://www.ronard.com/34424560.html , http://www.ronard.com/ychim.html , http://www.ronard.com.

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

Here are some places to buy antennas and etc. , http://www.solidsignal.com , http://www.winegarddirect.com , http://www.amazon.com.

The Tv/s Must Channel Scan for the Broadcast Tv Channels , sometimes named the 'Air Channels' or 'Antenna Channels' in the Tv setup menu because the Tv transmissions travel through the air from the transmitting antenna to the receiving antenna.


DO NOT channel scan for cable tv channels.

Last edited by teleview; 25-Aug-2012 at 7:23 AM.
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