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Old 18-Sep-2012, 6:51 PM   #1
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Antenna choice

I would like to verify a good choice for a new antenna. Height approx. 30' with no obstructions (like trees or houses) to signal source.

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My only issue is wind and small birds using the antenna as a roost!! I am looking at the Winegard HD 7084P. Is this good or should I be looking elsewhere?

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Old 18-Sep-2012, 11:46 PM   #2
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The HD769xP series antennas are well built and would be a very good choice. I would opt for the HD7698P given the weaker low power signals that appear on your report. (They may not be on the air yet, but the larger antenna would be better at receiving them when they are on the air.)
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Old 19-Sep-2012, 12:35 AM   #3
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->ALL<- Questions and Answers about Broadcast Tv Reception and More.

A Simple reception situation.

Install a Winegard HD7698P antenna with a Antenna Direct CPA-19 preamp aimed at about 330 degree magnetic compass direction.

Here is how to aim antennas , http://www.kyes.com/antenna/pointing/pointing.html.

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.

For 4 Tv's connected use a , HFS-4D , 4 way splitter.

Buy the HFS splitters at , http://www.hollandelectronics.com , http://www.solidsignal.com.

Here are some places to buy antennas and etc. , http://www.winegarddirect.com , http://www.solidsignal.com , http://www.amazon.com.
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As always , trees and tree leaves do a real fine job of reducing or blocking Tv reception and so do buildings and other obstructions.

It is best to install the antenna at a location that has the least amount to no amount of any type or kind of obstructions in the direction of reception.

The Tv 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.

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Old 19-Sep-2012, 3:58 AM   #4
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Thank you for your responses and advice. No worries on trees or leaves - I live in high desert country.
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