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Old 10-Sep-2013, 9:42 PM   #1
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Help with chosing Antenna

I am interested in an antenna that would provide the majority of the channels on the 143 degree range. I tried an attic antenna as well as a home made and did not get any results. Thanks for your time and the report is:
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Old 10-Sep-2013, 11:45 PM   #2
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Your report strongly suggests that you should find lots of strong signals with relative ease.

Have you verified that your TV is capable of receiving ATSC formatted signals? All TVs sold in the US since mid 2007 have been required to include that capability. Most default to 'cable' mode though, so you need to go into the setup menu to change the tuner mode to 'air' or 'antenna', then scan for channels.

If you have an older TV it may need an external convertor box.

A premium option would be the Winegard HD7084P. Other very good options to consider are the Channel Master CM-3016, 3018 or 3020... Or the Antennacraft HD850

Unless you have many TVs and long cable runs, an amplifier should not be needed.
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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Old 13-Sep-2013, 11:06 PM   #3
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Above the roof in such a manner that the roof and building are not impeding and blocking reception in the directions of , all around the compass.

Install a Channel Master CM5016 All channel antenna aimed at about 147 degree magnetic compass direction.

Here is how to aim antennas.

Use a Old School magnetic compass to aim antenna.


A antenna system amplifier is not required.


A antenna rotator is not required.


The Tv/s Must Channel Scan for the , OTA=Over The Air , Digital Broadcast Tv stations/channels.

The tuner in the Tv Must Be a , ATSC , aka , 8VSB , Digital Broadcast Tv tuner.

Some digital Tv's will Automatic channel scan for cable tv channels.

DO NOT channel scan for cable tv channels.

Go into the Digital Tv Setup Menu and select , 'Air Channels' ~ 'Antenna Channels'.


The Tv -->Must Channel Scan for the , ATSC , aka , 8VSB , Digital Broadcast Tv stations channels.


Do Not channel scan for Analog Broadcast Tv channels.


If the Tv/s do not have Digital Broadcast Tv tuners.

Then can use a converter to convert Digital to be received on a Old Analog Tv.

Walmart has a Simple Digital to Analog conver box.

The RCA DTV-800B1 converter box.


If the Tv is a Digital Tv that lacks a Digital Broadcast Tv tuner.

Then can use a.



Or Buy New Tv/s.


Last edited by teleview; 14-Sep-2013 at 11:02 PM. Reason: Clarify information and typos.
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