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Old 19-Apr-2012, 10:42 PM   #1
MidTnMan
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Need Equipment Recommendations for an Attic Install

Hi. I have a large attic spot where I would like to place an antenna for HD reception. My roof is of the usual plywood/shingle variety. Elevation to the top on the antenna would not exceed 15'. Here is my report:

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...7fcfb70a483a33

I'm primarily concerned with receiving a high quality signal from the major networks. ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and PBS. Unforunately, the best signal for CBS comes from RF5. That leaves me with a dilemma trying to decide which antenna would cover all the bases, including the low-vhf requirement for CBS. According to the report, CBS is also available with a weaker signal at RF50.

I'm also looking to avoid a solution that would require a rotor. I thought the Clearstream2-V with a CPA-19 preamp might be an option, but I could definitely use some knowledgeable opinions/suggestions.

I will likely want to split the signal for 3 TVs at some point, if that is a factor.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 20-Apr-2012, 8:37 AM   #2
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Tv antennas and Tv reception

Install a Winegard HD7082P All channel antenna (all channel antennas receive channels 2 thru 6 , 7 thru 13 , 14 thru 69) with a Antennas Direct CPA-19 preamp , aimed at about 25 degree magnetic compass. Here is how to aim antennas , http://www.kyes.com/antenna/pointing/pointing.html. Here are some places to buy antennas and etc. , http://www.solidsignal.com , http://www.winegarddirect.com , http://www.anazon.com , http://www.antennasdirect.com , http://www.starkelectronic.com , http://www.3starinc.com , http://www.warrenelectronics.com . Most attics have electric power , so install the preamp and plug in the preamp power supply right there in the attic.

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Old 20-Apr-2012, 8:44 AM   #3
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Use No splitter for one Tv connected. Use a 2 way splitter for 2 Tv's connected. Use a 3 way splitter for 3 Tv's connected. . For mounting the antenna in the attic , Hang a pipe from a rafter roof support. Or use heavy duty string or cord. Or can use All , a pipe , heavy string or cord.

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Old 25-Apr-2012, 9:10 PM   #4
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Thanks for your input Electron. I ordered the equipment you suggested and will post-up with the results in the near future.
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