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Old 1-Feb-2012, 5:35 PM   #1
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What Equipment Needed?

I am trying to figure out what kind/brand/model of antenna (probably outdoor) and/or other things I will need given this http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...0b865c68603611

I anticipate mounting something on an existing rooftop satellite dish set up. Anything fit the bill? Also, can I use all of the existing coax from the satellite?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you,

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Old 1-Feb-2012, 9:45 PM   #2
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Tv antennas and Tv reception

Make 2 more tvfool radar reports , one at 40 feet and one at 60 feet. The tv stations are weak at your location. A Winegerd HD7698P antenna with a Antennas Direct CPA-19 preamp aimed at 145 degree magnetic compass , will likely get you all the networks , lets see how much signal strengths go up with higher antenna.
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Old 1-Feb-2012, 9:54 PM   #3
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Antenna Report at 40ft.

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Old 1-Feb-2012, 9:59 PM   #4
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Report for 60ft

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Also, I get the fox and nbc channels with a $25 indoor antenna, but they are spotty. We just moved into that area. My in-laws live 1/4 mile away (a little higher ground) have an old-school big antenna mounted at ~6ft and get all of the big networks plus PBS.

Thanks again for your thoughts and suggestions.
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Old 2-Feb-2012, 5:13 AM   #5
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Raising the antenna height did not bring any VHF high band channels into reception range , so all the receivable channels are UHF channels. I recommend mounting a antenna as close to 40 feet as possible. And higher would be good. So install a Antennas Direct 91XG antenna with a Antennas Direct PA-18 preamp. Aimed at about 145 degree magnetic compass. Here is how to aim antennas , http://www.kyes.com/antenna/pointing/pointing.html. If you do not already have a way to get the antenna up high. Then install a http://www.ronard.com/Tripods%200703/4712.html on the roof. If mounted on the roof of a one story house , this will get the antenna up to about 35 feet. Be careful up on the roof , falling off the roof is real close to zero fun. Big antennas are not "old school" , big antennas are recommended every day and night here at tvfool. Why?? Because Big antennas receive weak tv signals. Small antennas do not. Here are places to buy antennas and etc. , http://www.antennasdirect.com , http://www.solidsignal.com , http://www.amazon.com , http://www.starkelectronic.com , http://www.3starinc.com

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Old 2-Feb-2012, 3:21 PM   #6
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Thank you for your suggestions. You have been very helpful. Now the fun part!
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