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Old 31-Jan-2012, 2:25 AM   #1
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Assistance with antenna choice (please)

Hello,

First off, thanks everyone ahead of time for your assistance.

Second, the data:
http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...0b86e8d0d55c0c

Third, the goal:
I would love to cut the cable and but i NEED to pick up (atleast) 4 of the top 7 stations on my report (FOX, ABC, CBS, NBC... Any extra would be an added bonus.) I plan on placing the antenna in the attic of my 2story home with a shingle roof. I plan on feeding this signal to 4-5 TVs. The only potential problem I see it that ABC and CBS are in a totally different direction then FOX and NBC, but you guys are the experts, so you tell me.

Additional info: I have RadioShack "rabbit ears" on the first floor of my house that can pick up the all of the top 7 but ABC and CBS and sometimes PBS.

Let me know what you think! I would really love to cancel this Comcast install set for 4 days from now....

Thanks again
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Old 31-Jan-2012, 5:02 PM   #2
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This recommendation is based on tvfool radar report of Pending Applications Included of digital channels as of 01-31-2012. Install a ANT751 antenna aimed at tv station WHTM at about 345 degree magnetic compass. The ANT751 is not a very directional antenna and will receive the tv stations/channels in the green and yellow zone. The tv transmissions are strong at your location and the ANT751 should provide signal to 1 to 4 tv's . . 'If' WITF-DT 36 PBS is weak when a 4 way splitter is used then replace the 4 way splitter with a Channel Master CM3414 distribution amplifier. For 5 or more tv's connected , use a CM3418 distribution amplifier. Here is how to aim antennas and etc. , http://www.kyes.com/antenna/pointing/pointing.html. Here are places to buy antennas and etc. , http://www.solidsignal.com , http://www.amazon.com , http://www.channelmasterstore.com. Here are some above roof antenna mounts , http://www.ronard.com/909911.html , http://www.ronard.com/34424560.html , http://www.ronard.com/ychim.html , http://www.ronard.com.
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Old 31-Jan-2012, 5:12 PM   #3
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New digital tv channels can come on the air with out any anouncement so rescan for new digital tv channels from time to time.
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Old 31-Jan-2012, 6:56 PM   #4
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Thanks Electron! The antenna has been ordered and I will have it tomrrow.
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Old 2-Feb-2012, 2:21 AM   #5
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****UPDATE****

The antenna has been installed and it pulls in ALL stations Electron noted! I don't have a tuner (yet) that will give me signal strength but based on a few hours of viewing OTA programming it didn't miss a beat!

Thanks again to Electron and TvFool as a whole!
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Old 2-Feb-2012, 3:23 AM   #6
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Be sure and scan for new digital channels from time to time because new digital channels can begin transmitting with no notice.
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