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Old 9-Jul-2013, 6:42 PM   #1
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Antenna recommendation

I'm hoping to get an antenna recommendation. We have a small cottage and are hoping to avoid cable. Currently we are using an indoor "leaf Antenna", with this we can only pick up 2 channels. Others in the neighborhood can get all basic channels except NBC with a roof top.
Here is my report:
We were hoping to use an omni-directional to avoid a router, but I'm afraid a radius of 30-45 miles will not do the job.
Any advice is welcome!
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Old 9-Jul-2013, 9:35 PM   #2
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As you and many others now know , there are No Magic Indoor Tv antennas.

There Are No Honest Magic Tv antennas.

There are No Scam Magic Tv antennas.

There Are No Magic Tv antennas.


A ->Simple<- Reception Situation with a ->Non Magic Tv antenna.

NBC , and , Many , many , many , many , many , many , many , many , other Digital Broadcast Tv stations/channels will be received.

Above the Roof in such a manner that the roof and cabin are not impeding and blocking reception to the , South West , South , South East.

Install a Antenna Craft , HBU44 antenna , aimed at about 180 degree magnetic compass direction , South.

Here is how to aim antennas ,


A antenna system amplifier is not required.


For 1 Tv connected use No splitter.

For 2 Tv's connected use a simple common 2 way splitter.


Here are some above the roof antenna mounts.
Use the 5 foot tripod antenna mount. ronard (911) .
Use the , ronard (4560) eave antenna mount.
Measure the chimney , ronard (2212) , ronard (2218) , ronard (2224).

Buy the ronard antenna mounts at solidsignal by typing , ronard (x) , in the solidsignal search box or by from ronard.


Here are some places to buy antennas and etc. .


As always , trees and tree leaves , plants and plant leaves , have a Negative effect on , OTA=Over The Air , Broadcast Tv antenna reception and so do buildings including your own roof and cabin and other obstructions.

The Best Practice is to install the antenna at a location that has the least amount to no amount of obstructions of any type or kind in the directions of reception including your own roof and cabin.

The Tv/s Must Channel Scan for the , OTA=Over The Air , Digital Broadcast Tv stations/channels , often named the 'Air Channels' or 'Antenna Channels' in the Tv Setup Menu becasue the Tv transmissions travel through the Air from the transmitting antenna to the receiving antenna.

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

DO NOT channel scan for cable tv channels.

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

Scan for channels.


Digital Tv tuners can develop - Digital Glitches - that are not cleared out with simple channel scans.

Do a Double Rescan ,


Last edited by teleview; 10-Jul-2013 at 2:52 AM. Reason: Clarify information and typos.
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