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Old 15-May-2010, 3:50 PM   #1
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need pro help

trying to pick the best antenna for my spot
seems a lot of channels are in the gray
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i tried a 40 mile roof mount $70 antenna from walmart only got about 5 channels
theres gotta be some thing better.
i would like to try and grab every channel i can.
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Old 15-May-2010, 4:13 PM   #2
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Lightbulb Tv reception

How many Tv's are connected?
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Old 15-May-2010, 6:38 PM   #3
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just one tv
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Old 16-May-2010, 8:09 AM   #4
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HBU44 Tv antenna. http://www.antennacraft.net . . Use RG6 coax from the antenna to the Tv. Check inside the connector ends , see if any of the metal shielding part of the coax is pushed in toward the center conductor.
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Old 16-May-2010, 2:39 PM   #5
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I vote for the Winegard 7695

-More compact, less wind drag (Hurricane season is right around the corner)
-Higher gain, especially on UHF
-75 ohm ready
-Same price
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Old 17-May-2010, 4:27 PM   #6
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Both antennas are decent choices. The nod often goes to the Winegard for the reasons cited above.
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Old 25-May-2010, 12:03 AM   #7
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if i go with a more +mile/range like 60 to 100 miles would it be a waste?
or interference cus of the two close tv channels?
im trying to get the most ota i can pick up
gona leave it there till i go read up more on ota and learn some basics
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Old 25-May-2010, 12:28 AM   #8
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if i go with a more +mile/range like 60 to 100 miles would it be a waste?
To me it would. Seems like most everything in the red is either a low power or translator station which generally means no HD programming. Since you will get all the major networks in the green & yellow shaded zones with a reasonably compact antenna, a larger one just doesn't make sense.

Forget the stations in the gray. Even if you get a whiff of them with a higher gain antenna, they wouldn't be reliable enough for regular viewing.

Pay no attention to the mileage ratings on the Winegard antennas. They are way overly conservative. The gain figures are most important when comparing antennas.
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Old 28-May-2010, 5:43 PM   #9
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well i got my winegard from soildsignal.com sent by fedx

its bent to hell the hole thing is bent into a half moon shape and all most every arm is bent. if you buy from soildsignal.com buy the insurance fedx will f##k it up when shipping it the box was so smash up and re-taped up its sicking. so on the phone so i can send it back.
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Old 28-May-2010, 8:20 PM   #10
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i did over night shipping around 40 bucks so i would have it for this weekend
i called support and they said the return person was gone at 11am this moring... there hours are 7am to 7pm on friday.
not a good way to do bizz they said he/she will be back tuesday
so i will return it for my money and go buy a cheapy at lowes.
i realy cant belive they only have one return person...
i got no help at all from support at soildsignal.
gess i got good luck.
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Old 29-May-2010, 2:12 AM   #11
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Sorry to hear about your misfortune. It amazes me how much damage occurs to antennas during shipping. It's almost like the delivery guys enjoy abusing antenna boxes. I guess I've been pretty lucky with only minor damage fixable with a little elbow grease. (So far anyway )

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Old 5-Jun-2010, 3:42 PM   #12
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got my new antenna today soildsignal took good care of it they dubble tape the box and told the fedx guy he would get a beating if it got damage lol

anyway all is good and hooked up13
have channels
WEDU 3.1/3.2/3.3/3.4
NBC 8.1/8.2
CBS 10.1/10.2
FOX 13.1
PBS 16.1/16.2/16.3/16.4
ABC 28.1/28.2
E/I 30.1/30.2/30.3/30.4 <<< cant find these on channel list no clue what they are.
IND 32.1/32.2/32.3
channel 38.1/38.2 not on list no clue
UPN 44.1
channel 50.1
channel 62.1/62.2
channel66.1/66.2/66.3


dont know if i should be getting these channels they mite be the 30.1 there in the red part in map
channels
WFTT-DT 47 TEL
WMRD-CA 49
W40CU-D 40
and a few more
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Old 5-Jun-2010, 4:30 PM   #13
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could this be the channel 30 you are receiving ?

http://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws....cility_id=6744

http://www.fcc.gov/fcc-bin/FMTV-serv...=DT658575.html
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Old 5-Jun-2010, 5:55 PM   #14
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I found them in the Analog Channel list and Digital Channel list , look at the lists seperatly . Low Power Analog Tv stations are allowed by the FCC to continue transmitting Analog after the Digital change over June 2009 change over date. .The Low Power Analog Tv transmitters are changing to Digital as time goes along. . The FULL Power Tv stations changed to digital June 2009. It is easy to tell the Analog and Digital transmitters. The analog picture will have ghosts , lines , snow , fuzzyness in the picture , the Digital picture will be Crystal Clear. . Analog is what we all watched for 50 + years , would you go back to Analog only Tv???? . . In the Google search box you can type in the Call Signs of the Tv Stations and get more information. . http://www.titantv.com . shows the programing that is available on the tv stations. Titan Tv Guide tends to be overly complete , tends to give too much information , keep at it and you will figure it out.

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