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Old 6-Feb-2013, 12:08 PM   #1
er1cdotnet
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Starting to cut the cord in Parma, OH

Currently I am testing the waters with a amplified Leaf hanging over a curtain rod in a west widow. Not the greatest set up and wrong direction, I know!

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I can get 8 stations (and their subs) except WKYC (3.1), WOIO (19.1), WVPX (23.1) and a few other minor ones I'm not too worried about. I assume that I can't get WKYC due to overloading? I'll test again tonight with the amp unplugged...

The wifey won't let me cut the cord until I can get WVPX (ION). Looking at the radar map, it's going to be a low signal in the same direction as all the power houses. Since we are renting the house, I can't put anything up on the roof just yet, but I do have access to a (smaller) crawl space where the attic is. (Attic was converted to master bedroom).

Another forum suggested I put up the AntennaCraft 33 (HBU-33) but I am worried about the space needed. Would the AntennaDirect C2-v or the Winegard HD 4400 pull in WVPX without overloading the hot signals that are only 3 miles away? I just don't have much horizontal space to work with and verticle space is limited as well...

Intended future set up; Antenna on the roof. Upstairs TV; OTA & Roku. Downstairs TV; OTA and Tivo Premier.

Thanks for your advces...
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Old 6-Feb-2013, 1:10 PM   #2
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Another forum suggested I put up the AntennaCraft 33 (HBU-33) but I am worried about the space needed. Would the AntennaDirect C2-v or the Winegard HD 4400 pull in WVPX without overloading the hot signals that are only 3 miles away? I just don't have much horizontal space to work with and verticle space is limited as well...
The C2-v is what I recommend if space is limited. The 4400 is a UHF antenna, so hard to predict how it would work for the 2 VHF channels. I never recommend UHF antennas when reliable VHF is a must. (Gotta keep the wife happy!!)

You didn't mention that space was tight, so that is why I had recommended the best bang for the buck option.(HBU-33)
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Old 6-Feb-2013, 4:23 PM   #3
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Because of the close , less then 4 miles and Very Strong signals , a amplifier is not recommended.

A amplifier will most likely overload and be the cause of bad reception.

Attics and crawl spaces Are Not a reception friendly environment and Never Will Be a reception friendly environment , signal attenuation and signal reflections (multipath) are not good for reception.

Above the roof in such a manner that the roof and house does not block reception to the , south east.

Install a Winegard HD7696P antenna aimed at about 145 degree magnetic compass direction, here is how to aim antennas , http://www.kyes.com/antenna/pointing/pointing.html.

For 1 Tv connected use No splitter. No amplifier.

For 2 Tv's connected use a simple common 2 way splitter. No amplifier.

For 3 Tv's connected use a simple common 3 way splitter. No amplifier.

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Here are some above the roof antenna mounts.

http://www.ronard.com/909911.html , if using the tripod antenna mount use the 5 foot antenna mount.

http://www.ronard.com/34424560.html , if using the eave antenna mount use the #4560.

http://www.ronard.com/ychim.html.

http://www.ronard.com.

Buy the ronard antenna mounts at solidsignal by typing the word ronard in the solidsignal search box or buy from ronard.

Here are some places to buy antennas and etc. , http://www.solidsignal.com , http://www.amazon.com , http://www.winegarddirect.com.

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As always , trees and tree leaves - plants and plant leaves , do a good job of , reflecting , reducing , blocking , Digital Tv reception and so do buildings and other obstructions including the roof and house.

It is best to install the HD7696P 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 the roof and house.

Last edited by teleview; 26-Mar-2013 at 4:06 PM.
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