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MayfairWantsPBS39 25-Sep-2010 6:01 AM

Philadelphia
 
We live in Philadelphia, PA. Instead of paying Comcast, I'm exploring putting up a new antenna. If we're going to do that, I want to get WLVT - Allentown and WWOR - NYC.

TV Fool shows us in the Red area. Antenna Web indicates we will need a Blue rated antenna and an amplifier. Because of the angle, we'll probably also need a rotor.

If the antenna uses the existing wiring, the lead would go to the basement, then up to the second floor. 13 m down, 16 m back up.

Both stations are UHF (WWOR 38, WLVT 39). Because of weather, I'm considering:
Winegard HD 8800, estimated range of 60 miles (bow tie)
Winegard HD-9032 UHF Prostar 1000
Denny's HD Stacker (Antenna Manufacturer: Winegard) Estimated Range 60 to 80 miles
Antennas Direct V21 High Gain UHF / VHF Antenna Range Up to 65 miles
Antennacraft U-4000 (bow tie) 45+ Mile range

And how to handle local stations? We have 2 VHF, 6 and 12. The others are UHF.

It won't be cheap, but neither is Comcast.

Looking for best estimates if it can work and an installer in this area who has done one.

TV FOOL

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WLVT-DT 39/39.1 -85.6 1EDGE 42.7 MI 330 DEGREES
Effective Radiated Power (ERP): 52. kW ERP
Latitude N 40° 33' 52.0"
Longitude W 75° 26' 24.0"
Elevation (meters) Overall HeightAbove Ground(meters) Overall HeightAbove Mean SeaLevel (meters)
284.5 203.6 488.1

WWOR-TV 38/9.1 -2.2 2EDGE 74.4 MI 48 DEGREES
Latitude N 40° 44' 54.00"
Longitude W 73° 59' 10.00"
Site Elevation (meters) Overall HeightAbove Ground(meters) Overall HeightAbove Mean SeaLevel (meters)
15.5 443.0 458.5


My Location
http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...a362b6093386a5
Elevation 17 meters Bldg Ht 13 meters Overall Ht 30 meters

Line of Sight Calculations:
http://www.qsl.net/kd4sai/distance.html
WLVT to Me:
For the 1st station, the Radio Horizon is 57 Miles away.
For the 2nd station, the Radio Horizon is 14 Miles away.
The total line of sight distance is 71 Miles
TVFool reports distance to tower as 42.7 Miles
WWOR to Me:
For the 1st station, the Radio Horizon is 55 Miles away.
For the 2nd station, the Radio Horizon is 14 Miles away.
The total line of sight distance is 69 Miles
TVFool reports distance to tower as 74.4 Miles

John Candle 25-Sep-2010 7:37 AM

Connecting with a installer
 
http://www.zipinstallation.com/Antennas-s/125.htm or in the google search box , type in the words 'structured wiring philadelphia pa' . . Or http://www.homeblue.com/electrical-1-antenna.htm or http://www.servicemagic.com

MayfairWantsPBS39 13-Nov-2010 5:06 PM

Successful installation completed.
 
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Channel Master CM-3016 installed and working. Jim Thompson of Advanced Satellite Systems, Berlin, NJ did the installation in 90 minutes. He didn't need a 40 ft ladder.

Also does TV sales and installation.

John Candle 5-Feb-2011 4:04 AM

Find a Tv antenna installer
 
This information is for ANY ONE looking for a Tv antenna installer. In the google search box type in these words. ---> structured wiring your city and state. .As an example ---> structured wiring oklahoma city oklahoma. . Also can go to this web site. zipinstallation.com


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