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Jake2669 25-Jan-2012 5:00 AM

Newby needs all kinds of help :)
So happy to have found this site please help with your expert opinions all welcome :) Here is where I am;

Any suggestions on what I need to do to get the best reception and most stations? Do I need a rotator to get the stations in the south compared to the north? Any help would be appreciated greatly. So tired of cable tv I cancelled 5 months ago.

Thanks very much.

Electron 25-Jan-2012 8:21 AM

Tv antennas and Tv reception
For the reception of the Canada tv digital stations/channels install a CM3000A antenna above the roof. Here are some roof top antenna mounts , , , ,

Electron 25-Jan-2012 8:40 AM

Tv antennas and Tv reception
For reception of these American digital stations/channels. WNLO-DT 32 The CW , WNED-DT 43 PBS , WUTV-DT 14 FOX. Install a Winegard HD7698P antenna with a Winegard AP8700 preamp aimed at about 118 degree magnetic compass. . The CM3000A for reception of the Canada tv stations and the HD7698P antenna with the AP8700 preamp for reception of the American stations , will be and are 2 separate antenna systems. Separate coax from each antenna will go to the location of the tv and the 2 separate systems coaxes will connect to a remote control A/B antenna switch. has the remote control A/B antenna switch. . Here is how to aim antennas ,

Jake2669 31-Jan-2012 3:21 AM

Channel Master
Local place had a channel Master 4221 that I purchased. Put up on pole about 25' in air. Get 11 Canadian stations currently. I think I will now go purchase the one you recommended for the USA with the amp to help. I would like to get FOX for sure. Thanks,

Jake2669 31-Jan-2012 7:31 PM

Hi Electron, Thank you for your help so far. Does the signal map given take into account terrain? I know I am below the escartment in Hamilton which is about 150' tall I think. I am a fair distance from it. My map says I can receive the Buffalo stations and you mentioned with the larger antenna I should. Is this a fair assumption? I will go out and purchase if it is. I would love to get some USA stations from the New York area. The larger unit you recommended can I purchase a rotator for it that turns and has a memory that will stop at certain areas if pre-set? I am so excited this works I will be a follower of this site and tell everyone about it. THANKS!

Jake2669 1-Feb-2012 12:06 AM

I now get 15 stations with the 4221 I think it is called. Should I purchase the 3000A instead and take the 4221 down? Will I get more with the 3000A from all directions? I put an amplifier in the line as well and got 29-1 and 29-2 which is FOX 29 and the country music station.

Will the Wineguard pick up more of the distance USA stations? Thanks again told 10 people about it so far.


Electron 1-Feb-2012 2:49 AM

Tv antennas and Tv reception
The HD7698P antenna is Big antenna that will 'reach out' for low signal strength weak tv stations/channels. WIVB-DT 39 CBS , WNYB-DT 26 IND. , WKBW-DT 38 ABC are weak stations in the gray reception zone of the tvfool radar map. I can not say that the HD7698P antenna and AP8700 preamp will receive them reliably , however the HD7698P antenna will 'reach out' for them.

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