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Old 28-Mar-2014, 4:21 AM   #3
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Above the Peak of the Roof install a , Antennas Direct DB8e antenna aimed at about 268 degree magnetic compass direction.

Here is how to aim antennas ,

Use a Real and Actual magnetic compass to aim antenna , do not trust a cell phone compass.


Install a , Antennas Direct , PA-18 preamplifier.


For 1 Tv connected use No splitter.

For 2 Tv's connected use a , Holland Electronics , HFS-2D , 2 way splitter.

For 3 Tv's connected use a , Holland Electronics , HFS-3D , 3 way splitter.

Buy the , HFS-2D , HFS-3D , splitters at , , or ,


Here are some places to buy antennas and etc. .


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

Buy the ronard antenna mounts at , , or ,


Home Depot has 10 foot 6 inch lengths , 1 and 3/8 inch diameter , TOP RAIL , chain link fence , PIPE , makes good antenna mast/pipe , the price is low at about 10 dollars.


As always , trees and tree leaves , plants and plant leaves , have a Negative Effect on Broadcast Tv Reception and so do buildings and other obstructions including your own roof and building.

Some and not all Negative Effects are.

Absorbing and Blocking Reception.

Multi-Path Reflecting Tv Signals Bouncing All Around.

The Best Practice for Reliable Reception 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 building.


The Tv/s Must Channel Scan for the , OTA=Over The Air , ATSC-Digital Broadcast Tv Stations/Channels often named the ~ Antenna Channels ~ ATSC Channels ~ DTV Channels ~ Air Channels ~ in the Tv Setup Menu because the Tv transmissions travel through the Air from the transmitting antenna the receiving antenna.

Some digital tuners will Automatic channel scan for cable tv channels.

DO NOT channel scan for cable tv channels.

Go into the Tv Setup Menu and select and channel scan for the ~ Antenna Channels ~ ATSC-Digital Broadcast Tv Stations/Channels ~ DTV Channels ~ Air Channels.

Last edited by teleview; 28-Mar-2014 at 4:31 PM. Reason: Clarify information and typos.
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