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Old 5-Aug-2015, 6:55 PM   #1
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TV reception in the Gravenhurst Ontario area


In December 2012, I posted the question below and received the answer posted below:

I am renovating my parent's cottage and would like to see what TV reception I can get using OTA equipment.

Here is my location

I am completely new to this and am looking for help relating to:
what antenna I should buy,
what channels I might get,
is the make of the TV important.

I have an old TV tower, which is about 20 feet off the ground, and has an old antenna on it.
The wire attached to it is the kind which is brown in colour and has 2 wires embedded on each edge in the brown plastic.
I could attach a new antenna to the old tower if that would help.

The cottage is only used from May to October.

Thank you in advance for any help that you might be able to give.


For reception of ,

CFTO-TV Analog Channel 21 CTV ONE.

CIII-DT Digital channel 7 GTN Global.

CHCH-DT Digital channel 23 IND.

CKVR-DT Digital channel 10 CTV TWO.

Install on the tower , a Winegard HD7696P antenna aimed at about 220 degree magnetic compass direction.

Here is how to aim antennas ,

No preamplifier is required.

For 1 Tv connection use no splitter.

Here are places to buy antennas and etc. , , , , ,


The Tv should be a Tv that receives both the Digital Broadcast Tv Channels and Analog Broadcast Tv Channels.

Replace All of the Antenna and inside wiring with New RG-6 coax wiring.

As always , trees and tree leaves do a real fine job of reducing or blocking Tv reception and so do buildings and other obstructions.

It is best 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.

At your location that is , west and south.


I have finally completed the renovations and am using a Sony TV which is about 5 years old. I have attached a coaxial cable to my old TV antenna (I think it is about 1970 vintage)
I am receiving 2 digital stations- CIII-HD (Global) and CH-CH HD - and one analogue staion -CTV-.

CIII-HD (Global) has perfect reception always.
CH-CH HD reception is great most of the time although sometimes I don't get any reception at all.

CTV analogue reception can be good but sometimes gets very fuzzy.

Have there been any changes as far as reception is concerned from when I asked in December 2012?

Should I still install a Winegard HD7696P antenna aimed at about 220 degree magnetic compass direction?

Why does CH-CH HD work perfectly sometimes and then not give any picture at other times?

Thanks again for all of your help.


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