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Old 23-Jan-2012, 1:43 AM   #1
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Trying to decide on antenna

Hi i'm trying to decide what antenna to buy, here is a link to my signal analysis,
http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...67d940bb7d7fc2
I'm mainly concerned about getting NBC, CBS, FOX, ABC, and PBS... not even sure what the other channels are. I will be connecting only one TV, I have no other accessories, except access to as much coax as I need. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, I'm feeling a little overwhelmed at the vast market of antennas, and all the jargon... Thanks in advance!
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Old 23-Jan-2012, 7:07 AM   #2
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Is this a , house , condo, apt. , mobile home , motor home , or etc.?? The default antenna height of the tvfool radar report is 10 feet. How high do you think you could mount a antenna?? A antenna above the roof of a one level house is about 25 feet. Keep the original 10 foot tv fool report and make a new tvfool radar report for 25 feet.
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Old 23-Jan-2012, 8:48 PM   #3
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Successful reception of the major networks will require an outdoor antenna. It would be helpful to see the 25' AGL TV Fool Report. The terrain of Delta, CO appears to be relatively flat within the City limits. So I'll be pleasantly surprised if there is a significant difference between your current TVFR and a report based on 25' AGL.

The traditional solution for you would be a deep fringe antenna, preamp and rotator mounted 5 to 12' above the roof peak. Here is a list of equipment that would fit the situation your working with;

Winegard HD7698P
Antennas Direct CPA-18
NTE U-106
NTE TB105

Depending on your roof and general building construction, there are several ways to mount a mast. Here are a variety of mounting options;

http://www.3starinc.com/antenna_mounts_masts.html

Other vendors to consider:

http://www.amazon.com
http://http://www.solidsignal.com/
http://starkelectronics.com/
http://www.channelmasterstore.com/
http://www.warrenelectronics.com/
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If the well is dry and you don't see rain on the horizon, you'll need to dig the hole deeper. (If the antenna can't get the job done, an amp won't fix it.)

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Old 24-Jan-2012, 12:10 AM   #4
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For reception of ( K21JK-D 21/K28AD-D 28 , ABC , Telemundo , CW+) , ( K32CW-D 32 PBS ) , ( K49JK-D 49 NBC ) , ( KREY-DT 13 CBS and MyNetwork ) . Mount a Winegard HD7698P antenna with a AntennasDirect CPA-19 preamp , http://www.antennasdirect.com/store/...ifier_kit.html , above the roof , aimed at about 115 degree magnetic compass. Here is how to aim antennas , http://www.kyes.com/antenna/pointing/pointing.html. Here are some Strong and Sturdy antenna mounts , http://www.ronard.com/909911.html , http://www.ronard.com/34424560.html , http://www.ronard.com/ychim.html

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Old 24-Jan-2012, 12:17 AM   #5
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For reception of KFQX-DT UHF channel 15 FOX Network , mount a Antennas Direct DB4e antenna aimed at about 302 degree magnetic compass , on the same mast as the HD7698P antenna. Use a UHF 15 join-tenna from http://www.warrenelectronics.com , to connect to the HD7698P antenna and CPA-19 preamp.
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Old 24-Jan-2012, 12:19 AM   #6
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No rotor is used with the 2 antenna set up.
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Old 24-Jan-2012, 12:25 AM   #7
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Here are places to buy antennas and etc. , http://www.winegarddirect.com , http://www.antennasdirect.com , http://www.solidsignal.com , http://www.amazon.com
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