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Old 5-Oct-2013, 9:31 PM   #1
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Recommendation for Antenna Please

Please see the referenced signal analysis report:

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...46ae3546732a8d

I am interested in an antenna setup that can pickup the most channels - primarily the major networks that are location south of my home.

I am in a very wooded area so there will be trees but not within in a 100 feet of the antenna location; but the antenna will not be able to exceed the height of most trees in the area. The antenna will be on the roof approximately 20 to 25 feet off the ground. The signal needs to reach two TVs. The cable runs are approximately 20 and 40 feet respectively to each set (from the antenna).

Please recommend a setup (antenna, boosters, etc) that will work for this situation.

Thanks.
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Old 7-Oct-2013, 5:07 PM   #2
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Your reception report is flagged with: "WARNING: Address was only resolved to street level and might not be that close to your actual location. For more accurate results, try entering a specific address or coordinates."

When generating a TV Fool report, my preferred method is to open the Interactive TV Maps tool. Leave the 'input method' set to the default, 'address'. Then, enter only the ZIP Code, and then click the 'Map This' button.

At this point you should have a map displayed, with a movable cursor located at the center of the ZIP Code that was entered. Use your mouse to drag the cursor to the exact location you're interested in. In the upper right corner of the map you can select from four view types, I find it helpful to have all four available... The Hybrid and Terrain modes seem to be what I use the most.

At the bottom of the map, enter the antenna height. You can also find the LAT/LON coordinates of the cursor (in decimal form, not deg/min/sec).

Once the cursor location and the antenna height are set correctly, click on the 'Make Radar Plot' button located at the upper right corner of the map. The TV Fool report opens in a new tab or window. You can then copy the URL from the address bar of your browser, for posting to a thread.

I hope this helps, I just want to be sure we give you advise based on the actual conditions at your location.
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Old 8-Oct-2013, 12:58 AM   #3
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When making the tvfool report with exact address /location , make the antenna height 25 feet in the report.

25 feet antenna height is a reference antenna height that provides a good evaluation of what is receivable.
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Old 8-Oct-2013, 1:04 PM   #4
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Thanks for the suggestions. Here is the adjusted report that I have right on the exact location with a 25 ft antenna height.

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...46ae35149af41d

For major network channels, note that CBS and Fox are 84 and 73 miles away.

Thanks.
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Old 8-Oct-2013, 5:59 PM   #5
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A large antenna is required for reception at your location.

Install a Winegard HD7698P antenna above the peak of the roof in such a manner that the roof and building are not blocking reception in the directions of , South East , South , South West.

Aim the HD7698P antenna at about 188 degree magnetic compass direction.

Here is how to am antennas , http://www.kyes.com/antenna/pointing/pointing.html.

Use a Real and Actual magnetic compass to aim antenna.

As allways , the starting antenna aim direction is the strating antenna aim direction.
The antenna aim can be adjusted for best reception.

Most Digital Tv's have a Signal Strength Meter and some Digital Tv's also have a Signal Quality Meter.

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Install a Winegard , LNA-200 'Boost' XT amplifier.

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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 splitters at , http://www.solidsignal.com.

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Here are some places to buy antennas and etc. .

http://www.solidsignal.com.

http://www.amazon.com.

http://www.winegarddirect.com.

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