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Old 26-Feb-2012, 6:21 PM   #1
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need new antenna

Located eastern LI on the Nassau/Suffolk border, north shore, about 30 miles from ESB.
We have a VHF/UHF old school antenna that kind of looks like a CM2020 but with a few extra VHF elements.
Since the dig channels have all moved to UHF, all we see are WNET (still a hold over on VHF) and one or 2 others.
Are there a reasonably priced roof mount antennas (under $50) that will work for most OTA channels in the area?
We already have the mast from the existing, so I'd just swap.
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Old 26-Feb-2012, 7:13 PM   #2
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Are there a reasonably priced roof mount antennas (under $50) that will work for most OTA channels in the area?
Possibly...

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Old 26-Feb-2012, 7:17 PM   #3
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Old 26-Feb-2012, 7:19 PM   #4
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I found this one and was thinking about it since I seem to have no problem with WNET/13 on the old antenna. The local antenna are all on the ESB, as far as I know.
http://www.amazon.com/PCT-Internatio...0286072&sr=8-1
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Old 29-Feb-2012, 6:33 AM   #5
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How many Tv's are/will be connected?? . There are no hold outs , Many Tv stations are transmitting on VHF because thats where the The Tv station has chosen to be. These Myths and Misinformation get spread around. People like Myths and Misinformation and avoid the truth. . How many Tv's are/will be connected??
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Old 29-Feb-2012, 6:45 AM   #6
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"old school" antennas. Look at the Tv antennas at , http://www.winegarddirect.com , http://www.channelmasterstore.com , http://www.antennacraft.net. The 'so called' 'old school' antennas are the Best at Receiving Broadcast Tv Transmissions. Small 'ego pumping' antennas are not. How many Tv's are/will be connected??
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Old 29-Feb-2012, 11:44 AM   #7
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how many

1. HDTV. 1 FM radio rcvr.
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Old 29-Feb-2012, 2:56 PM   #8
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Since the dig channels have all moved to UHF, all we see are WNET (still a hold over on VHF) and one or 2 others.
Um, no. VHF is still used in the NYC as you have full-power stations on VHF channels 7, 11, and 13. Low-VHF has, in your area, been relegated to low-power digital or Franken-FM service on channel 6 (which will end in 2015).

If you'd like to use a single antenna for both TV and FM reception, stick with a conventional all-channel antenna that specifically states it may be used for FM as some models may have provisions for reducing FM due to interference concerns.
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Old 1-Mar-2012, 6:14 AM   #9
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Install a http://www.winegarddirect.com . HD7000R antenna aimed at about 265 degree magnetic compass.
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Old 7-Mar-2012, 4:35 PM   #10
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Hd7000r

Seems a bit big at 8' +. But the price is sure nice.

Is the CM2016 a bad choice for some reason? Or are we just looking for that little extra "headroom" for reception with the HD7000?
It's longest element is half the size.

And if my memory serves me from my old ham days, aiming is pointing the short elements not the long?

Though we've never had one, should I get a lightning arrestor for this?
And if so, what?

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Old 7-Mar-2012, 5:08 PM   #11
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The 2016 FM reception performance will be far less than the 7000.
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Old 7-Mar-2012, 5:11 PM   #12
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"The 2016 FM reception performance will be far less than the 7000."

Looking for a little education here.
Based on yagi design over whatever the CM design is or based on size of elements or ....?
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Old 7-Mar-2012, 6:25 PM   #13
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HAM, you say? The FM broadcast radio band lies between VHF RF Channels 5 and 6. This means that a decent Low-VHF antenna should be expected to receive FM very well. The ChannelMaster CM2016 is a UHF antenna with two additional elements dedicated to VHF. The Winegard HD7000R has five sets of elements dedicated to VHF reception. That is five times the number of VHF elements as the CM2016. What is more, Winegard specifically advertises the HD7000R as a VHF/UHF/FM antenna. HAM, you say?

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Old 7-Mar-2012, 6:30 PM   #14
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thanks. That was 35 years ago.
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