TV Fool  

Go Back   TV Fool > Over The Air Services > Help With Reception

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 7-Jan-2013, 5:10 AM   #1
skipro3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 4
Needing help to choose an antenna system

I am completely overwhelmed when I try to figure out what antenna I need and if I'll need anything else with it. Please help!

Here are my TV Fool Results

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...c84ff6f9c5a057

I definitely want the stations to the southwest, and anything more than that would be a bonus.

I would like to have up to 2 TV's connected. I am open to a roof mount.

I was thinking an Antennas Direct DB4e with a splitter and 50 feet of quad RG6 to each TV would work.

Thank you for your input, recommendations, suggestions. Thanks!!!

Last edited by skipro3; 7-Jan-2013 at 5:18 AM.
skipro3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7-Jan-2013, 2:22 PM   #2
elmo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 232
IMO, you want an antenna that can get VHF too for those channels like real 9 & 10; the DB4e is basically UHF only. I'd check into a Winegard HD7696p or similar instead. You'll want to aim it at 221 deg.

The quad RG-6 sounds like overkill unless you have a spool in the garage already. I don't think quad will help with signal loss as the core is the same; it just offers better resistance to interference. But it can't hurt if you really want that.

You may need a pre-amp but you can wait to see how it goes w/o it, as they're easy enough to add afterwards.
elmo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7-Jan-2013, 2:26 PM   #3
ADTech
Antennas Direct Tech Supp
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 2,942
If selecting from our product line, select the C2V instead of the DB4e for the reason 'elmo' already has given.

His advice regarding the RG6 vs RG6QS is also spot on.
__________________
Antennas Direct Tech Support

For support and recommendations regarding our products, please contact us directly at https://www.antennasdirect.com/customer-service.html

Sorry, I'm not a mod and cannot assist with your site registration.
ADTech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7-Jan-2013, 7:23 PM   #4
skipro3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 4
Thanks for the feedback. I ordered a C2V and I had the quad already. Main reason I am giving the C2V a go first is because it ships with the mount.

Cheers!
skipro3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7-Jan-2013, 9:25 PM   #5
skipro3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 4
New question;
What about a lightning arrester? Does this antenna need one for safe operation?
skipro3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7-Jan-2013, 9:41 PM   #6
ADTech
Antennas Direct Tech Supp
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 2,942
All outdoor antennas should be grounded in accordance with local or national electrical codes.

When using coaxial cable, lightning arrestors are not required by NEC but may certainly be used in conjunction with a properly grounded system for perhaps a bit more "insurance".
__________________
Antennas Direct Tech Support

For support and recommendations regarding our products, please contact us directly at https://www.antennasdirect.com/customer-service.html

Sorry, I'm not a mod and cannot assist with your site registration.
ADTech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7-Jan-2013, 9:47 PM   #7
skipro3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 4
Thanks ADTech. Will my new C2V come with instructions that tell me how to properly ground my antenna? If not, where would I get that information?

I'm guessing just one of these grounding blocks tied to a good ground connection, perhaps at my breaker box, would do good?

skipro3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Go Back   TV Fool > Over The Air Services > Help With Reception


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off




All times are GMT. The time now is 5:32 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright © TV Fool, LLC