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Old 3-Jan-2014, 5:18 PM   #1
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antenna help, short distance w/ hill

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With the small hill in the way, I think giving coordinates will help. I'm only really concerned with the 6 or 8 channels at 8 and 9 degrees. If I happen to get more, that's a very minor bonus. +34.6119118,-86.5532759


Am I going to be able to get anything with an attic-mounted antenna? Given the terrain, and the location of the transmitters, will there be any likelyhood of reflection off the mountain to the East?

What equipment might be recommended for this scenario?
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Old 3-Jan-2014, 6:07 PM   #2
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If we were next door neighbors, you'd see an Antennas Direct 91XG or DB8e above the peak of my roof, aimed at 11 per a compass. I'd also add an Antennacraft Y10713, pointed toward 327. The two antennas would connect to the UHF and VHF ports of an RCA TVPRAMP1R preamplifier.

If I had a tall chimney available, I'd use a chimney strap kit and 10' chain-link fence top rail to support the antennas and preamp.

An attic install is unlikely to be successful. You need to avoid all obstructions if it's possible, taking safety into consideration.
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Old 3-Jan-2014, 6:25 PM   #3
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According to the FCC (http://transition.fcc.gov/fcc-bin/tvq?call=WTZT-CD), WTZT-CD will move, or has moved, to the same location as the other transmitters (8 or 9 degrees) in the area. I'm not really interested in that channel anyhow. Would dropping the VHF antenna change which equipment is otherwise suggested?
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If you have no interest in WTZT, then omit the Y10713. The High gain UHF antenna and preamp recommendation stands.
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Old 5-Jan-2014, 4:15 AM   #5
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Install the DB8e antenna aimed at about 11 degree magnetic compass direction.

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

Use a Real and Actual magnetic compass to aim antenna.

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Install a RCA TVPRAMP1R preamplifier.

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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-2D and HFS-3D , splitters at , http://www.solidsignal.com , or , http://www.hollandelectronics.com.

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Here are some above the peak of the roof antenna mounts.

http://www.ronard.com/909911.html.
Use the , ronard(911) , 5 foot tripod antenna mount.

http://www.ronard.com/34424560.html.
Use the , ronard(4560) , eave antenna mount.

http://www.ronard.com/ychim.html.
Measure around the chimney and use a , ronard(2212) , ronard(2218) , ronard(2224) .

Buy the ronard antenna mounts at , http://www.solidsignal.com , by typing , ronard(x) , in the solidsignal search box or buy from , http://www.ronard.com.

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Here are some places to buy antennas and etc. .

http://www.amazon.com.

http://www.solidsignal.com.

http://www.ronard.com.

http://www.hollandelectronics.com.

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As always , trees and tree leaves , plants and plant leaves , have a Negative Effect on Broadcast Tv Reception and so do buildings and other obstructions including your own roof and building.

Some and not all Negative Effects are.

Absorbing , Blocking , Reception.

Multi-Path Reflecting Tv signals Bouncing All Around.

The Best Practice is 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 including your own roof and building.

Last edited by teleview; 5-Jan-2014 at 6:00 AM. Reason: Clarify information and typos.
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