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Old 21-Oct-2011, 4:19 PM   #1
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Trying to catch the football game while outdoors.. tomorrow!!! Help Please. :)!

Good morning friends! I have done alot of research and think I have a decent idea of the setup required. However, I wanted some of you that are alot smarter than me with this stuff to help me make the correct decision. I have alot of people counting on me to make sure and have a particular football game available to view tomorrow. The setup is at a local park. I have outlets available and this is the extent of it.

Below is the TV signal analysis for this exact address. The channel I need is ABC(KATV).

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...60b50a0012ce0b

I do not want to drop a ton of money on this since it will be a one time occasion.

ANY HELP IS GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!!

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Old 21-Oct-2011, 4:41 PM   #2
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That's a fairly low NM. If you want reliable reception, you will want to have at least 7 dB or so of antenna gain at channel 22. An Antennacraft U4000 or an Antennas Direct DB4 would do.
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Old 21-Oct-2011, 5:20 PM   #3
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Thank you!

I just searched all my local retailers for those in stock to no avail. I might have waited to long to do it. Any other comparable antennas that are usually available at Wal-Mart, Radio Shack, etc.?
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Old 21-Oct-2011, 6:27 PM   #4
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If your willing to pay for expedited shipping, http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=3739596

The Antennacraft MXU-47 is advertised to have about 10 dBd gain. You'll need to a avoid long coax run.

If that won't deliver in time, http://www.amazon.com/Antennas-Direc...pr_product_top

Amazon is able to expedite if you're willing to pay the extra fee. The XG-91 will also have more gain which will provide better chance of reliable reception of that weak signal.

Failing at the above, try any antenna with UHF elements... put it on top of a 10' long mast... you may get lucky.
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Old 21-Oct-2011, 7:30 PM   #5
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I just searched all my local retailers for those in stock to no avail. I might have waited to long to do it. Any other comparable antennas that are usually available at Wal-Mart, Radio Shack, etc.?
The HBU-55 is in stock at multiple Radio Shack stores near Hot Springs.
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Old 21-Oct-2011, 7:37 PM   #6
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I just searched all my local retailers for those in stock to no avail.
Did you try these guys?

http://home-audio-video-little-rock....Little-Rock-AR
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Old 22-Oct-2011, 1:12 AM   #7
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Like TG said, go to a Radio Shack. They got them.
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