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Old 20-Dec-2011, 4:52 PM   #1
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Advice on Compact Antenna for Hi VHF?

Hello, if anyone has thoughts on a compact, "good-looking" antenna to receive high VHF signals as well as UHF, I would appreciate the advice. A directional antenna would be fine, since all transmitters of interest are in the same direction, and in line of sight. The issue is that the antenna has to be reasonably discreet since we are in a HOA. People have mostly sat dishes here. The antenna mount height at 15 ft, although we could go up a bit higher.

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Old 21-Dec-2011, 2:18 AM   #2
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Re: Tv Reception with Tv antennas

Simple and easy reception situation. A simple and easy antenna that is reliable and cost effective. Install a Winegard HD7694P antenna above the roof , aim the antenna at 244 degree magnetic compass. Here is how to aim antennas , http://www.kyes.com/antenna/pointing/pointing.html. Here are some antenna mounts , http://www.ronard.com/909911.html , http://www.ronard.com/34424560.html , http://www.ronard.com/ychim.html. Here are some places to buy antennas and etc. , http://www.winegarddirect.com , http://www.solidsignal.com , http://www.amazon.com

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Old 21-Dec-2011, 2:24 PM   #3
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Tv Reception with Tv antennas

Here is the FCC = Federal Communications Commission , Federal Law that says yes you can install and use outdoor antennas. http://www.fcc.gov/guides/over-air-r...n-devices-rule. This law is in effect since 1996 , thats 15 years. HOA's , housing covenets and etc. , are well aware of this law , yet many keep silent about it thinking that you will not find out and then can put the scam on you , saying you can not have antennas or , ok , but only a real small one , or you have to hide it , or you have to paint it the color of your house. Here is the truth , antennas are not evil. Antennas are good , happy , friendly , handsome , great looking , on the path to free thinking , on the path to true understanding , a statement of understanding , no more cable or satellite tv bills.

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Old 21-Dec-2011, 3:27 PM   #4
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Hello, if anyone has thoughts on a compact, "good-looking" antenna to receive high VHF signals as well as UHF,
The ANT751 is compact and may be enough antenna for you.

Also consider a DB-2 stacked above a Y5-7-13 with a UVSJ to combine them.
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Old 21-Dec-2011, 4:37 PM   #5
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Antennas Direct ClearStream2-V is yet another option.
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Old 21-Dec-2011, 8:16 PM   #6
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Wow! Thank You Very Much

Thanks for all the interesting information. I will research these various options. Transmitters are all 35 miles away, so I want to be sure I get a strong enough signal.

I agree that cable and satellite are far too expensive and do not want anything to do with those companies.
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Old 22-Dec-2011, 2:35 AM   #7
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None of the antennas suggested so far will leave you at risk of reception problems due to weak signal levels.

Your report is excellent - Plenty of signal power and no terrain blocking the signal path. Then, to the envy of many OTA viewers, almost all signals are broadcast from the same mountain top.
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Old 23-Dec-2011, 1:19 PM   #8
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Tv Reception with Tv antennas

All of the antennas recommended here so far will receive the tv stations real fine. There are some helpers here at tv fool that inject a kernal of doubt that plays on the fear that every one has in them. When the helper or helpers sticks in the kernal , then other helpers step in to make the situation correct with the truth.
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Old 27-Dec-2011, 4:58 PM   #9
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Tv reception with tv antennas

The tv transmissions are Very Strong at you location. There is enough signal power for one to four tv connections.
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