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Old 17-Dec-2011, 10:07 PM   #1
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Need a good antenna suggestion if possible?

Hi, great forum! I am reading some and trying to learn the ins and outs

I quit paying for cable awhile back, and have been using netflix and watching some OTA channels. I can pull a few in fairly well with some glitching, with just a 8 dollar rca rabbit ear antenna sitting near the tv, but some stations I want to pull in are 20 or 30 miles out. I don't mind mounting a antenna in the attic, but for right now I'd like to stay away from outdoor roof mounting if possible. I would also like to increase the signal strength on the stations I already get. I do have quite a few large trees around the house. At any rate here is my tv signal analysis results if it will help? I read online that the Antennas Direct 91XG is a great antenna, and also the CM4228hd, but I gather the hd is not as nice as the older model. Do I need a antenna such as this, or would I be just as well off with something like a antennas direct DB2? I don't mind spending some money but I would like to keep it at 100 dollars or under if possible. Also how crucial is it to have a preamp can you get away without one for stations under 50 miles etc?

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Old 18-Dec-2011, 2:56 AM   #2
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This recommendation is based on the tvfool radar report of the current and Pending Applications Included for digital tv channels. The digital tv stations in the pink/red zone are Very Weak of signal strength. Reliable and dependable reception means that a Winegard HD7084P antenna will be installed above the roof and aimed at about 249 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/345424560.html , http://www.ronard.com/ychim.html. . . WBBJ , WLJT , WJKT , are close and are Very strong tv transmissions so these 3 stations will likely be received through the back and side of the HD7084P antenna. This way only one antenna is used and no antenna rotor is needed. Install new RG-6 coax on the outside. Here are places to by antennas and etc. , http://www.winegarddirect.com , http://www.solidsignal.com , http://www.amazon.com , http://www.starkelectronic.com , http://www.3starinc.com

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Old 18-Dec-2011, 3:24 AM   #3
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This information is based on , rabbitears.info and wikipedia. These digital channels and digital sub channels will be received. WBBJ-DT 43 ABC , Wikipedia says that WBBJ will have CBS as a sub channel soon , http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WBBJ-TV. . WLJT-DT 47 PBS , WJKT-DT 39 FOX and Cool Tv , WPTY-DT 25 ABC and Cool Tv , WLMT-DT 31 The CW and Antenna Tv , WMC-DT 5 NBC and This Tv , WPXX -DT 51 , WDYR-CD 18 Christian Tv , WREG-DT 28 CBS and Antenna Tv , WKNO-DT 29 PBS .

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Old 18-Dec-2011, 3:26 AM   #4
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Thanks for your help. With my 8 dollar rca rabbit ears, I can pick up the local wbbj channels very well. Like you mentioned, after jan. 1st we are getting cbs added to the local stations so that is a plus.
At times I struggle with the wjkt and wljt stations but they also do come in sometimes with 4 or 5 bars signal strength. I know I would really struggle to get any stations out of memphis without alot of work, so what I really want is just to pull in the ones I can already get with more authority. Since I can already get these depending on the weather etc I had hoped to not have to roof mount and get away with a much better antenna mounted in the attic. Could I mount the HD7084P in the attic and try it that way first? Surely I could pull in alot more doing it this way than with the antenna I have? The current one I am using is rca ANT111R, data code 2114 ph. If there is a more suitable antenna for attic mounting what would it be?
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Old 18-Dec-2011, 6:52 AM   #5
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Put the ANT111R in the attic and aim at 249 degree magnetic compass. Here is how to aim indoor antennas , http://www.kyes.com/antenna/pointing/pointing.html. I am reluctant to recommend a lesser antenna then the HD7084P , that cost money and does not really get the job done.

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Old 18-Dec-2011, 10:53 PM   #6
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If transmitting , there are two analog tv stations to the north , WJTD-LP 42 Religion programing and WZMC-LP 35 NBC .
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Old 18-Dec-2011, 11:11 PM   #7
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If transmitting , there are two analog tv stations to the north , WJTD-LP 42 Religion programing and WZMC-LP 35 NBC .
WJTD is off the air and WZMC isn't transmitting yet. i live close to the op
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Old 19-Dec-2011, 3:09 AM   #8
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Thanks for the info. , dodgeman 1973.
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Old 19-Dec-2011, 3:14 AM   #9
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Thanks for the info. , dodgeman 1973.
your welcome
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Old 19-Dec-2011, 8:18 PM   #10
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Thanks for the help both of you! I guess for now I will buy a longer cable and work with the antenna that I have since I am not willing to roof mount at this time. Hope everyone has a good holidays.
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