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Old 13-Oct-2013, 8:06 AM   #1
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Help with selecting an antenna

Can someone please assist me in selecting the best type of antenna to receive as many channels as possible (including WBAL). Here is my radar information:

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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Old 14-Oct-2013, 8:03 AM   #2
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Practical and Useful Information.

Above the roof in such a manner that reception is not , obstructed , impeded , blocked , by the roof and building in the directions of , East , North East.

Install a Channel Master CM4228HD antenna aimed at about 62 degree magnetic compass direction.

Here is how to aim antennas ,

Use a Real and Actual magnetic compass to aim antenna.


Install a Channel Master CM7778 preamp.


For 1Tv 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 splitters at

Here are some places to buy antennas and etc. .


As always , trees and tree leaves , plants and plant leaves , have a Negative Effect on Broadcast Tv transmission and reception.

Absorbing and blocking reception.

Multi-path reflections.

and so do buildings and other obstructions including your own roof and building.

The best Pratice is to install a 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.

The Tv/s must channel scan for the , OTA=Over The Air , Digital Broadcast Tv stations/channels , often named the 'Air Channels' ~ 'Antenna Channels' in the Tv Setup menu because the Tv transmissions travel through the Air from the transmitting antenna to the receiving antenna.

Some digital Tv's will Automatic channel scan for cable Tv channels.

DO NOT channel scan for cable Tv channels.

Go into the Digital Tv Setup Menu and select 'Air Channels' ~ 'Antenna Channels'.

Scan for channels.

Last edited by teleview; 15-Oct-2013 at 5:08 PM. Reason: Clarify information and typos.
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Old 14-Oct-2013, 5:03 PM   #3
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Pratical and Useful Information.

Can also Test reception of the Broadcast Tv stations/channels to the , South East , South , South West.

Aim the CM4228HD antenna about 180 degree magnetic compass direction.

Scan for channels.

Digital Broadcast Tv Tuners can develop -Digital Glitches- that are not cleared out with simple channel scans.

Do Double Rescan ,
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