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Old 9-Sep-2011, 11:46 PM   #1
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Advice please...

Here is my tvfool report

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...8387be053a2e94

We have one tv but may add more later.

We are up on a ridge with one thin tree line along a fence row to the West. That is the only spot any trees will be above the antenna.

We live in a mobile home with a metal roof.

The wind gets pretty rowdy up here.

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Old 10-Sep-2011, 2:36 AM   #2
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I recommend a Winegard HD7698P antenna with a Winegard AP8275 preamp aimed at about 135 degree magnetic compass. Here is how to aim antennas , http://www.kyes.com/antenna/pointing.html. Mount the antenna above the roof. Here are antenna mounts , http://www.ronard.com/909911.html , http://www.ronard.com/Tripods%200703/4712.html , http://www.ronard.com/34424560.html. This should get the digital tv stations to the south east down to WNPT-DT 8 PBS. This set up should supply signal to up to 4 tv's.
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Old 10-Sep-2011, 3:40 AM   #3
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The default antenna height is 10 feet. To improve signal strength , Make and post radar plots with antenna at 25 feet and 40 feet.
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Old 10-Sep-2011, 1:55 PM   #4
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Channel 5 WTVF {CBS} is a low band channel. The 7698p is a high band VHF-UHF antenna .You will need an all band antenna such as the 14 foot long winegard HD8200u
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Old 10-Sep-2011, 3:10 PM   #5
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I recommend a Winegard HD7698P antenna
Why omit channel 5 with the wrong antenna?
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Old 10-Sep-2011, 3:45 PM   #6
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WTVF 5 does not show up in the pending applications included. In the pending applications , WTVF-DR 25 and WTVF 50 does show up in the pending applications.
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Old 10-Sep-2011, 4:59 PM   #7
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With a higher antenna height there is a very good possibility that the signal strength will increase and a smaller antenna can be used , please post radar reports at 25 and 40 feet.

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Old 10-Sep-2011, 7:58 PM   #8
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WTVF 5 does not show up in the pending applications included. In the pending applications , WTVF-DR 25 and WTVF 50 does show up in the pending applications.
Channel 50 is far too weak. Channel 25 is not on the air.
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Old 10-Sep-2011, 9:08 PM   #9
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If you want WTVF both now and later, select the 2-69 antenna.

If you don't care about when you can finally get WTVF and want to save some size and money, go with the 7-69 antenna.

Cadiz is a long way from Nashville. Reliable reception is going to be challenging.
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Old 10-Sep-2011, 9:54 PM   #10
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With a higher antenna height there is a very good possibility that smaller antenna can be used because of increased signal strength. Make and post 2 more radar plots , one at 25 feet and the other at 40 feet.
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Old 11-Sep-2011, 11:45 PM   #11
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I know you will hold your breath and cross your eyes , the link is not working. To help better evaluate the reception situation please post 25 feet and 40 feet.
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Old 12-Sep-2011, 12:04 AM   #12
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25 feet

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...8387566b242362

trying again... crossing my breath and holding my eyes this time.

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Old 12-Sep-2011, 12:06 AM   #13
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40 feet

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Old 14-Sep-2011, 10:15 PM   #14
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Well, it looks like my 25 and 40 foot results came through, although repeatedly. Sorry folks, it wasn't intentional.

I would like some help. It looks like going up to 25 feet makes a big difference but going up to forty isn't much better than 25.

I don't know what I'm doing here though, it just looks better to my untrained old eyes.

Anymore advice for me?

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Old 14-Sep-2011, 11:47 PM   #15
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Ok , going higher with the antenna does not improve the signal strength for your reception situation. And I agree with the others , Use a Winegard HD8200U antenna with a Winegard AP8275 preamp. Aim the antenna at about 135 degree magnetic compass. Mount the antenna about 15 feet above ground.
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Old 14-Sep-2011, 11:53 PM   #16
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The HD8200U is one big honk'n antenna and Will need a Strong and Sturdy mount. Here are Strong and Sturdy mounts , http://www.ronard.com/909911.html , http://www.ronard.com/34424560.html , http://www.ronard.com/ychim.html. Here are places to buy antennas and etc. , http://www.solidsignal.com , http://www.amazon.com , http://www.starkelectronic.com , http://www.3starinc.com , http://www.winegarddirect.com

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