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Old 11-Aug-2012, 10:04 AM   #1
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help with proper antenae

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i would like to use attic style and receive as many channels as possible in other cities.ie pa..

30 foot height
problems with large pine trees in area

can i run coax down to input from cable co into splitter so will service three tvs..i do have a booster installed where main cable enters house.

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Old 11-Aug-2012, 10:40 AM   #2
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If your home has standard shingles and no metal backed insulation. Install a Winegard HD7015 all channel antenna in your attic aimed to 158 degrees magnetic. If reception is effected by the pines you could move the antenna outdoors for a 50 to 100% increase in signal.

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Old 11-Aug-2012, 5:57 PM   #3
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Tv Reception.

For best reception install a Winegard HD7082P antenna above the roof aimed at about 180 degree magnetic compass direction.

The HD7082P antenna is a Strong Heavy Duty antenna that will last a long time outside.

Here is how to aim antennas , http://www.kyes.com/antenna/pointing/pointing.html.

The Tv transmissions are Strong at your location, try reception with No antenna amplifier.

Reason: An amplifier can make reception worse where there is strong signals and many reflections , like off of trees , the amplifier also amplifies the many signal reflections (multi path) and this causes the Tv tuner to Overload with Multi Path signals and bad reception or no reception is the result.

For 1 Tv connection use no splitter.

For 2 Tv's connected use a simple common 2 way splitter.

For 3 Tv's connected use a simple common 3 way splitter.

Replace all outside coax with new RG-6 coax.

Here are some Strong antenna mounts , http://www.ronard.com/909911.html , http://www.ronard.com/34424560.html , http://www.ronard.com/ychim.html , http://www.ronard.com.

Buy the ronard antenna mounts at solidsignal by typing the word ronard in the solidsignal search box.

Here are places to buy antennas and etc. , http://www.solidsignal.com , http://www.winegarddirect.com , http://www.amazon.com.


As always trees and tree leaves do a great job of reducing or blocking reception.

Locate the antenna where there is the least amount or no trees in the way of reception to the , south east , south , south west.

The Tv's Must Channel Scan for the Digital Broadcast Tv Channels sometimes named the 'Air Channels' or 'Antenna Channels' in the Tv setup menu because the Tv transmissions travel through the air from the transmitting antenna to the receiving antenna.

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Old 11-Aug-2012, 7:33 PM   #4
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antenae selection

Looking for assistance:

i need to put in attic
30 feet high

would like all channels possible

thank you for all your help in advance.

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Old 11-Aug-2012, 7:34 PM   #5
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i really do not want to use outside..can u gauge how bad it will bad for my location..thxs
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Old 11-Aug-2012, 8:26 PM   #6
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Because we can't see the attic/roof construction it's not reasonable for us to give you a definitive number. If you're lucky, you may only loose half the signal power and not be troubled by multipath symptoms. If the attic/roof is like some, you might not see any usable signals. The range is that extreme.

Given your specification, "would like all channels possible", use the largest antenna you can fit into the available space. The Winegard antennas are well built, but they can be very difficult to re-fold if you find the need to remove them from an attic. Antennacraft and Channel Master products are another choice that can be used if you would like to avoid the risk of an antenna trapped in the attic.

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Old 12-Aug-2012, 1:16 AM   #7
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Tv Reception.

Your location has receivable Digital tv stations/channels in All 3 Tv bands.

VHF low band channels 2 thru 6.

VHF high band channels 7 thru 13.

UHF band channels 14 thru 51.

Examples:

WKOB-LD Real VHF channel 2 , virtual number (42.1) , http://www.hottvchannel.com.

WPIX Real VHF channel 11 , virtual number (11.1) , The CW.

WWOR-TV Real UHF channel 38 , virtual number (9.1) , MyNetwork.

The HD7082P receives Tv stations/channels in All 3 Tv bands.
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On this i really would like to get NY based stations for this location. Would it be possible and which antanea should i get ? thank you
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Old 13-Aug-2012, 11:20 PM   #9
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For this new location the Tv stations are far away and weak signal strength.

A Winegrd HD7698P antenna with a Winegard AP8700 preamp aimed at about 20 degree magnetic compass direction.

Here is how to aim antennas , http://www.kyes.com/antenna/pointing/pointing.html.

Might get reliable reception of ,

W45CP-D Real channel UHF 45 , Religion.

WABC-Tv Real channel VHF 7 , ABC.

if there are No trees or tree leaves or buildings or other obstructions in the direction of reception.

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Old 14-Aug-2012, 3:59 AM   #10
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If you will like to receive the Many Philadelphia Tv stations/channels.

Install a Winegard HD7084P antenna with a Winegard AP8700 preamp aimed at about 311 degree magnetic compass direction.
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