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Old 13-Jan-2014, 3:24 PM   #1
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Need some advice for an Antenna

I just cut the cord with my cable company and it feels great! I still get internet through them, but once I get this antenna thing figured out and installed, I am going on a quest to find cheap reliable internet.

So I have done some research and have found I am anywhere from 30 to 50 miles away from the transmitters. We live up on a hill, but we do have trees and homes near us. I was in Best Buy last night and they told me that where we live, there is no indoor antenna that will work. We bought a cheap RCA indoor one just to see if we could get a signal. After messing around, we were able to get 3 channels and that was it. That was only if I held the antenna in the top left corner of the window. As soon as I moved it, the signal was lost.

I am looking for some advice on antennas to look at purchasing and reliable places to buy them from.

Here is the link to the details of my location:

Thanks for the help.
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Old 13-Jan-2014, 7:55 PM   #2
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If you are willing to consider outdoor mounting, you can have access to the full range of available programing.

I would have no shame using my roof top or chimney as the base for mounting an Antennas Direct DB8e facing south as a starting aim point and an Antennacraft Y10713 pointed at about 190° per a compass. Combine both antennas using an RCA TVPRAMP1R preamplifier.
If the well is dry and you don't see rain on the horizon, you'll need to dig the hole deeper. (If the antenna can't get the job done, an amp won't fix it.)

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Old 13-Jan-2014, 9:11 PM   #3
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A Simple reception situation.

A 1 Antenna Solution.

Above the Peak of the Roof in such a manner that the roof and building are not , obstructing , impeding , blocking , reception in the directions of , South West , South , South East , North West.

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HBU44 antenna aimed at about 180 degree magnetic compass direction.

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Use a Real and Actual magnetic compass to aim antenna.


Install a , , CM7778 preamplifier.


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To clear tuner do Double Rescan.

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Here are some above the roof antenna mounts.
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Here are some places to buy antennas and etc. .
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