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Old 30-Oct-2015, 3:52 PM   #1
Ian
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Lightbulb Can you help me cut out cable!

Hi all
I've moved to west end of Wasaga beach (almost Collingwood). I would love to cut out my cable costs.
My Gps says I'm 621 ft elevation on the shore of Georgian bay. I have a tall roof on a raised 2 story house so I could conceivably get an antenna mounted at the 33' above ground level if I mount close to the roof so it will be out of sight from neighbours.
I would like to feed 3 Tvs at 70' 50' and 30' from the antenna head. The antenna feed could be split in my basement (40') and then distributed to Tvs which would make them all approx 60-70' total.
I'm willing to put some money into a professional set up (use ex cable dollars).
Could I possibly get Toronto stations in HD ?? The CN tower lies 64.5 miles to the SE at 147deg.
I would also like to get strong stations around me like Barrie ( ckvr 3). I would prefer not to have a rotor which will add an extra step for others in the house to watch TV.

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Ian

Last edited by Ian; 31-Oct-2015 at 4:04 PM. Reason: Correction on coordinates
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Old 30-Oct-2015, 5:26 PM   #2
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One approach would be a low gain VHF antenna for the Barre stations coupled to a high gain UHF antenna aimed at Toronto. They could be coupled together in a dual input preamp.

Possible equipment could be:
VHF antenna ANT-751
UHF antenna DB-8e or 91XG
Preamp TVPRAMP-1R
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Old 31-Oct-2015, 2:39 PM   #3
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Ian. correct location?

Ian,
You say you are in west Wasaga but your TV Fool report puts you south of Creemore. Which is correct?
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Old 31-Oct-2015, 4:01 PM   #4
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Hamilton Ham
Thanks for pointing that out!
I failed to use coordinates as a decimal but rather feet and inches. Makes a difference for sure. I am in West Wasaga. Here is a new map based on correct coordinates.

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Old 1-Nov-2015, 12:05 AM   #5
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Ian, Unfortunately I'm afraid the best you can expect at that location is 4 channels, 7, 10, 21, 23. the chances of getting anything from the CN tower is pretty slim. The good news is that with a very modest antenna you should get the 4 channels above. My daughter lives NE of you, across the bay, and she gets the 4 channels with a simple Stealth Hawk that I put together for her pasted to the inside of a bedroom window on the second floor. A more elaborate antenna would not have provided any additional channels.
You would need a 220 foot tower just to bring CBLT ch 20 on the CN tower to an NM of zero at your location! Sorry for the bad news.
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