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Old 19-Jun-2010, 6:42 PM   #1
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Which antenna for postal code h7n3l4

Hi , pls any body can help me to know which outside hd antenna i have to buy for my postal code h7n3l4 laval quebec canada.
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Old 20-Jun-2010, 9:41 AM   #2
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On this forum and other forums I see that those living in Canada only give the least amount of information possible and less then that if they can. . Is this what it is like to live in Canada ?
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Old 21-Jun-2010, 5:35 PM   #3
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Hi , pls any body can help me to know which outside hd antenna i have to buy for my postal code h7n3l4 laval quebec canada.
Thx a lot.
You need to run a TVFool report and post the link to it so we can see what signals are in the air. Going just by postal code is not sufficient (In my zip code, you can vary from deepest fringe to practically indoor antenna use because of terrain.) I always recommend using the "Start MAPS" option, as you can place the receiver location right over your place and update the antenna height to reflect where you plan to install your antenna.
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Old 22-Jun-2010, 3:15 AM   #4
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Please ignore the rudeness that you experienced in one of the previous answer. Postal codes in Canada define a much smaller geographic area than do US ZIP codes, so it is fairly easy to zero in on your situation with just a Postal Code.

The Montreal area is rich with both local signals and those from Mt. Mansfield in Vermont. Most people in your area are used to seeing the Vermont stations in addition to local Montreal stations, however, in your location, the Mt. Royal signals and the Mt. Mansfield signals come from two different directions, and vary widely in signal strength. Additionally, Montreal has several digital signals of it's own, but most will not convert to digital until August 31, 2011, however, the Mt. Mansfield, Vermont stations are currently ALL digital.

Since the Mt. Royal stations are very close to you and very powerful, we cannot really use a preamplifier without causing some overloading conditions, so a larger antenna that would be normal is called for, especially if you want to see the Mt. Mansfield stations. Also, since some Montreal (channels 2 and 6) are low-band VHF, we need to choose a good all-channel antenna to insure good reception on all of the available stations.

In this case, consider using a Winegard HA-7082P VHF-UHF antenna mounted on your roof, and use a rotator like a Channel Master 9521a or an AntennaCraft TDP-2 to turn the antenna between Mt. Royal in Montreal and Mt. Mansfield in VT With this combination, you will see everything from Montreal AND Vermont without any trouble, and the antenna system should remain reliable for many years.

Here are links to the equipment:
http://www.winegard.com/kbase/upload/HD7082P.pdf
http://www.channelmaster.com/product.php?catID=34
http://www.antennacraft.net/Rotator.html

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