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Old 23-Dec-2011, 6:24 PM   #1
James
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New Antenna in Hemet CA

Yes this is a challenging location, in a valley with Mountains in the distance and quite a ways from major broadcasters. A friend tells me she gets over the air with an indoor antenna. I'm sure I need a much more powerful antenna to get the best reception. Here is my link to the tvfool analysis of my address:
http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...60b5a214cc43dd

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Old 23-Dec-2011, 7:40 PM   #2
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James,
Click on any of the stations in the table of your report and you will see the path profile used by TVFool in generating the signal predictions (transmitter on the left, you on the right.) You'll see that the mountains about 8 miles or so away seriously block your ability to see the Los Angeles stations. In fact, every signal available to you has to scatter over a ridgetop.

It's possible to put a couple of hundred dollars into a deep-fringe antenna system (stacking two high-gain antennas) with a low-noise preamplifier and see a few channels. I'm not confident that you will get the full complement of network affiliates reliably, however.
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Old 23-Dec-2011, 11:36 PM   #3
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I agree with Dave L. If reception of "the major broadcasters" means the LA stations, you'll need to use large antennas.

I would expect to see some, but not all of the UHF channels using an Antennas Direct XG91 or Winegard HD9032.

Conditions are a bit better for real channels 7 - 13. Using a Winegard YA1713 or Antennacraft Y-10713 I'd expect you to have a good shot at KTTV, KCOP, KABC, KCAL and a few others if you used a rotator.

Your TV Fool report clearly argues against an indoor antenna installation.

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Old 24-Dec-2011, 6:11 AM   #4
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Tv Reception with Tv antennas

Install a Winegard HD8200U antenna with a Winegard AP8700 preamp aimed at 287 degree magnetic compass. . Install a Winegard HD9095 antenna aimed at 13 degree magnetic compass and a Winegard YA1713 antenna aimed at 212 degree magnetic compass , combine the HD9095 and the YA1713 with a Winegard AP2870 preamp. The output of the AP8700 preamp and power supply and the output of the AP2870 preamp and power supply will go to a remote control A/B antenna switch , http://mcmelectronics.com 32-4425 or http://www.radioshack.com 15-1968 . The output of the A/B antenna switch will go to the tv. Here is how to aim antennas , http://www.kyes.com/antenna/pointing/pointing.html. Here are some antenna 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.winegarddirect.com , http://www.solidsignal.com , http://www.amazon.com

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