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Old 4-Dec-2014, 4:56 PM   #1
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Antenna advice

Here is my report: http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...d2436d69ce8a76

Any advice regarding buying an antenna would be great!
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Old 4-Dec-2014, 5:03 PM   #2
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ANT-751 or HBU-11 will work fine if roof mounted. Attic mounts would want a few sizes up, such as the HBU-44 or HD7694P. No preamp is needed unless you have more than 2 TV sets.
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Old 4-Dec-2014, 5:09 PM   #3
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Your report is quite favorable. Are there any stations that you particularly want?

You'll want an antenna that includes coverage of VHF high real channels 7-13 and UHF channels 14-51. An antenna like the Antennacraft HBU22 http://www.antennacraft.net/Antennas/AntennasHBU.html mounted on your rooftop should work great. The RCA ANT751 http://www.amazon.com/RCA-ANT751-Dur.../dp/B0024R4B5C should be ok too, to get all the majors from Denver. You'll want to mount your antenna in the clear air above your rooftop, with no trees or neignboring buildings between the antenna and the stations you want to receive.
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Old 4-Dec-2014, 5:16 PM   #4
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Any set top antennas that would work? My friend a few streets over bought one for over her TV.
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Old 4-Dec-2014, 7:02 PM   #5
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Try a $7, non-amplified indoor unit from a big box store (easy returns) like Home Depot, Lowes, or Walmart (RCA 111) or the $15 unit from Radio Shack. Cheap and cheerful.

A better, more directional antenna would be the Terk LOGTVI, which has log-periodic UHF elements that should have more gain and better attenuation of multipath signals (but still 'rabbit ears' VHF dipole).

They should give you some channels, but you'll almost certainly get more channels, and a stronger and/or more reliable signal across the board if you mount an outdoor antenna per the recommendations above. But I've used that RS antenna with great success, as my signals are close and strong with little between them and it. But I get more channels with a DB4e in the attic with a spare portable TV dipole for high-VHF, and I'm sure I could do better still if/when I move them to an outdoor roof mount, as I have a few channels that register but usually can't quite make it.
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