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Esky HG-831

Discussion in 'DISH™ OTA Support and Discussion Forum' started by SeaBeagle, May 11, 2014.

  1. SeaBeagle

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    Anyone ever use the Esky HG-831 outdoor aerial? What I like about this is the build in rotor. Less expensive than a Leaf Flat indoor aerial.

    I can use my old Direct TV pole which is securely mounted on my roof to secure the aerial.




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  2. Jim5506

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    Looks like the usual Chinese crap that they try to pawn off as a "great" TV antenna to the uninformed.

    If you read the description carefully you see hints of poor translation or awkward English phraseology like you usually see with translations made by non-native speakers.

    The reason it has to have such a powerful amplifier is that the antenna itself is so poor.

    RUN as fast as you can the other way, the rotor will fail after a month or so an probably the amplifier too.

    Buy a real antenna from a reputable established manufacturer (Winegard, Antennas Direct, Channel Master, AntennaCraft, etc.).
     
  3. SeaBeagle

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    I decided to take your advise. Looking in to those aerial manufacturers you recommended.


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  4. sregener

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    You should only mount a small antenna on a satellite dish pole. They simply aren't built to handle the kind of wind loads and torque a large antenna will put on it.
     
  5. SeaBeagle

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    The pole is one attached to the roof. The pole in one foot in height.


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  6. sregener

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    It isn't a matter of being attached to the roof or how tall it is. It's a matter of having a wide enough base.

    Satellite dish J-mounts are insufficient for medium-to-large antennas.

    But hey, it's your roof. Do what you want with it.
     

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