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How to locate DTV Towers.

Discussion in 'Local Reception' started by SatMan, Mar 8, 2003.

  1. SatMan

    SatMan New Member

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    HOW TO LOCATE YOUR LOCAL DIGITAL TELEVISION TOWERS.

    1. Use a good quality UHF only antenna. Channel Master 4221 & 4228 antenna's can provide a high gain signal strength.
    2. Use a good quality coax cable with runs under 120'.
    3. Locate your local DTV Towers here : http://www.100000watts.com/listings.html
    4. Mount the antenna on a level, plumb and grounded mast.
    5. Point your antenna(s) toward the tower(s). If useing multi antenna's for multi towers, combine all antennas to one line. Channel Master 4221 & 4228 are pointed bow ties towards tower.
    6. Enjoy your local DTV channels.
    :hi:
     

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  2. Mike123abc

    Mike123abc Hall Of Fame/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Also, you can check out antennaweb.org where you put in your address and it will even draw a map showing the directions of all the towers around you. You do not need a fancy antenna, I just use a channelmaster VHF/UHF antenna I got at Lowes. I have also used Radio Shack antennas.

    Unless you live in a place with really bad ghosting (like downtown large city) or if you are a long ways from the transmitters, it is not hard to get HDTV, easier than analog because you either get a perfect picture or no picture.
     
  3. SatMan

    SatMan New Member

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    It is all location dependent but a good quality outdoor antenna will give you picture stability and is less likely to tile or pixelate.
     
  4. William Millar

    William Millar Mentor

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    try this, this is the best site I've seen once your antenna is set up properly using a rotar, it tells you where each station is and what degree to point your antenna at from where you live.


    http://www.2150.com/broadcast/

    Bill
     
  5. Tomsoundman

    Tomsoundman Godfather/Supporter

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    Unless your local stations are operating at flea power and people less than 10 miles tell you they can't even get a signal...

    RANT OFF
     
  6. AkShark

    AkShark Legend

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    Great map, I guess Alaska & Hawaii are no longer part of the United States.

    This being the case I want my check back I just mailed to Uncle Sam for this years 1040.:( :shrug:
     
  7. Tomsoundman

    Tomsoundman Godfather/Supporter

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    Why can't I get that website to work?
    ( http://www.2150.com/broadcast/)

    I have my Lat/Long from the websites it suggest to use. With just numbers, I get nothing, if I try + or - it says to use only numeric characters. If I try N,S (north, south) same deal. What am I doing wrong? I feel like a dummy...
     
  8. AntAltMike

    AntAltMike Guest

    Precede longitude with a minus ( - ) , but do NOT use a plus ( + ) in front of latitude.
     
  9. Phil T

    Phil T Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Littleton,...

    Yea! are you listening KMGH - ABC - Denver!
     

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