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Long-range antenna recommendation?

Discussion in 'Local Reception' started by dradieee, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I've already posted a shot of where mine is.

    I had some multipath issues so I needed to "go up", as I'm in a apartment complex and all the stations come from the other side of all the buildings. The window shown as metal blinds too [besides being on the wrong side of the building]. I also need VHF-Hi [7 & 12] for two networks.

    What's amazing is channel 23 [PBS] @ -61.3 dBm and 73.4 miles comes in with 20+ SNR.
     
  2. runner861

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    Which PBS station is that?
     
  3. veryoldschool

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  4. runner861

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    With your set-up, can you pick up any stations from either Salinas or Sacramento?
     
  5. veryoldschool

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    I don't think I've even tried:

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  6. runner861

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    What is the website where you obtain this data?
     
  7. veryoldschool

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    www.tvfool.com
     
  8. runner861

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    It is difficult to understand how to read the drawings.
     
  9. Davenlr

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    The colors are the TV antenna colors (strong through weak). The drawing shows the transmitter on one end, and the antenna location at the other. Shows you how the signal weakens on its way to you. Purple is a indication you need a big antenna on a tall tower.
     
  10. kenglish

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    Be sure that your TV is set properly (in the setup menu) for "Over the Air", or "Antenna" channelization mode. The channels on Cable TV and Over the Air are different. Also, for Dihgital, they use different forms of modulation.

    Many new TV sets come with the default settings for Cable TV. If there are no stations on the VHF band, you'll never see a "peep" out of anything. Most markets use UHF for OTA, and that is entirely different from Cable in frequency and modulation.

    You might have to dig down through the menu settings...the instruction book is often necessary.
     
  11. veryoldschool

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  12. Dr_J

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    What's the difference between this and the Leaf antenna by Mohu? They look similar.
     
  13. veryoldschool

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