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How to locate DTV Towers.


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#1 OFFLINE   SatMan

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Posted 08 March 2003 - 04:45 PM

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.100000wat...m/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.
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#2 OFFLINE   Mike123abc

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Posted 08 March 2003 - 04:55 PM

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 OFFLINE   SatMan

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Posted 08 March 2003 - 04:57 PM

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 OFFLINE   William Millar

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Posted 10 April 2003 - 08:15 PM

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/

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Posted 11 April 2003 - 07:40 AM

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

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Posted 11 April 2003 - 08:54 AM

Originally posted by William Millar
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


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:

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Posted 11 April 2003 - 12:12 PM

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...

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Posted 19 April 2003 - 07:42 AM

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

#9 OFFLINE   Phil T

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Posted 19 April 2003 - 10:16 AM

Originally posted by Tomsoundman
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



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