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#21 OFFLINE   P Smith

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 02:32 PM

nearest major town is ~45 mi.

That's OK. Get antennaweb.org or rabbitear.info or tvfool.com; find out what antenna you'll need and go for OTA : best source of FREE HD TV programs.

I had SFO at that distance, but got more then 50 stations

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#22 OFFLINE   jestwaitn

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 03:28 PM

That's OK. Get antennaweb.org or rabbitear.info or tvfool.com; find out what antenna you'll need and go for OTA : best source of FREE HD TV programs.

I had SFO at that distance, but got more then 50 stations


tv fool shows an antenna height of 10' and various transmitter distances from 41 to 107 miles.

only problem is that there are trees on my property that are over 50' tall.

#23 OFFLINE   P Smith

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 04:39 PM

trees are not big deal for OTA, you are mistaken , it's not blocking like sat signal
you can get reception - try and tell

10' ... you will get taller then that if you will use your roof edge to hold a mast 10' with antenna; I'm surrounded by tallest trees (perhaps 60-100') and getting strong signals from rooftop antenna (Terk T-55)

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 07:08 PM

this is what i'm trying to understand. some say Ku. some say C.

all i want to do is drop paid satellite and pickup ABC, CBS, NBC, and whatever else i get now for free in HD (mostly) even if i have to watch a UK FTA station to get CNBC.

and i need to know whether Ku or C band is the right choice to do this? and if C band, then fixed or motorized?

thanks.


C Band has allot more options, then Ku band. 101w has MeTV and THIS TV, oldies stations, in the clear. 87w has RTV and a bunch of their affiliates, in the clear. You can find some of the big network affiliates, if you look around. Check out Lyngsat, for more information.




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