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Long-range antenna recommendation?


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#21 OFFLINE   veryoldschool

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 11:06 PM

I used to use a 4 bay channel master in a closet taped to the wall. It worked great :)

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.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 12:40 PM

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.


Which PBS station is that?

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 12:56 PM

Which PBS station is that?

http://www.dbstalk.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=30142&stc=1&d=1349204155

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 03:23 PM

http://www.dbstalk.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=30142&stc=1&d=1349204155


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

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 03:38 PM

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

I don't think I've even tried:

http://www.dbstalk.c...=1&d=1349213852

http://www.dbstalk.c...=1&d=1349213852

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:03 PM

I don't think I've even tried:

http://www.dbstalk.c...=1&d=1349213852

http://www.dbstalk.c...=1&d=1349213852


What is the website where you obtain this data?

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:06 PM

What is the website where you obtain this data?

www.tvfool.com
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Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:38 PM

www.tvfool.com


It is difficult to understand how to read the drawings.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:46 PM

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.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 05:43 PM

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.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 05:58 PM

It is difficult to understand how to read the drawings.

http://www.dbstalk.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=30151&stc=1&d=1349222296

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 09:47 AM

Have you ever used a HDBLADE?
It's fairly new and can be impressive.
As I said I can get a station from 70 miles away with mine.


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

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 09:55 AM

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

Gain.

I have both.
The HDBlade is slightly larger.

Winegard [makers of the HDBlade] tested both.

http://forums.solids...p=3654#post3654
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