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#1 OFFLINE   SeaBeagle

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 08:12 PM

Anyone ever use the Esky HG-831 outdoor aerial? What I like about this is the build in rotor. Less expensive than a Leaf Flat indoor aerial.

I can use my old Direct TV pole which is securely mounted on my roof to secure the aerial.




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#2 OFFLINE   Jim5506

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 10:56 AM

Looks like the usual Chinese crap that they try to pawn off as a "great" TV antenna to the uninformed.

 

If you read the description carefully you see hints of poor translation or awkward English phraseology like you usually see with translations made by non-native speakers.

 

The reason it has to have such a powerful amplifier is that the antenna itself is so poor.

 

RUN as fast as you can the other way, the rotor will fail after a month or so an probably the amplifier too.

 

Buy a real antenna from a reputable established manufacturer (Winegard, Antennas Direct, Channel Master, AntennaCraft, etc.).


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Posted 16 May 2014 - 03:36 PM

I decided to take your advise. Looking in to those aerial manufacturers you recommended.


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Posted 16 May 2014 - 06:04 PM

You should only mount a small antenna on a satellite dish pole.  They simply aren't built to handle the kind of wind loads and torque a large antenna will put on it.



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Posted 16 May 2014 - 08:54 PM

You should only mount a small antenna on a satellite dish pole. They simply aren't built to handle the kind of wind loads and torque a large antenna will put on it.


The pole is one attached to the roof. The pole in one foot in height.


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Posted 19 May 2014 - 08:23 AM

The pole is one attached to the roof. The pole in one foot in height.

 

It isn't a matter of being attached to the roof or how tall it is.  It's a matter of having a wide enough base.

 

Satellite dish J-mounts are insufficient for medium-to-large antennas. 

 

But hey, it's your roof.  Do what you want with it.






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