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Re: What are people using now for outdoor antennas? [Re: BAJA_05] #5353071 02/17/20 08:24 PM
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Channel Master Digital 45...

https://www.channelmaster.com/Outdoor_Antennas_s/20.htm

I’m getting 7+ HD channels, some are split, (3-1, 3-2, 3-3, etc) so about 30 total...


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Re: What are people using now for outdoor antennas? [Re: BAJA_05] #5353093 02/17/20 08:41 PM
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I just bought and installed this one last week, Google RCA ANT751E. Got on Amazon for 42 dollars. It's nice and small but has great performance. Another plus is that its is made in the USA! Easy to install and pulls stations from 55 miles just fine.


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0024R4B5C/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Re: What are people using now for outdoor antennas? [Re: FADEC] #5353248 02/17/20 11:01 PM
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Any antenna will work, those claiming to have an HD antenna is just a sales pitch, have a regular antenna on my roof and watched the Daytons 500 in full HD.
https://www.antennasdirect.com/transmitter-locator.html

Re: What are people using now for outdoor antennas? [Re: BAJA_05] #5353439 02/18/20 08:46 AM
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This is what I use. It is the bomb. It’s a hybrid yagi/log-periodic. Excellent service, great place to do business with.

http://dennysantennaservice.com/ez_hd_tv_Antenna.html


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Re: What are people using now for outdoor antennas? [Re: BAJA_05] #5353478 02/18/20 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by BAJA_05
My $30.00 cheap antenna I have on the pre existing DirecTV bracket on the roof died out on me yesterday after a good 5 years. Looking to replace with a HD antenna and would like some feedback from the knowledgeable folks here please on what use are using and price wise. My old antenna is on a 1 inch round aluminum pole that is 8 feet high that I cut from work scrap. Just gonna remove the old antenna & replace with a new one on that pole.



Thanks, Dale


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Re: What are people using now for outdoor antennas? [Re: FADEC] #5353487 02/18/20 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by FADEC
I just bought and installed this one last week, Google RCA ANT751E. Got on Amazon for 42 dollars. It's nice and small but has great performance. Another plus is that its is made in the USA! Easy to install and pulls stations from 55 miles just fine.


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0024R4B5C/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I have the same yagi style rca antenna, bought from my local wallymart. I use an eight dollar booster feeding a splitter. Great crystal clear picture. Very directional. Get about seventeen channels. I going to experiment with a second antenna that I found at Goodwill, two antenna into a splitter then on to the booster.


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Re: What are people using now for outdoor antennas? [Re: BAJA_05] #5353491 02/18/20 10:15 AM
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Purchased this antenna for my parents that cut the Direct TV cord back in November.

They went from 6-8 channels with an indoor powered antenna to 69 channels .

They like it and are happy with it ... they live about 55 miles from stations in Houston.

https://www.amazon.com/pingbingding-Antenna-Outdoor-Amplified-Mounting/dp/B07DGYGGSF


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Re: What are people using now for outdoor antennas? [Re: BAJA_05] #5353510 02/18/20 10:47 AM
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If you're not ready to go full Yagi, I've had good results with a Winegard GS-2200 on VHF Low. Very few compact antennas are worth anything for VHF especially the low band.

Re: What are people using now for outdoor antennas? [Re: Donald] #5353532 02/18/20 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Donald
Originally Posted by BAJA_05
My $30.00 cheap antenna I have on the pre existing DirecTV bracket on the roof died out on me yesterday after a good 5 years. Looking to replace with a HD antenna and would like some feedback from the knowledgeable folks here please on what use are using and price wise. My old antenna is on a 1 inch round aluminum pole that is 8 feet high that I cut from work scrap. Just gonna remove the old antenna & replace with a new one on that pole.



Thanks, Dale


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Re: What are people using now for outdoor antennas? [Re: BAJA_05] #5353915 02/18/20 08:01 PM
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I rubbish picked an old style 6 ft antenna and mast that was in very good condition about 8 years ago. I cut the cord about 8 years prior to that. Works good, picks up about 42 channels except it is big compared to todays antennas.

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Re: What are people using now for outdoor antennas? [Re: BAJA_05] #5354228 02/19/20 08:45 AM
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I have this in my attic, feeds approx 5 TVs
https://www.lowes.com/pd/RCA-Outdoor-Digital-HDTV-VHF-UHF-Fm-Yagi-Type-Antenna/3548988

I installed this one in my sons attic, I think it was the 60 mile I installed, anyway, always get the largest you can fit.
https://www.channelmaster.com/Digital_HDTV_Outdoor_TV_Antenna_p/cm-2020.htm

Both antennas get all major network stations and their side channels plus more. My attic gets 30 or so channels
My sons Attic gets over 50 but he gets those signals from two different areas being he is between two cities.

One just has to google "tv antenna aiming" for the correct compass heading and distance to the stations.

To me, much like car engines, there is no replacement for displacement. Get the largest you can and if you cant, then you need to settle for a compact one with an amplifier and hope for the best. Just like anything, the marketing for the small no different then cars.
Kind of like having a turbo charged 4 cylinder beat out a big v8 not going to happen but if your lucky and the tv towers are close to you it wont matter much, but you'll never know what you are missing either.
Even the federal government has a tool to give you distances from your home to the towers, its all online and its free, because you already paid for it out of your paycheck!

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Re: What are people using now for outdoor antennas? [Re: BAJA_05] #5354383 02/19/20 11:21 AM
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I have this one on one of my rooves...it has been flawless.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007RGG842/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Little big, probably, for most people, but I am buried in the woods...even through the worst fog/snow/storm it has performed.

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Re: What are people using now for outdoor antennas? [Re: BAJA_05] #5354479 02/19/20 01:26 PM
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I use this one...it's below the roofline and still works great. It's right around a $100.00


Televes DigiNova Boss antenna. Very popular in Europe-meets all HOA requirements for size-if that's a concern (No bigger than a SAT dish).

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Re: What are people using now for outdoor antennas? [Re: BAJA_05] #5354917 02/19/20 09:53 PM
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Originally Posted by BAJA_05
My $30.00 cheap antenna I have on the pre existing DirecTV bracket on the roof died out on me yesterday after a good 5 years. Looking to replace with a HD antenna and would like some feedback from the knowledgeable folks here please on what use are using and price wise. My old antenna is on a 1 inch round aluminum pole that is 8 feet high that I cut from work scrap. Just gonna remove the old antenna & replace with a new one on that pole.
Thanks, Dale


You are in Berk's County PA. You should watch some antennamanpa videos on Youtube for some suggestions. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=antennamanpa

I have a HBU-33 AntennaCraft similar to jayjr1105's https://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp?p=HD7694P It is a high band vhf/uhf antenna


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Re: What are people using now for outdoor antennas? [Re: BAJA_05] #5356221 02/21/20 07:44 AM
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Just an FYI for everyone.

An HOA can not restrict putting an antenna up to receive free over the air TV signals. So if your a fighter against the ignorance of an HOA, the Federal Government & FCC is on your side. Most likely that HOA rule is out of ignorance on the part of the HOA. (or they know, legally they can not restrict but no one questions it)
Actually you can mount a mast as high as 12 feet if needed without restriction.

Satellite dishes are a little different since that is a pay service I guess. With that said, an HOA can not restrict a satellite dish smaller then 1 meter. (approx 3 feet)

https://www.fcc.gov/media/over-air-reception-devices-rule

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The rule (47 C.F.R. Section 1.4000) has been in effect since October 1996, and it prohibits restrictions that impair the installation, maintenance or use of antennas used to receive video programming. The rule applies to video antennas including direct-to-home satellite dishes that are less than one meter (39.37") in diameter (or of any size in Alaska), TV antennas, and wireless cable antennas. The rule prohibits most restrictions that: (1) unreasonably delay or prevent installation, maintenance or use; (2) unreasonably increase the cost of installation, maintenance or use; or (3) preclude reception of an acceptable quality signal.

....... A: The rule prohibits restrictions that impair a person's ability to install, maintain, or use an antenna covered by the rule. The rule applies to state or local laws or regulations, including zoning, land-use or building regulations, private covenants, homeowners' association rules, condominium or cooperative association restrictions, lease restrictions, or similar restrictions on property within the exclusive use or control of the antenna user where the user has an ownership or leasehold interest in the property. A restriction impairs if it: (1) unreasonably delays or prevents use of; (2) unreasonably increases the cost of; or (3) precludes a person from receiving or transmitting an acceptable quality signal from an antenna covered under the rule.......


>>> ....... Q: Whose antenna restrictions are prohibited?

A: The rule applies to restrictions imposed by local governments, including zoning, land-use or building regulations; by homeowner, townhome, condominium or cooperative association rules, including deed restrictions, covenants, by-laws and similar restrictions; and by manufactured housing (mobile home) park owners and landlords, including lease restrictions. The rule only applies to restrictions on property where the viewer has an ownership or leasehold interest and exclusive use or control.<<<<< .......

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