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Antennas. #8696439 09/27/22 12:24 AM
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I have no idea about them. Buddy said some have range of 500-1000 miles. That sounds crazy to me.

Hows the interface.

What if I wanna watch channel 8 in Little Rock, but there’s only 1 channel 8 on my TV????

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TV antennas are relatively short range.


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Here’s my experience. We live in the boonies and have cable for the main house. The barn and the guest house have antennas. I bought a couple of antennas that were not much good, so finally I called an antennae company (can’t remember the name) to discuss the issue. After I answered their questions about where we were and channels I wanted, they recommended an antenna. Works pretty good. My guessing wasn’t working so good, and they got me what I needed. I later added a booster, and that improved things a bit more.


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Re: Antennas. [Re: Roll-Tide] #8696558 09/27/22 03:12 AM
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Download OTAMap for your phone. or go to https://www.antennasdirect.com/

Use it, and believe it.


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Originally Posted by nak
Download OTAMap for your phone. or go to https://www.antennasdirect.com/

Use it, and believe it.


That’s what we use. The boosted antenna on our Montana works quite well actually. Added a wingman to it that really helps.


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This is what people smarter then me think of long distance antennas.
The curvature of the Earth will block most over-the-air broadcast signals at roughly 70 miles. According to the current laws of physics, it is generally impossible to deliver the 100 and 150-mile range claims some antenna manufacturers boast. My rv antenna will pick up around 70 miles in some places.


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Originally Posted by Espy
This is what people smarter then me think of long distance antennas.
The curvature of the Earth will block most over-the-air broadcast signals at roughly 70 miles. According to the current laws of physics, it is generally impossible to deliver the 100 and 150-mile range claims some antenna manufacturers boast. My rv antenna will pick up around 70 miles in some places.


Maybe that's why folks put them up on somewhat tall towers next to their homes, helps with that curvature problem for a few added miles.
Don't know, just a guess.

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Terrain can make a difference in signal strength. I have an antenna on lease in NW Burnet County. Austin is closer then San Antonio yet I can pick up a San Antonio station better then some Austin stations. Not sure why but the carppy stations in Austin have the best signal strength. My antenna is one of the cheap rotating ones on a 16' pole. I was trying to tune in Belton stations and picked up channel 11. I remember the old days of digital signals. The signal was always better on cloudy days. I notice the opposite with digital. Cloudy days are worse then clear days and with fog or rain forget it. In Fate I have to use an amplifier but get a good signal.


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We use an antenna at the house gets me everything I want to watch I do miss college football in the fall. Seems like cable or satellite gives people a bunch of channels nobody cares about anyways.

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It's a digital signal.....which means is all or nothing. No weak signal like the old analog days. Better for reception but reduced range.


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We have a 60' tower with most everything attached to it, Got hit by a direct lightning strike the 1st of Sept... (actually blew the antenna apart)

What a mess, lost a lot of stuff, still trying to regain what we lost.


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