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post #1 of 4 Old 04-17-2012, 10:46 PM - Thread Starter
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So my family is thinking about cutting the cord, but we have had trouble in the past trying to get OTA channels because of where we live. Do you guys have any recommendations on what kind of set-up to use?


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post #2 of 4 Old 04-18-2012, 02:11 AM
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Please add a location to all antenna help threads. See my edit. Thanks.

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Assuming you're not interested in the various low-powered and/or analog stations in various directions around you, a 91XG (for UHF) mounted 2-3 feet above a Y10-7-13 (for VHF-high) outside on the same mast, as high as reasonably possible, aimed toward Los Angeles at 279 degrees true should do pretty well (it's generally regarded as the best long-range solution). The antennas would be joined up at the mast into a UVSJ using short (3-4-foot) RG-6 coax cables, with a single RG-6 coax cable from the UVSJ to your tv. The 91XG has a tilting mechanism built into its mounting bracket that enables upward tilting by 5-10 degrees if your line of sight goes over a hill/mountain. If reception of some channels were unreliable, you could add an amplifier up on the mast later.

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+1 on gcd0865's equipment suggestions. Aim the antenna compass direction 267°.

You will need a high gain, low noise preamp, as well. Something like this:
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