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Old 03-24-2015, 01:27 PM - Thread Starter
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Here is my TVFool report..............

What are the best options for an indoor antenna?

Thinking about cutting the cord to save $130/Month.

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http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...f1f05df78edc7d

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Old 03-25-2015, 07:35 AM - Thread Starter
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I was hoping for some good help here?
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I had hoped someone local might jump in.

Are you interested in only English-language stations or Spanish as well? In either case, you need a UHF antenna with the ability to receive KRGV's VHF signal (very strong) here. If you're looking for Spanish programming as well, Telemundo affiliate KTLM is probably not going to come in on an indoor antenna, which is why I ask.

I like the Terk HDTVi (not the HDTVa), though I'm not sure how specific a recommendation you're looking for. Avoid antennas that look like plastic rectangles.

Be sure to post your results once you get it up and running!

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Trip,

Thanks for responding......

Looking for the English channels only.

Here is what I have tried so far.

I bought a MoHu Leaf, 50 mile with amp. It pulled in 23 stations in one location and 26 in another. This did pull in KRGV perfectly. It did not pull in FOX HD, this is a problem for me.

What I learned:

KFXV-LD (FOX HD) is a Low Power Digital TV Station. It has a 37.2 Mile Contour, I am about 32 miles from the Tower.

A friend of mine, further from this tower gets this signal with an old style antenna in his attic.

I have contacted Winegard and spoke to them about this and would really like an indoor or attic mount solution.

This will be delivered tomorrow, Friday. Winegard FL6550A; http://www.winegard.com/flatwave/flatwave-tech-specs/ I hope that works for me to get the FOX HD.

Any other help is appriciated.
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The say the Winegard FL6550A can be mounted outdoors, from what I've read you get a much better signal with an outdoor antenna so why not mount it outdoors?
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The say the Winegard FL6550A can be mounted outdoors, from what I've read you get a much better signal with an outdoor antenna so why not mount it outdoors?
I tried this outdoors at a few different heights and locations, could not pull in FOX HD.

I was able to pull in FOX HD with the Channel Master; SMARTenna 35/50 outside, however it was very tempermental. My plan is to try it in the attic as high as I can go, just have not gotten around to it yet!
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The other station on VHF you will want to watch out is XHMTA-TDT 12 (11.x, Azteca 13). It is the only VHF DTV known to be on the air in Mexico and one of only a few authorized.

TVFool has some major inaccuracies about Mexico as it pulls from the FCC database and the IFT does not offer the same level of technical information. It shows XHMTA as on 51 when that's incorrect (XHVTV is on 51).
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The OP said he's only looking for English-language programming, so XHMTA is not necessary.

It occurs to me that your problem could be that you live in an overlap area for KFXV-LD and KXFX-CD, which both have the Fox programming, but are also both on channel 20. You may simply be having an interference issue. I would recommend that you try moving the antenna around such that you can block signals in one direction in favor of another and see if that helps.

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I tried the Channel Master SMARTenna in the attic today and NO FOX HD............

I will try a traditional directional antenna next!
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