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post #1531 of 1538 Old 03-21-2012, 05:10 PM
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I am dropping Time Warner Cable and found an old antenna in my attic. I hooked it up and I am able to get the following channels:

2.1 WBAYHD
2.2 WBAYWX
2.3 WBAYWN
5.1 WFRV
11.1 WLUKHD

However, I am NOT able to get:

14.1 WCWF
26.1 WGBA
36 W36DH
38.1 WPNE

I live in Appleton and some of the stations I'm not getting are right next to the stations I'm getting (location-wise on a map). Any ideas why I'm not getting those other 4 stations? I'm not getting them at all (complete fuzz) but the other 5 are coming in crystal clear. Many thanks.

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It could be your old antenna is VHF only which technically would limit you to ch. 11 but may still pick up UHF signal if they are on the lower end. Channels 26 and 38 are broadcast on UHF 41 and 42 which is just higher than the ones you do get.

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Hi. My mom lives in Fond du Lac and subscribes to Charter cable TV. On one of her TVs she has a cable box that enables her to receive HD. On her other TV she's not interested in paying the fee for an additional cable box. Are broadcast networks available on Charter via clear QAM?
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Hi. My mom lives in Fond du Lac and subscribes to Charter cable TV. On one of her TVs she has a cable box that enables her to receive HD. On her other TV she's not interested in paying the fee for an additional cable box. Are broadcast networks available on Charter via clear QAM?
The answer to my own question is "Yes". They do carry broadcast stations in clear QAM. (Posted for the benefit of those who might be seeking the answer in the future.)
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Howdy,

Looking to cut the cord, just ordered the brand new Amazon Fire TV. Looking for the best option on an OTA antenna. I am about 60 miles away from Green Bay, WI. My buddy has an older antenna and gets good signal. My house is higher than his with a better line of sight to Green Bay. Wondering if I can get away with one in the attic, or if I need one on the roof.

Any suggestions on an attic or indoor antenna that can reach 60ish miles away?

Thanks in advance, looking forward to the savings smile.gif

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Provide TVFool info for your location. Their is no such thing as an antenna for any particular distance in spite of what advertising departments may put in adds. A 60 mile distance could need a small indoor antenna if you have line of sight or require a large directional antenna on a several hundred foot tower if the path is obstructed.
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http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3d5b940e6f969978

My apologies for not following the rules. I was looking for a great indoor antenna that could reach that far. Thinking it's a pipe dream from 60miles, but I am hoping I am wrong. I don't believe there are any huge obstructions. I am at a higher sea level compared to Green Bay. Does anyone have suggestions?

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My apologies for not following the rules. I was looking for a great indoor antenna that could reach that far. Thinking it's a pipe dream from 60miles, but I am hoping I am wrong. I don't believe there are any huge obstructions. I am at a higher sea level compared to Green Bay. Does anyone have suggestions?

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At 40+ miles, you are going to want an outdoor antenna. Indoor antennas are hit and miss, and if your place has aluminum siding on it, just forget about it. You'd need to have your indoor antenna on the second floor of you home in a window that faces the GB towers and isn't blocked by another home or a bunch of evergreen trees.

Go with the roofie.

Cheers!
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