Has anyone ever heard of this antenna; whether it is as good as it claims, etc.? I live close to 60 miles west and can get WKRP at about 58% all of the time so breaking up is usually inevitable. I currently have the channel master 3776CM (?) 25 feet in the air with WG 7777 preamp and rotator. After the DTV switch I lost Ch. 11 from Lexington totally. Before I received it 100% of the time with great picture. I have never received 39 or 66 consistently, although TV Fool says I'm supposed to. All other Nashville stations and Jackson channel 7 are 80-100% all of the time. Any comments or suggestions from anyone familiar with this antenna? Thanks
DAT-75 Outdoor HDTV Antenna
Part Number: DAT-75
DAT-75 Outdoor HDTV Antenna
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Televes DAT 75 UHF HDTV Antenna
MFG Part Number: DAT75
Super Long Distance Over-the-air HDTV Antenna
The finest UHF antenna for fringe reception of digital/HD off-air television signals where durability, precise adjustment, and consistent performance are required. Appropriate for commercial, scientific, master antenna, and residential applications.
This high gain corner reflector 3 Beam Yagi-Uda design has been perfected by Televes for digital reception where digital TV has been on the air for many years, not a just a recent development like in the USA. There's a reason why if you travel through Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, that you'll see the prevalent DAT 75 everywhere. Our Distributer has tested the DAT 75 throughout the United States under all conditions with many, many receivers, not just in the backyard or in the idealized environment of computer simulations like some of the info you'll find online. With clients that include the heads of the world's most well-known corporations, the Saudi royal family, and nearly obsessive-compulsive videophiles, the DAT 75's quality and performance has made it our #1 choice.
As you probably know, there are many factors to obtaining good reception. The DAT 75 delivers a sculpted commercial quality 10-year package with gross gain figures similar to the Blake JBX21 (our 2nd favorite next to the DAT 75, but unfortunately subject to sag and corrosion), the Channel Master 4228 (clunky, heavy, high windage), and the Antennas Direct XG91 (cheap in more ways than one).
The DAT 75 is the only high gain antenna design that includes 2 cast alloy mast clamps that enable you to precisely adjust direction and tilt. When just a quarter inch will change reception quality, this can give you the advantage you need to receive difficult signals simply unattainable with other rigs. Other manufacturers use a cheap stamped metal clamp with teeth that will round off easily that doesn't permit you to adjust tilt, or if it does, is just a stamped thumbscrew that will strip in short order.
* Made of aluminum alloy for long life in the most stringent conditions
* Robust design with high quality materials
* Junction box supplied with an F connector and a weather proof boot
* Balun installed into a fully shielded diecast junction box with built-in F type connector
* Separate dipole/junction box can be inserted just by clicking after antenna installation is completed
* Captive screws on the reflectors allow secure and easy installation
* Tilting via the mast clamp
Bandwidth: 470MHz - 862MHz
Front/Back Ratio: 32dB
Offset Angle: 30 Degrees
Elevation Angle: 35 Degrees
Polarization: Horizontal + Vertical
Length: 71.72 Inches
Wind Load @80mph: 144
Wind Load @93mph: 198
Two DAT antennas can be stacked to improve reception directivity or to increase overall gain.
3dB extra gain and better directivity (45% more) to increase input signal.
This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 04 October, 2008.