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post #3391 of 3395 Old 12-12-2014, 12:09 PM
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interesting. Wonder why they are doing that?
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I have been reading about outdoor antennas the last couple of days and I am completely confused. I recently moved to Rochester and the house I bought does not have an antenna already installed. If someone is willing to recommend an antenna I would really appreciate it.

My house has a directv dish on the roof that I figured I can remove and use the mounting to setup my new antenna. I am also perfectly fine with buying a rotor and preamp if I need to. I will attach my TVFool report because I saw that it was requested of others in this thread but I really don't understand what it all means.
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KTTC adding Heroes and Icons as 10-3

Post Bulletin reported that KTTC will add Heroes and Icons to 10-3 on March 1.

Currently shown in the Twin Cities on 5-7, UHF 35, subchannel to KSTP 5-1. (Other 5-x's are KSTC UHF 45)

Ugh. 10-2 going HDTV was bad enough.

10-1 will now be even more bit-starved, sports will be more artifact plagued than they already are.
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I have been reading about outdoor antennas the last couple of days and I am completely confused. I recently moved to Rochester and the house I bought does not have an antenna already installed. If someone is willing to recommend an antenna I would really appreciate it.

My house has a directv dish on the roof that I figured I can remove and use the mounting to setup my new antenna. I am also perfectly fine with buying a rotor and preamp if I need to. I will attach my TVFool report because I saw that it was requested of others in this thread but I really don't understand what it all means.
How to read a TVFool report: http://tvfool.com/?option=com_content&task=view&id=57

In short - you've got strong signal on all the major networks with the exception of CBS (KIMT).


My equipment recommendations are basically the same as always:
-RCA TVPRAMP1R Preamplifier (~$30 at Fleet Farm, Menards or Amazon)
-Antennacraft Y-5-7-13 VHF-Hi antenna (aimed directly at KTTC) (~$25 on Amazon or Solid Signal)
-Xtreme Signal HDB91X UHF Antenna (aimed directly at KIMT/KYIN) (~$50 Amazon or Solid Signal)

You'll need a compass to properly aim the antennas. Leave about 3ft between VHF-Hi and UHF antennas (UHF on top). Set up the preamp for separate VHF and UHF inputs (also ensure that the FM trap is in).
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My equipment recommendations are basically the same as always:
-RCA TVPRAMP1R Preamplifier (~$30 at Fleet Farm, Menards or Amazon)
On sale at Menards for $18.60 through 2/22. 1 at South store, 4 at North store at the time of this post.
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