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post #1 of 12
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A Google search for a 7-51 antenna turned up a product called the HD Stacker.

Has anyone had any experience with this model?

Please include which TV, tuner, or converter box you are using in your reply. Please also post your TVFool report so we can compare your antenna results with the TV signals in your area. Thank you.
post #2 of 12
I have some experience with this...

I bought and installed one last week. I assembled it with the VERY clear instructions (a lot of parts) in about an hour. Then I mounted it with a gable mount in about another hour.

I think the antenna itself was really well made. It is made in the USA and is not just lightweight aluminum. It really seems sturdy. My reception has been outstanding. I first pointed the antenna at a city 20 miles away with many stations. I got 3-4. I was a bit disappointed. Then I pointed the antenna the opposite direction at a larger city 60 miles away. I picked up all of their stations AND the 3-4 from the other city on the back side of the antenna. I am not supposed to receive ANY stations from the city 60 miles away from me according to antennaweb. I have a 1.5 story house and have the mast for the antenna extending about 7.5 feet above the peak. I had thought I would need a tower to get all of the stations I am now getting. I think the number is about 20... most in HD. I am planning on getting a Wineguard 8700 to make sure my channels have the best signal possible and to add another TV later. That's about it. The truth is, I cancelled my basic cable the day after I installed this antenna. I haven't missed it a bit!
post #3 of 12
Hi,
I just bought the stacker antenna a couple of weeks ago and can safely say for where I live its the best hundred bucks I've ever spent for television. Over the last 12 or 13 years I have used several different kinds of antennas with some descent luck on the plug in amplified set top brands, and even that one couldn't tune in one of the major stations. Since the digital switch I have done a great deal of research and ended with the stacker. of course I have it connected to a digital converter box which most everyone should have by now. If I remember correctly the fcc page showed my area getting 4 or 5 channels with a minor possibility of about 3 or 4 more in red. After I got it all set up I now receive 13 nice clear channels :-)
That is having the antenna pushing the signal over a hundred feet to my outbuilding.
post #4 of 12
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Originally Posted by yamaha30 View Post

I have some experience with this...

I bought and installed one last week.

My reception has been outstanding. I first pointed the antenna at a city 20 miles away with many stations. I got 3-4. I was a bit disappointed. Then I pointed the antenna the opposite direction at a larger city 60 miles away. I picked up all of their stations AND the 3-4 from the other city on the back side of the antenna. I am not supposed to receive ANY stations from the city 60 miles away from me according to antennaweb. I have a 1.5 story house and have the mast for the antenna extending about 7.5 feet above the peak. I had thought I would need a tower to get all of the stations I am now getting. I think the number is about 20... most in HD.

The truth is, I cancelled my basic cable the day after I installed this antenna. I haven't missed it a bit!

Good timing! What TV, tuner, or converter box are you using? It would be great if you would also post your TVFool report so we can compare your antenna results with the TV signals in your area. Thanks for your review.
post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by Georgia David View Post

Hi,
I just bought the stacker antenna a couple of weeks ago and can safely say for where I live its the best hundred bucks I've ever spent for television.

After I got it all set up I now receive 13 nice clear channels :-)
That is having the antenna pushing the signal over a hundred feet to my outbuilding.

Hi David,

This must be new members night - welcome!

Which digital converter box are you using? Please post your TVFool report so we can compare your antenna results with the TV signals in your area. Thanks for your review.
post #6 of 12
I recently installed the HD stacker antenna as well as a winegard 8700 preamplifier as my signal ends up being split 6 times.
We are located in Canada approximately 10 miles south of Detroit, Michigan.
The antennas is just incredible. I pick up all the Detroit stations, even Mt. Clemens and without using the rotor, I pick up the Toledo, Ohio stations as well. I have excellent signal strength.
I am so very pleased with this antenna.
I would highly recommend this antenna.
post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by erniek55 View Post

We are located in Canada approximately 10 miles south of Detroit, Michigan.
I pick up all the Detroit stations, even Mt. Clemens and without using the rotor, I pick up the Toledo, Ohio stations as well.

What is the total # of channels you receive? How many feet above ground level (AGL) is your antenna? Please include which TV, tuner, or converter box you are using in your reply. Please also post your TVFool report so we can compare your antenna results with the TV signals in your area. Thank you.
post #8 of 12
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Hi yamaha30, Georgia David, & erniek55,

Does the documentation that is shipped with the Stacker indicate that it is for channels 7 to 51 or 7 to 69?

Thanks
post #9 of 12
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Per 300ohm:
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As far as stacked corner reflectors go, look at the new HD Stacker TV Antenna. Clever way to get a more stable structure.

Per balm:
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I gathered the following additional info:

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The problem with stating antenna range is there's no standardized test to determine antenna range and nearly every location varies.
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So the honest answer is 60 to 80 miles.
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The tested signal gain figures of the Stacker are what count.

High Band VHF............ Avg. 11.2 dB
UHF............................Avg. 13.1

Those gain figures are right up there with the big boys


Per balm:
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Is he also using one band's antenna to generate gain for the other's on this set-up...the two seem closely spaced.

Per 300ohm:
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Not really. But there might be a bit of gain for vhf-hi from the uhf reflector.
post #10 of 12
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FWIW, see this TV Fool thread
post #11 of 12
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A google search turned up another TV Fool Forum thread that discusses the HD-7698P, 91XG + YA-1713, and HD Stacker combos.
post #12 of 12
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