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Whats up guys? I live in Jersey City, NJ 07306 , and i have been thinking of getting an antenna for my roof to receive long range hdtv channels. What would be a good antenna to get? What channels would i be able to pick up?
 

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Well i need UHF because i want it mainly for HDTV local channels. I live in Jersey City, NJ 07306. If you want..... or anyone possibily for that matter.... can check antennaweb for me? i am not sure how far i am from some of the antennas so if someone can help me out.
 

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Just go to:

http://www.antennaweb.org/aw/welcome.asp


Punch in your zip code and you'll have a list of stations you can get. Easy. They will even help you select an antenna. Looks like you will have several stations to choose from. You will probably want a directional antenna to help avoid multi-path distortion. CM 4248 or 4228 are good choices. You may also want to consider a rotator for your antenna.
 

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Digital Antenna Type Call Sign Channel Network City State Live Date Compass

Orientation

* yellow WNYE-DT 24 PBS New York NY May 1 2003 137°

yellow WNYE 25 PBS New York NY 90°

* yellow WPIX-DT 33 WB New York NY Now Live 90°

* yellow WXTV-DT 40 UNI Paterson NJ May 1 2003 90°

yellow WXTV 41 UNI Paterson NJ 90°

* yellow WNYW-DT 44 FOX New York NY Now Live 90°

* yellow WFUT-DT 53 TFA Newark NJ May 1 2003 90°

* yellow WCBS-DT 56 CBS New York NY Now Live 90°

* yellow WNET-DT 61 PBS Newark NJ Now Live 82°

yellow WFUT 68 TFA Newark NJ 90°

green WCBS 2 CBS New York NY 90°

green WNYW 5 FOX New York NY 90°

green WWOR 9 UPN Secaucus NJ 90°

green WNET 13 PBS Newark NJ 90°

* green WLIW-DT 22 PBS Garden City NY May 1 2003 97°

* lt green WWOR-DT 38 UPN Secaucus NJ May 1 2003 90°

red WNBC 4 NBC New York NY 132°

red WABC 7 ABC New York NY 132°

* red WNJB-DT 8 PBS New Brunswick NJ May 1 2003 265°

red WPIX 11 WB New York NY 132°

* red WMBC-DT 18 IND Newton NJ May 1 2003 318°

* red WTBY-DT 27 TBN Poughkeepsie NY Under Review 20°

* red WNBC-DT 28 NBC New York NY FCC Extension 132°

* red WFME-DT 29 REL West Milford NJ Now Live 304°

* red WPXN-DT 30 PAX New York NY May 1 2003 132°

red WPXN 31 PAX New York NY 310°

* red WNJU-DT 36 TEL Linden NJ FCC Extension 132°

* red WNJT-DT 43 PBS Trenton NJ Now Live 239°

* red WABC-DT 45 ABC New York NY Sep 1 2003 132°

red WNJU 47 TEL Linden NJ 132°

* red WRNN-DT 48 IND Kingston NY May 15 2003 20°

red WNJN 50 PBS Montclair NJ 335°

* red WNJN-DT 51 PBS Montclair NJ Now Live 335°

red WNJB 58 PBS New Brunswick NJ 265°

blue WLIW 21 PBS Garden City NY 97°

* blue WFTY-DT 23 TFA Smithtown NY Now Live 93°

blue WPXO-LP 23 PAX East Orange NJ 310°

* blue KYW-DT 26 CBS Philadelphia PA Now Live 245°

* blue WYBE-DT 34 PBS Philadelphia PA Now Live 245°

blue WNJT 52 PBS Trenton NJ 239°

blue WMBC 63 IND Newton NJ 318°

* blue WPVI-DT 64 ABC Philadelphia PA Now Live 245°

blue WFME 66 REL Sacramento CA 359°

violet KYW 3 CBS Philadelphia PA 245°

violet WPVI 6 ABC Philadelphia PA 245°

violet WEBR-CA 17 IND Manhattan NY 90°


This is the info i came up with. Can someone help now?
 

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Get yourself a CM4228 UHF 8-bay antenna, a CM9521A IR rotator, and a CM7777 preamp (CM=Channel Master) and masts and mounting hardware and you'll be in HDTV heaven, or as close as you can be without a 5 mile high tower to mount your antenna on. :) www.warrenelectronics.com is a good source in addition to what was mentioned above.
 

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Do you know of any installers in nj that can install that for me?
 

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Do you know of any installers in nj that can install that for me?
Sorry, no. I long ago found it too difficult to find anyone reliable to do anything anywhere in my house that I couldn't do myself better... well, 'cept replacing the roof. :)


But don't ask me to recommend someone to do roofs... I'm not particularly happy with the folks who did it. They've still got some leaks to fix. *sigh* Whatever happened to "professionals"? should've known better and done it myself. :D



Oooh, cool... my 500th post!
 

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Digital Antenna Type Call Sign Channel Network City State Live Date Compass

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blue WFME 66 REL Sacramento CA 359°

violet KYW 3 CBS Philadelphia PA 245°

violet WPVI 6 ABC Philadelphia PA 245°

violet WEBR-CA 17 IND Manhattan NY 90°


This is the info i came up with. Can someone help now?
After you get your new antenna installed, let us know how that Sacramento station comes in. We're seeing a lotta drop-outs here in the Tucson area, but of course that's just with a Silver Sensor hung from the ceiling...
 

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lol


gosh the fuss
 

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A Televes DAT75 with rotor and Channelmaster 7777 will serve you well, well built and performance second to none. Do a search for Televes using the search feature on this forum.
 

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Does anyone know of any antenna installers in north New Jersey
 

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bump...
 

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Get yourself a CM4228 UHF 8-bay antenna, a CM9521A IR rotator, and a CM7777 preamp (CM=Channel Master) and masts and mounting hardware and you'll be in HDTV heaven, or as close as you can be without a 5 mile high tower to mount your antenna on. :) www.warrenelectronics.com is a good source in addition to what was mentioned above.


What are the chances of getting CT or PA HD channels from where i am at?
 

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You have a chance of getting any station within about 60-70 miles of you. That's the point you become over-the-horizon from the transmitter. In some cases, it's possible the station will need to be transmitting with more power than they currently are, so you may not receive them right now, but eventually.


I'd say it's probably impractical to think you're going to get Philadelphia stations with any regularity... only when tropospheric conditions are favorable.


Try the link below my signature.


Trenton, NJ; Poughkeepsie, NY; Smithtown, NY; Bridgeport, CT are likely

Allentown, PA; New Haven, CT;Phialdelphia, PA are probably very intermittent if at all
 

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what channels are coming out of there?
 

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Originally posted by dswallow
You have a chance of getting any station within about 60-70 miles of you. That's the point you become over-the-horizon from the transmitter. In some cases, it's possible the station will need to be transmitting with more power than they currently are, so you may not receive them right now, but eventually.


I'd say it's probably impractical to think you're going to get Philadelphia stations with any regularity... only when tropospheric conditions are favorable.


Try the link below my signature.


Trenton, NJ; Poughkeepsie, NY; Smithtown, NY; Bridgeport, CT are likely

Allentown, PA; New Haven, CT;Phialdelphia, PA are probably very intermittent if at all
Iam not sure how to use the website. I found the long and lat but the magentic thing i cant find.
 

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The default is good enough for your area in NJ. All that does anyway is adjust the bearing info so it will match a compass (which points to magnetic north) instead of the bearing being geographic (which is what it would be if you set it to 0).
 

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ok now i put the lat and long and it just gives me a link to the transmitter.... it doesnt list the channels.
 

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Make sure you're using a negative number for your longitude.


Jersey City is roughly: 40.728056, -74.078056


If you have a lat/long for your specific address, that'd give you more accurate bearings especially for the closer towers.
 
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