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I live in the St. Peters suburb of St. Louis and I was wondering if the Channel Master 4228 is a good antenna that can pickup the local 'digital' channels. I am right by the Page Extension. Anybody live close to me that have any issues with their own antenna picking up the digital stations?


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don't know your area but the 4228 has been called by many "the best UHF antenna around" - I use one myself. It is high gain and very directional.
 

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Originally posted by mystikal1000
I live in the St. Peters suburb of St. Louis and I was wondering if the Channel Master 4228 is a good antenna that can pickup the local 'digital' channels. I am right by the Page Extension. Anybody live close to me that have any issues with their own antenna picking up the digital stations?


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Jeff


Jeff,


I've experimented with and used both the CM 4221 (4-bay) and the 4228 (8-bay). Both seem to work quite well but I found the 4228 was much more directional and was better with multipath issues.


Most of the St. Louis DTVs are very powerful. In fact, just last week I was visiting a friend near Quincy, IL so I took my digital tuner and the 4221 to experiment with reception in that area. I was located 99-102 miles from most of the St. Louis towers and I was able to get most of the stations even in the middle of the day when reception conditions were at their worst. I was using a preamp on the line but the antenna was up only about 17 feet off the ground.


Good luck and happy viewing!


Steve
 

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I posted my configuration 5 minutes ago in a reply on another thread on Outdoor Antennas. I am using the 4228 with excellent results. Check for the other thread, just search my name in this forum.
 

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Who would you recommend the CM 4221 to? I have found a great source for the 4221 but need it to pull in a station around 65-70 miles away. The 4228 would cost me more than double the 4221.
 

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65-70 miles is very far, esp. for UHF transmissions. I'd say you're at the farthest possible range of those signals and it may be tough to receive them reliably. I would suggest the larger antenna.
 

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... I have found a great source for the 4221 but need it to pull in a station around 65-70 miles away...
Is the station UHF or VHF? What are the station call letters?
 
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