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My brother has moved to Antioch and would like to know

if he would be able to get any HDTV there. He has asked the some of his Neighbors and they just look stupid at him.

He lives off Lone Tree up the hill from Hwy 4.

I have found that the Sacramento Towers are in Walnut Grove

about 22 miles up the Delta and Sutro towers are

about 36 miles away. I belive he is in line of sight

from Walnut Grove but has some hills blocking Sutro.

Anybody receiving HDTV out there in his area?

Antioch, Oakley, Brentwood, Pittsburgh ect.

and which locations can you receive from?


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Thanks for your reply. Looks like the Sacramento

stations are the way to go. No use fooling around with

trying to get Sutro with those hills to the west of his

house. It would just give him some ill feelings about HDTV.

He wants me to go to his house and set up an STB and Antenna

to varify signal levels before he spends the money.


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I live in Antioch off of Wildhorse. I've been getting good signals from Sacramento for ABC-CBS-NBC but Fox goes in and out. Can't get anything from Sutro. Currently, I'm just using a Radio Shack set of amplified rabbit ears with adjustable gain. I have a Yagi style antenna in my attic,but it's too directionally sensitive and there's no room for a rotator. The wife say's noway to a roof top.
 

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mbroder thanks.


I think he may be in the same boat, as the wife isn't

to thrilled about a roof top. I think I will set antenna up

inside just to see if he can get any signals. He does

live up the hill so hopefully that will help.

How did you mount your attic Yagi?

I did not think he would be able to get anything from

Sutro, too many hills right outside his door to the west.

Is FOX antenna located in Walnut Grove also?

How much are those Shack rabbit ears?


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I,ve got a very large attic space and was able to mount a Yagi with a 100" boom, but it can only rotate about 1 foot before hitting a support beam. The rabbit ears are model #ATV1000 from Rad Shack. I think I paid $29.95. I'm not sure exactly where the Fox tower is from Sac. Fortunately, I have 2 antenna inputs I can switch between, so I have both hooked up. It's a little bit of a pain to have to swicth back and forth, but you get used to it. I doubt my wife ever will.


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All of the Sacramento TV stations analog and digital with the exception of channel 29 (PAX) broadcast from towers near Walnut Grove.


Rory

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Sacramento
 
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