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I called a local installation guy to inquire about putting up an UHF antenna...


He will install a CM 3023 UHF antenna, with an off-brand amp, an off-brand rotator, and a single TV connection, for $600-$650. That seems a bit high to me. I think the parts and cables may cost me about $250 if I were to buy them myself.


What's a reasonable rate to install an antenna?
 

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Depends on a number of things..


How far you are from the transmitters you're trying to hit. "New Jersey" doesn't tell us much. 15 miles is a lot easier to do than fifty. Especially when it comes to digital.


Depends on your terrain. If you're in a valley, it's going to take more than if you're on a hill


As for installation cost, there are other factors. Is your house easy to get to? Unusual roof construction? Does he need to erect a tower? Lots of variables, here.


Yeah, it could cost that much. See what he'd do it for if you suppled all of the materials. Or, if you don't need more than a tripod roof mount, do it yourself. It's not rocket science.


Good luck.


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Get a few estimates and if possible, recommendations.


I'll move this to the Locals forum and modify the title. What is the general area or city you're near?
 

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I live in western Monmouth County, and would like to pick up Philly stations, which are about 50 miles away. I have a two-story house. If it were a single-story one, I would do things myself. I do have trees and a hill behind, so I will probably have to elevate the antenna somewhat.


The phone book doesn't list many "antenna installers". I may try to call some satellite installers and see if they have any experience.
 

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Hill + trees + 50 miles. That WILL be a chore. You might post something with "Philly" in the topic or peruse the existing Philly thread to see if others near you have some recommendations.


Good luck


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Even with a reasonable line of sight between antenna and transmitter, 50-60 miles is about practical limit to receive near-perfect UHF-digital reception. At that range, you will need a reasonable line of sight, 25 minimum height of antenna from ground and a high quality, highly directional antenna with a rotator. If this does not do it, at times, a pre-amp will help.
 
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