8vsb antenna

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jim_H, Feb 17, 2001.

  1. Jim_H

    Jim_H Auditioning

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2001
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I just took the plunge today and ordered a dish 6000 setup with 8vsb. I know here in Portland, OR we have strong hdtv signals. How does one go about determining what antenna I need for the ota signals. In talking with one salesman they were saying 3' x 1' antenna. Really that big?
    thanks for helping the new guy.
    Jim
     
  2. Steve Tannehill

    Steve Tannehill Ambassador

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 1997
    Messages:
    5,547
    Likes Received:
    215
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    DFW
    Real Name:
    Steve Tannehill
    A search of this very forum returned a thread with the following link:
    http://www.antennaweb.org/antennaweb/
    You can put in your address and it will tell you the type of antenna you need based on your terrain.
    - Steve
     
  3. Timmy

    Timmy Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 1998
    Messages:
    160
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Jim, I too just went the same route (6000-8VSB). Most outdoor TV antennas are listed by the number of "elements". A 32 element VHF/UHF combo antenna for my setup (with no pre-amp) gave me great HDTV reception from tramsmitters 35 to 40 miles away.
    Also, some HDTV transmissions are VHF, not all are UHF. Check into what "band" or "bands" you will need.
    ------------------
     
  4. Gregory Scott Bass

    Gregory Scott Bass Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 1997
    Messages:
    180
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I recommend the radio shack double bowtie uhf indoor antenna, 16.00
     

Share This Page