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Antenna help needed

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jeffrey P. Barone, Dec 3, 2001.

  1. Jeffrey P. Barone

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    I live in the Cambrian Park/Los Gatos area of San Jose and am trying to find an antenna to receive OTA HD signals. The local satellite installer says I need a very expensive($500 +) roter antenna because we are about 60 miles from the transmitters in San Francisco. Any HTF members living in my area getting good OTA HD signals? What kind of antenna are you using? I am mainly interested in getting ABC and CBS. Thanks for your help.
     
  2. John Morris

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    Jeffery: Go to this site CEA Antennaweb Selector and see what they recommend. Then come back here and tell us and we can recommend what we think based on your situation.
     
  3. Jeffrey P. Barone

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    Thanks John. It says that I need a small multidirectional antenna. Radio Shack Double Bowtie, or do I want to go with something mounted on the roof? Thanks again.
     
  4. Jeffrey P. Barone

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    John, Thanks for your suggestion. I tried the Radio Shack double bowtie antenna and it works great! I was able to watch ABC and CBS HD last night. HDTV is very cool!
     
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    do you have the radio shack part number for the double bowtie antenna? I checked at the web site and couldn't find anything. Thanks.

    EdD
     
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  7. Jeffrey P. Barone

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    Ed,

    Yes, that's the one. So far, I'm able to get ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and PBS. You have to move it around to a bit to tune in the different stations, but it is working well. I watched NYPD Blue in HD Tuesday night, and it was very cool! Good luck.
     

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