Who holds the record for greatest OTA DTV distance?

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  1. Roger Clark

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    Ok, how far away can you get DTV from?
    What antenna are you using to achieve this and where is it (roof, attic, etc.)?
    Roger
     
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    Probably no record, but I am pulling in from about 45 miles away with a 121" combo UHF/VHF Rat Shack 'Boom' in the attic. Signal strength 78-100% on 6 digital stations originating from Portland, OR.
     
  3. Roger Clark

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    Darrell, that's pretty good. I might need to put one of those type antenna in my attic to replace the Terk TV50 I have in there now, just don't know yet.
    My DST3000 HDTV STB shipped from onecall today, I will have it tomorrow (before you ask if I'm sure, I have a Fedex tracking number), so I'll know pretty soon if I can get any OTA DTV stations (I'm further away than you though).
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  4. Paul W

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    I'm only 30 miles away from the Transmitters in Dallas, but I get a clear picture with a $5 UHF loop antenna.
    Does that count for something?
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  6. Les Holt

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    I consistently get good analog UHF reception from 175 miles away (Fresno stations in the East Bay Area of SF). These Fresno stations are not broadcasting HD yet, but based on my experience with HD versus analog signals, there should be no problem getting these 175 mile signals on HD. In fact, there's less multipath on these distant stations than on my locals, so HD should be easier.
    Les
     
  7. Roger Clark

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    Les, with what type antenna and mounted where?
    I need to have mine in my attic (currently have Terk TV50 there).
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  8. Les Holt

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    Roger,
    I have two antennas, and both work at the 175 mile distance.
    One antenna is a Channel Master 1162 Quantum with preamp at 50 feet.
    The other is a Channel Master 8 bay bowtie at 30 feet with CM 7777 preamp.
    The transmitters are on the Sierra mountain range, up over 2000'. There are mountains between me and the transmitters.
    Les
     
  9. Roger Clark

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    Les, thanks for the reply. You didn't say where they are mounted though, roof, attic, ??
    Roger
     
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    One is mounted on the roof and the other - in a tree. It's a long story.
    Les
     

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