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Old 08-04-2017, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Most of the flat antennas are only good for UHF and have poor gain on VHF. The link below recommends the Mohu Leaf Glide for those who live in areas where stations broadcast on hi-VHF.

https://www.groundedreason.com/watch...antenna-guide/

Some elevation (thumbtacked high up on walk-in closet wall on second floor) and testing in several orientations enabled a crappy flat antenna to pick up all the OTA stations for me. Location is The Lakes. YMMV.
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Old 08-08-2017, 02:58 AM
 
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I thought you all were talking satellite OTA, which I used to do with a 200 dollar system from Dynasat Support. Blomberg and Breaking News, Singapore News, World and Asia - Channel NewsAsia are 100% free...check out Dawn Fan...looking good for 51. On the internet.
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Old 08-21-2017, 11:07 PM
 
Location: Summerlin South
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To get the best reception pretty much anywhere in the valley, you have to have a rooftop antenna, I have an RCA branded (RCA is a brand and no longer a company) Yagi antenna, about $50.00 for the raw antenna which itself is maybe 30 inches in length and maybe 12 inches at the widest part. It is a aimed from my home in Summerlin south directly to Black Mountain and have a beautiful signal on all the channels except for the very high UHF channels which are worthless with regards to programming. The antenna is mounted to the eaves using the same type of "Direct TV" dish arm and the coax is connected to the cable TV coax. Fortunately, my house has four coax structured cable and have one dedicated for COX internet service which services one outlet for my cable modem. Most modern homes in Las Vegas that have structured wiring have at least two discreet coax lines.

I used Mr. Antenna and the whole thing was up and running within an hour or so. The antenna is small and discreet and can't be seen from the street.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/RCA-Subur...&wl13=&veh=sem
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Old 08-22-2017, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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We bought cheap antennas on Amazon for maybe $13 each. Had it stuck to the patio window on the first floor apartment we rented in Henderson. ABC was perfect. Had issues with FOX but all the other stations were fine. Loved watching the old 80's shows on Laff! Who doesn't love Drew Carey?!
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Old 08-22-2017, 09:54 PM
 
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I have an RCA branded (RCA is a brand and no longer a company) Yagi antenna, about $50.00 for the raw antenna which itself is maybe 30 inches in length and maybe 12 inches at the widest part.
I have the exact same antenna and this amplifier. I didn't mount mine outside, but actually inside my attic. Pointed it using an Android app that helps you point towards the stations you want.

Put them in my attic in 2013, ran through a whole house splitter to 5 TVs. Still working great, get all the main stations and dozens I'll never watch. Honestly though, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and YouTube have almost completely replaced watching any broadcast TV. Too many commercials and too little content after you get accustomed to digital options.
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