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Old 02-28-2011, 01:28 PM
 
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Does anyone know of outdoor antenna installers in Monmouth County?
I looked in the yellow pages and it only shows one company and they only do commercial and business installations.
Thanks!
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Old 02-28-2011, 01:31 PM
 
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It doesn't have to be in Monmouth County. I meant to say Central Jersey.
Thanks again.
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Old 02-28-2011, 01:58 PM
 
Location: NJ & NV
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Back in 2009 when the US Gubbermint had orchestrated the digital TV cutover they had an entire list of contractors, who back then would get paid labor by the US Gov't to come over your house and install a tv antenna. I'll check later if their is still a list, but back then you just paid the materials and Unce Sam supplied the help.

BTW you should find many free TV signals once youi get your system up. Some people still think there's no TV in the air since their old set doesn't pick anything up. They don't realize you either need a DTV convertor box or a newer TV.
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Old 02-28-2011, 02:06 PM
 
Location: NJ & NV
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Don't know any of these folks but here's an online list:

Install TV Antenna New Jersey | Antenna Installation
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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I had no idea you could have someone do this for free back in 09. I would have done that because my antenna is crooked (I did it myself).

Optimum sends their sales guys over to my house nearly weekly to try to sell me TV service.
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Old 02-28-2011, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Central, NJ
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We just asked a roofer to do it. We had to explain why we wanted it and I think he still didn't get that we were really going to have tv without cable!
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Old 02-28-2011, 06:19 PM
 
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Joe, I know what you mean. I get salespeople from Verizon and Optimum on a regular basis, too. They insist on asking why I refuse to have cable.

IrishEyes, did the roofer do a good job? Doesn't one have to have electrical knowledge to install antenna?

Thanks, Captne, for the link. I'll see what recommendations they have for me.
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Old 03-01-2011, 03:26 AM
 
Location: NJ & NV
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There's not that much electricity involved, it is mostly knowing the basics of installing an "F" connector and the voltage is very low, what is caught in the air by a tv antenna. The trick is to aim the antenna to where you desire, mostly NYC in this part of NJ, unless you install a motorized rotator. Some parts of the state you can spin it around and get Philly, NYC and other stations.

On a fixed tv antenna you get like 30 to 50 different channels, digital programs, all free in most parts of the state. There are websites such as tvfool.com where you can calculate or estimate what you will get. many broadcast channels split their digital signal into anywhere from 2 to 5 channels, so you will get multiple channels from many.

Also use the correct splitters, ones designed for TV frequencies rather than satellite, they are almost similar except for freq range may be about 50 to 900 MHz for TV & FM use, satellite uses L-band which might start at 900 and up.
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Old 03-01-2011, 10:29 PM
 
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Yellow Dog Media tinton Falls NJ is the company to go to
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Old 03-01-2011, 10:30 PM
 
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Does anyone know of outdoor antenna installers in Monmouth County?
I looked in the yellow pages and it only shows one company and they only do commercial and business installations.
Thanks!

Yellow Dog is the company to use. Tinton Falls Nj
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