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Old 09-21-2013, 07:27 PM
 
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Thinking of cutting the cord on cable TV and relying on over the air TV. Does anyone have an attic antenna design that they wish to share.
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Old 09-22-2013, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Shop for a Mohu. I got an Amplified Mohu for $47 on Amazon.
Easy.
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Old 09-22-2013, 03:57 PM
 
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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Thinking of cutting the cord on cable TV and relying on over the air TV. Does anyone have an attic antenna design that they wish to share.
Plenty of them on the net.

On the ohter hand, do you still have an old antenna in the attic ?
If yes, then just connect that thing,
It will work, if it was able to receive UHF channels before
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Old 09-22-2013, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Plenty of them on the net.

On the ohter hand, do you still have an old antenna in the attic ?
If yes, then just connect that thing,
It will work, if it was able to receive UHF channels before
During the shift from high-power analog broadcast, to low-poser digital broadcast, signal strength was cut a great deal.

We were on aerial before the change.
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Old 09-22-2013, 11:01 PM
 
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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signal strength was cut a great deal.
I am the lucky one !
I can *see* the towers !!

On the net, you can buy finished ones, but also a whole bunch of *do it yourself projects*
Just for fun, I made one and tried it out in my office.
It worked ! But ... , I can see the towers !
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:31 PM
 
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Shop for a Mohu. I got an Amplified Mohu for $47 on Amazon.
Easy.
Thanks. Looks good.
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:32 PM
 
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i am the lucky one !
I can *see* the towers !!

On the net, you can buy finished ones, but also a whole bunch of *do it yourself projects*
just for fun, i made one and tried it out in my office.
It worked ! But ... , i can see the towers !
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:10 AM
 
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Yuptag if you have an old antenna laying around give it a try, if you get the channels a more expensive antenna isn't going to make any improvements.
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:17 AM
 
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During the shift from high-power analog broadcast, to low-poser digital broadcast, signal strength was cut a great deal.
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We were on aerial before the change.
I disagree. Many stations (especially PBS, which by the way shows a lot of cable channel stuff) are way more powerful then they once were. You just have to know what you need and it depends of course, where you live. Its important to note that old style outdoor antennas (new ones about half size as the old ones) are able to get signals from way far away - further then the old analog signals went. I have a modest sized outdoor antenna that gets signals from 75 miles away, quite reliably, and I live in a rural area, 60 miles from the nearest cities, and get about 15 channels with all the junk I care to watch. Go to TV Fool.com and research the channels available, and their relative strengths. A rotor may be needed, but not necessarily. You'll be amazed what you can get.

By the way, if you are in a condominium, and you need something outdoor, it is illegal for the association to force you to buy cable tv for television reception, no matter what the bylaws say. So if you need an outdoor, and they give you flack, just show them the law and indicate that you will get a lawyer. Worked for my brother. Antennas (of a defined dimension of course) are sprouting up in this complex. There was nothing they could do except alter the bylaws.

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Old 09-24-2013, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Here
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Do the amplified ones need to be plugged in?
Do they use a lot of power?

What does everyone think of these kinds, non-amplified?
Digital Indoor TV Antenna HDTV DTV Box Ready HD VHF UHF Flat Design High Gain | eBay
Or this
http://www.ebay.com/itm/SUPERSONIC-H...item3f1f121f69


What spec do we look for, dB gain?


I still have the regular old rabbit ears, with the circle in the middle. Had it since the analog TV days. How do these old style antennas compare to the ones above? How do the ones above compare to the mohu one in the previous posts?

Thanks


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