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Old 04-08-2018, 08:05 AM
 
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Old 04-15-2018, 06:00 PM
 
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howlinowl, I live near you. Can I pick up Telemundo with this setup?
I looked at a list of affiliates for Telemundo:

Telemundo Television Stations - Station Index

Nearest affiliate I can find is Ft. Lauderdale. WSCV 51.

Looked at the TV Fool chart graphy thingy for 34953:

TV Fool

Television signals are "Line of sight" meaning that the signals have to be in a straight line and lined up to receive. Unfortunatly for our zip, WSCV is a "Tropo" which is Tropospheric scatter. Sometimes a station will bounce off of the Troposphere and back to earth, allowing you to receive it occasionally. I've had this happen some very early mornings and I'll pick up Orlando, Ft, Meyers, Miami, Naples stations. It usually burns off by early morning (8am or so). This is the same thing that happens with AM stations at night allowing you to listen to distant stations.

So, for the most part, the answer would be "no" but "maybe occasionally" due to tropospheric scatter.

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Old 04-22-2018, 01:39 PM
 
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howlinowl

Thank you for your input. I am installing the antenna today but I think the weather is interfering with the reception. I am getting 41 channels but not all of them clear and about 35 of them I can do without.

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Old 04-29-2018, 02:07 PM
 
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howlinowl

Thank you for your input. I am installing the antenna today but I think the weather is interfering with the reception. I am getting 41 channels but not all of them clear and about 35 of them I can do without.

Regards
cz4me
Have you been able to improve your reception? How many TV's are you feeding from your antenna? If it is more than one, the splitter will reduce signal strength to the tv's. I believe it's by half, so if your trying to feed 2 tvs, each is getting half the signal. I'm feeding 3 tvs and an HDHomerun tuner for Plex, so instead of a splitter, I installed a 4 way power amp. It has a transformer and a power inducer to send power to the unit via the coax downstairs. You may need to install one. Also it depends on the length of your run. My livingroom TV is the longest and I still lose ch33 before it gets to it.

If your not looking to get ch33, you probably can get away with just one antenna. According to the TVfool graphy thingy, the strongest would be ch 25 at 189 degrees from magnetic north, weakest is ch 12 at 173 degrees from magnetic north. 25 and 29 are the strongest signals at 189 and 187 degrees, so I just kinda split the difference between 189 and 173 and aimed approxamatly at 180. Figure that I could loose a bit of the signal on the strong ones and maybe increase the gain on the weak. I may aim it at 173 and see if 25 or 29 take a detrimental hit. If not, I may leave it there. Can't do it right now, watching golf on 12 and recording NASCAR on 29 right now.

The bottom antenna is for ch 33 and is aimed directly at 146 degrees. Don't really watch it much, just enjoyed the challenge of trying to get it.

Hope some of this helps,
howlinowl
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Old 04-30-2018, 06:54 AM
 
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We get all the local channels plus their secondary channels
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Old 04-30-2018, 06:56 AM
 
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if you have high speed internet look into IPTV. @ 20 a month for 500 channels
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Old 04-30-2018, 05:54 PM
 
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if you have high speed internet look into IPTV. @ 20 a month for 500 channels
That is a pirate site you are patronizing. The lawsuits are already filed and they'll likely be out of business soon in the United States.
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Old 05-01-2018, 08:11 AM
 
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I used an antenna TV in Broward and now Lee county. The 3 big networks come in great. Sometimes if it's really windy you get a little interference. I have one of those square ones abut 10 X 10 inches and I prop it against a window. I have a better one that I bought for outside but i've been too lazy to drill a hole thru the wall to use it and set it up.

Florida is flat so that helps with the antenna signal flow coming into homes.

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Old 05-04-2018, 02:09 AM
 
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there are free channels with cable.. or used to be..
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Old 05-11-2018, 10:39 AM
 
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My antenna is at 20 feet. I am going to go up another 10 foot to see if it makes a difference. Right now it points to the roof. If it don't get any better I will try something else.
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