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Anyone put up an outside antenna

cahascahas Member Posts: 4,064
edited January 2009 in General Discussion
...for the digital channels? I have no dish or cable so will be installing an outside antenna soon, was wondering who has done this, and can you get a lot more channels? Depends on the area im sure.

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  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    Check the site on the web for type of Ant you might need. It will go by your zip. Give me a few and I will get the web address.

    Here you go.

    www.antennaweb.org

    I also have a rotator for the Ant that I can move it from Indoors. The signal is on a narrow band so ant Must be adj Just right.
  • TooBigTooBig Member Posts: 28,561 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I live in a suburb and use just rabbit ears and the new box makes it great.[:D]
  • cahascahas Member Posts: 4,064
    edited November -1
    WoW, about 17 channels for my address! If it turns out 1/2 that many,i will be satisfied.
  • mogley98mogley98 Member Posts: 18,310 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    You can get a coupon from Uncle Sam to help pay for it 40 off
    Why don't we go to school and work on the weekends and take the week off!
  • CaptFunCaptFun Member Posts: 16,677 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    You can put it in the attic, no need to go outside, unless you need the height to get line of sight.


    quote:Originally posted by cahas
    ...for the digital channels? I have no dish or cable so will be installing an outside antenna soon, was wondering who has done this, and can you get a lot more channels? Depends on the area im sure.
  • bobskibobski Member Posts: 17,868 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    i thought with the new converter box, antennas wernt needed?
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  • WinM70WinM70 Member Posts: 1,667 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Yes, we live in a fringe area and I installed a outdoor mast and antenia and the difference in number of channels and picture made a huge difference.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by bobski
    i thought with the new converter box, antennas wernt needed?


    Need to check those links above. All the box does is convert the signal from the Antenna to something your old TV understands.

    If you have a new TV you do not even need the Box just Ant and TV.

    I live in a Canyon that blocks almost all signal. There is a Chance on the day they change over I will be able to get two Stations. Right now those in my areas that already started I do not get.[V]
  • bobskibobski Member Posts: 17,868 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    i use rabbit ears to this day. i got the box. do i keep the rabbit ears?
    Retired Naval Aviation
    Former Member U.S. Navy Shooting Team
    Former NSSA All American
    Navy Distinguished Pistol Shot
    MO, CT, VA.
  • Warpig883Warpig883 Member Posts: 6,459
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by bobski
    i use rabbit ears to this day. i got the box. do i keep the rabbit ears?


    Yes
  • NighthawkNighthawk Member Posts: 13,100
    edited November -1
    Use a Big antenna but dont place it really high because the more coax you use the more signal you lose. I wouldnt use anything smaller than RG-58 coax.
  • spasmcreekspasmcreek Member Posts: 38,925
    edited November -1
    isn't an outside antenna called a lightning rod ??????
  • cahascahas Member Posts: 4,064
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by Nighthawk
    Use a Big antenna but dont place it really high because the more coax you use the more signal you lose. I wouldnt use anything smaller than RG-58 coax.

    Thanks for the warning.
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