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Old 04-27-2005, 05:47 PM   #1
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I've found www.antennaweb.org to be a very useful site. If you give your address it will tell you the nearest TV station towers and the compass orientation of each one of those! SO useful. In fact I used the web site to help me install and point a Terk 55 indoor/outdoor HD antenna. I put it in the attic, though in retrospect I ought to have put it just under the eave of the roof, outside. I got ABC and PBS but NBC, FOX, no. I'm kind of in the fringe area. Beyond 20 miles, really, the reception isn't always the greatest. But after all that struggle, I'm now back to digital cable!! Heheheh .
Anyone know other good websites, if so please post!!
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Old 04-27-2005, 07:07 PM   #2
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And the point of your post is??? Doesn't anybody ever listen to anything we say on this thread? That Terk 55 is about as useful as a 2x4 for picking up TV stations.
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OMG! Another Terkey!
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antennaweb.org really needs to update their info more frequently as there have been multiple digital channels pop up in the past year in my area and they have not updated their maps.
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Old 04-28-2005, 06:24 PM   #5
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And the point of your post is??? Doesn't anybody ever listen to anything we say on this thread? That Terk 55 is about as useful as a 2x4 for picking up TV stations.
Hi Tiger, the point of my post is, simply, that members of the Forum might benefit knowing of any other similar websites. Antennaweb was perfectly accurate regarding the location of digital towers in our area. I could not get the other stations because they were almost 20 degrees in another direction. Its not the fault of the Terk, which did a great job of the two stations I did get. Heck, for $80 I think it did fine.
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Old 04-28-2005, 08:45 PM   #6
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And for the same money, you could have gotten a real antenna that would have gotten ALL your TV stations!
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Old 04-29-2005, 06:10 AM   #7
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It never ceases to amaze me that people walk into BB, Circuit City, or wherever,plunk down hard earned money for garbage antennas and expect stations to appear on their screens with spectacular images.With all due respect, Rogerman, you should have done your homework antennawise.As Tigerbangs said, that Terk tv55 is about as effective as a 2x4-absolutely right.Run, do not walk back to where you got the Terk and get your money back and spend it on real hardware,like the CM 4228 or check out antennasdirect.
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Old 04-29-2005, 09:01 AM   #8
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terk antennas are grabage, they are overpriced also, you will do better with lot cheaper channel master, winegard antennas.
i bought almost all terk brand (they are easiliy available at BB and CC stores) none of them work, then i bought an RCA antenna from Home depot for $35 and worked great, there are some droputs but that is because of power from Towers. I am getting all channels without any problems.
i bought a bowtie atenna (bowtie loop antenna) from Radio shack for $3 and works better than $80 TerK antenna.
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