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Old 01-20-2005, 02:37 PM   #1  
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I live in Spring Hill, FL 34609 and just got the Dish Network with 811 receiver. Now hoping to get the Super Bowl in HD on Fox. Antennaweb.org said that Fox is in Tampa 48 miles away and I'd need Large Directional Antenna. I call Radio Shack and they say I'm on deep fringe and would need a 16 foot big mother antenna on roof. Well, deed restrictions prevent antenna going on roof so maybe attic but antenna would loose some of its capabilities.

I then google:
"tv antenna for 60 miles"

This place comes up with a 6 foot antenna made for Satellite.
Has anyone heard of this, used it, etc....?

http://www.sadoun.com/Sat/Products/G...ax-Antenna.htm

This place even has its own Dish forum.
http://sadoun.com/Forum/phpBB2/

Thanks in advance!

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Old 01-20-2005, 02:49 PM   #2  
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Hi:

I live in Spring Hill, FL 34609 and just got the Dish Network with 811 receiver. Now hoping to get the Super Bowl in HD on Fox. Antennaweb.org said that Fox is in Tampa 48 miles away and I'd need Large Directional Antenna. I call Radio Shack and they say I'm on deep fringe and would need a 16 foot big mother antenna on roof. Well, deed restrictions prevent antenna going on roof so maybe attic but antenna would loose some of its capabilities.

I then google:
"tv antenna for 60 miles"

This place comes up with a 6 foot antenna made for Satellite.
Has anyone heard of this, used it, etc....?

http://www.sadoun.com/Sat/Products/G...ax-Antenna.htm

This place even has its own Dish forum.
http://sadoun.com/Forum/phpBB2/

Thanks in advance!

Steve
Did you look at the color code of the antenna that comes up? The color code of the antenna on the link you provided is only yellow, light green and dark green. I could be mistaken but I think the large directional color coded antennas include purple and blue which I would assume would not be picked up, or if they are, not very strongly picked up by this antenna you linked to.
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Old 01-20-2005, 02:55 PM   #3  
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Hi Ron:

With 34609 I get Yellow as first one for CBS, Blue as second one for CBS, and the remaining 18 come up violet for uhf or vhf. The violet all show milage over 40 miles.

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With 34609 I get Yellow as first one for CBS, Blue as second one for CBS, and the remaining 18 come up violet for uhf or vhf. The violet all show milage over 40 miles.

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Well then I might roll the dice and hope it works. I would also ensure that if it does not work, you will be able to get your money back.
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NO, I"M NOT GOING TO QUOTE THE ENTIRE THREAD STARTER'S QUESTION. It is so redundant!!!!!!!!

The federal government has ruled against that clause in your deed.
The FCC says you CAN put up an antenna on top of YOUR house.

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Old 01-21-2005, 05:54 AM   #6  
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Hi Fred:

Thanks for info!
I'm going to cruise the neighborhood and see if anyone has the Dish and maybe talk with them on what they are doing for HD from locals.

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NO, I"M NOT GOING TO QUOTE THE ENTIRE THREAD STARTER'S QUESTION. It is so redundant!!!!!!!!

The federal government has ruled against that clause in your deed.
The FCC says you CAN put up an antenna on top of YOUR house.

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Hurray for the Fed Gov'ment and FCC .. !!

Now how deep is your wallet to fight state, county, local, deed restrictions and homewoners associations. If you signed a deed restriction "with the clause" in it ...guess what ..no antenna ..!!
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Old 01-21-2005, 07:41 AM   #8  
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From the FCC:



Q: Who do I call if my town, community association or landlord is enforcing an invalid restriction?

A: Call the Federal Communications Commission at (888) CALLFCC (888-225-5322), which is a toll-free number, or 202-418-7096, which is not toll-free.
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Old 01-21-2005, 08:43 AM   #9  
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I will post the FCC rule if I can find it. Basically there is no fight with anyone. If I recall correctly the rule stated that if anyone threatened to bring any action against you they would be subject to a fine at that point. The FCC rule also syays that any deed restriction would be null and void. They can't even make you obtain a permit beforehand as that would delay your installation.

Got the link: http://www.fcc.gov/mb/facts/otard.html

"A local restriction that prohibits all antennas would prevent viewers from receiving signals, and is prohibited by the Commission's rule. Procedural requirements can also unreasonably delay installation, maintenance or use of an antenna covered by this rule. For example, local regulations that require a person to obtain a permit or approval prior to installation create unreasonable delay and are generally prohibited. Permits or prior approval necessary to serve a legitimate safety or historic preservation purpose may be permissible. "
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I also live in spring hill 34608.I have 921hd receiver and radio shack antenna with amp. Not sure of the size,but it was the best they had. Cost about 95$ for antenna and about 40$ for amp. 98% of the time no problem with signal strenth.wedu 95%, wfla 91% wtsp 120%wtvt 91%. wusf 75%, wfts 112%, wtta 70%, wtog 91%. Dont settle for less than the best, theres nothing worse than losing signal while watching tv. Good Luck
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Old 01-22-2005, 03:28 PM   #11  
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I also live in spring hill 34608.I have 921hd receiver and radio shack antenna with amp. Not sure of the size,but it was the best they had. Cost about 95$ for antenna and about 40$ for amp. 98% of the time no problem with signal strenth.wedu 95%, wfla 91% wtsp 120%wtvt 91%. wusf 75%, wfts 112%, wtta 70%, wtog 91%. Dont settle for less than the best, theres nothing worse than losing signal while watching tv. Good Luck
Hi JohnJohn:

Good info.
Thanks!

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Screw the homeowner association, they have very little power.

Thanks, rbinck and SHOSHOSHO for your added input.

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