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Old 02-01-2007, 10:26 PM   #151  
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Anything is possible, but it would help to know your zip code so we could get a start on finding out what you need.
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Oh yeah. 54915.

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Old 02-01-2007, 10:42 PM   #153  
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At close to 90 miles from Milwaukee, you are too far to expect regular reception from there on a consistent basis. As for picking up TV from across Lake Michigan, there are really no TV transmitters near enough to you on the western side of Michigan to make that possible.
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Thanks for the help!
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Old 02-01-2007, 11:03 PM   #155  
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Give us your zip code, what kind of tuner you are using, and how many TV sets you want to connect, and we can help you!
my zip is 49241. one tv now possibly two others at a later date. the
tv (tuner) i am using now is a samsung plasma hps 5053. i did
receive the cm4228 today and did temporarily mount it and turn it
a couple different directions just for fun but i did not have time before work to tweak the direction for my problem station wlns 6.1 hd
(uhf 59) that is 43 miles away. i did finally pick up 6.1 but it was only
1-2 signal bars out of 10 so i will need to tweak the direction a little
on friday. i now get 23 nice and clear which is the same direction and
distance as 6.1 hd (uhf 59) and i also was getting vhf 8 pretty clear
from grand rapids i assume from the back side of the 4228 when i had it swung around to the northeast. and i thought this was an antenna for basically uhf. 8 is vhf further away than 6 in lansing yet
6 is fuzzy and 6.1 is weak but again i did not have time to tweak the
antenna direction yet.
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It gets better when you mount it on your roof...LOL
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Old 02-02-2007, 09:43 PM   #157  
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My thoughts? Stop eating granola and MOVE!
Ouch! What inspired that comment
you sound like my father in-law in Farmington.
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Old 02-02-2007, 10:19 PM   #158  
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We old Connecticut Yankees can get grouchy at times: We don't mean anything by it...We just remember Vermont before it was overrun by New Yorkers and aging, reformed hippies...LOL
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What antenna would you prescribe for zip code 28739?

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We old Connecticut Yankees can get grouchy at times: We don't mean anything by it...We just remember Vermont before it was overrun by New Yorkers and aging, reformed hippies...LOL
Ah yes, Flatlanders as we call 'em. While we call ourselves out in the hills here woodchucks.

Any recommedation on acheiving a good vertical tilt on a directional antenna?
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Old 02-03-2007, 11:48 AM   #161  
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Any recommedation on acheiving a good vertical tilt on a directional antenna?[/QUOTE]
Tilting a screen-type antenna is a lot harer than tilting a yagi, but it can be done. My suggestion to you would be to check with MidwestDX'r, as I know he has done it. Also, you can look the "Erecting an antenna" website, which also has some good info.
http://www.hdtvprimer.com/issues/erecting_antenna.html
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What antenna would you prescribe for zip code 28739?

thanks Dolphan
It appears that you have some hills to cope with where you are,and I suggest a deep-fringe all-channel antenna with a high-input preamplifier. Since I know that you have at least one VHF digital station to contend with, I suggest that you look at an all-channel antenna like a Channel Master Crossfire 3671, or a Winegard HD-8200 or a Wade-Delhi VU-936SR with the optional VU-8PZ powerzoom UHF attachment. You'll need a rotator, and the Channel Master 9521a is an easy choice, since it uses a remote control and has easy channel presets. As for a preamplifier, look at the Winegard HDP-269, which has high overload characteristics, which will help you avoid overload from WSPA, which is very strong in your area. Good Luck
http://www.channelmaster.com/
http://www.winegard.com/
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http://www.hdtvprimer.com/issues/erecting_antenna.html
http://www.pctinternational.com/chan...stallation.pdf
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Thanks Tigerbang. I am only interested in the digital channels which go from 25 to 59. Would the choice then move to CM 4228? I can get everything but channel 4(59) with an indoor Phillips Mant 510.
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how about vertical tilt for an antenna like the XG91?
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how about vertical tilt for an antenna like the XG91?
An XG-91 is a piece of cake to tilt, since it has a built-in tilt mechanism already installed in it...
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