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Old 06-08-2019, 02:40 PM   #1  
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Hello .. I am setting up a new antenna for a friend and I want to know how to set up perfectly . I am getting a ClearStream 2MAX® UHF/VHF Indoor/Outdoor HDTV Antenna with 20” Mast (This is the only one I've dealt with so I just want to be sure before I recommend to friend) There will be four tvs connected. if you have a better alternative please let me know. Antenna will be mounted on chimney with rotator over 30 ft, I want to receive uhf and vhf , Also I need to know what amplifiers to use to get all of channels listed on tv fool, http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...903818931f4710 If the antenna clear stream is not recommended please advise which one would be best, Thanks all
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Old 06-10-2019, 06:31 AM   #2  
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I think that the Antennas Direct is too weak to receive VHF at 26 miles. In addition to WABC, there will be several stations on VHF high band that will be weaker than WABC. They are not listed on the tvfool report due to repacking changes that are missing from the database.

For better performance on VHF take a look at the ANT-751 or HD 7694P.

You may not need the rotator. All your networks are available from New York City with a single aiming.
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I have a CS2 max indoors and receive a VHF-HI station that is 35 miles away. Of course, every situation is different but I have been happy with this antenna.
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Old 06-11-2019, 09:25 AM   #4  
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I would recommend a Winegard Platinum Series HD7694P and a 4 way splitter to connect all the TV's.

With the pre-amp on the antenna you should have enough gain to offset the loss through the splitter at the range your at from the stations.

It is directional enough to keep the interference down from unwanted co-channel stations
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Old 06-12-2019, 04:13 PM   #5  
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With the four way splitter which brand would you use ? wineguard?

ANT-751 RCA Outdoor Yagi Satellite HD Antenna w/ 150 Mile Range (70+ Miles from Broadcast Epicenter) this antenna looks reasonable and light weight,34.5 x 33.1 x 24.2 in

/Winegard LNA-200 Boost XT HDTV Preamplifier, TV Antenna Amplifier Signal Booster, HD Digital VHF UHF Amplifier is this good?

Winegard Platinum Series HD7694P Long Range TV Antenna (Outdoor / Attic, 4K Ultra-HD Ready, ATSC 3.0 Ready, High-VHF / UHF) - 45 Mile Range HD Antenna 6.5 x 6.5 x 78 in ? thin and long

Im leaning towards ANT-751 should I get a amp for this?
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With the four way splitter which brand would you use ? wineguard?

ANT-751 RCA Outdoor Yagi Satellite HD Antenna w/ 150 Mile Range (70+ Miles from Broadcast Epicenter) this antenna looks reasonable and light weight,34.5 x 33.1 x 24.2 in

/Winegard LNA-200 Boost XT HDTV Preamplifier, TV Antenna Amplifier Signal Booster, HD Digital VHF UHF Amplifier is this good?

Winegard Platinum Series HD7694P Long Range TV Antenna (Outdoor / Attic, 4K Ultra-HD Ready, ATSC 3.0 Ready, High-VHF / UHF) - 45 Mile Range HD Antenna 6.5 x 6.5 x 78 in ? thin and long

Im leaning towards ANT-751 should I get a amp for this?
I use this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Thanks all for your time and experience Ive got a good setup thanks to all
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Old 07-11-2019, 12:30 PM   #8  
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Hello .. I am setting up a new antenna for a friend and I want to know how to set up perfectly . I am getting a ClearStream 2MAX® UHF/VHF Indoor/Outdoor HDTV Antenna with 20” Mast (This is the only one I've dealt with so I just want to be sure before I recommend to friend) There will be four tvs connected. if you have a better alternative please let me know. Antenna will be mounted on chimney with rotator over 30 ft, I want to receive uhf and vhf , Also I need to know what amplifiers to use to get all of channels listed on tv fool, http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...903818931f4710 If the antenna clear stream is not recommended please advise which one would be best, Thanks all
The CS2 Max looks like it would be a good fit for all but the low Vhf stations so it should work well enough for the line of sight stations
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Old 07-27-2019, 03:39 PM   #9  
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Ok I got around to mount the antenne and was impress to pick up 75 channels but I am losing channel 55 long island station, comet tv and channel 5 fox tv is breaking up not steady, Im using ANT-751 RCA Outdoor Yagi Satellite HD Antenna w/ 150 Mile Range Winegard LNA-200 Boost XT HDTV Preamplifier,
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Old 07-27-2019, 06:25 PM   #10  
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Ok I got around to mount the antenne and was impress to pick up 75 channels
Hello, trainer; that sounds like your doing pretty good.

This is an image of your report:



This is a report from rabbitears.info which should have a more accurate list of channels:



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but I am losing channel 55 long island station, comet tv
WLNY real channel 29, virtual channel 55.1 is in the opposite direction at 68 degrees.
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WNYW FOX is moving from channel 44 to channel 27 during Repack Phase 4, 6/22/2019 to 8/2/2019. They might be running at reduced power for the safety of antenna workers. The channel 27 antenna will be moved to the World Trade Center at a higher elevation but reduced final power. However, the goal of the repack change is to have at least the same coverage area. The higher elevation doesn't need as much power for the same coverage area and moving from 44 to 27 requires less power for the same coverage area. Time will tell.

https://www.rabbitears.info/market.p...&callsign=WNYW

https://www.rabbitears.info/repackch...=&lss=&status=

https://www.rabbitears.info/tvq.php?...ms&facid=22206

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Im using ANT-751 RCA Outdoor Yagi Satellite HD Antenna w/ 150 Mile Range Winegard LNA-200 Boost XT HDTV Preamplifier,
Channel Master CM3414 4-Port
what can be the problem?
You might have to upgrade to the Winegard HD7694P antenna.
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Winegard HD7694P is a better antenna and it costs less.
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Old 07-28-2019, 12:10 PM   #12  
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With amp disconnected I will get 37 channels on ant751 , Amp on I get 75 with amp I will get metv which is great but, with my clear stream 2 I will get metv comet and 55, loading only 65 channels but clearstream 2 will get moody and knock off those channels when weather is bad ,you would figure ant751 this would grab the others since it grabs metv perfect,fox comes in perfect .So far ant 751 holds steady with metv station fox still breaks up.
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