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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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Old 06-11-2019, 05:14 AM   #3  
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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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