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Old 01-25-2020, 07:59 AM   #1  
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I have a new 200 mile outdoor antenna 40' up
I have used tower maps and Google earth to point it at towers that are not blocked by mountains.....Maine has lots of them.
I can pick up three towers south south west of me the furthest one is 105 miles away that one is fox and it's the one I really want but it goes out frequently
Any advise or recommend antennas is appreciated.
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Old 01-25-2020, 12:40 PM   #2  
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First off there is no such thing as a 200 mile TV antenna, that is all marketing hype, the curve of the Earth gets in the way at around 100 miles, this is if the transmitters were on a 2000 foot mountain or tower, and your antenna was at 100 feet.

Also the TV station locator I use is off line as it's certificate has expired, I will try others to see what you are looking at.

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Here is what I get with the site RabbitEars.info.

https://www.rabbitears.info/searchma...study_id=48831

You don't have much to work with, at best 3 stations with the biggest amplified TV antenna system you can get, and it would be on a 60 to 100 foot tower, a good TV rotor would be nice also.

The distance is too great, and too much stuff in the way, I would stick to cable or satellite for the better selection of channels.
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