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ndrorder

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Posted: 03/26/20 09:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The necessary size of the antenna is directly related to the distance of the signal. Active amplification (separate 120V plug for power) always trumps passive amplification.


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I thought an OTR antenna was for truckers and cell phones.

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Ron3rd wrote:

Sorry I should have been more clear, I meant for the sticks and bricks.

I'm dumping cable TV and their constant price increases.


Most of what I said before applies to the Sticks and bricks with the following changes

Instead of the Winegard get a good decent outdoor antenna (Winegard makes one for sticks and bricks but if channel master is still about they made some great ones back in the day)>

Get a rotor. as well

IF you have an HOA rule against outside antennas. Try putting it in the attic (Provided you do not have a metal roof).

There are other ways you can put one up without the HOA knowing as well but that's the easiest.


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enter your zip code here to see what stations are near you and what direction they are from you Antenna signal prediction

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IF you have an HOA rule against outside antennas. Try putting it in the attic (Provided you do not have a metal roof)


You HOA cannot stop you from putting a TV antenna on your house, the FCC calls is Over-The-Air Reception Devices and by law you can put one on your house.



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Rabbit Ears - old style but worked better than anything Inside my sticks and bricks.

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austinjenna wrote:

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IF you have an HOA rule against outside antennas. Try putting it in the attic (Provided you do not have a metal roof)


You HOA cannot stop you from putting a TV antenna on your house, the FCC calls is Over-The-Air Reception Devices and by law you can put one on your house.


I know a lot of folks who would argue with you on that.
I'm not one of them however so I'll drop it here.

I do know some folks who put it in the attic.

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I know a lot of folks who would argue with you on that.
I'm not one of them however so I'll drop it here.

I do know some folks who put it in the attic.



They can argue if they want, but they would be wrong. Link

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austinjenna wrote:

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I know a lot of folks who would argue with you on that.
I'm not one of them however so I'll drop it here.

I do know some folks who put it in the attic.



They can argue if they want, but they would be wrong. Link


Yes they can. and they may well be.. but as I said. I'm not one of them. So we can drop this sub thread.. Looks like a useful link however if I ever move back to a sticks and bricks in an HUA area (no that's not a typo)

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Here is a link that will show you all the over the air stations and their direction from you. They also sell antennae's.


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