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Old 04-23-2014, 12:14 PM   #1
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Question OTA TV reception at High Falls State Park?

Need to know if there is decent OTA TV reception at High Falls State Park in Georgia? We are heading up there tomorrow for 4 days and don't want to have to drag my portable satellite system with me unless I have to.

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Old 04-23-2014, 12:23 PM   #2
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I was there last weekend couldn't get one channel

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Old 04-23-2014, 12:40 PM   #3
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We were there two weeks ago and only got one channel and it came and went.
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Old 04-23-2014, 01:35 PM   #4
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I hate you guys j/k Well it looks like I need to load up the satellite dish. This brings up another question are there south facing sites?
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Old 04-23-2014, 03:38 PM   #5
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They face all different directions. Pretty good tree cover around. Best shot may be the back loop on river side. Pretty open in middle. Good luck
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They face all different directions. Pretty good tree cover around. Best shot may be the back loop on river side. Pretty open in middle. Good luck
I found the camp ground map are you talking about the ones along the river, sites 1 through 5 and 7,9 and 11 or the one with all the pull through's? My 5ver is 36' so I need a decent sized site.
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Old 04-24-2014, 06:18 AM   #7
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Loop D, 65-85. We stayed at 39 with our TT. It's 36' and we could have put it on nearly any site we wanted. Loop C is nice 40,42,44,45 nice and flat so are 12,13,14. The host site beside playground if I remember correctly, had a dish set out.
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Old 04-24-2014, 06:52 AM   #8
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So I use AntennaWeb - Home for answering this question.

The stations are color coded. Yellow is easy for an RV roof antenna.
AIMING requires a compass; however if you zoom in you can move the "pipper" to your camp site and aim your antenna at something permanent (like a building or another campsite) that you can see in the photo view

Remember the antenna is aimed like an airplane where the "wings" are the foils on the sides and the cockpit is the white amp box (or leading fins on the Sesnar 4/Wingman mod. "Fly" to the towers.

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Ended up picking site 75 in loop D. I was using a Satellite Finder app and 75 "SEEMED" perfect. Couldn't get a signal, used a compass and realized the app was off by about a 100 degrees.

plshilo was in site 74 so I had to encroach on his site to place my dish. Got 97% signal so all is well.


Really nice campground BTW.

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Ended up picking site 75 in loop D. I was using a Satellite Finder app and 75 "SEEMED" perfect. Couldn't get a signal, used a compass and realized the app was off by about a 100 degrees.



plshilo was in site 74 so I had to encroach on his site to place my dish. Got 97% signal so all is well.





Really nice campground BTW.



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Nice...was that by chance two FRF members at the same SP and next to each other?!
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