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Old 06-16-2010, 03:16 PM   #21
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this sure makes the task of turning it and watching the picture go good to bad

in all my years i never thought any different until now
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Old 06-16-2010, 06:31 PM   #22
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And how does one know where the broadcast antennas are? This whole topic seems to be a waste of space. I have yet to see towers in any city. They are usually located outside in rural areas where land is cheaper. As far as I am concerned sometimes you get lucky and find good reception and many times not. Rotating via 360 marks on a protractor??
Nothing scientific about it. Raise the antenna up and point in some direction and when you get alot of stations fine tune it in which ever direction they come in.
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Old 06-16-2010, 06:45 PM   #23
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I think the idea of this thread is to get the antennae aimed close to known towns and cities, do a scan, and then after getting the channel you can fine tune the antennae to get the best picture.
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Old 06-16-2010, 06:56 PM   #24
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Smile That part is easy!

Just visit:
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Input your zip code (or address) and search!

A list of stations, compass heading and distance to broadcast tower as well as its most likely signal strength and channel.

The stations are ranked by ease of reception.

Easiest on the top; hardest on the bottom.

A map and a compass will get you the best reception possible in your area.

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Old 06-22-2010, 02:16 PM   #25
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THANKS LOU!!!! Most times where I'm at I already have a good idea of which direction what major towns are. That I'm good at. It was finding out what part to point is what was getting me.
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Old 06-22-2010, 02:32 PM   #26
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On a related note, I camped at Loft Mtn. on the Skyline Drive over the weekend, and got 73 channels !!! Geez, that is more than I get on cable at home.

I do 3 channel searches with the antennae pointed approximately every 120 degrees.......seems to work well.
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Old 06-22-2010, 03:00 PM   #27
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At Cumberland Gap NHP I get two. 10.1(NBC) & 10.2(Knoxville weather).
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Old 06-22-2010, 03:11 PM   #28
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The Internet widget

Works great. Still shopping for a circular protractor.

That mod is awesome.
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Old 08-31-2010, 01:35 AM   #29
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I'm considering adding the Wingman to the antenna on our Lexington, but if I do, it looks like the new extension will protrude over the edge of the roof by a good many inches when the antenna is down. To fix this, can the antenna be switched the opposite side of the mount so that the Wingman would then sit completely on the roof when lowered?
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Old 08-31-2010, 07:03 AM   #30
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I have the Wingman extension and still if you are more than 50 miles from a tower, forget the TV and load the DVD. I just spent the weekend at Gamble Roger that is 30 miles from Daytona Beach and because it is a low area you get NO TV. Last month I was outside St Augustin Fl and because of heavy trees got no tv. Makes me made because at home I get more that 40 channels setting in the drive way.
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