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Old 11-05-2015, 08:39 PM   #1
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Replacement TV antenna

We have a 2015 Salem 5er that get very poor TV reception on the omni directional antenna a booster. We would like to replace the antenna with a remote control directional antenna installed on the same mount. We've seen other who use a removal mount clamped to a slide or ladder. Any thoughts?



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Old 11-06-2015, 09:47 PM   #2
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Check out the Jack. Omni's are junk


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Old 11-07-2015, 04:36 PM   #3
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A UHF yagi works well when mounted to a mast that's attached to the ladder. You'll need a pre-amp that's put inline between the antenna and TV. Run the signal in thru the the satellite connection, not cable. This setup will out perform almost every other OTA setup.

If all of of this sounds intimidating, go with the Jack. It is directional and therefore rotates.

The Jack will require a hole in the ceiling. We let the dealer install ours for that reason. Costs between 300 and 400 installed.


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Because of the ceiling height & where the AC unit is located I will need to mount the Jack about 3 feet from the TV. Can the cable be run above the ceiling?
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Old 11-24-2015, 04:17 PM   #6
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The Jack is typically installed where the factory omni is mounted. So the wiring is already in place.


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Old 11-24-2015, 05:06 PM   #7
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I still have the factory batwing (Five years now) and have to say it has worked well. Obviously the most important things are distance to a tower, and knowing the direction to point the antenia.
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