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Need TV antenna advice

by bedat11 / September 7, 2008 8:51 AM PDT

What kinda of antenna would I need to pick up the regular free channels (ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, etc.) if the physical location of those stations are over 50 miles away?

Is there a indoor antenna that can receive signals from that far? Or would I have to purchase a large outdoor antenna?

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I'd say it's going to be a large external. BUT...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 7, 2008 11:11 AM PDT
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Reading http://www.dtv.gov/ it's not a good investment as sometime in Feb 2009 you'll be able to get that antenna for free. Not that it will do anyone any good.
Bob

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Also, be sure to use antennaweb.org for specific info
by NM_Bill / September 7, 2008 11:40 PM PDT
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tied to your specific location.

Yeah, considering the distance, I'm guessing you will need a fairly large external antenna.

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Go to this link. John
by jcrobso / September 8, 2008 2:15 AM PDT
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Antennas
by grc24 / September 8, 2008 5:46 AM PDT
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I'm a little over 100 miles from my station and I just have a TERK amplified antenna in my living room. My signal strength is usually around 100% for most stations but at about 75% for CBS. I do get all the stations though and some PBS stations as well. 13 total. I live in the mid-west so is relatively flat and very little obstructions between my house and Iowa.

grc

P.S.
I think the TERK was about $40. at Best Buy.

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(NT) congrats on your good reception
by NM_Bill / September 8, 2008 6:02 AM PDT
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