Being an estimated 14 Miles from a cluster of towers South of Christmas, Florida, with 70+ channels, that are broadcast at 5,000 watts to 50,000 watts, some antennas located below our line of sight, others mounted at up to 261 feet in height, our reception for a few channels vary, through no fault of our Antenna or this signal amplifier. We are pleased to receive 59 channels solid, even in rain, and heavy fog conditions, in Central Florida.
Our yagi antenna is mounted on a satellite dish mast, on the roof overhang, so, it is 19 feet AGL. There are trees and Orlando Executive Airport traffic pattern between here, and the cluster of towers. We have 6 TVs hooked to the house distribution network fed by this antenna and amplifier.
There is 60 feet of RG-59 between the fixed antenna and the power supply for the amp, at the house distribution panel. We did NOT order the antenna with the rotator, just the antenna with the amp, plus 100 foot RG-59 cable, which we cut to length, and terminated with a new water proof connector. I recommend this antenna for the lower wind loading in our very windy peninsula.
Tiny for an antenna this only pulls 10 channels in my area from less than 30 miles, only 7 more than with no antenna. Pretty much useless without an amp. As to the motorized rotor you will never know where it's pointing without going outside to look but then you won't be able to use the remote to move it. If your TV has a signal strength function it may be usable. Both coax cables are hard wired into the rotor, no connectors.
In comparison my RV pulls 59 channels with its built in amp.
I bought this antenna back in November 2016 so that I could switch to over-the-air broadcasts and tell Comcast where they could go stick their cable bill. it pulled in approximately 37 channels, six channels that sometimes came in and sometimes didn't. So I thought let me try and amplifier and I bought one from 1byone. that amplifier didn't work. 1byone's customer service suggested that I try an amplified antenna and they sent me one out. The antenna did not pull in as many channels only 17 channels. but they were all crystal clear. So I decided to try the amplifier from the new antenna with my original antenna which is also a 1byone antenna. I am now receiving 44 channels crystal clear.
SUPER! FANTASTIC! I can not say enough about this antenna. I haven't had tv for about 3 years due to being a single mom and it just wasn't in the budget. Well I decided to try the one time pay for a good antenna and WOW> I get 60 Channels on the first scan! It was so simple to install I even done it alone. Get a pole attach the antenna, secure to the home and run the cable (included) through a window. Accact to tv and the remote box. scan and done! I have 60 channels for the kids to watch!! I will never go back to cable again I get half of the cable channels just with the antenna and I am 50 miles from the "city". GREAT PRODUCT WORTH EVERY PENNY
I got this antenna because my local channels were not coming properly. After installing it, I am amazed by the result. I live in Chicago(the windy city) where it is the extreme weather condition most of the time and even very expensive antennas sometimes don’t work. So far I’ve had no issues at all. These days it is snowing here but the product seems to be working just fine. This antenna came in a very compact and good looking package so a very good idea for a perfect gift for anyone. The material is very high quality and getting all the parts assembled was just a piece of cake! It comes with a VERY long, high class cable. I had to get a rod though later to put the antenna a little bit up high. Also, it has a remote control which is very convenient. This product does exactly what it says. This antenna receives the signal from the channels my other antenna has never received! This is a great choice for people who want to watch TV channels without any interruption and who don’t have time to go and try several products until they find the right one! Get this product once in for all if you don’t want to regret your pick. The price is very reasonable or even low compare to other brands of this quality antenna. I am very happy with my decision and would highly recommend it to everyone. I hope my review is helpful to others and they also experience the same good am experiencing.
We live about 23 miles from Mt. Wilson and the reception is HUGELY better than the small indoor wall-mounted antenna that we tried. It's honestly a no-brainer to pay the $10 or so more to get the reception we have now. We get over 50 channels (including multiple ABC, CBS, and NBC channels, plus FOX in perfect reception), and we have no buffering problems at all. Get this antenna today.
I live in a suburb of NYC about 15 miles from the Trade Center by line of sight. This antenna was mounted outside on a mast approx 25' off the ground. All the elements just snapped into place. It's connected to a 75 Ohms coaxial cable which is run to a lightening arrester. I then ran it to my Samsung digital TV.
After multiple auto-scans the TV couldn't receive any local channels including (2-13). I then connected an old Radio Shack TV antenna amplifier and repeated the auto-scan. After installing the amplifier in-line I was able to receive all my local channels and then some. The entire circuit was tested with a VOM (Volt Ohm Meter) and no flaws were found.
There are factors that may contribute to dbi loss that should be taken into consideration. I found that amplification was necessary, Anyone mounting a digital antenna should be familiar with how far away their broadcasting stations are, the broadcasting direction, whether there are any obstructions (especially metal) and height and location of where the antenna is to be installed.
The old analog signals dramatically differ in comparison with newer digital signals.
Great value! It brings in all the main network channels available to me and I sit at "the bottom of a large hill" in a rural area. BUT...there is one design flaw. I have attached a picture to aid in my explanation. There is a 'raised collar' where the female coax connection sits - the female connection sits at the bottom of this area. This 'raised collar' makes it impossible to completely tighten your male coax connection to its female partner. So, grab your hot razor knife or in my case I used my Dremel to cut the majority of this collar off. With the collar off you can easily tighten the male coax to the female end that sits at the bottom of the hole.
Installed on my roof and pointed towards the nearest tower, about 30 miles away. The signal is constantly freezing and losing audio even on perfectly clear days. It picks up the channels fine, the signal is just very poor. I live on the coast where it is very flat and there are no large buildings, so I dont know what the problem is...
This antenna has a mast clamp that actually fits my old dish j mast better than it would the one that comes with it. My dish mast is ~1-5/8" in diameter. The antenna itself is pretty compact (see pic), and there is nothing to assemble. You just pop it open, mount it and plug it in. I pointed it in the general direction of the towers and pulled in 52 channels from approximately 35 miles away. The HD picture is amazing. I'm super pleased with this antenna.