|Installation Method||separate mounting pole needed|
|Frequency range||170-230MHz, 470-862MHz|
|No. of Elements||7|
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.
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.
This is a nicely designed simple but classic 2 element VHF beam and 6 element UHF beam that snaps together is seconds. It's light weight and seems well designed for an inexpensive antenna that could be installed outside. I tried out the antenna indoors and I was able to get all the stations that i receive with my outside antenna. that cost about 4X the price. I plan on placing the antenna in the attic which should add a little extra height for a stronger signal that could help in poor weather. The advertised range seems possible as long as the antenna is at least six to ten feet off the ground. It seems strong enough to be mounted outside on a pole. It looks like it could handle most weather conditions except heavy snow or high winds which can destroy most antennas no matter how well they are built. It's a nice choice for an inexpensive VHF/UHF antenna for receiving TV signals coming to you from stations up to 45 miles as advertised.
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.
If you live in Los Angeles county and you CAN see Mount Wilson (or use tvfool - its better, or antennaweb to find the towers). You need an external antenna.
I live roughly 30 miles by the way the crow flies from Mt.Wilson (WSFV). I live in an apartment complex, the direction to the transmitter antenna's is blocked by other apartments within my building. Over the last few years I used a passive Mohu Leaf to access channels, 2 (KCBS), 4 (KNBC), 5 (KTLA), 30 (ION) 28 (PBS) etc. However I could never get channel 9, 11 or 13. Channel 7 would cut in and out, but with the mohu leaf it was unwatchable!
Research identified WHY I had that problem. Seems like 7, 9, 11 and 13 channels are still on VHF Hi in LA and not UHF. The Mohu would not pick up those channels as it has a 10 mile VHF range and it barely made channel 7 come about but technically didnt have VHF Hi pickup capabilities. I even ran the Mohu to the outside patio and to the upper floor but it did not help!
After I received this unit, I assembled the unit, it was real easy, infact its all pre-assembled. However a quick look at the instructions let me know what I needed to do. The one thing that might help make install go better is an RG6 Male to Female converter. You cant screw in the coax cable otherwise, its connection point is recessed and you need one of these : DHT Electronics RF coaxial coax adapter SMA female to F male
I had a pre-existing satellite dish on the roof which I never used, but the cable was missing. Anywho, took off the old dish, found the right direction to the tv stations and clamped the antenna down. I got all 128 channels at the end of it. Prior to installing it on my roof, I put the ant inside the house and connected it to the TV, magically all the missing channels were available.
So the moral of the story: If you want ABC 7 (KABC), FOX 11 (KTTV), KCAL 9 or KCOP 13, you need an antenna that can do VHF Hi (some areas of the US, your channels may transmit VHF Lo, in that case this is not your antenna).
This antenna is freaking AMAZING!!! I live about sixty miles from the city and one of them is still on top of my Amp waiting for that one day I can put it up on the roof. But let me tell you, is not up there yet (only 4 feet away from my tv set ) and I'm getting about 20 good clear channels.
I'm very happy with this product. I would recommend this product to other people and friends.
I bought this to put in my attic as part of my cord-cutting effort. Despite good reviews I was leery because of the very low price which even included the mounting bracket...and I almost didn't buy it thinking it couldn't be very good at that price. Along with the antenna I bought 100' of coax cable and an amplifier because of the distance to my tv's. Installation was fairly straight forward with the only problem being getting the coax cable mounted firmly on the antenna because of the protruding housing. Fortunately, because of a hvac unit, there was an electric outlet near where I wanted to install it so I could plug in the amplifier. This antenna works great for me. If anything it is bringing in a better picture than my Dish system...and that includes splitting the signal to go to two tv's. All my local stations are in virtually a straight line from my house with the furthest being 25 miles away. If needed I think it would have been fairly easy to mount two antennas and use a splitter to bring two lines into the amplifier.