|Installation Method||separate mounting pole needed|
|Frequency range||170-230MHz, 470-862MHz|
|No. of Elements||7|
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.
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.
The best idea I have had. I bought the antenna, but the Cable was only 10 feet...too short to reach the window. I ordered this cable with an adapter...boosted the number of channels I receive. Little cost for big rewards.
I have set this up in my attic and it works great. It did take me about two hours to find the sweet spot. Once I found it, however, I was able to pick up 51 channels. I am about 30 miles away from the transmission source. I have it running to my structured wiring box and from there it is split to 3 different TVs. All 3 work perfectly. I do not have any amplification on the unit and the splitter isnt amplified either. I am very surprised by how well it has worked. YMMV.
antennas are dependant upon location and range to TV station antennas. I selected this antenna based on its stated range and ability to withstand outdoor exposure. so far it meets my demands the 'distant' stations I couldn't pickup with an indoor antenna have come well so I'll have less reasons to return to the satellite antenna system! the reviews of this antenna were spot on!
I installed this antenna outside on the 4 foot pole that was previously used by satellite dish. So this antenna is not up high, but the local stations all seem to be received well. I used an old satellite cable to go from antenna to inside the house where I used a non-powered four port splitter to run to my tv's. They all seem to work well using this set-up.
Works great! We got all of our channels to come in and we are pointing strait at a mountain!
I had a pretty good indoor HDTV antennae for about a year; pulled in 76 channels inside a 100 yr old house 3 layers of wood and then the signal
was blocked by another old house.
I couldnt get all my channels without placing it on three different nails around the TV, ha. Got tired of that and got this. Took less than 30 mins to install if on the side of the front porch, wind the coaxial cable around the porch and into the corner... the drilling of that hole took 15 mins, ha.
WOW - what a difference. Havent had to go move it and everything comes in 100% strength; got 16 more channels than before. Love that everything is included, except for your coaxial.