|Installation Method||Mounting pole|
|Frequency range||170-230MHz, 470-862MHz|
|No. of Elements||7|
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.
For people having trouble connecting the coax cable: I used a pair of wide tip tweezers to easily tighten the cable to the antenna. Or, if you have the tools to replace the connector on the end of your cable, you can use the little black tube that comes with antenna. You cut off your cable end, slide the tube on the cable with the hex shape facing the end, attach a new cable end and then use the tube as a socket wrench to twist the connector on.
Just installed the 1byone 45 mile antenna and pole in my garage rafter space. Coax runs 20 feet to a 1byone High Gain Low Noise Amplifier then into a 2 way splitter feeding 20 and 50 foot runs. After tweaking the direction for the best overall signal, I'm getting all the stations I wanted. I'm actually only 15 miles from the main antenna cluster but am behind a small ridge so my signal is weakened. antennaweb dot org is helpful, zoom in on your location, move the red "pin" to your exact install point and figure out which way to point. My main antenna cluster and my weakest desired station are about 45 degrees apart so I was able to point roughly halfway between them and get them all.
Overall, I'm happy with the signal I'm getting. This was a good price for the combo of antenna and pole (most comparable antennas were the same price but w/out the pole). I plan to suggest to a friend that he install one in his attic.
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.
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.
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).
I was a bit nervous with this product as I had spent the previous days trying to get a leaf indoor antenna to work with zero success. Yup the leaf would not pull in a single station despite me being less than twenty miles from a broadcast tower of 20+ stations. I spent 5 minutes installing the antenna on a mast left behind by dish network, thanks guys!!! then I went to tvfool.com and printed a signal analysis report. I pointed the antenna to the direction indicated on the pie graph. Then hit the search button on my Samsung 4k tv and viola, 60 channels. Some of the channels were church stations and I couldn't help but wonder if God was trying to tell me something. The picture is great, actually better than what I stream off of amazon (sorry guys). I could not be happier. All for 25 bucks, you gotta be kiddin me.
I found that this product did not improve my reception over the simpler flat plastic square design (with its amplifier). I moved recently a half mile to new apartment in a hilly area of north San Diego and it is difficult to cut the cord and get over-the-air reception here. My 6 stations before are down to 4 (excluding a few Spanish language stations). I bought this hoping to get back to 6 or possibly a few more. No luck. Lots of pointing low and high from my apartment balcony to the directions indicated by tvfool.com website. The UHF stations (channels 14 on up) were ok with this antenna's gain (7-10 dBi stated on box). The VHF stations (channels 7-13) were very very weak with no lock acquired with this antenna's gain (3-5 dBi stated on box).
Overall the simple flat square (I got mine at Costco a year or two ago) worked as well and is easy to stick on the wall with a thumb tack.
However, this produce was delivered quickly and seems fine if you need an outdoor install and have reasonable reception potential. Otherwise, you'll need more gain for VHF I think and maybe multiple antennas if you want to look in multiple directions.