|Installation Method||Mounting pole|
|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 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.
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.
I bought this antenna to use in my classroom for days when it is stormy or on in-service days when I would like to have network channels playing in the background. It did not make it to my classroom though. We set this thing up in our attic after reading some of the reviews of other people doing this. We never wanted an antenna to hang on the outside of our house. The attic solution was a nice alternative. The antenna picks up the signal very nicely. All our channels are clear and we do not have trouble picking up signal during bad weather. I am glad I bout this antenna. I like that if you mount it to the outside of your house the mounting pole does not go in the ground. The antenna is compact as well. I would recommend this product to anyone, and I will buy more in the future. I received this item at a reduced price in exchange for an honest review. I take pride in providing honest review because I use reviews when buying anything. I trust the reviews I read and hope others trust my reviews. Please rate this review as helpful if it provided any information that allowed you to make your decision in buy or not buying this product. Thank you for reading my review.
great product and easy to install.
Antenna improved reception. I even got a few channels I didn't know about before. Antenna is very light, so wind has almost no influence on it. The holes in the pole were not drilled horizontally. Because of this the pole was slightly tilted to the left.
I bought this for my sister who wanted to cut the strings from high cost cable. Unlike me, she lives in the country in West Texas. She said it works great, but for now she's only getting about four channels, but thinks she could get more if she tried. I loved mine. Living near Houston I got over 20 channels...although only about 11 of them were in English. I would highly recommend this product.
I recently bought this antenna for an old standard def TV that I keep in my metal building where I work. Years ago I bought an indoor antenna, but the all metal building kept me from getting a signal so I just gave up. I live probably 55-60 miles or so from the nearest tv station so I wasn't sure if this antenna was going to give me all the available channels, but I was pleasantly surprised. Right now I don't have it permanently mounted, its just leaning up against my shop and I still get ALL available channels in my area (however some do drop in and out since it is at ground level and up against my shop instead of being mounted higher and at a better angle). Between my work and the lousy weather lately, I haven't had time to mount it, but when I do I should get little to no drop out of the channels. Seeing as though I'm outside of the advertised range I think this has been a great purchase. Now I just have to find a good spot to mount it permanently. I did receive this product at a discount in exchange for my unbiased review, but my opinions are 100% my own. Great antenna!
Working great, receive 25 channels.
This antenna was easy to put together and install. Its mounted on the side of my house near the roof. The house is less than 60 miles from the nearest air station. The clarity is superb and I'm very satisfied with this antenna.