Thread: HDTV Antennas
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Old 01-24-07, 09:53 AM   #5
superklye
 
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Default Re: HDTV Antennas

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Originally Posted by evilghost
$9.00 set of rabbit ears from Radioshack with a UHF loop; any "special" HD antennas are a waste and a rip-off. OTA HD is either UHF or VHF, no reason for a special antenna unless you're going for an amplified antenna or a directional antenna. Get a pair of rabbit ears and a UHF loop for $9.00 and see how many stations you can get OTA.

I'm rural so I can only get ABC about 20 miles away. The other stations are about 60+ miles away with low-watt transmitters so I'd need an external mast antenna with a directional motor.

Check http://www.antennaweb.org for information on antenna type, tower locations, frequency, and azimuth. You only need to put in your zip-code so don't worry about the other information fields.
Effing AWESOME dude...I had no idea a regular old antenna would/could work. I'm right on the edge of downtown Milwaukee (about 10 blocks away) on the third floor of a 3-story apt. building so I should have absolutely no problems with getting signal.
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