[mythtv-users] Switching from cable to OTA?

Kris B. krisbee at krisbee.com
Sat Sep 10 01:03:28 UTC 2011

On Friday, September 09, 2011 6:48 PM, "E. Westbrook"
<mythtv-users at westbrook.com> wrote:

I'm currently using this one, which seems the best (i.e. the
least sucky) out of what I've tried:
But long term, I'm making plans for this bad boy on the rooftop:
Related to your landlord concerns, I do expect the HOA here to
give me grief.  To be courteous, I do plan to mount it away from
the street on the roof toward the rear of the house, at the
least.  And I absolutely do plan to be ready with the FCC
documents if they come knocking. :)
If anyone can recommend a better ATSC antenna than that, though,
I would certainly be all ears and appreciation.
$0.02 and thanks,

If you are in an area where you don't have any VHF stations (I
don't, and I am between two markets), then the big behmouth isn't
necessary, just get a UHF antenna and focus on that.  Everyone
raves about the single and double bay bowtie antennas.  They are
not intrusive, and work extremely well, and they are
directional.  Directional is always helpful for most people (you
have to check tv.fool and see the layout for your home).

I ended up homebrewing a Double Bay Gray Hoverman antenna, which
is an open source design, and it pulls in both Charlotte, NC and
Greensboro, NC, with almost all of the staions above 90% signal
strength, no rotator needed in my case, and it is about 30 ft
high (just slightly above my house).  I lucked out due to
circumstances, position, tree cover, land layout, etc.  But I am
over the moon, and that antenna is what convinced me to cut cable
and go with a full myth system.

With antennas, height, no obstructions, and terrain are the most
important things.  You do the best with where you are, but always
strive for an outside antenna if you can.
Kris B.
[3]krisbee at krisbee.com


1. http://www.amazon.com/Terk-Amplified-High-Definition-Antenna-Reception/dp/B0007MXZB2
2. http://www.amazon.com/Channelmaster-CM-3020-Fringe-Advantage-Antenna/dp/B000BSGCSA
3. mailto:krisbee at krisbee.com
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