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TV ANTENNAS
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LAR    Posted 06-27-2003 at 19:02:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
MY VACATION HOME IN THE MOUNTAINS DOES NOT GET A GOOD TV RECEPTION. I AM THINKING OF ERECTING ONE OF THOSE TV ANTENNAS ONE SEES ON ROOF TOPS. ARE THEY ANY GOOD?. I DONT WANT THE MONTHLY EXPENSE OF SATELITE TV


Tom A    Posted 06-28-2003 at 05:46:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm in a fairly remote valley, no cable possible. Used to get 2 channels with an antenna on top of a telephone pole. Had an old guy (he turned 85 while he was doing the project) come out and he built us a 70 foot tower attached to the house, put a new antenna on top of it. We get dozens of channels now, most are "as clear as cable wants to be..." as the old guy described it. Charged me $800 for all and guarantees it for 20 years (of course, he told me himself he may not still be in business when it comes time to replace it. And no monthly bills.

Tom


BOB NY    Posted 06-28-2003 at 05:07:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
A LITTLE STORY ABOUT ANTENNAS four years ago we moved up on top of a mountaia before we moved in we spent a couple of weekends here while fixing up the place i had an old antenna so i put it on a long pole my wife was inside telling me which way to turn it she couldn't get any picture after an hour of choice words i cut the straps holding the pipe the antenna came crashing i said there now i'm finished my wife yells out thats good we can get 6 channels so untill we moved our dish we got good reception with the antenna on the ground


suska    Posted 06-28-2003 at 04:37:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
When we moved here we tried to install our satellite. The mountain was in the way. So we spent $200 on Radio Shack antenna, signal booster & rotator. Now we get 4 fuzzy channels that I listen to more than watch. Have found the library has some pretty good videos free to check out. Now I don't watch as much TV & get more done around the place. I'm also saving abt. $40.00 a month from not having satellite.


Salmoneye    Posted 06-28-2003 at 04:29:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Love my $50 Radio Shack Special...

Points one direction all the time...Never turn it...

Wanna watch hockey in French?



Jimbob    Posted 06-27-2003 at 20:23:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Some places in the mountains does not have TV signals in the air waves. This is because the very high frequency transmits line-of-site, thus the mountains block the signal. Does anyone else have roof mounted TV antennas in the your area?


Ron/PA    Posted 06-27-2003 at 19:50:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
They work fine if you have any chance of recieving a signal. Unfortunately the only way to find out is to buy one and try it. Don't always believe that you have to go higher to get better signals. Sometimes ground level is as good as rooftop.
Later
Ron


rhudson    Posted 06-27-2003 at 19:20:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
resisted the dish for decades. used the highest dollar multielement antenna at radio shack along with rotor and booster at antenna and just before tv. worked great. but we are high lightning area and after loosing about $100/year of equipment for three years straight i broke down and got the small dish. i have to admit that i miss the antenna sometimes(during rain storms and at end of the month)


Clod    Posted 06-27-2003 at 19:10:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
You must be speaking of a Yagi antenna ? It recieves FM radio and TV..Just a normal antenna around here,,Go to Radio Shack,Find the kind you like the price then go shp at other places for best price.Open areas ,The range is 40-50 miles..FM/TV does not bounce around higher mountains well,Make yours high.They work fine. Maybe 30 bucks average plus wire and a few things you need with it.BALUM for example.


Sorry Clod,    Posted 06-27-2003 at 19:56:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just saw your post re: going higher, we have from time to time found that we didn't need to go high.
Now ya got me recalling the bad old days of
UHF, VHF, up until 1961 we only got one channel. Hey we never argued about what to watch.
Later
Ron


Clod    Posted 06-27-2003 at 20:01:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well.. I always heard you are into the frequency that is much like microwave.Line of sight to transmitter tower.But ,,I dont watch TV..I post on message boards. Nite pal.


Clod    Posted 06-27-2003 at 19:33:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mr LAR..I think you will get a good deal of info on this antenna question.But how are you set for snakes? You could get to your camp and find a rather large snake has called squatters rights on the joint.So in that vien.I thought I could assist you on the snake problem.This is from the Peace Corps manuel with good instructions on snake attacks .Evidently this was the hippie days of the corps..>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>1. If an anaconda attacks you, do not run. The snake is faster than you are.
2. Lie flat on the ground. Put your arms tight against your sides, your legs tight against one another.
3. Tuck your chin in.
4. The snake will come and begin to nudge and climb over your body.
5. Do not panic.
6. After the snake has examined you, it will begin to swallow you from the feet and -- always from the end. Permit the snake to swallow your feet and ankles. Do not panic.
7. The snake will now begin to suck your legs into its body. You must lie perfectly still. This will take a long time.
8. When the snake has reached your knees slowly and with as little movement as possible, reach down, take your knife and very gently slide it into the side of the snake's mouth between the edge of its mouth and your leg, then suddenly rip upwards, severing the snake's head.
9. Be sure you have your knife.
10. Be sure your knife is sharp.



Foz    Posted 06-27-2003 at 19:48:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
LOL I believe you just won the christmas turkey award for that one!


Ron,Ar    Posted 06-27-2003 at 19:39:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
I gotta ask, where did you come up with that? and don't say you invented snakes either, they go back to the days of Eve in Eden.


Clod    Posted 06-27-2003 at 19:43:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Please..Do NOT tell my friend Ludwig that I did not invent snakes..I am attemting to impress upon him that country hicks are smarter than the average mule.


Lenore    Posted 06-27-2003 at 19:52:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Please Ron do not ask questions about Clod's mind.
Or where these thoughts come from. :-)
That is a question with no answer.
Fascinating but unanswerable.


Clod    Posted 06-27-2003 at 20:09:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Lenore..Did you notice the post numbers.Hey ..Time to run ,,Cu monyana!


lenore    Posted 06-27-2003 at 20:28:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes I just noticed.
Nighty night, sweet dreams.


Clod    Posted 06-27-2003 at 20:30:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Nity nite pal,,I was asleep at the wheel,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,>O


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