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gpollock87
12-10-2011, 03:33 PM
i am now looking for a uhf antenna. the stations i want are right at 70 miles away. i was looking at Winegard HD-9032 UHF Prostar 1000 TV Antenna (HD9032) from Solid Signal (http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp?mc=03&p=HD-9032&d=Winegard-HD9032-UHF-Prostar-1000-TV-Antenna-(HD9032)&c=TV%20Antennas&sku=) would this do the trick or would you recommend something else?

dahenny
12-10-2011, 03:52 PM
Everyone knows my opinion.
The best UHF deep fringe antenna known to man :)
Antennas Direct 91XG UHF TV Antenna (91XG) from Solid Signal (http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp?mc=03&p=91XG&d=Antennas-Direct-91XG-UHF-TV-Antenna-(91XG)&c=TV Antennas&sku=853748001910)

dahenny
12-10-2011, 03:53 PM
BTW, I'm receiving 2 stations that never drop out, at over 100 miles away.

gpollock87
12-10-2011, 05:39 PM
BTW, I'm receiving 2 stations that never drop out, at over 100 miles away.

and its only 50 bucks! cool

No Static At All
12-10-2011, 06:48 PM
I agree, the 91-XG rocks!! I've installed 4 of them with no disappointments.

Teehar
12-10-2011, 08:38 PM
BTW, I'm receiving 2 stations that never drop out, at over 100 miles away.

I have read great reviews on the XG-91 and when I was in the market for a uhf antenna they were upwards of $100.I ended up getting a philips 4 bay for like $30 and an antennacraft preamp.Get most Charlotte locals and a couple of Greensboro stations.What channels you get dahenny?Also are you pretty high in elevation?

dahenny
12-10-2011, 09:37 PM
I can't get ANY TN stations, even though the towers are only 15 miles away (Stone mtn is right behind me, blocking). I'm at 3600 ft, but have a good view of the east towards Greensboro. The two stations I get best are 20 (wcwg) and 26 (pbs). I get a great signal on 17 (pbs) as well, when I point south. Channels that I get a good deal of the time, but are not consistent, are, 2 (cbs), 43 (religeous), and 45 (abc). Occasionally I get 48 and 8. All but channel 17 are in the Greensboro mkt. I have to add also, that I use a channel master signal amp/splitter behind the TV. I don't know what model it is, but it feeds two TV's. I'd love to get Charlotte, but Grandfather mtn. is between me and them.

Teehar
12-10-2011, 09:58 PM
I can't get ANY TN stations, even though the towers are only 15 miles away (Stone mtn is right behind me, blocking). I'm at 3600 ft, but have a good view of the east towards Greensboro. The two stations I get best are 20 (wcwg) and 26 (pbs). I get a great signal on 17 (pbs) as well, when I point south. Channels that I get a good deal of the time, but are not consistent, are, 2 (cbs), 43 (religeous), and 45 (abc). Occasionally I get 48 and 8. All but channel 17 are in the Greensboro mkt. I have to add also, that I use a channel master signal amp/splitter behind the TV. I don't know what model it is, but it feeds two TV's. I'd love to get Charlotte, but Grandfather mtn. is between me and them.


We sit at roughly 3900 feet and have good los to east and south but,the Grassy Ridge Bald blocks Tri Cities TN.Although I would like to try a VHF antenna for WCYB and WJHL.We get channel 2 Greensboro sometimes.20 wcwg is very solid as is 45,48 is spotty.Before the digital transition channel 8 was very reliable here.Very hit or miss now since they moved to 35 uhf.17 comes in with a coat hanger lol.May have to try that 91-xg to see if it improves the uhf signals.I forgot to mention that prior to the 4bay I had tried a channel master 8 bay and honestly the 4bay was every bit as good so I ended up selling the 8 bay.

Don't mean to jack your thread gpollock...Based on dahenny's advice and what I have read the 91 xg would probably be a good choice for you.You would probably also need a good preamp.

dahenny
12-10-2011, 10:09 PM
:D LOL...I may have been the one who bought your 8 bay. I've got one sitting in the garage that I picked up on Craigslist for a song. Some guy across the road from Land Harbour sold me the 8 bay and nearly new rotor.

BTW, I've been looking at this for Ch 5.http://www.encompassparts.com/products/?Y5-5

gpollock87
12-10-2011, 10:12 PM
We sit at roughly 3900 feet and have good los to east and south but,the Grassy Ridge Bald blocks Tri Cities TN.Although I would like to try a VHF antenna for WCYB and WJHL.We get channel 2 Greensboro sometimes.20 wcwg is very solid as is 45,48 is spotty.Before the digital transition channel 8 was very reliable here.Very hit or miss now since they moved to 35 uhf.17 comes in with a coat hanger lol.May have to try that 91-xg to see if it improves the uhf signals.I forgot to mention that prior to the 4bay I had tried a channel master 8 bay and honestly the 4bay was every bit as good so I ended up selling the 8 bay.

Don't mean to jack your thread gpollock...Based on dahenny's advice and what I have read the 91 xg would probably be a good choice for you.You would probably also need a good preamp.
its no problem ;) i already have a pre-amp. i am looking to pickup memphis,tn stations which are 70 miles southwest of me

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