Best Long range antenna

leifkenn

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SatelliteGuys Family
Sep 18, 2008
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Colorado
Hello All,
I am looking for advice for the best long range antenna for OTA broadcasts.
I am 65-90 miles away from 2 different cities Denver and Colorado Springs.
I currently have a Ebay special Lava hd2805 and it works okay but is flimsy and I have went through 3 motors.
I will be connecting to a HDhomerun as well as 4 other Tv in the house.
My elevation is 6200 ft and am in a bit of a valley.
Thank you

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vc2

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Sep 3, 2008
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Hello All,
I am looking for advice for the best long range antenna for OTA broadcasts.
I am 65-90 miles away from 2 different cities Denver and Colorado Springs.
I currently have a Ebay special Lava hd2805 and it works okay but is flimsy and I have went through 3 motors.
I will be connecting to a HDhomerun as well as 4 other Tv in the house.
My elevation is 6200 ft and am in a bit of a valley.
Thank you
I'm using a Winegard YA1713 for VHF channels 7 - 13 and a Winegard HD9032 for UHF. This combination provides the highest antenna gains that I could find. The size and cost are a significantly lower than equivalent combo antennas and the performance is better. There are no lower VHF channels in my area, so 2 - 6 capability was not required.
 

leifkenn

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SatelliteGuys Family
Sep 18, 2008
60
1
Colorado
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pamajestic

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Mar 25, 2009
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Gettysburg, PA
Use an AntennaCraft Y10-7-13 for VHF and an Antennas Direct 91XG for UHF. Combined them using an AntennaCraft 10G222 (dual input) pre-amp with a Channel Master CM9521A or Eagle Aspen ROTR100 rotor. Run a separate control wire if you use the Eagle Aspen. Use a high quality solid copper RG-6 (Belden 7915A) cable with high quality compression fittings. You will be a very happy person. Solid Signal usually has the best prices.
 

Bob2011

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Jan 5, 2011
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Hudson Valley NY
For Colorado Springs everything is on UHF except KTSC which is VHF-Hi. There is another PBS translator on UHF so you could go with just a UHF antenna like the 91XG in a fixed position. As far as Denver goes anything other than the PBS station would probably take extreme measures to have anything consistent.

I did notice that at about 50 feet most of the Colorado Springs stations become LOS so try to get your antenna as high as you can.
 

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