Just ordered Voom but................. (1 Viewer)

ondarocks

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I bought an OTA from solidsignal.com about 6 months ago, but never hooked it up. I went with the suggested antenna from the www.antennaweb.org site which was omnidirectional (Channel Master 3000 Suburban Outdoor Amplified Omnidirectional SMARTenna (CM3000A) I once connected it by just placing it my backyard and it seemed to get alot of channels, but I disconnected it and put it back in the box because it started to rain. My intentions were to put it up on my Chimney which is very high up and I made the attempt one time, but my slate roof was really slippery and I thought I may need NYFD to get me down.( I would of been the laughing stock) I would imagine that would be the ideal place for the Antenna to be. Ok to my question, can I ask the installer on my scheduled installation date to use my Antenna rather than their crappy one? Will he do it? I have everything needed and I'm sure he has better installation equipment than I have and will be much easier for him. I live in New York about 13 miles outside the city.


Channel Master 3000 Suburban Outdoor Amplified Omnidirectional SMARTenna (CM3000A)
 

FunkyBoss

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Mar 23, 2004
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I can't see why they wouldn't. But every installer is different. Give them a call before your scheduled install date and ask them. It may save Voom a second trip out there to install a different antenna if your existing one is indeed better.
 

vurbano

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over a certain height they need a special ladder and there is an additional charge. Its on the installers inc stuff they email you.
 

DarrellP

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I already had a big, hurkin Rat Shack antenna installed an when my installer saw it, he said "We'll use that instead". I also used my own 24" dish. It's your install, tell them what you want.
 

rollerfink

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I had a roof top antenna up on my roof that wasn't connected before Voom -- the installers hooked that up for me. They left the stealth antenna in the box for me. I have a pretty tall house and they didn't charge anything extra for needing a big ladder.
 

ondarocks

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Great to know, thanks for all the help. May 8th is too far away. I'm like a kid in a candy store..........
 

occammd

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You may need more than 1 antenna depending where your signals are. Make sure you keep the stealth if you use yours.
 

ondarocks

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Will do. Hey called my installer and they ask me when I'd like to schedule for the install. Meanwhile when I signed up for service they already gave me a date. Doesn't matter to me, my installer is coming a week earlier than Voom had me scheduled. T MINUS 4 days and counting. I just hope it's a smooth install. I'm kinda picky!!!!!!
 

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