What do you recommend?

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Jimmy J

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Wallingford, VT.
Hey folks, here's what I wanna do. I'm at 05773 zip. Antennaweb says there aint jack in the way of digital except for our local PBS HD. :no My main goal is to get networks in HD. :yes I'd like to shoot towards the Albany, NY area as it's one of my only clear line of sight directions. Per another forums database of stations in that area that are digital...Albany, NY - Over The Air (OTA)

6-1/39 WRGB-DT (CBS), Albany, NY 1080i

6-2/39 WRGB-DT All Digital Simulcast of WNYA (UPN), Pittsfield, MA 480i

6-3/39 WRGB-DT "Special Events"

10-1/26 WTEN-DT (ABC), Albany, NY 720p

10-2/26 WTEN-DT (24/7 Local Weather), Albany, NY 480i

13-1/12 WNYT-DT (NBC), Albany, NY 1080i

13-2/12 WNYT-DT (NBC), Albany, NY 480i

17-1/34 WMHT-DT (PBS), Albany, NY 480i

17-3/34 WMHT-DT (PBS|HD), Albany, NY 1080i

19-1/36 WCDC-DT (ABC), N. Adams, MA 480i up-convert of WTEN's Off-Air Signal

19-2/36 WCDC-DT (ABC News Now), N. Adams, MA 480i

45-1/43 WEWB-DT (WB), Albany, NY 1080i

55-1/50 WYPX-DT (PAX), Amsterdam, NY 480i

55-2/50 WYPX-DT (PaxWest), Amsterdam, NY 480i

55-3/50 WYPX-DT (Worship), Amsterdam, NY 480i

55-4/50 WYPX-DT (Faith), Amsterdam, NY 480i.

From my understanding most of the signals are coming off towers on Mt. Helderberg, which would be roughly 70 miles from my location.

Could I get by with just a large directional UHF/VHF antenna w/ preamp? If so, what would you recommend? :confused:

I thought about getting one of these from Rat Shack...to be used in conjunction w/ CM7777 preamp. Your thoughts?

http://www.radioshack.com/product.asp?catalog%5Fname=CTLG&product%5Fid=15-2156

Any help & advice would be greatly appreciated. TIA.
 
riffjim4069

riffjim4069

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You got a long haul and are going to need a top-notch antenna, pre-amp, and plenty of luck. Check out the following posts:

http://www.satelliteguys.us/showpost.php?p=153846&postcount=176
http://www.satelliteguys.us/showpost.php?p=592836&postcount=3

Plot your lattitude/longitude:

http://www.geocode.com/modules.php?Accept=Show+the+Results&cmd=td_a&kval=0000000021679182222209643&name=TestDrive_Eagle

Find digital broadcast stations: plug in your lat/lon (below are for your zipcode) and find digital broadcast stations at 2150.com:
43.456492
-072.989995

http://www.2150.com/broadcast/
 
J

Jimmy J

Thread Starter
SatelliteGuys Pro
Oct 12, 2004
372
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Wallingford, VT.
riffjim4069 said:
You got a long haul and are going to need a top-notch antenna, pre-amp, and plenty of luck. Check out the following posts:

http://www.satelliteguys.us/showpost.php?p=153846&postcount=176
http://www.satelliteguys.us/showpost.php?p=592836&postcount=3

Plot your lattitude/longitude:

http://www.geocode.com/modules.php?Accept=Show+the+Results&cmd=td_a&kval=0000000021679182222209643&name=TestDrive_Eagle

Find digital broadcast stations: plug in your lat/lon (below are for your zipcode) and find digital broadcast stations at 2150.com:
43.456492
-072.989995

http://www.2150.com/broadcast/

Hey thanks for the info. The stations I'm really interested in all are in the VHF range, it says they are 77.96 miles, at 235.7 heading. What are my chances? How about the above mentioned antenna pre amp combo? Or a CM3678 w/CM7777
 

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