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Old 06-07-2019, 08:56 AM
leftyf leftyf is offline
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I bought the largest antenna at Walmart, (knowing it would be easy to take back if it didn't work). I hung it from the trusses in the attic and pointed towards Orlando. I got a few channels but wanted more so I bought the best booster Walmart had and I now get about 40 non-Spanish channels. Total cost was about $100. You need to do several "Channel Searches" and rotate the antenna slightly each time to get the best reception. Channel 2 is hard to get, but I did get it.
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Old 06-07-2019, 09:04 AM
biker1 biker1 is offline
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I have a DB4e mounted in my attic and I pull in over 50 channels from Orlando, including NBC. YMMV.

Originally Posted by Imagine701 View Post
I live in the Village of Charlotte and want to have a antenna installed, I called a company in Ocala and they told me that it's hard to get the signal from Orlando and you won't get NBC. Also they said I need an antenna that costs $750. Can anyone who has an antenna confirm this? Also a name of the company you used, and are you getting networks>


Hoping to cut the cord.
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Old 06-08-2019, 08:03 AM
petsetc petsetc is offline
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I tackled this problem and using the generous recommendation of someone in my Village of Dunedin, I purchased a Clearstream 4 with mount and a Winegard pre-amp.

Here's Amazon links to both:


I mounted in my attic above garage and aimed. Didn’t get much so I researched the antenna which led me to antennasdirect.com. The have a pointer app for iphone which I used and immediately got all the major stations except channel 2 - NBC which is still VHF.

I emailed antennadirect and they were quite responsive. The took my address, confirms distant and aim, and suggested adding a Clearstream C5 and a combiner which I have not done yet.



My suggestion is to start with antenna direct and see if they can offer a single antenna that will do both right up front.

Lastly, as mentioned previously, remember that you have to do a new channel search with each tweak.

Hope that helps.
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Old 07-06-2019, 11:46 AM
kja966 kja966 is offline
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For NBC channel “2” has a retransmission station in Ocala as does CBS 6. Try pointing the antenna toward Ocala and you will be surprised. There is also a FOX station in Ocala that comes in very strong. FOX 51. For ABC I was able to get channel 20 out of Gainesville with the antenna pointed north. Everybody tries for Orlando but this alternative works.
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antenna, company, $750, cord, costs

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