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Old 04-03-2019, 11:53 AM
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Default OTA Antenna Success in Dunedin?

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My very specific question;

I am in the Village of Dunedin and am curious if anyone in Dunedin is getting their local channels using an antenna?

If so, would you share what antenna you are using and how good is the reception.

And yes, I have read the many threads on OTA and cord cutting.

Thank you.
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Old 04-03-2019, 01:43 PM
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A village is 4-600 acres or so. From a broadcast signal strength perspective that is nothing. You can easily take input from anyone within a few miles radius and get exactly the same results.
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Old 04-03-2019, 03:58 PM
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A village is 4-600 acres or so. From a broadcast signal strength perspective that is nothing. You can easily take input from anyone within a few miles radius and get exactly the same results.
Not necessarily true, I am in Pinellas, I have a friend with the exact same OTA (dB4e) that I have, he is about 1 mile away, his works great, mine not so good. It turns out there is a hill in Leesburg that blocks my signal, and not his!!!

I relocated the antenna to point towards Ocala which works better.
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Old 04-03-2019, 06:56 PM
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A village is 4-600 acres or so. From a broadcast signal strength perspective that is nothing. You can easily take input from anyone within a few miles radius and get exactly the same results.



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Old 04-03-2019, 07:01 PM
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OTA antennas work in The Villages but at 60 plus miles away from the transmission towers, height is the key. Get an ultra long-range antenna, point it between 115 and 120 degrees and get up in the air as high as you can.
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Old 04-03-2019, 07:04 PM
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I live in Dunedin on Piney Woods Path.I get about 65 channels, but eliminated about 35. Good reception.
I get NBC, ABC, CBS. PBS +.
I used Home Audio & Video Sales to install my attic antenna. He charged $250.
U need a strong antenna, good for 65 miles. It's pointed 114* to Orlando & Sanford.
The antenna that was used is around $100 & the amplifier is about $35. U could do it yourself.
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Old 04-03-2019, 07:49 PM
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I live in Dunedin on Piney Woods Path.I get about 65 channels, but eliminated about 35. Good reception.
I get NBC, ABC, CBS. PBS +.
I used Home Audio & Video Sales to install my attic antenna. He charged $250.
U need a strong antenna, good for 65 miles. It's pointed 114* to Orlando & Sanford.
The antenna that was used is around $100 & the amplifier is about $35. U could do it yourself.
Is there a reason you didn't install it outside on a tall pole or mast? You would probably get more channels and a clearer picture.
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Old 04-04-2019, 06:25 AM
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I live in Dunedin on Piney Woods Path.I get about 65 channels, but eliminated about 35. Good reception.
I get NBC, ABC, CBS. PBS +.
I used Home Audio & Video Sales to install my attic antenna. He charged $250.
U need a strong antenna, good for 65 miles. It's pointed 114* to Orlando & Sanford.
The antenna that was used is around $100 & the amplifier is about $35. U could do it yourself.
I live in lake deaton have the same exact setup as you, have been having issues lately with ABC 9.1 going out.
(can’t watch jeopardy) Any suggestions?
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I live in lake deaton have the same exact setup as you, have been having issues lately with ABC 9.1 going out.
(can’t watch jeopardy) Any suggestions?
See my post.
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Old 04-04-2019, 10:40 AM
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In my case I get all the channels that are in that direction. To get more channels you would need 2 antennas or a multi directional antenna. My reception is very clear 99% of the time. If your reception was bad or channel limited, then put up a high outside antenna.
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