Can any1 help me with setting up a outdoor antenna?
Topic: Case sales and installation
June 16, 2019 / By Sharona Question:
I have a standard dvd surround sound system with build in am/fm radio that came from radioshack. I bought an indoor antenna hoping to get better signal because i live in a rural area outside of ocala fl. Well it didnt do anything so i was looking into getting an outdoor antenna.
The stations i want are in tampa, gainsville, and orlando but to be honest i know nothing about radio signals and antennas. I mean even if i got a Winegard HD6055 will it even work on my set up or do i need a AV receiver and/or hd radio? Which again i know nothing about.
Tampa is about 114 miles away orlando 100 miles away and gainsville 40 miles away in the other direction. Wont the signals interupt each other? Or wont the same channels interupt each other?
Also According to http://www.summitsource.com/winegard-hd6055-fm-antenna-hd6055-8-element-local-offair-fm-radio-rooftop-aerial-outdoor-digital-stereo-reception-signal-75-ohm-part-hd6055-with-coax-cable-p-6535.html . The 6055 has only a 40-50 mile range But if i jump in my car and drive 40 miles in each direction i can pick up the signals easy (i think i havent tested exactly).
I was thinking of going with antenna specialists but i heard they are cheaply made as well as expensive. So everything is leading towards winegard if any1 has better suggestions i am all ears. Thank you ahead of time and sry for the long question =P and my ignorance
I didnt actually mean setting one up, rather than setting 1 up i need more info about outdoor antennas if you read the rest of the post you will understand what i mean. And no chimney i live in a metal building apt. But thank for the quick respond it just wasnt quite what i was looking for
no other answers? =(
Best Answers: Can any1 help me with setting up a outdoor antenna?
Paise | 3 days ago
I can see several obstacles here. First, your building is obviously one of the main reasons that the indoor antenna didn't work well; the metal construction is blocking the signal from entering the building. The second obstacle is the distances involved. The good news is that both "should" be fixable.
I am assuming that you have access to the roof in your apartment? Getting an antenna outdoors is going to be critical for this installation. The good news is that if your building has any significant height, that solves a big issue right away since we generally like to get antenna's as high into the air as possible.
The Winegard antenna you specified is a decent model, however it is a "directional" antenna, which means it must be pointed into the direction of the station you want to listen to. This presents a problem in your case because the other station is in the other direction; still, it is sometimes possible to get satisfactory reception off the "backside" of a directional antenna, so pointing it at the further station might work in your case. Otherwise to use an antenna like that effectively you may need to use a TV rotator so that you can "turn" the antenna to the station you want to listen to. Another option is to "Stack" more than one antenna; each one points to the station of interest.
Here's a tip for you; any antenna designed for VHF TV use (ie analog channels 2-13) will also work for FM radio. This might be significant because of the upcoming DTV deadline; there might be a slew of antennas coming up for sale that nobody else wants. Just make sure it covers VHF or it will not work well. One of the "omnidirectional" type antennas with built in amplifier might also work for your application.
Here's another thought to consider; do you currently have cable? In some areas the cable provider also puts FM stations on the cable so that you can connect it to your FM receiver. Somtimes they shift the frequency a bit to fit the stations in that they have on there but this might be an easy option in your case.
BTW, you don't need any other receivers to do this (you had asked in your question). The one you have should be good enough if it has the connections on it for an external antenna.
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if u have a chimney this will be easy, get the mounts and drill the screws onto the chimney making sure that its sturdy, if you don't, you can mount it against the side of your house the same way and then get the radios cable and attach it to the antenna the amplifier/receiver should com with a converter that takes the antenna cable and sends it through a smaller one or coax
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I would try to find an antenna specialist/installer in or near your area - try the Yellow Pages or the internet or ask the stores which sell radios or televisions.
A specialist should know what the reception in your area is like and what kind of antenna is most suitable.
You can also ask your nearest neighbours what their reception is like and if they have any recommendations.
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L = length of tablecloth = 96
W = width of tablecloth = 72
X = length of tablecloth hanging over each side
In order to get the length and width of the tablecloth area covering the table we just need to subtract X from the width and the length.
So the area that covers the table is A = (L - X)*(W - X)
And this must equal 5040
Math might be a little easier if you did it in feet and then converted back to inches.
96 = 8 feet
72 = 6 feet
5040 sq in = 35 sq ft .... there are 12*12 = 144 sq inches in a sq foot
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