I have the most basic of sattelite service, which doesn't include local channels. Now that Football season is here, I wanted to catch some games, and see what else was available Over The Air (OTA).
I'm in Newnan, GA (30265), on the very North end of the county. Elevation is approximately 1041 feet ASL, but line of sight to transmitters is blocked by fairly thick trees. Most of the transmitters I'm looking for are off to the NW. I have this antenna mounted approximately 25' above ground level, on a pole. Cable is Quad Shielded RG6. 50' directly from the antenna to the TV, and not split.
Looking elsewhere, I think this antenna is rated at approximately 40 miles, but I'm getting excellent signal from transmitters 57 miles away (14.1, 14.2, 14.3) & even 65 miles West of me in Alabama (7.1, 7.2, 7.3). Keep in mind this is a non-amplified antenna.
First channel scan, I'm receiving signal from *67* channels. Keep in mind that there are a few that are way too far away to have usable signal, and many religious/non English speaking channels, so after getting rid of what I won't be using, I have 31 new channels. I get all major networks, plus multiple independents, several PBS & movie channels, and sub-channels.
On all except the most distant (PBS Alabama 65+ miles away), the picture is rock solid, with no pixelization.
Very happy with this purchase, and the price at WalMart.com is the best anywhere, especially with free Site To Store shipping. The only place locally that had this specific antenna in stock (a big box home improvement chain) had it for $79+! Walmart.com only $40!
Overall, if you're within 30-50 miles of transmitters, and not in mountainous terrain, I'd give this a shot before you spend a ton on something else.
TIP: When you connect the transformer to the antenna (so you can connect coax), tighten the 2 nuts carefully. You can twist the connectors right off of the wires.
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