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Well, I have had about enough of the continually rising cost of cable Tv so we are looking to drop cable and pull a few basic channels using an antenna. I know very little about antennas and research shows about a billion options. Is there anyone north of Alex that could give some info about what you might be using, the number of channels, and the quality of reception? Thanks.

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Google Antenna Web and Antenna Point to learn more about TV reception.

Like Dave said. There are a few Antenna sites where you put in your zip code or address. It will show you where all the towers are that you may be able to pick up and even suggest what size antenna you will need to pick up each one.

We have a camper up by Nisswa and I was only getting about 2.5 channels with the little antenna I had. Once I went on one of the sites and got a better antenna they suggested I now pick up about 8 of them and some are very clear. I know i could get more if I could go higher but I don't think the campground wants a tower on one of their lots! grin

A turner motor is a must if your going full time with one! wink

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I'm north of Bemidji and all we use is an antennae for our reception. I have both a VHF and a UHF along with a digital converter and a digitasl conversion box. The VHF is the style you generally see on poles. The UHF is a square antennae about 16"x16". When my TV guy installed this 15 yrs ago, he installed the VHF pointing towards Bemidji (nearest VHF station, and the UHF pointed towards Red Lake. At first we started with roughly 12 channels, now up to roughly 18 channels after the digital conversion.Channels you should recieve using this method include: 11.1(nbc),11.2,11.3(cbs),11.9(CW),12.1(cbs),13.1(abc),13.2(me tv),19.1(wgn),26.1(fox),26.2,26.3(movies network),then 6 PBS channels 9.1-9.6. Anyway, great reception and it's FREE. Taz

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Go to antenna web as suggested. I did the same thing about a year ago, and haven't looked back. I put a rooftop hd antenna up, dropped cable and went with hulu and Netflix. Can pretty much watch everything I used to between those two and get all the locals with the antenna. saves about $80 a month.

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Go to antenna web as suggested. I did the same thing about a year ago, and haven't looked back. I put a rooftop hd antenna up, dropped cable and went with hulu and Netflix. Can pretty much watch everything I used to between those two and get all the locals with the antenna. saves about $80 a month.

+1.....just got cheapest digital ones @ wallys

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I bought a RCA antenna at Mills Fleet last summer and it works great, they also sell the same one at Menards, I had to go with a 150" boom because of my distance from towers and it's pretty rock solid.

Roku with Netflix and Hulu take care of the rest of what I need.

Mike

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I bought a $70 antenna off of amazon two years ago and attached it to my DirecTV post on the roof. Flawless. I've never needed to adjust it since the day I put it up there. Tossing the DirecTV dish off of the roof onto the lawn also felt great.

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