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TV Antenna

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I am looking to adding a tv antenna to my wheelhouse. The question is do I get one of those ones that folds down into a tube like seen on many houses or can a guy use an amplified one inside of the house? Wondering what will work the best?

Thanks, LFL

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I am looking to adding a tv antenna to my wheelhouse. The question is do I get one of those ones that folds down into a tube like seen on many houses or can a guy use an amplified one inside of the house? Wondering what will work the best?

Thanks, LFL

I'm not sure what would work best but I thought I would remind you By the end of the season you will need a digitable converter box. Being on the lake I think you should get better reception ounce they switch over to digital.

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Thanks, I am also going to buy a new tv that will have the digital tuner built in, that way I will I will not have to many pieces to worry about. I know this has been discussed many times but I keep going back and forth between a AC/DC (like audiovox) tv or a regular 110v with an inverter. The reason I would opt not for the ac/dc tv is because I would like a tv/dvd combo and I am not sure I like the quality of options in the ac/dvd market.

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Get a digital antenna as well.

There is no such thing.

All you need for the digital conversion is a standard, off the shelf UHF/VHF antenna. You could get by with a UHF only antenna, but FOX9 and KARE11 are going to be re-mapped into the VHF range when this is finished. They are currently in the UHF band so a UHF antenna works to get all of the MSP locals, but that is going to change next February.

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I'm going to put the one on my wheel house that pulls down into the tube. I think they are only about fifty bucks. I thought about one that goes inside of a vehicle on the windshield and decided against it. I have an older 110v set with a built in DVD player, a didgital converter box and a generator. I can watch TV in the evening while I run the generator to charge batteries or just start the generator and watch it anytime that I want. I have a couple of small 30 amp hr batteries in my wheel house to keep the weight down and prefer not to use a 12v to 110v converter.

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LOL Sandmann!! Those should be on the same shelf as the "Fan-Belt Buckles" right? Maybe they'll be on the shelf above, being they're bigger? wink Phred52

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Originally Posted By: Sandmannd
Get a digital antenna as well.

There is no such thing.

All you need for the digital conversion is a standard, off the shelf UHF/VHF antenna. You could get by with a UHF only antenna, but FOX9 and KARE11 are going to be re-mapped into the VHF range when this is finished. They are currently in the UHF band so a UHF antenna works to get all of the MSP locals, but that is going to change next February.

How do you know if your antenna is UHF/VHF antenna or just a UHF antenna?

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Blackjack in our area I'v read in the WestCentTrib we wont be required to have the new equipment,A license was granted for our transmiting area to prolong the change.

I did get a box anyway.

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SPARCE, what kind of reception do you get with your box over by Diamond Lake?

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How do you know if your antenna is UHF/VHF antenna or just a UHF antenna?

The VHF antenna Will be a bit bigger then the UHF antenna.

Here is a normal UHF antenna followed by a Bigger UHF/VHF antenna combo!

UHF Antenna.

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Combo UHF/VHF Antenna.

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Its sittin here Havent used it I'm waiting till Feb.

I'll try it in the next few days & let ya know

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