Re Installing Outdoor TV Antenna


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Old 05-23-23, 07:02 PM
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Re Installing Outdoor TV Antenna

The attached picture shows my OTA Antenna when I installed it in May 2014 (used to get 14 channels in the summer and 18 in the winter). Due to a bad ice storm we hade last March it was damaged and took her down for repairs. I didnít notice the details of my instalation before disassembly and it looks like from the picture the antenna was installed with the left panel tilted forwards the front a bit. Do you notice the same from the picture?

The antenna sit flat now in my garage floor and ready to install. Its made to be installed flat but I may have done the mods to install the left panel tilted. My question: would an antenna like that get a better reception when one panel is tilted or it will make no difference?



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Old 05-24-23, 04:52 AM
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Since antennas are rotated to get the best reception, it seems tilting an antenna could do the same if the signal was traveling at an angle to horizontal. Not sure the tilt benefit in reception is worth the complexity of a mechanical tilt feature.
 
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Old 05-24-23, 05:47 AM
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The design of that UHF antenna may allow for fairly wide separation between transmitter sites. You can go here and get a map of transmitter locations relative to your location. It may help you decide how to configure the antenna and where to aim it.

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Old 05-24-23, 08:16 AM
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Now the antenna is flat in my garage floor its not a big deal to make it tilt and I will do it just in case I need it.

I do have the chart from tvfool which is very helpful

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Many years ago, before cable TV, I remember reading a funny item in Reader's Digest. A couple moved into a neighborhood, right next door to a TV repairman (remember those?). When the hubby installed their TV antenna on the roof, he carefully configured it to match his TV repairman neighbor's.

Over coffee with her neighbor a few weeks later, the newcomer wife talked about their horrible TV reception. The TV repairman's wife said, "Our reception has been bad ever since a storm about 6 months ago and I can't get my husband to fix or replace our antenna!"

Like "The cobbler's children have no shoes ..."
 
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That's a good one, thanks for sharing
 
 

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