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  •  Direct C2 Clearstream n/t (3+ / 0-)
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    War on Error, Stwriley, mjbleo

    "When people show you who they really are, believe them." - Maya Angelou

    by Pennsylvanian on Tue Oct 22, 2013 at 10:47:32 AM PDT

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    •  Thanks, will check it out. (5+ / 0-)
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      I found this site, you can enter your zip code, see which channels are available and see the CEA color-coded type of antenna needed.

      Very cool

      I need yellow.

      Is Direct C2 Clearstream Yellow coded?

      It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

      by War on Error on Tue Oct 22, 2013 at 11:09:38 AM PDT

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      •  Antenna Web is fantastic. (2+ / 0-)
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        I used it when I set my system up. Don't neglect the map feature on the website, either; it lets you aim your antenna in the most effective way to pick up stations, an important consideration even for digital broadcast.

        If you have basic DIY skills, you can also do what I did for an antenna and build your own, which is both cheap and remarkably effective. I used the basic design from this site that replicates the venerable DB4 antenna, using aluminum channel in place of the wood center-beam and 1/4" wire mesh (which you can find at virtually any hardware store) for the reflectors. It's been up on the roof, strapped to the chimney for six years now without a single problem or adjustment. I think it cost me about $20 to build, including the balun.

        Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory, tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat. Sun Tzu The Art of War

        by Stwriley on Tue Oct 22, 2013 at 11:41:11 AM PDT

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      •  While I don't know about the Clearstream (0+ / 0-)

        If I can make a suggestion, I have been really happy with the Winegard Freevision FV-30BB I bought a couple years ago. I have an issue with multipathing, having to use an indoor antenna, and a mixture of UHF and VHF reception. Without knowing your address, it's hard to give exact advice, but I use this one in a "yellow" zone and it works for me. It's impossible, probably, to go wrong with an exterior roof-mounted antenna if possible but if you want or need interior, this one might be worth a shot.

      •  I get my TV listings from titantv (1+ / 0-)
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        War on Error

        You put in your zip code on the website and it will give you TV listings for HD channels you should be able to get with an antenna in your area.

        "When people show you who they really are, believe them." - Maya Angelou

        by Pennsylvanian on Tue Oct 22, 2013 at 02:01:09 PM PDT

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