100 mi. range easy if clear line 04/10/2011
This review is from: Antennas Direct C4 Outdoor Ultra Long-Range Digital TV (DTV) Antenna
With a clear line of sight it picks up stations with respectable broadcast power at 100 miles. It is very easy to assembly. For the most part you just point it at the far signals you want and any direction will work for the local stations. It is small and still powerful, so you can put it just about anywhere.
Not really a con since I knew going in, but if you have more than one direction for over 30 mile signals, you probably do have to turn it even with clear line of sight, unless they are in exact opposition to each other, then probably up to 40 or 50 miles. That's expected though. Again not a con since it is obvious going in, but I can't pick up one close signal because of how much is obstructing the signal, but that is a known factor because of where I live.
Review topography and signal strength relative to where you are. You can check strength at your zip code at dtv.gov, but add about 15%-20% to whatever they say (topography can change that somewhat. They are figuring their signal radius off of a lesser antenna. They also have dot maps of losses and gains in reception since transition to dtv. That is a bit more helpful in terms of what you will actually receive, but still add some to it because this is a great antenna. If you check this out, you will probably be able to determine if you pick up the stations for which you would be buying this.
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