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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:11 am 
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I purchased my over the air antenna from these guys in Mississauga: http://www.saveandreplay.com

I am very happy with their products and advice. I tried the antenna in the attic but was unsatisfied with the results and eventually put it on a J-pole which I fastened to the top of the house roof. This created a much better reception so I have to agree, the higher with the least obstructions the better. Before committing to the outside however I bolted the J-pole onto a thick piece of plywood at the same angle as the roof slope and rested the whole thing on the rooftop. After verifying the benefit of mounting it on the roof, and playing around with the direction to get the most channels, I then fastened the pole permanently onto the roof. It's been 2 years of rain, snow, ice and winds now with no issues with the J-pole, antenna, amplifier or cables. I would definitely not attach the antenna to plastic pipes.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:27 am 
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Darren H wrote:
I purchased my over the air antenna from these guys in Mississauga: http://www.saveandreplay.com
Which one did you get?

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:46 am 
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I believe it was the Antennas Direct DB8.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 12:17 pm 
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Also, dare I even mention cables ?

The cable run will need to be about 40 feet.

Right now, I have an RG-6 cable made by a company called Provo 5916A.

But Belden 1694A and Canare L-5CFB look good.

http://www.canare.com/ProductItemDispla ... tItemID=80

But can't find a Canadian retailer of that particular Belden or Canare cable.



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 4:45 am 
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You may have success combing through a local Sayals store if you have one up in Ottawa.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 6:37 am 
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AntennasDirect DB4e should be good for you. Key to good reception is the antenna height with least obstructions and good connections to the cable with least leakage. you can try these guys here https://www.hometechexperts.ca/. They usually ship cheaper than others.


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An old set of "Rabbit Ears" jerry rigged to my balcony hand rail gives me 5 HD channels in Winnipeg
although I live on the 16th floor.


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