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larryp



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PostLink    Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 3:50 am    Post subject: Antenna Question Reply with quote


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Will a indoor antenna work well if I have Steel siding ?
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AnalogRocks
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PostLink    Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a crap shoot. I have steel walls at work and I can receive FM radio and make cell phone calls but TV reception sucked until I was out side.

Try it and see.

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PostLink    Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 4:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think I have ever had a job where I knew how good or bad the TV reception was at work.... just saying... your job sucks!! Wink
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PostLink    Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jask wrote:
I don't think I have ever had a job where I knew how good or bad the TV reception was at work.... just saying... your job sucks!! Wink


Gotta have some fun.

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PostLink    Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Antenna Question Reply with quote

larryp wrote:
Will a indoor antenna work well if I have Steel siding ?



If you want to take advantage of the most Channels available,just put up a fare good antenna on the roof and be done with it,you won't regret,i spent a few years with an indoor antenna and some days reception on certain channels were so weak that i had to move antenna around,it was a hard ache,but one day i saw this huge antenna hanging on the ceiling on Radio Shack when they were still opened, it was on resale for 25 bucks something that costed 80 bucks at the time , i grabbed the thing and installed it on my roof top about 30 feet high and when i tuned my TV i wouldn't believe how many channels more i've got,i use to get 15 or so and some time had issues on some channels due to bad whether, now with this big outdoor antenna installed i've got 64 channels right on the spot,of-course some were repeats but never the less i was very satisfied,interesting i would check for availability OTA channels in my area it would come up with only about the 15 ,i guess they don't want you to get channels outside of your location,so you only watch their locals near by, but one day i discovered Fools.com where you put the address and it shows how many channels you possible can get,and that was it,
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Spanky Ham



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PostLink    Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is always better to have an antenna outside and as high as possible.

I have a two bay antenna on my roof. It is a DIY antenna. Basically it is two bowties connected on a 2x4. I pull in channels from thirty miles away.
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