A SERIOUS HDTV ANTENNA FOR SERIOUS RANGE!
Choose the Model that's Best For You:
Option 1: Need something with extreme gain for the UHF band only (option 2 adds insane gain on the VHF band too).
Option 2: This option is the same as Option 1, but also adds Long Range VHF too with our Patented VHF Upgrade Kit! (typically needed for rural areas, or hilly / mountainous areas)!
This model has an outstanding maximum UHF line of sight range of 100 miles (this is considered the max line of sight range possible, due to the curvature of the earth preventing longer groundwave paths), and an up to 250 mile maximum "TROPO" range (this extended range refers to an exceptional, rare events that happens sometimes during late summer and early fall nights and early mornings, through atmospheric ducting / bouncing off the lower atmoshpere).
Option 2: Also adds long range VHF capabilties to the antenna too.
Note: This listing is for the antenna and mast clamp only. Some additional accessories (which we also carry) recommend for some installs under these scenarios, such as:
1. You have weak stations in more than one direction - Either a rotor / rotator or second antenna may be needed to cover all the weak stations in additional direciton(s).
2. If you have high install loss due to splittlers (or running the antenna to mulitple TVs) or coax lines well over 50ft, adding a Signal Amplifier is recommended to maintain signals, otherwise such equipment can wipe out a signal quickly. The signal amplifiers don't technically increase the antenna's range, but rather maintain it by cancelling out the effects of high install loss (note, on the other hand, if your install loss is low (no splitters in the line, only one TV connected to the antenna, and 50ft or less RG6 coax cable..), generally a signal amplifier is a waste of money).
3. You have weak VHF stations 35 plus miles away or with edged paths (instead of line of sight) per TVFool dot com, we highly recommend the VHF Upgrade Kit (see OPTION #2 above) for weak signal capabilties on both the UHF and VHF high bands.
4. We also sell roof mounts and mounting poles (if needed).
*IMPORTANT RECEPTION WARNINGS* - Not recommended for apartment or condo building installs. Also not recommend for inside homes that use brick, rock/stone, and/or concrete walls or with metal/aluminum siding, as these materials effectively shield out radio and tv signals. Poor reception expected if mounting inside of apartments or condo buildings or buildings/homes that use brick,concrete, metal, or aluminum walls or exterior siding as these materials shield out tv signals... Note: TV signals cannot penetrate through any metal, brick, or concrete barriers! If you mounting indoors or below roof height, be aware of walls or neighboring homes composed of brick, concrete, and/or metal / aluminum siding, if the antenna isn't mounted above them and they're in between the path toward the TV stations.
Northeast USA & Areas with Weak Stations in Different Directions - Higher gain antennas are consequently also more directional. This item's maximum strength is approx 35 degree wide, however can often pick up full power stations up to 35 miles away in all directions too, (assuming they aren't weak stations and/or blocked heavily by terrain), however If you reside in the Northeast part of the USA and/or in an area which has weaker stations (such as due to mountains or large hill ranges in the way (also known as 1edge or 2edge paths on the TVfool tv signal reference site) in different directions, a rotor or second antenna with a coax switch (a combiner sometimes also works well) may be needed to pick up stations in different directions.
In the northeast part of the USA, this area is especially common to have weak stations heavily scattered in different directions and blocked by mountains and/or heavy hill ranges, thus a rotator is almost always necessary for this part of the USA. We sell rotors in our store, but rotors are a bit pricey. If a rotor is undesirable, a second best option would to add one of our quality Outdoor Omni-Directional antennas.
HIGH INSTALL LOSS WARNING - Long coax cable runs (more than 50ft of RG6) or running your antenna to more than one TV (or adding splittlers) creates high install loss that can greatly weaken the signal and reduce channels found, unless a quality, low noise "Signal Booster" is added. View our store for name brand Signal Boosters for only $10 to $30.