[AMRadio] rural reception, TVI

John Lyles jtml at losalamos.com
Wed Jun 4 13:32:16 EDT 2008

Me too, Jim. No cable where I live, not even DSL available. Satellite or off the air antennas work. I have a quality Winegard VHF antenna with integral preamp, up about 20 feet, to get all the networks out off Sandia Crest, which is ~70 miles. I have a separate UHF 10 dB Stico yagi up on the tower at 28 feet, for the one U station I used to watch. However, when I finally convert to DTV, will need to re-evalutate my channels and antennas as some of the stations have moved up into UHF land for their digital signals. 

Television ain't worth that much, to pay for satellite or cable. We watch about an hour a week at most. Plenty of other things to waste our time on. 

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> Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2008 21:48:40 -0500
> From: "Jim Wilhite" <w5jo at brightok.net>
> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] AM on 160m
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> No cable where I have lived in the past 10 years.  I have been in 
> rural areas and there may be only two or three houses near me.  No 
> only that but we don't watch enough TV to put an antenna on the 
> tower.  My poles are used in conjunction with the tower to support 
> dipoles.  I like dipoles better than inverted Vees.
> Jim/W5JO

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