TV Antenna Advice Wanted

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    Sam73,

    What is the distance in miles from your antenna to the 19 stations you receive using this particular TV antenna?
     
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    Something to note...No one antenna will be perfect for everybody, as you all understand there is no silver bullet. My 30+channels come from different directions, and with different distances as well. If you're in a rural area and all the signals come from one direction, you would need a different antenna than the one that I have. Location is everything. You NEED to figure out your particular situation, before pulling the trigger on any antenna.

    Please know that this is not meant to be a lecture or critique, but to help you out. I haven't had cable for over 2.5 years, and don't miss it.
     
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    I'm right there with you.
    As a guy that owned a cable company for 20+ years, I haven't had cable except for internet since the 80's.
    Raced all summer, work for a living, traveled a bunch, season hockey tickets in the winter, never needed cable.
    So I've always been up on my antenna for the news and star trek reruns!!!
    Like I said, I just installed a basic 8-10 footer in my new cabin this spring, and at 30' high, zero issues so far :)
    Now when I got remarried, my wife had all the fancy cable BS installed, and yes I watched stuff that I would never get on antenna.
    I feel it made me lazy, and could have done without it!!!

    I'm also lucky I'm within 100 miles of Chicago, so we have strong signals, unlike you guys way out in the boonies.

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    I am approximately 50 miles south of the Nashville, Tennessee television stations I want to watch.
     
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    Get a 3 way, run a cable from your house to the closest neighbor.
     
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    Nashville has 4 channels on VHF.2 4 5 and 8.Fox is on 17.Get a good VHF antenna.8 bay,and get a yagi. You can run 2 separate ants.
     

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