Re: Anybody ever seen one of these?


Apr 13, 2013

 


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#684 Apr 13, 2013

Supposed to be an antenna strictly for digital. Wonder if they're any good:



www.cleartv.com/



Rob





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#685 Apr 13, 2013

On 13-04-13 09:31 PM, Robert Williams wrote: > Supposed to be an antenna strictly for digital. Wonder if they're any good:

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> www.cleartv.com/



Since analog is shut down in both Canada and the States, all TV antennas

only pick up digital these days.....



Items seems to be a nicely packaged set of UHF rabbit ears. Does not

try to make any performance Claims, but does recommend 35mile range.



Wonder who much they want for shipping? that may affect the total cost.





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#686 Apr 13, 2013

They're usually glorified rabbit ears. .That 35 mile range is probably on flat land. .Antennas can still pick up analog...There are a handful of very low-powered stations transmitting in analog primarily religious programming (I get 3 of them).

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Bill

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>On 13-04-13 09:31 PM, Robert Williams wrote:

>> Supposed to be an antenna strictly for digital.. Wonder if they're any good:

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>> www.cleartv.com/

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>Since analog is shut down in both Canada and the States, all TV antennas

>only pick up digital these days.....

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>Items seems to be a nicely packaged set of UHF rabbit ears.. Does not

>try to make any performance Claims, but does recommend 35mile range.

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>Wonder who much they want for shipping? that may affect the total cost.

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#687 Apr 14, 2013

--- In TV_Antennas@yahoogroups.com, Robert Williams will7370@...> wrote: >

> Supposed to be an antenna strictly for digital. Wonder if they're any good:

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> www.cleartv.com/

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> Rob

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Seems to be a folded dipole formed from thin sheet rather than wire. Easily fabricated for about 25 cents, plus the cable. No doubt it will work well like any bowtie if aimed at a tower cluster that isn't too far away.



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#688 Apr 14, 2013

From the many designs I've seen of HD and UHF antennas, they look very similar. .I'd only get an "HD" antenna if I had to buy one anyway.

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Bill

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>> Supposed to be an antenna strictly for digital.. Wonder if they're any good:

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>> www.cleartv.com/

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>> Rob

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>Seems to be a folded dipole formed from thin sheet rather than wire. Easily fabricated for about 25 cents, plus the cable. No doubt it will work well like any bowtie if aimed at a tower cluster that isn't too far away.

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#689 Apr 14, 2013

Hello,

Most lightly, it is only a flexible wire.

Put into a pretty package.

Most hobbyist could probably just make one out of wire.

mike



--- In TV_Antennas@yahoogroups.com, Robert Williams will7370@...> wrote:

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> Supposed to be an antenna strictly for digital. Wonder if they're any good:

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> www.cleartv.com/

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> Rob

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#691 Apr 17, 2013

I'm sorry but I have to chime in here about the term "HD Antennas" This term is a marketing scam by the TV antenna manufactures to sell antennas to the public. They are trying to make people think that you have to buy a special antenna to pick up HD signals. This is not true. An antenna is an antenna is an antenna the only thing you have to worry about is the gain, the frequency and the band with of the antenna. An antenna is designed to receive RF energy at a specific frequency nothing more it doesn't care if the signal is SD, HD, AM,FM.SSB,CW or what ever. I'm sure many people out there have replaced there perfectly good antennas because of this marketing scam,



I'm sorry for the rant but it just makes me mad to see people taken advantage of this way.



Danny

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From the many designs I've seen of HD and UHF antennas, they look very similar. .I'd only get an "HD" antenna if I had to buy one anyway.

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Bill

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>--- In TV_Antennas@yahoogroups.com, Robert Williams will7370@...> wrote:

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>> Supposed to be an antenna strictly for digital.. Wonder if they're any good:

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>> www.cleartv.com/

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>> Rob

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>Seems to be a folded dipole formed from thin sheet rather than wire. Easily fabricated for about 25 cents, plus the cable. No doubt it will work well like any bowtie if aimed at a tower cluster that isn't too far away.

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#692 Apr 17, 2013

--- In TV_Antennas@yahoogroups.com, danny garvin grailknight_2@...> wrote: >

> I'm sorry but I have to chime in here about the term "HD Antennas" This term is a marketing scam by the TV antenna manufactures to sell antennas to the public. They are trying to make people think that you have to buy a special antenna to pick up HD signals. This is not true.. An antenna is an antenna is an antenna the only thing you have to worry about is the gain, the frequency and the band with of the antenna. An antenna is designed to receive RF energy at a specific frequency nothing more it doesn't care if the signal is SD, HD, AM,FM.SSB,CW or what ever. I'm sure many people out there have replaced there perfectly good antennas because of this marketing scam,

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> I'm sorry for the rant but it just makes me mad to see people taken advantage of this way.

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> Danny

> ..WB9RIM

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This is no rant, at all. All you write is so.

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There is one matter, though, that can stand a little discussion. There is no such thing as a "Digital" antenna. But, there are antennas that will do nicely receiving DTV signals, that would not do for analog. Some mostly non-directional antennas can be placed in a fixed position and receive DTV signals fine from several directions, keeping the signals above the "cliff". I know situations where this is done. That would not work for analog, as the antenna would need "pointing" for the best picture. The DTV picture will be perfect, so long as the signal remains stable.



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#693 Apr 17, 2013

On 4/17/2013 2:54 AM, danny garvin wrote: > I'm sorry but I have to chime in here about the term "HD Antennas" This term is a marketing scam by the TV antenna manufactures to sell antennas to the public. They are trying to make people think that you have to buy a special antenna to pick up HD signals. This is not true An antenna is an antenna is an antenna the only thing you have to worry about is the gain, the frequency and the band with of the antenna. An antenna is designed to receive RF energy at a specific frequency nothing more it doesn't care if the signal is SD, HD, AM,FM.SSB,CW or what ever. I'm sure many people out there have replaced there perfectly good antennas because of this marketing scam,

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> I'm sorry for the rant but it just makes me mad to see people taken advantage of this way.

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> Danny

> WB9RIM

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No rant IMO.

I haven't purchased any new antennas for digital. I'm using the antenna

that came with my house which is from the late 70's and I built a new

one out of old parts from old antennas that I came across.

I purchased a used tower and got a Channel Master 4251 in the deal along

with a beat up really large VHF antenna.

The problem is that manufacturers haven't changed there design to the

new channel spread. Of course I think there waiting to see what the new

spectrum will be after the frequency auction.



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#694 Apr 17, 2013

--- In TV_Antennas@yahoogroups.com, Dale Miller stpatrick2@...> wrote:

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> No rant IMO.

> I haven't purchased any new antennas for digital. I'm using the antenna

> that came with my house which is from the late 70's and I built a new

> one out of old parts from old antennas that I came across.

> I purchased a used tower and got a Channel Master 4251 in the deal along

> with a beat up really large VHF antenna.

> The problem is that manufacturers haven't changed there design to the

> new channel spread. Of course I think there waiting to see what the new

> spectrum will be after the frequency auction.

>

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Interesting matter you bring up.

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The so-called "repacking" might have some of us refitting for VHF. I cannot say I'm looking forward to that. Given the FCC's attitude toward over-the-air viewing, I couldn't say what will happen.



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