TV Antenna

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Refit includes a TV and will be looking for an antenna soon. What are you guys having luck with? s Thanks.
 

Blitzen

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Height and diameter of the antenna are the biggest factors. Go with the largest diameter that you can. 15" is good for 45-50 miles and the 19" 75 miles from the transmit station.
 

Pitou

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I've been running a Glomex Omnidirectioal Antenna on my mast for the past 6 years and it works great. The newer replacement is called the Shark. Not that I watch a lot of TV onboard, but have grabbed weather reports from Cape Cod to North Haven and an occassional fall football game here and there.
 
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We use 2 Glomex's on the boat that I run. We got rid satellite when the antenna shit the bed and KVH said it wouldn't be supported for much longer because of our older antenna. We don't miss the $180/month fee.. The 2 glomex support our 7 onboard TV's.
 

Wharf Rat

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+3 on the Glomex. The newer ones come with a really nice automatic gain controller/amplifier, so no need for the external Glomex control and it does amazing picking up local channels in HD!
 

Brainey

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Thanks, looks like its Glomex. Wharf Rat - if you sell these PM me and I'll get it through you.
Bill
 
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