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395 of 418 people found the following review helpful
on February 24, 2013
What can I say, other than I am very pleased with the outcome. My review is as follows:

Super packaging. Clear directions and very nice labeling / numbering of the parts. I also liked the fact that Mohu is indicating from pictures, you can run your whole house through the single Sky antenna. The picture of the 'HOUSE' on the box was a nice touch.

My situation is:
I've been looking to cut the cord, Time Warner Cable, for quite some time and was quite sick of the horrible customer service, bad compressed HD signal's, and the ridiculous monthly payment for TV that we simply didn't watch all that much. Literally I started to take notice of my Wife and I, when the kids were down and in bed,TV watching habits. Unless it was a movie that we rented from Amazon Prime instant video or Netflix, we were channel surfing literally every night. During the day, no TV and weekends -- well TV watching was non-existent as well.

I've known about Mohu and their leaf antenna's for a while and have heard great things about them, but I was looking for something stronger, something to control a whole house through 1 antenna. --- After many emails with the Mohu team and waiting for this antenna to hit the market, this was hopefully my savior!

My setup:
GE Smart Panel in closet. 6 TV's in house + 1 projector in the movie room.
1) Play room - Rarely used
2) Living room - used often
3) Porch - 50/50 use
4) Spare bedroom's - Used when guests stay over
5) Master bedroom - used often
6) Office - Used daily
7) Movie room - Mainly used for movies / football (Summer time, use will be very low)

I originally hooked up the antenna in the closet, hooked directly into the panel for testing purposes. This closet is literally in the middle of my house so I figured I wouldn't get much of a signal, but I wasn't looking for that... I was simply making sure I could get that signal out to the rest of the house.
Well to my surprise, the signal was amazing! All TV's, I was able to grab around 31-32 channels with the Antenna in the closet.

Next step was to now get working on the install of the antenna, outside. Thankfully I already had a Dish Network Sat. that was outside, coax cable already run, and this Dish was not in use.
I simply removed the old dish and mount -- replaced with the new mount / antenna from Mohu.

Back into the house to test. Results were not the best. The picture was slightly laggy (Choppy) and signal was dropping from good to bad, back to good and then back to bad. After moving the antenna around a bit and re-testing, the interference dropped a bit and the signal was a little more stable, but it still wasn't as it should be.
**NOTE** -- It was very windy that day and I am surrounded by big trees and two large homes, neighbors. I'm positive in that, if my mounting would have been higher I would have NO issues. I guess my own personal issue is, my roof has some pretty intense peaks that I was not about to climb!

Into the attic:
Once into the attic, I re-ran cabling from the attic to the crawl space and then back up into the back side of my panel. Hooked the cable into the panel and MAGIC! My mounting in the picture is temporary, I plan on mounting to one of the beams.

I was able to net 42 digital channels, to all TV's in house!!

All in all, I cannot say enough about how easy it was to get this setup and working. As for size, the unit is small and could literally be installed into almost any space / situation. Amazing signal strength and the picture is simply superb. Pure HD. Loving it.

See pics and please feel free to contact me should you have any questions.
I have MANY more pictures, it appears that Amazon will only allow up to 5?
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82 of 88 people found the following review helpful
on April 25, 2013
We have now installed two of these antennas successfully at different locations, eliminating everything from our cable suppliers but the internet connection. They work great!!

Installation in Florida: Approximately 40 miles distant in each direction from two major antenna areas, one directly south, one directly north. Replaced FIOS from Verizon with AppleTV (hulu, MLB, free internet like youtube, etc.) and the mohu Sky antenna hooked to two HDTV's, one configured with a Tivo box. The antenna run was short and I was able to connect to two house cable jacks outside the home with a splitter. The splitter (Home Depot) must have one side that passes DC voltage from the antenna preamp power supply connected to one TV to the outside antenna. Since my run was short and there were only two devices, no distribution amp or signal boost was necessary. The internet service from Verizon is connected to another house cable jack and powers Verizon's wireless router. We get 44 digital channels, some from both directions. We had tried the Leaf and even the Sky indoors but reception improved dramatically when the Sky was placed outside about 12' off the ground. Saved $400 on basic cable per year.

Installation in Illinois: Approximately 40 mile distant from two major antenna areas, one directly east, one to the northwest. Replaced Xfinity from Comcast with AppleTV (hulu, MLB, free internet like youtube, etc.) and the mohu Sky antenna hooked to four HDTV's, one configured with a Tivo box. The antenna run was quite long in this case and 85' of RG6 was added to the 30' of antenna supplied cable. The antenna is located in the attic close to a 110V outlet. The antenna preamp power supply is hooked to the antenna in the attic and the TV end goes into Motorola Broadband amp. Then, 85' of RG6 runs to a distribution amp that has the four output connections for the TV jacks. Tried without the broadband amp to the distribution amp but signal boost was necessary. The internet service from Comcast is connected to another house cable jack and powers a wireless N router. We get 52 digital channels, some from both directions, most from Chicago. We had tried the Sky indoors and reception was similar when the Sky was placed in the attic about 19' off the ground. Saved $2400 on cable per year.

Total monthly charges for Tivo, MLB and hulu are $45/ month or $540/year compared to $2800. After ten years, it pays for a new car!! And while we do miss cable news, internet TV gives us so many more pleasant options to watch, when we want to watch them, than cable ever did.

Update,May 17, 2014 - Lowered from 5 Stars to 2

Three months after my initial purchase last year, the attic mounted MOHU Sky went dead. Well, things do fail and MOHU support was great, expediting a new unit under warranty. A week ago, the replacement failed and, no longer under warranty. Trying to understand the possible problem, I immediately sent an Email to MOHU support and have yet to hear back. Disappointing! I decided to see what alternatives were available after a year and purchased a DB4e Extended range antenna and installed it this evening. Works great! our MOHU DTV channels were at 51. The DB4e is 80. The DB4e doesn't have a built in preamp like the MOHU so it easier to install and possibly more reliable. The TV signal meter is in the 90's for every channel we are interested in. Dropped the MOHU to two stars for reliability, price (the DB4e is half the cost) and simplicity of installation. If the other MOHU dies, the DB4e is my clear replacement. The only downside is the the DB4e is 3 to 4 times the size of a MOHU. But a dead MOHU makes size irrelevant.

Update Dec 1, 2014- Raised rating to three stars

Finally got a nice Email from Mohu but was so pleased with the DB4 antenna that I ordered a second one from Amazon and attempted to replace the Mohu in Florida with the DB4 and a Channel Master preamp, the reason being that two PBS stations had low power and couldn't be received. In Florida, we are located about half way between Tampa and Ft Meyers, one at 4 degrees and the other at 120. While the DB4 had a stronger signal in any one direction, it pretty much eliminated all signal from the other. In addition, the low power stations still could not be received. The Mohu provided a much greater ability to be omnidirectional and was the best choice for this location. Additionally, it has been up for two years in Florida storms and has shown no degradation or failure. Perhaps the two Mohu's that failed in 2013 were part of a bad run or a difference in grounding. Based on your application, it may be your best choice and likely the one I would replace the Florida antenna with if it were to fail. Keeping my fingers crossed.
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109 of 120 people found the following review helpful
on April 3, 2013
I've been a cable user all of my life. As a new homeowner I was looking for ways to save money, but still maintain a level of comfort in my new home. I have kept up with the technology "boom" for the past few years so I would say I am pretty good with most of the fancy new devices. With that introduction out of the way, I will be reviewing key points on the Mohu SKY that I think are important for a thorough review. Here goes...

What everyone, myself included will notice first with this product is the cost. Think of this with a different perspective. First take the annual cost of cable and compare it to the present and only payment for the Mohu SKY. The break-even analysis shows that the initial payment only lasts a few months until your cable bill is free.

The device feels nice and solid. It is extremely surprising at how light it is. The size will fit comfortably between typical roof joist spacing in an attic or crawl space. The mounting components are high quality and can be adjusted for any mounting configuration.

After unboxing the Mohu SKY I wanted to test its capabilities. I took it into the basement, put it on top of the TV and scanned for channels. I was amazed to see 32 channels found! I then easily mounted the antenna in my attic and found 54 channels. Some channels are duplicates and others have weak signal, but the majority are perfect.

This multi-directional antenna provides excellent quality HD television from signals approximately 60 miles away. The antenna can be mounted easily in an attic or crawlspace. I would recommend to anyone looking for an HD antenna.

You pay for quality. The price is on the high side; however the product quality, customer support, antenna signal, and warranty are worth the payment.
The very minute disappointment in the Mohu Sky is the 30' coax cable included. As a consumer I would like the option to purchase a longer cable if necessary.

I decided to pursue the Mohu SKY over the Mohu leaf because of the range and mounting options. I give the SKY 5 stars, two thumbs up, and think this is a great addition to the Mohu family. I would urge anyone reading reviews to purchase this antenna.
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76 of 84 people found the following review helpful
on March 5, 2013
I finally "cut the cord" and no longer had cable. However, I didn't want to buy an indoor antenna for every tv in the house and I was looking for an easy to install outdoor/attic antenna. I had seen the quality of the indoor Mohu antennas and heard that they were developing an outdoor unit. Because of the quality and reputation of Mohu antennas, I decided to wait until the Sky came out.

It was well worth the wait! All the parts (minimal) were in the box along with easy instructions on how to assemble and mount the unit. It took less than an hour to get it hooked up and to find the best place in the attic to mount. The only thing I wish Mohu would have done differently would be to use hex vs philip screws. I didn't have any issues, but I know how easy it is to strip philip head screws. Make sure and use compression/molded fittings vs twist-ons when connecting coax cables.

Once this was done, I scanned the channels with my TVs to see how many channels I could pick up. I was amazed that I picked up 49 digital channels, all of them with a clean & clear picture. I was a little concerned with the fact that some of the major networks were in opposite directions and that one or two would have weak signals. Thankfully, that was not a concern and the omni-directional Sky picked them all up beautifully.

When I have friends over, they are amazed that I don't have dish or cable when they see the quality of the picture. I'm happy to let them know how easy it can be to cut the cable.Mohu MH-004061 Sky HDTV Antenna
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52 of 60 people found the following review helpful
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I can give only a limited assessment of the basic _performance_ of this antenna because the rainy season ended early, and any true assessment needs to include bad weather (not just "rain fade" but effects induced by winds). Instead this review will focus on other aspects of the product.

In considering this product, remember to factor in installation costs, both mounting the antenna and running the cable to your TV(s). After factoring in installation, a pricey, small, light-weight antenna may be cheaper than the alternatives. Or not. YMMV. Or it may allow installation in a location that provides superior reception.

For _me_, the advantages overwhelmed the problems noted below, and hence my rating.

My situation:
Most of broadcast antennas for the local TV stations are in two clusters 25-30 miles from me in the same direction, but some stations are in an antenna farm 120 degrees from that (based on All except one of the latter are in the "Yellow" zone (least demanding), and the exception is listed in the "Red" zone (4th tier) but behaves like all the other Yellows. However, my reception conditions are complicated by my neighborhood's many mature trees, oaks and similar, which are 50-60 feet, some taller.

My previous antenna is a very old (30 years) traditional rooftop antenna (LPDA) about 10 feet above my 15-foot high roof (single story home). With recent growth of nearby trees, I am now losing reception on some channels during rainy periods, but have been deferring the difficult task of relocating a large antenna because those rainy periods have recently been few and the Internet provided a more than adequate alternative. Because the new antenna required a separate installation (below), I left the previous antenna temporarily in place for comparisons.

Warning: Do NOT expect to be able to using an existing rooftop antenna mast to mount this. (1) The typical rooftop mast has a diameter of 1.5 inches, and this uses a 1-inch mounting pipe. (2) This antenna cannot be mounted in the middle of a mast -- it _must_ be mounted at the very top of the mast/mounting pipe because the groove for the mast stops after a few inches (see the picture).
Note: This mounting bracket is commonly used by satellite TV dishes and if you have an unused one installed, you _may_ be able to replace the dish with this antenna (also reusing its coax cable). Unfortunately, satellite antennas are often in a horrible location for terrestrial broadcasts.

Warning: The mounting bracket is ill-suited for what I would think would be the most common location: At the end of a peaked roof. If you look closely at the manufacturer's picture on the box of this mounted such a location, you will notice that that peak is different from the others in that it has a larger endcap for the mounting. Not a problem for me, it could be for others. In most cases, the change is trivial if you have basic skills and tools (cut a small piece of plywood to shape and paint it).
Note: This same mounting bracket and tube is also used by several other manufacturers of small antennas.

Deficiency: The cable provided is 30 feet of RG-59 coax. RG-59 is intended only for short runs, such as between components (DVD player and the TV). For longer runs, such as from antennas, RG-6 cable is called for because it has lower signal loss. RG-59 gets used because it is cheaper, but also because it is more flexible (smaller diameter, less shielding) but that flexibility can be a problem because too sharp bends degrade the signal (I have forgotten the parameters). In planning your installation, measure the _actual_ route of the cable -- you may well find that 30 feet is not that long.

Antenna orientation: No advice from manufacturer
Being an multi-directional antenna does _not_ mean that it provides equally strong reception in all directions: Every antenna has lobes. Experimenting with what is the best orientation has been been baffling, with me getting different results for stations broadcast from the same antenna cluster (but with a range of RF channels*: 7, 12, 19, 29, 30, 38, 44, 45). I used the strength meter in my TV tuner. To get signal strengths down to where I could see changes, I temporarily lowered the height of the antenna (introducing unavoidable confounding factors). For some stations, the variability as a I rotated the antenna was no different from the variability seen while the antenna was stationary. For seemingly similar stations, there was a 20-40% difference. Perplexingly, sometimes the stronger signal was with the long edge pointing at the broadcast antenna (as in a LPDA antenna) and sometimes it was with being perpendicular.

This suggests that the product integrates multiple basic types of antennas. This is not only unsurprising, but what I would expect from an antenna in this price range. However, I was surprised that seemingly minor/invisible differences made significant impact on best orientation. You may want to put the antenna in a location where you can experiment to see if some orientation is better before doing a permanent installation (which often tend to be in hard-to-access locations).
Remember: Antennas are usually installed during good weather but reception problems are most likely to manifest themselves during bad weather.

In good weather (the only type I have had since getting this antenna), its performance matches or exceeds my previous antenna. During my initial testing with the antenna in a window facing the primary broadcast antenna cluster, it provided roughly the same reception (by the tuner's strength meter) as my rooftop antenna.

Aside: This is advertised as being suitable for installation in an attic. Be aware that installation in an attic dramatically reduces an antenna's reception. The rule of thumb is that one rated to receive station up to 60 miles, such as this antenna advertises, should be reduced to 20 miles. Part of this is that various roofing materials, especially asphalt shingles, hold moisture long after the actual rain has passed and that residual moisture can absorb significant signal strength before it reaches the antenna. If outdoor installation is precluded, don't _assume_ that this will be offset by the (small) height advantage of attic installation over being in a room on the floor below -- experiment. Recognize that wall also have many YMMV factors (construction and types of insulation and vapor barrier). In this situation and depending on these many YMMV factors, you might find an in-room antenna such as Leaf Ultimate, or similar, is preferable over an attic installation. But high and outside is the default for good reason.

The parts come in bags labeled with letters that match up to the instructions, eliminating any confusion about what to use. The instructions themselves are generally well-done, although there is some potential for miscues. Since the small size of this antenna encourages installation by DIYers with no previous experience, I included my quibbles and disagreements as an Appendix to this review.

Additional tools for assembly (excludes mounting): small Philips screwdriver, adjustable wrench

Lightning threat and building codes:
The product literature describes this antenna as "lightning resistant" but gives no details. The typical building code requires a grounding block near where the coax cable enters the building, but the provided cable implicitly discourages this. While people tend to think of the tradition rooftop antenna as similar to a lightning rod, my understanding is that part of the threat from lightning is the currents induced in the cable itself from nearby strikes. I am simply aware of the issue, but lack the expertise to assess the risks.

Power injector box: Power for the amplifier inside the antenna is carried to it over the coax cable from this box that is located near the TV. This box is powered by USB (see the manufacturer's description) using standard, readily available parts : USB 2.0 A to Mini-B Cable and a USB Wall-plug Adapter (what the manufacturer calls the "power cube"). This makes replacement quick, easily and inexpensive should the need arise.

The curves of the antenna seem to encourage water to run toward the coax cable connector. The seating for the weather-proofing boot is different from what I normally see: The lip is positioned on an insignificant cylinder. That cylinder can serve two purposes: additional friction to hold the boot in place and a larger contact area to maintain the seal if the boot deteriorates with age. The former is not needed by this antenna because the mounting tube provides more than enough pressure to keep the boot from slipping. However, I don't know about enough about materials to know about the latter. If the antenna is easily accessible for routine (annual?) checks, no worry (my situation). If it's in a difficult location, I would think about how to better protect it.

Shipping Packaging:
Screws and some of the other small parts come in very thin bags. The bag for the mounting screws was inadequate to the task and several screws poked holes in it and escaped. Fortunately, this hardware was in a cardboard compartment that segregated it and thereby prevented damage to the finish on the antenna.

---- APPENDIX: Notes on disagreements and improvements for the instructions ----
Step 1: Installing the base mounting bracket on the roof, eaves, ...: The illustration can easily lead to the installation of the base bracket rotated 90 degrees from intended. Look at step 2 to determine proper orientation.
Step 2: The "mounting tube" (their term, more commonly called a "mast" for antenna installations) has a bend at about 30% of its length. This allows the antenna to be positioned close-and-taller or further out and not as high. The installer should be alert to this option.
Step 3: Attaching the coax cable to the antenna at this point might appear to be deferrable until later. However, attaching the antenna to the mounting tube (mast) in Step 5 is crucial to locking the weather-proofing boot in place (and I couldn't move the boot in position after the mounting had been tightened).
Step 4: Attaching the bracket to the antenna. This could and should be done before Step 3. The instruction to "loosely attach the nuts" is an understatement -- the nuts need to be very loose to leave enough room to insert the mounting tube. The antenna is symmetrical and there are plenty of visual clues that it doesn't matter which side the bracket is mounted on, but this could well be mentioned in the written instructions.
Step 5: Attach the antenna to the mounting tube (mast): Needs a reminder to check that the weather-proofing boot on the coax cable is properly seated -- it may well have come unseated during this process.
Step 6: Run the coax cable from the antenna to your TV. I would argue that this should be done before Step 3 (attaching the coax to the antenna). Typically attaching the cable to the antenna is the _last_ step of the installation because repairing damage done by a jerk on the cable can be difficult or impossible to repair (I haven't disassembled this antenna to see how repairable it is). If you are going to attach the cable to the antenna earlier, you need to provide significant strain-relief and/or tie-down, which you will also need as part of the permanent installation (not documented). But if you have that installed, it will hold that end of the cable in position, so why not be reasonably paranoid and defer connecting the cable until the very end?

---- Footnotes
* Before the Digital TV transition, the RF channel number was the TV station's channel number, but with the transition many stations moved to different RF channels but kept the old number as a virtual channel number (to avoid confusion). For example, the station 02-1 in my area is now broadcast on RF channel 44.

-- Douglas B. Moran
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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful
on July 3, 2013
After having Direct TV for years, I got tired paying those high prices, (besides, I found myself watching the channels you can get with an antenna, like MeTV, but not MeeTooTV because direct TV doesn't offer it) so I bought one of RCA biggest antennas and put it the attic,
(I live about 45miles SW of Chicago)I got only a few channels, so I bought a booster for it, I then got a few more, I was limited to about 6 channels give or take. I was contemplating on going back to Direct TV, but then I saw the MOHU Sky Antenna, I figured I would give one more try to the antenna concept. Since the MOHU Sky Antenna was small and very light I mounted it outside along the side of the house, just above the roof line. went inside and did the reprogram on the TV, to my amazement it picked up 51 HD Channels!
BTW I had a few questions, so I called their customer service, I didn't have to listen to any recordings, I talked with their staff and they were very helpful and informative!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on November 2, 2013
I had purchased the leaf ultimate and all in all it worked fairly well. I live in a rural area in the mountains and after using the site there were only 9 possible channels/stations I could get from my address. 2 of the stations were low powered and 2 were (being realistic) too far away to receive with an indoor antenna so I didn't expect to get those four.....which was fine because three of the other 5 had NFL which is the only reason I got this in the first place as I have a Roku to stream everything else but football. After a lot of trial and error for indoor placement the best possible spot got me two stations crystal clear and the other three (with football) were touch and go...sometimes they would come in clear, sometimes glitchy, and most of the time not at all. The inconsistency quickly became annoying while watching football so I bought the Sky hdtv hoping that at least it would fix the three stations. Well....for starters I just installed it indoors in the exact same spot on my wall in the living room where I had the leaf because 1. I knew this was the best possible spot for me indoors and 2.the sky can easily be used as an indoor antenna because of its small size and weight. I then rescanned for channels.

Not only did all 5 stations come in completely clear......but I now also receive the other four....and they are perfectly clear. So needless to say this was a vast (and surprising) improvement. Im now getting all 9 of the 9 stations I could possibly receive. I am very happy with this product and highly recommend it.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on May 12, 2014
After spending 4-5 hours total mounting, setting up, and trying to find stations, I finally gave up. We are located about 40 miles from the nearest stations. I thought it would be close enough, but no luck. I can pick up 2 stations out of a possible 24. I have better luck with my leaf. I hope it works for others, because it sure did nothing for me.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on March 26, 2015
Before I get into the review and personal findings, I want to say the Sky 60 is a very good antenna. It is well designed and made of good heavy material to stand up in the harsh weather conditions. Mine seems to pick up my local stations in 4 different directions with a good signal.

If I turn the Sky 60 to face a different direction, the signals have very little to no change. So I just aimed it at my most distant and weakest signal and left it alone. I don't think it makes any difference where it is aimed, but it seemed like the logical thing to do.

I opened it up to see what makes this antenna tick, and I was surprised and stunned at the same time.

There are 2 large flat surface, horseshoe shaped tin plates side by side (Left and right). They are connected to a small board in the middle with connections to the "F" connector on the bottom. The center wire of the connector connects to one of the big metal fins on one side, and the shield (or ground) side of the connector connects to the other big metal fin.

This is a very simple but smart design. It is a fact that the larger the surface of the antenna, the more signal it will pick up. And the curved shape of the metal fins offer a constant changing length to match a wide range of frequency that the antenna is designed to cover. The thin rod shaped elements of most other antennas make them very directional, and their smaller surface means they pick up less signal from the station. So the large fin shaped elements of the Sky 60 is a very smart design.

The vertical height of those fins also allow it a fair amount of vertical polarization to work better in all directions, even though the fins are arranged in a horizontal plain. So it has both vertical and horizontal polarities to work in multi directions. As I said, a very simple but smart design.

I have one and only one complaint. The outrageous price tag. $150 is way to much for what this antenna is made of. With the entire package that consists of the antenna, the mounting bracket and hardward, 30 feet of average RG-6 coax (which for most people is not enough), and last but not least, the tiny little amp injector device, the entire package might be worth $25. Probably less to a company that can buy the materials in bulk for much less costs. Each Sky 60 unit probably cost Mohu $5 to mass produce.

I copied the shape and size of the metal fins, and cut 2 more made of tin and a short harness with a connector on it. My version took me 20 minutes to make and it is equal in performance to the Sky 60. They are both virtually the same exact antenna except mine cost $6 and 20 minutes to make.

The amp that Mohu includes is a very basic and very tiny transistorized signal amplifier circuit inside the tiny little cone shaped injector device that goes in the coax line behind the TV. Mohu claims it has a 15dB gain factor, but in reality is more like half that much. I could not see any difference in the signals with and without the amp in the line. And I know the amp is working fine.

I decided to not use the Mohu amp device and instead use a much better signal amplifier that has a 28dB gain factor. It works much better than the included Mohu amp. I advise everyone who buys this antenna to do the same thing.

Just a small note of interest. I have seen pictures of the inside of older Mohu Sky 60 antennas showing the original design. The large fins were the same, but the amplifier was built into the antenna as clearly shown in the photos and video. Mohu used to include a phantom voltage injector that was connected near the TV and sent power through the RG-6 cable to feed the amp. This is a much better idea as it is always best to amplify the signal at the antenna then send the amplified signal down the coax to the TV. When the amp is locaated inside the home near the TV, it amplifies the signal after it has lost some gain in the long coax run. This produces less amplification of the actual signal. It is the reason why many manufacturers make, and why professional antenna installers use antenna signal boosters that mount on the mast right under the antenna. I may actually do this to my Sky 60 for better signal. Why Mohu changed this design, I will never understand. It was probably cheaper for them, but it lowered the signal gain.

It is not my intention to put down Mohu or the Sky 60 antenna, because as I said, it works great and is a very smart design. But I can not see any military technology in this antenna. The large metal fins are a smart design and has been known for many years by communication engineers like myself. And the amp is just a couple of electronic parts on a board that do nothing more than amplify signals. These have also been very common devices made for many years by dozens of manufacturers.

But there is nothing in or about this antenna that has advanced military technology. It is all basic parts you can buy at most electronic stores and hundreds of website. The Sky 60 antenna would be more reasonable if sold for $50 and Mohu would still make a big profit on it. But $150 is just asking way too much.

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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on March 16, 2013
I feel bad about being the only review here not giving the 'Mohu Sky' a 5-star rating. Yet the point of this forum is sharing all sides; both positive and negative. I still gave this antenna a 4-star rating.

I just purchased four (4) antennas. The Mohu Sky, the Mohu Ultimate Leaf and a Winguard (sold at Costco for $48 and a 'copy' of the Leaf). The Mohu Sky performed the best but with tax and shipping it came to a hefty $200.00.

I also purchased a 'Antenna's Direct' unit (Clearstream 4 at $249 bundle) which is much larger and heavier but not too large to be uncomfortable.

All performed well. The 'Antenna Direct' model exceeded the Mohu's in picking up a greater range. I was able to pull in San Francisco from Sacramento, CA which is 100 miles away. No Mohu or Winguard could do that. Yet the ClearStream 4 suggested a range of 65-75 miles.

But back to the MOHU SKY:


*Lightweight; far too easy to install


*30 foot coxial cable included was far too short from roof or attic to TV's.
*Amp cable to power unit via USB or power cube also too short. Limited and difficult access.
*Price is excessive when considering materials are worth a fraction of that $180-$200 purchase.
*Box shows a American Flag but never is there a place on box or unit that says Made In America.

This is a excellent antenna for RV or boat users. Yet it fails to deliver more than a few decent channels for home use. Your choices are very limited.

Again, my apology to all those that rate it as 5-Stars but the competition; especially the Costco Winguard is a great alternative at a fraction of the price. The Antenna's Direct CLEARSTREAM 4 unit beat them all in range but not appearance or size.
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