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SS-3000 Good Urban option channels 7 through 69,
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The SS-3000 by Winegard beats the Terk TV-5 in all categories. Before making an indoor antenna choice it is important to do the research, which should begin at Antenna Web on line. There you can determine the location of the local transmitting towers in relation to your home's location. It's important to note that many stations moved transmitting frequencies (channels) beginning with the digital switch. What may appear on your converter to be Channel 3 may actually be Channel 22 and there's a lot of differences in the wavelengths of the UHF band (14 - 69) compared with the lower VHF band (2 - 6). The Winegard SS-3000 does a supurb job of capturing channels 7 and above! Here in Memphis the SS-3000 has a bit of a problem with channel 5 just ten miles from my home. The lower VHF channels (2 - 6) require a physically larger antenna i.e: rabbit ears with full extension of both antenna rods. However, rabbit ears will not work well with channels 14 - 69. Winegard's SS-3000 is an excellent choice providing your local channels are now transmitting on channels 7 through 69. I am pleased with my SS-3000 purchased at Amazon.com!
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Initial post: Feb 27, 2011 1:10:48 PM PST
Paul in Maryland says:
Interesting. My SS-3000 does great on all real (electromagnetic) channels higher than 11...but not on 7 and 9, my only two local stations that continue to broadcast on VHF. In a bid to improve reception, I've ordered quad-shielded coax cables, including a full-size (G6) cable to replace the SS-3000's mini-coax. In fairness to the SS-3000, mine must "see" through multiple obstacles (walls, furniture), obstacles that surely attenuate the signal. If the improved cables don't let me get all channels, all the time, I'll buy a longer quad cable and move the antenna closer to a window.
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