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I live in Spokane, Washington, zip code 99208. The HD stations I wish to receive are 12 to 13 miles away, and they are truly Line of Sight - I can see the antenna lights blinking at night on top of the mountain, from the upstairs room where my HD tv is located. The max angle between towers is only 6 degrees.
I really want to locate the antenna indoors due to neighborhood covenants and severe weather concerns. I see lots of small satellite dishes around my home, but no conventional tv antennas, and don't want to stir up any neighbors. If I were to mount the antenna outdoors it would be highly visible from the street and subject to high winds.
I am thinking the GS-2200 would work fine for me, mounted indoors on a single wall directly facing the tv towers. OTH, if it doesn't work out for some reason, I would go ahead and mount it outside, in which case it would over-amplify.
Does the GS-2200 have an externally mounted amplifier that can be disconnected if necessary? Would I be better off getting the GS-1100 and then simply install an add-on amp if it proves to be inadequate indoors? That way I could discard the extra amp and mount the 1100 outside if needed.
I don't want to buy two antennas to experiment - what would be my most logical solution?
Good morning John,
All of the Spokane TV stations are broadcasting their digital TV signals on an RF Channel between channel 7 and 47. So the GS-1100 with a separate preamplifier would be a good choice. Depending on how many TV sets you wish to run use, either the HDP-269 preamplifier for up to 2 TVs or the AP-8700 preamplifier for 4 TVs.
You could also use the Free Vision antenna which is designed to receive channels 7-51. There are three models available the, FV-HD30, FV-HDCO, and FV-30BB which are all the same antenna. The FV-HDCO comes with a pipe and foot mount included. Also there is the model HD-1080 designed to receive TV channels 7-69. The GS-1100, FV-HD30, FV-30BB and HD-1080 can be mounted on a DS-2000, DS-2016, or DS-3000 mount.
Thanks for the help. I have ordered an FV-HDCO from Costco, and I am eager to see how it works. I figure I can use the mount as a table stand at the very least even if I don't use it permanently.
You folks have great customer service and this forum is a great help in deciding which product to buy.
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