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NBC Signal Strength – Tampa – St. Petersburg – Fort Myers Florida

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  • #4349
    Historian
    Participant

      Hi Gang

      I’d like to get NBC News from my Zip Code in Florida. Hoping to get an opinion regarding the best type of equipment/antenna etc. in order to recieve a ‘decent’ signal from NBC afiliates: WFLA – WBBH – WTTA ?? Their transmitters originate apparently from Tampa, St. Petersburg or Fort Myers (all approx. 67 miles away)?

      Unless I’m missing something, unfortunately according to http://www.rabbitears.info these stations all have a POOR to FAIR signal strength rating? If this is accurate, (unless I’m missing something), it could mean no matter what type of antenna I install it might be meaningless (with regard to these particular stations)?

      And thoughts?

      Thank You!

      #4351
      Johan
      Keymaster

        Since some of those stations are over 60 miles away and in opposite directions you will need a multi-directional large outdoor antenna. It will need to be mounted outside on a pole or in an attic. I would recommend something like the Channel Master EXTREMEtenna Long Range Multi-Directional Outdoor TV Antenna or the Antennas Direct 8-Element Bowtie TV Antenna. It is worth trying. I would say if those stations were over 80 miles away it might not be worth it. If you want a cleaner looking antenna the Antop 400-BV Flat Panel Amplified Antenna works well. I personally have this one in my attic and it has performed well.

        #4352
        Historian
        Participant

          Hello Johan

          Nice to see you! Thank you for the reply. I suspected a ‘multi-directional’ antenna (outdoor fer sure). I was also informed by a sales Rep for antennasdirect.com who recommended the ‘ClearStream One Max’. I wasn’t convinced thus I have your valuable info. I like the Channel Master Extreme except I’d have to pick up a short mast and mounting hardware (sold separately). The bracket is already mounted from a previous antenna. If you have a link for HDWR I’d appreciate that (thank you) 🙂

          The Direct 8 Bowtie seems a better value (including HDWR) but only has a 70 mile range compared to Channel Master’s 80 Mile Range.

          Thanks Again! Mike 🙂

          • This reply was modified 3 years, 4 months ago by Historian.
          #4354
          Historian
          Participant

            Hey Johan 🙂

            Just to make sure (its still worth the expense & installation), here’s the Signal Map (for my Zip Code). And please note the locations and signal reports for ‘NBC’

            Signal-Map

            Thanks Again Johan! 🙂

            • This reply was modified 3 years, 4 months ago by Historian.
            #4357
            Johan
            Keymaster

              Looking at your signal map, I still think it is worth a shot. The Channel Master CM-3090 Telescoping Universal Antenna Mast would work well with the Channel Master Extreme. The antenna comes with the mounting brackets. Good luck!

              #4358
              Historian
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                Ok Johan!

                You convinced me! 🙂

                Thank You my friend!

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