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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 4 months, 2 weeks 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 4 months, 2 weeks 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
    Participant

    Ok Johan!

    You convinced me! 🙂

    Thank You my friend!

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