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Old 08-20-2008, 12:06 AM   #1
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In most cases, not all, we try to keep our sloop pretty simple so less can break. We do have a television. I wanted to purchase one to put onboard when they were available that picked up both the old broadcast medium and the new digital so that it might be useful in more places other than just for DVDs. I do not want an amplified antenna if at all possible, and we have been leaning toward a Hinkley Halo type mounted at the mast top. What has worked for you? What recommendations are out there? Hopefully we will be occupied elsewhere and never need it, but checking the local news may come in handy sometime.

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In most cases, not all, we try to keep our sloop pretty simple so less can break. We do have a television. I wanted to purchase one to put onboard when they were available that picked up both the old broadcast medium and the new digital so that it might be useful in more places other than just for DVDs. I do not want an amplified antenna if at all possible, and we have been leaning toward a Hinkley Halo type mounted at the mast top. What has worked for you? What recommendations are out there? Hopefully we will be occupied elsewhere and never need it, but checking the local news may come in handy sometime.

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Hi, David,

We have too many other things to put on top the mast for a TV antenna to actually be one of them.

We have an HDTV tuner card in our computer that works great to get the free broadcast digital TV shows that are available now as well as other broadcast TV. We also have a DB2 HDTV antenna (here's a link) that works great inside even at ground level (in the basement, literally about 1 foot above the ground...). We plan on using it inside the boat figuring that it will be about 3 ft above the waterline which is definitely better than 1 foot above ground level You do have to point it "at" the broadcasting station/tower. This means you need to have some idea about where your signal is coming from.

Best of luck!

Brenda

PS you CAN amplify this antenna but don't have to do so. Also, can get a combiner but we didn't do so.
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