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Old 07-28-2014, 12:37 PM   #71
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I have the Clearstream 4 on my home and get HD quality on all local channels so I can attest to the excellent quality. How do you have the antenna mounted. My trailer is a Casita SD 17. I tried that Phillips thing with zero luck. Luckily I have free returns with Amazon.
I think it's important to have a "V" in the Clearstream model number. My understanding is that the "V" designates the model incorporates additional antenna arms specifically designed for enhanced VHS reception. At least that's my understanding....
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Old 07-28-2014, 01:38 PM   #72
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Home Depot has a 10' galvanized fence pole that is tapered on one end so you can cut it in half for transport. I hammered into the ground a steel rod and then placed the fence pole over the rod. Works great a friend is picking up quality reception over 65 miles away my distance is 50 miles.
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Old 07-28-2014, 02:51 PM   #73
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Are these plugged into the outlet where you would normally plug in for power?


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Old 07-28-2014, 05:07 PM   #74
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Non amplified no power needed for the antenna.
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:58 AM   #75
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Back of antenna has 2 connections
UHF/VHF Out
UHF In
Do I plug the TV cable into the UHF/VHF OUT connection?
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Old 07-29-2014, 11:23 AM   #76
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Kevin K, I'm sure there are others out there much more knowledgeable than I am about all of this, but I believe all of the free airwave TV and radio broadcasts are VHF. So that's what you'd want to connect to (VHF Out). Also, I believe that when antennas are "amplified" by 120V AC power, that just means they can transmit the signal they have already received out over a longer coax cable distance - like when the antenna is on one end of a house and the TV is on the other end. For a little 13' to 20' camper, there should be no reason to plug in the amplifier unit even if one is built into the antenna. We mounted an amplify-able ClearStream 2V in the attic of our home and are pulling in 24 airwave stations from a major city about 40-50 miles away (pretty much every thing being transmitted from there). But since it's only about a 20-25 foot coax cable run from the antenna to each of the two TVs, we didn't power the amplifier, and we do just fine. I hope that makes sense....
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Old 07-29-2014, 12:01 PM   #77
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TV signals are now all digital and can be either VHF and UHF, depends on the station. You need an antenna that will receive both if you want to receive the most stations. Radio broadcast signals use either the AM band 535-1605 kHz or the FM band 88-108 MHz.

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Old 07-29-2014, 12:02 PM   #78
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I hooked my TV up to the UHF/VHF Out connector.
I get 51 Channels now .(Mpls,MN)
My old antenna got 45 channels.
This antenna will be for my home, not for my 17' Casita . ( I don't have cable TV)
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Old 07-29-2014, 12:30 PM   #79
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TV signals are now all digital and can be either VHF and UHF, depends on the station. You need an antenna that will receive both if you want to receive the most stations. Radio broadcast signals use either the AM band 535-1605 kHz or the FM band 88-108 MHz.

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David, Thanks for your clarification. I was under the impression that my TV channel searches had turned up only VHF broadcasts - not any UHF. But after your post, I went back and did a quick check and found out that at least one was indeed UHF (ABC affiliate out of Montgomery, AL). I didn't know any stations in my area were broadcasting in UHF, but some are, probably more than just the one, and now I know. Thanks....
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Old 07-30-2014, 01:13 PM   #80
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Old antenna on channel 5.2 signal strength 45
New antenna on channel 5.2 signal strength 90
This is the best antenna I have ever owned.
Antennas Direct C2-V-CJM Clear Stream 2-V Long Range UHF/VHF Indoor/Outdoor DTV Antenna



http://www.amazon.com/Antennas-Direc.../dp/B007RH5GZI
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Old 08-03-2014, 12:01 AM   #81
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Hmmm, on Amazon it has 7 "5" star reviews, and 9 "1" star reviews. I trust your experience but would not buy anything with more 1 star reviews than 5 star.

Well said!

I usually don't buy it if the number of 1 star is much over 10% of the 5 star.

I read all the 1 star reviews typically.
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Old 08-03-2014, 06:57 AM   #82
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Conrad I think your getting a little confused! I have read all your post and we
know you like NetFlix and Red Box better. I'm not sure why you are down on a
antenna that works and 99% that have used it love it, I guess your in the 1%.
It works better that any RV antenna made.

I just want to clear up the confusion that you just posted.
Amazon has 446 "5" star 90 "4" ratings on the Clearstream 2V

http://www.amazon.com/Antennas-Direc...clearstream+2v
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Old 08-03-2014, 07:16 AM   #83
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Conrad I think your getting a little confused! I have read all your post and we know you like NetFlix and Red Box better. I'm not sure why you are down on a antenna that works and 99% that have used it love it, I guess your in the 1%. It works better that any RV antenna made. I just want to clear up the confusion that you just posted. Amazon has 446 "5" star 90 "4" ratings on the Clearstream 2V
Sorry, but the confusion is yours. The references to poor Amazon ratings are concerning another antenna recommended in a much earlier post. NOT the Clearstream which does appear to be a nice unit. I think you owe Conrad an apology. To be fair, this happens because eariler quotes appear to be dropped when you quote a post. This can be confusing especially when a thread goes to multiple pages.

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Sorry, but the confusion is yours. The references to poor Amazon ratings are concerning another antenna recommended in a much earlier post. NOT the Clearstream which does appear to be a nice unit. I think you owe Conrad and apology. To be fair, this happens because eariler quotes appear to be dropped when you quote a post. This can be confusing especially when a thread goes to multiple pages.


I will step up if I'm wrong! "Sorry Conrad" I thought he was saying
the Clearstream 2V has bad reviews

Thanks for clearing that up Timber Wolf!!
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