[kwlug-disc] OT: Non-satellite alternatives to Rogers Cable?

Colin Mackay zixiekat at gmail.com
Tue Nov 8 23:31:03 EST 2011


I'm out in New Hamburg, but I want to put a tower up for my Amateur
Radio anyway, so I'll toss up maybe one of the Digiwave 8 bay antennas
and see what I can get.  Next year.

Anyone know where to look for free standing antenna towers?  I know
about used on Kijiji, etc.  What about new?  Anywhere in K/W region?

On Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 7:00 PM, Andrew Kohlsmith (mailing lists
account) <aklists at mixdown.ca> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 08 06:10:58 PM L.D. Paniak wrote:
>> For completeness, what was the name of the antenna?  The box and
>> paperwork are long gone.  I don't see it at Research Electronic
>> ( http://www.researchelectronic.com/ ) any longer.
>
> It's a Digiwave ANT-2109. I got it at Orion Electronics on Lancaster near
> Victoria. It's not a spectacular antenna in any way, but it's a higher gain
> yagi which wasn't physically huge, which is why I got it.
>
> The antenna isn't super important; just get what matches your needs. In my
> case I wanted a highly directional antenna because I was after the only
> Canadian ATSC I could find, which was on the CN Tower and it was a stretch.
> Buffalo and Hamilton were just extra perks.
>
> The Gray-Hoverman antenna is a hell of a good antenna if you want
> omnidirectional reception. http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/ is the home of the
> OTA Digital Television forums. This is where all the smart people hang out and
> hack antennas, amps, baluns... you name it. There are lots of antenna designs
> to choose from, lots of information and helpful people there. That's where I'd
> go if you have questions about ATSC.
>
> -A.
>
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