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Pull in free TV channels and network HDTV with the Lava A-230. Get rid of cable TV and keep all the most popular channels. The best “cut the cord” TV solution. Start receiving TV over the air for free with an OTA TV antenna. The most popular HDTV channels are all available with an HDTV antenna.
Wide reflection exterior.
- This product is not covered under the Signal Guarantee. Purchase at own risk.
- High-sensitivity reception
- SWR (Standing Wave Ratio) UHF
- UHF Gain 15-18dB
- Frequency 470-860MHz
- Impedance 75 Ohm
- Due to the earth’s curve, a TV Antenna is only capable of receiving signal up to 70 air miles, in optimum conditions. Any TV Antenna that claims up to 150 miles is most likely false advertisement.
- Dimensions 52 x 12 x 22 inches
- Mast dimension 3/4" - 1" diameter (not included) https://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp?p=j-2012
Is this a digital
Analog and digital signals are broadcast on VHF and
UHF frequencies, so all antennas can pick up digital signals. Its
more a matter of getting an antenna that covers the frequencies that your
stations are broadcast on (VHF/UHF). This is a bit confusing when
manufacturers list an antenna as "Digital Ready", or "HD
Antenna", but whether they are labeled this way or not, all antennas have
How much signal will I
lose if I put this in my attic?
You will lose 40-50% of your
signal strength when placing an antenna in an attic that is covered by plywood
and asphalt shingles. Even more signal is lost with foil covered
insulation, metal roofs and concrete structures. Beyond a range of
30-35 miles an attic installation is generally not recommended. Because
of the high signal loss of an attic installation, an antenna with twice the
range is needed to receive the same amount of signal. Digital
reception has a much higher threshold of signal strength than analog reception.
Do I need a rotator?
on how wide a direction your antenna covers. This feature is called
the beam width. The average antenna has a beam width of 35 degrees,
out of 360. Go to a site like www.tvfool.com or www.antennaweb.org and look at the compass
orientation. If the difference in degrees between all your desired
stations is great than your antennas beam width, then you will need a
rotator. Keep in mind that larger antennas that have a boom length over
131 inches need a rotator that can withstand the windload and torque we suggest
What is the difference between a directional,
multidirectional and omnidirectional antenna?
antennas pick up from a narrow direction usually around 40 degrees wide out of
360 and is best for long range reception. Multidirectional antennas
have a wide beam width usually 60-90 degrees, allowing them to receive stations
that are coming from multiple directions. Omnidirectional antennas receive
signal from all directions, and have the shortest range.
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