Winegard FlatWave Amped Indoor HDTV Antenna (FL-5500A)
- Brand: Winegard
- P\N: FL5500A
- UPC: 615798900052
by Eric Rood
Great little antenna! Picks up all the stations in a 50+ mile radius. I does, however need to be rotated to receive the more distant stations. I made a rotatable stand with PVC.
Bought this for an urban condo but works great at the lakefront, 54 miles from the tower.
We are looking to cut the cable when we move to a condo later this year. I bought this antenna for urban use and it easily receives 14 channels at ground level from 2 towers about 10 and 15 miles away. I tried it at our lake place which is on the fringe from Ottawa and norther New York towers. I simply hung it loosely from the curtain rod, aimed sort of at Ottawa, 54 miles away, through the trees and received 7 very strong channels from a tower 54 miles away. I will use my directional Antnnas Direct Db4e to pick up the New York State towers over 70 miles away. Excellent antenna.
like the size and ease of installing PLUS great reception
by Comparison dude
Tried it at my house first, hung in window through wooden slats. Black side had to face out. Did very well, competes with a larger antennae in my attic. Real reason bought was to help my 90 yr old Mom. The area she is in has WEAK signals (per internet info). This antennae did not perform well against glass OR walls. But at about 3-4 inches from a wall (hung from ceiling) it gave 20% higher signal and flunctuated only 2-3%. I went back & forth several times with each antennae to be sure. The previous OUTSIDE antennae signal was swinging 13-15% causing lots of freezeups. I know the installation video shows placing it on glass OR walls, but for my application that was not resulting in good performance.