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Old 10-15-2018, 02:18 PM   #21
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We like our apple tv and a wifi hotspot. We have a Sprint hot spot and an AT&T hot spot. One always works enough to use. We also have a small round tv antenna in the flybridge.
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Old 10-15-2018, 03:36 PM   #22
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Thatís an interesting option, I read the material on your website. I would like to see some better pics of the product and mounting hardware.
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Old 10-15-2018, 04:32 PM   #23
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I live in Newport News Va, boat in Seaford Va, lower chesapeake bay and I get all the channels except for 4. I made my own double bowtie and added in a large copper loop for vhf, joining them with a uhf-vhf combiner bolun splitter.
I added in a 20 db powered amp, of course runs on 120v ac.
Channels all work fine. My antenna is directional but mostly works ok even if boat is pointed not in the direction of the broadcaster. I mounted the antenna behind the flybridge plywood forward facing panel. I did notice at the eastern shore with bow facing east, I did not receive any channels.

I do have a dc powered westmarine circular antenna but was never too impressed with the performance. My homemade antenna works better.
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Old 10-15-2018, 04:48 PM   #24
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So ASD and Pairadice were at the Spook Cruise at Sand Island, St. Helens OR.

Saw a guy with one of these on his bow. Worked awesome.

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Old 10-15-2018, 06:26 PM   #25
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The Shakespeare Seawatch has served us well. Free HD TV saves much money every month so wasnít concerned about it being the least expensive initial purchase.
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MOHU Leaf. It works, none of these things are like cable tv.
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Old 10-16-2018, 07:43 AM   #27
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Thatís an interesting option, I read the material on your website. I would like to see some better pics of the product and mounting hardware.
FYI, it's hard to tell who you're addressing, which product/hardware, etc.

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Old 10-16-2018, 08:12 AM   #28
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A lot depends on where you are. If you are tied to a dock then a directional antenna (Yagi) will always be better than an omnidirectional antenna. On the other hand, if you anchor out a lot and want over the air TV then the omni directional is the only way to go. The old fashioned roof top antenna is a directional Yagi type antenna. Depending on the channels you want you don't need the entire antenna. You only need the elements for the specific channels you watch so the antenna can be much smaller than your old roof top antenna.


Where you are relative to TV transmitters is also a big factor. For example the marina where I keep my boat is completely surrounded by hills and there is no TV signal there because the hills totally block line of sight and partly because the nearest transmitter is 50 miles away. So no antenna works there except a sat dome.
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