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low277

TV signal on LOW

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low277

Does anyone know if you can pick up any tv signal on lake of the woods with a pop up antennae like the one at fish house supply?

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rustysetter

low, I don't believe so even with an amplifier on the coax we can't get any channels or signal, we switched to a new tv with the dvd player in it. Lots of satellite dishes up on the there.

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vman11

I have a pop-up style antenna and get good signal. Watched the Vikes on Christmas Eve not far from the Canadian border.

Obviously make sure your TV is digital ready, or make sure you have a digital tuner with you. As long as you get it above your house and adjust it a bit you should be fine.

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theicehooker

I have one of those antennas in the white tube that you push up and it falls in four directions. $50. I get all four major network channels in HD. Dont know what that guy is saying about no signal. Got great signal last year and i was 15 miles out from shore. This year was just there and got 10 channels. However on red lake I dont get anything but some local public channels. No networks on red.

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BlackLabGuy

Yep, We got 10 channels with an old crappy rabbit ear antenna last weekend, pointed towards warroad direction worked best.

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low277

Thanks everyone.

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rustysetter

loww 277, I just got back and I got 10 channels several PBS and the other normal ones Fox, abc, nbc and cbs, sorry for the inaccuate info originally. I must of screwed up the first time I tried.

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iffwalleyes

What the F is wrong with my antenna dang it. I put the Winegard pop up style and when I was there nothing. Wonder what is wrong with how it is hooked up. New HD TV so that should be the issue.

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Kaz

Iffwalleyes: Check the coax cable connectors. It must have a short that is grounding out the signal. Also just for a YFI, the Williams transponder is where the TV signal comes from on our end of the lake.. It's a strong signal and has all of the networks, in Digital only though..

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Hoey

I run a Wingard, crack up style, looks like a wing, with an amplifier. No signal w/o an amp.

Yes check your connections too, maybe loose or corroded due to condensate build up in the walls....

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Ballyhoo

The tower is SW of where the houses are at Zipple Bay 5-7 miles. Signal on the lake is normally very good.

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walleye34

did you program the TV correct...you cant just turn it on and flip through channels. make sure your TV is set to Antenna on the menu screen and you need to do a channel scan. Most TV's are set to Cable when you buy them.

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iffwalleyes

I thought the same thing about the connectors. As first ones I made. So I thought probably a ground thing so I bought all new premade ones and same thing. I have it running from the Winegard pop up into one of there roof entrance plate deals then I have it running into a supposed powered amplifier/12 volt chart lighter plate. From there into my TV. The bad part is here in Valley City I am in a hole where I don't think I will pick up a station to really know. So I suppose maybe the next time I am on LOW I will need to tear into it more.

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Walleye Inn

I just have tv set to channel 03 with a converter box a old tv and rabbit ears just have it do a channel scan and works great have to aim antenna sw a little fine tuning and if the wind isn't to bad works great!! makes the nights alot more fun good luck!!

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swamp stomper

I have a Ice castle with the white tube style antenna. Can anyone fill me in if these work up there. Just bought it and not sure how to use it. My TV is 5 years old or so, so I suppose I need the converter box or a new TV. Are all new TV's digital now or do you still need a box for some?

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theicehooker

I have a Ice castle with the white tube style antenna. Can anyone fill me in if these work up there. Just bought it and not sure how to use it. My TV is 5 years old or so, so I suppose I need the converter box or a new TV. Are all new TV's digital now or do you still need a box for some?

I have the same antenna and they work great. You will get 10 channels. Abc, cbs, nbc, fox, and then 6 other public channels that generally suck. The networks come in in HD i believe. You will need a tv with a digital tuner. I went and bought an LED tv just because its so thin and easy to take down and put back up. Very light weight as well. If your 5 yr old tv is not digital it wont work at all. I know that on Red Lake I only got 2 channels and they were not anything good. Local public [PoorWordUsage].??

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jjohnson5150

Bump for today's Super bowl thread.

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larson311

This is also what we use, with a 46 inch flat screen, makes a slow day fishing great smile

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swamp stomper

Thanks for the info guys. I did some research andit seems like the digital boxes are $50 or so. I think I am going to just buy a new tv for 150. The extra 100 should be worht the up grade.

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