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Headed up to the big pond tomorrow. Any chance that I will get any reception on the TV out on the lake so I can catch some football?

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It depends on the type antenna you have

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TV reception on Mille Lacs is marginal. It seems to be on the edge of every signal area around the state. I have a deep fringe antenna on my house and I can raise, lower and rotate it from the inside of the house while watching the TV. The antenna has to be adjusted just right. With less interferance from machinery on Sunday the reception gets better.

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If by chance you have satelite at home, I would recommend paying an extra $4.99 a month to get a second receiver which you can use on your fish house. That's what I've done and the reception is just like home. Plus, I get all the channels that I have at home including the NFL ticket and 20 extra FOX sports channels. It's the only way to go. However, this is a mood point if you don't have satelite at home.

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