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I recently bought a new 22" flat screen and a OTA antenna for the boat. I get around 100 channels (80 of which are in Spanish, Armenian, or Korean, which is actually kind of cool), with the networks in full HD. However, the signal can fade in and out. This website tells me that my antenna should be outdoors and at least 30' high for optimum reception. The Digital TV Transition: Reception Maps. Has anyone here successfully run an antenna up their mast? If so, how did you do it?
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I'm pretty sure my boat has an OTA antenna on the mast. I haven't tried to use it yet, but the PO lived aboard and I'm pretty sure the thing at the top of my mast is a TV antenna. You can see the antenna here:

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Re: OTA TV Antenna?

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I'm pretty sure my boat has an OTA antenna on the mast. I haven't tried to use it yet, but the PO lived aboard and I'm pretty sure the thing at the top of my mast is a TV antenna. You can see the antenna here:
You gave me an idea. My boat has an old LORAN antenna at the top of the mast. New HD OTA antennas are very low profile so I imagine that I could simply switch the old for the new after running a length of coaxial cable up the mast. Sounds like a nice winter project!
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