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Channel Master 3016

Outdoor rooftop HDTV and FM antenna

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Item #: 6593016
 

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by Steve Kindig

Channel Master's model 3016 antenna can receive digital and analog over-the-air TV signals in the UHF and VHF bands. It is suitable for roof, wall and attic installations.

The 3016 is classified as a Medium-sized Directional antenna. For tips on selecting an antenna, and links to websites that help you locate HDTV signals in your area, check out our article on choosing and installing an antenna for HDTV.

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Highlights:

  • receives digital and analog UHF and VHF TV signals (channels 2-51), plus FM radio
  • range is 45 miles for VHF and FM, 30 miles for UHF
  • 24 elements including locking corner reflector
  • 83-5/8"W x 66"D; maximum height is 22"
  • 41" turning radius (if used with an antenna rotor)
  • includes 300-ohm-to-75-ohm adapter
  • warranty: 90 days
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • accommodates 1-1/4"-1-1/2" mast (mast not included)
  • RG-6 cable is recommended

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  • Antenna
  • Transformer
  • Weather boot
  • S clip
  • Saddle bracket
  • Crossarm bracket
  • U-bolt
  • 2 Nuts
  • 2 Split lock washers
  • 2 Wing nuts
  • Installation instructions
  • Electrical wire danger pamphlet
  • Electrical wire danger warning sticker

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Features

Overview: The Channel Master 3016 antenna has 24 elements and receives FM, UHF, and VHF frequencies, both digital and analog. It can be mounted on a roof, to the chimney, on a wall, or in an attic.

Mounting: The saddle bracket, crossarm bracket, and U-bolt are used to mount the antenna to the mast. The outer diameter of the mast should be between 1-1/4 and 1-1/2 inches.

Turning Radius: If using a rotor on the antenna mast, make sure a 41" turning radius around the antenna is clear of obstruction.

Grounding: The antenna and mast should be properly grounded. Grounding provides lightning protection for the antenna and your TV set. Note: No grounding hardware is provided with the antenna.

Connections: The included transformer is connected to the antenna tap-off points using the included wing nuts. The other end of the transformer has a female F-type connector. The included waterproof rubber weather boot should be installed over the cable connection to guard against corrosion. Note: Coax cable is not provided, RG-6 is recommended.

Operating Range: all distances are approximate, actual performance depends on too many variables to predict accurately

  • UHF Channels (14-69): 30 miles
  • VHF Channels (2-13): 45 miles
  • FM Radio: 45 miles

Gain: The average gain across the frequency band:

  • VHF Lo: 1.2 dB
  • VHF Hi: 7.9 dB
  • UHF: 7.7 dB
 
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Extra Channel

Written By Jo-Ann, Wichita, Ks on Monday, May 04, 2009
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I was not able to get PBS with the rabbit ears, so I purchase this. Now I am able to get 5 PBS stations.
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Channel Master 3016

Written By Robert, Moreno Valley, California on Thursday, April 02, 2009
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Excellent Antenna. Used a splitter on cable from antenna to provide connection to 3 TV's. Good reception on all 3. Antenna is mounted on the roof and pointed at a relay tower which is about 10 miles away.
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Great Antenna

Written By William, Clifton, NJ on Friday, November 21, 2008
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I installed this in my attic replacing an antenna that was installed 25 years ago. Digital signal strength was good to poor on the old antenna.

With this antenna the install was simple and the signal strength went up to good to excellent and with all of the digital channels being broadcast who needs cable
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Great Antenna

Written By Buzz, pell city al 35125 on Sunday, July 15, 2007
 
Excellent Antenna . I use this Antenna for both
Tv and HD Radio . Picks up stations especially FM
stations both analog and Hd .
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