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Overview: The Channel Master Digital Advantage Model 2018 is a compact outdoor
TV antenna that covers an area of 1.24 square feet. With a total of 24 elements,
it is engineered to receive high quality UHF/VHF high band
frequencies. It is classified as a large
directional antenna by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).
Reception Range: This antenna receives only VHF channels 7-13 (VHF
high band) and UHF channels 14-69. It does not receive VHF channels 2-6 (VHF low
band). To receive channels 2-6, an oversized antenna is required. The reception
range and average gain for this antenna are as follows:
- VHF Channels (7-13):
- Reception Range: 60 miles
- Average Gain: 7.5dB
- UHF Channels (14-69):
- Reception Range: 45 miles
- Average Gain: 8.4dB
Note: All distances are approximate, actual performance
depends on too many variables to predict accurately.
Mounting: It can be mounted on a roof, wall, chimney, in an attic,
or on a tripod. The manufacturer's suggested height limit is 10 feet above the
Turning Radius: The Model 2018 has a 57-1/2" turning radius. If using an
antenna rotor, you must make sure there are no obstructions around the antenna
mast that would interfere with the antenna's rotation.
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.
Grounding: The antenna and mast should be properly grounded. Grounding
provides lightning protection for the antenna and your TV set. A #8 or larger
aluminum or copper wire connected between the antenna and grounding rod should
be used. In addition, the Channel Master Grounding Block (item 6593274) is
recommended for grounding the coaxial transmission lines.