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Mohu Sky 60

Amplified multi-directional attic/outdoor TV antenna

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The long-range Sky 60 HDTV antenna is an impressive addition to the Mohu family, and  offers a fresh take on the conventional rooftop or attic  mounted antenna. Like Mohu's other models, the Sky 60 is based on antenna technology developed for the U.S. military. With its compact design, the Sky 60 can be easily mounted in an attic, and for rooftop use, its compact size makes it a more visually appealing alternative to typical large long-range antennas. You can also mount it to an exterior wall wall or under an eave.

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Mohu Sky 60 mounted in an attic.

The long-range Sky 60 HDTV antenna is an impressive addition to the Mohu family, and offers a fresh take on the conventional rooftop or attic mounted antenna. Like Mohu's other models, the Sky 60 is based on antenna technology developed for the U.S. military. With its compact design, the Sky 60 can be easily mounted in an attic, and for rooftop use, its compact size makes it a more visually appealing alternative to typical large long-range antennas. You can also mount it to an exterior wall wall or under an eave.

The Sky 60 can receive free over-the-air HDTV broadcasts from stations in the UHF and high-band VHF ranges (channels 7-51). It pulls in signals from multiple directions, so you don't have to move it to pick up signals from different TV towers. With a range of 60 miles, the Sky 60 provides crystal-clear picture quality for signals that are simply too weak for lesser antennas to grab.

Mohu's sophisticated signal amplifier

The Sky 60 includes Mohu's high-performance antenna amplifier. Its patent-pending technology increases reception range while filtering out the RF noise that can harm picture quality. The compact amplifier module connects between the Sky 60 antenna and your TV.

You have a couple of options for powering the amplifier. There's a mini USB port on the amplifier module, which allows you to power it off of any standard USB port on your TV — the USB-to-mini-USB cable is included. The advantage of USB power is that the amplifier will only draw power when the TV is turned on, instead of 24/7. If you don't have an available USB port on your TV, the amplifier also includes a regular AC power adapter, which you can plug into any standard wall outlet.

Product Highlights:

  • receives digital and analog TV signals — high-band VHF (channels 7-13) and UHF (channels 14-51)
  • range is 60 miles for UHF, 45 miles for VHF
  • compact design for versatile attic or outdoor mounting
  • universal satellite-style swivel mount (includes arm, bracket and hardware)
  • includes amplifier module with 15 dB gain and CleanPeak™ filtering
  • mini USB jack for AC power — amplifier can be powered via USB port on your TV or via standard AC wall outlet (cable included)
  • 30-ft. detachable coaxial cable included
  • antenna: 21-1/4"W x 10-1/2"H x 1"D; amplifier: 3-1/16"W x 11/16"H x 1-3/8"D
  • weight: 3 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Indoor/outdoor antenna
  • Amplifier (w/ attached 48" USB cable and 12" coax cable)
  • AC power adapter
  • 30' RG59-coaxial cable
  • Mounting bracket
  • U-bracket
  • Mounting pole
  • Four 1/4"-20 x 1.5" screws
  • Two M6 x 50mm bolts
  • Four M5 x 25mm bolts
  • 2 Large hex-nuts
  • 4 Small hex-nuts
  • 2 Wingnuts
  • Instructions
  • "Amplifier Alert!" note

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Features

Indoor/Outdoor Antenna: Weighing in at only 3 pounds, the Sky HDTV 60 indoor/outdoor antenna is a powerful, amplified TV antenna solution that was developed from research for the United States military.

Amplifier w/ Clean Peak Filter Technology: The included digital amplifier with Clean Peak Filter Technology is designed to amplify TV stations and filter out any RF signals that can hinder picture quality. The digital amplifier allows you to pull in a clearer picture, more stations, and increase overall performance.

USB/AC Powered: The SKY HDTV 60 antenna's digital amplifier is powered via an integrated USB cable, which allows you to power the amplifier using an open USB port on the back of your TV. The advantage of doing so is that the amplifier will only draw power when the TV is turned on, eliminating parasitic power consumption when the amplifier isn't needed. If you do not have an open USB port on the back of your TV, the SKY HDTV 60 also includes a power cube that will enable you to power the amplifier using any standard AC wall outlet.

60 Mile Range:  The SKY HDTV 60 antenna performs best within 60 miles (UHF) and 45 miles (VHF) of transmission towers. Go here and enter in your zip-code to find out which free over-the-air HDTV channels are available in your area.

Multi-Directional: The Sky HDTV 60 antenna is multidirectional and does not have to be constantly readjusted for optimal signal strength. Because the Mohu SKY HDTV 60 is multi-direction, there is no need to point the antenna in any particular direction.

Mounting Options: The Sky HDTV 60 antenna is designed to be mounted in either your attic or on the outside of your house, preferably on the roof. Most users will receive the best signal the higher they mount the antenna. A mounting bracket is included. The antenna should be positioned vertically (not horizontally).

30' RF-Coax Cable: The Mohu Sky HDTV 60 includes a 30' detachable RG59-coaxial cable.

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Why did you buy this?

It remains to be seen how well this works, but it might be the first step towards "cutting the cable"... [ R W  Feb 01, 2018 ]
It seems to get good reviews and it doesn't look as ugly as most outdoor long range antennas [ S  Jan 23, 2018 ]
I chose it because it because it had the reception range and quality I was looking for, I didn't have to aim it, had a small profile, the color didn't stick out like a sore thumb, was easy to install and it had excellent reviews. [ Ron  Jan 08, 2018 ]
We wanted to have over the air television reception in a rural area. [ Dan  Oct 22, 2017 ]
Excellent reviews, pricing and range [ MATTHEW  Sep 21, 2017 ]
great reviews and online help. [ ANTHONY  Sep 19, 2017 ]
Tired of paying for cable [ Scott  Sep 19, 2017 ]
Researched [ Diane  Aug 08, 2017 ]
This product was phenomenal. It far exceeded specifications. I was picking up channels from both Nashville, TN and Bowling Green, KY from Pembroke, KY in HD. If a directional antennae will not work for you this Omni-directional antennae is the best. [ JASON  Aug 05, 2017 ]
After a lot of research, the Moho Sky 60 should fit my needs to maximize receiving OTA channels in the rural area where I live. [ James  Jul 14, 2017 ]
I like the simplicity of installation and the compact design. We are cable cutters but indoor antennas are spotty at best so hope this antenna will improve reception for local channels. [ Kristine  Jul 09, 2017 ]
Cutting the cable. [ Richard  Jul 04, 2017 ]
Great reviews good price [ CHRISTOPHER N  Jul 02, 2017 ]
To get OTA TV signals. Fairly good, but definitely directional, despite the advertising. [ Derek  May 28, 2017 ]
The confidence of the products that Crutchfield sells. Have purchased many items from Crutchfield. They don't sell poor quality products. [ John  Apr 30, 2017 ]
Reviews have been good, and I hope the TV reception proves out. [ CREIG  Mar 25, 2017 ]
Attractive outside antenna [ FRED  Feb 28, 2017 ]
The antenna is more appealing visually which is important to our homeowners association. Also, I needed the 60 mile signal strength and vhf uhf ranges this antenna supports. The sale price helped as well as the excellent tech support from Chuck to help me determine if this antenna would work for me. [ Steven  Jan 24, 2017 ]
Dumped cable. Going free over the air and Netflix.....90.00 month savings. Antenna works great, going to move it higher in spring to see if I can get a few more channels. [ L  Jan 13, 2017 ]
Needed an antenna for a rural area. Lot's of research pointed to this one. Crutchfield support sealed the deal. [ Richard  Jan 03, 2017 ]
The size and availability of channels [ Tresa  Dec 06, 2016 ]
Want to cut the cord and this antenna had good reviews. [ Wallace  Dec 03, 2016 ]
Read reviews [ David  Nov 29, 2016 ]
Needed omnidirectional antenna with small visibility on roof. Trusted Crutchfield recommendations and data. [ MARSHALL S  Nov 29, 2016 ]
Want to try it as first step to get away from cable. Like the 60 day return policy. Recommended by Crutchfield and for decades you never steered me wrong. [ New User  Oct 29, 2016 ]
This is the 2nd Mohu Sky 60 that I've purchased. I'm 20 miles west of Richmond, and 60 miles east of Charlottesville. I can pick up all the digital channels out of Richmond (18) and 4 channels out of Charlottesville. Depending on weather, sometimes I can get more or less. Overall, the range is better than I expect, and the Mohu is cheaper than one month of cable television! This antenna works perfectly mounted on the outside of my house, but it is also designed to be mounted in attic space. [ Denton  Oct 21, 2016 ]
Heard many good reviews about this antenna. [ Carol E.  Oct 19, 2016 ]
Trying to cut off my cable TV due to inflated prices. [ James  Sep 05, 2016 ]
Had good reviews, I hope it works for me also [ Scott  Sep 02, 2016 ]
I chose this item because it is small and unobtrusive, it allows for attic or rooftop installation, plus it came with the necessary mounting bracket & plenty of cable. [ Angela  Aug 31, 2016 ]
I was looking for an antenna that did not require aiming for optimal reception. I installed one on my sister's house and know that it works well. [ James  Aug 29, 2016 ]
Cutting the cord [ C  Aug 13, 2016 ]
Because Brooke recommended it!! Brooke's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=128 [ Joseph  Aug 08, 2016 ]
Appears to be equipment I need to eliminate cable service. [ David  Jul 22, 2016 ]
My wife and I, like many, many other consumers are just completely over cable. We also have the added bonus of living in the Philadelphia suburbs and the twin shadows of Comcast Corporate towers, or, in my personal opinion, "Crapcast". So if you want to pay $2600 - 4000 per year for cable have at it, it's a free country. We're moving on. Thanks to our Crutchfields CSR Chance for taking the time to explain our antenna options. I will follow up with a performance review in a few weeks Chance's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=173 [ Tom  Jun 26, 2016 ]
Because it stated on your site it is a non directional antenna [ Gene  Jun 21, 2016 ]
Because Ringo, the salesclerk did his job so well and narrowed my "possiblities" down to meet my needs!!! Ringo's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=164 [ Phoebekins  May 26, 2016 ]
Because of it's sleek look out on the roof. [ Sherrie  May 22, 2016 ]
very helpful [ Marie  May 13, 2016 ]
It's time to cut the plug! Based on research and customer reviews of the Mohu Sky 60 antenna, we are downsizing our bills! [ B  May 04, 2016 ]
High reviews! [ Angela  Apr 15, 2016 ]
Friends recommendation [ Timothy  Apr 12, 2016 ]
The unit just flat works! [ JIM  Mar 25, 2016 ]
good reviews [ Robert  Mar 22, 2016 ]
your reputation [ randy  Mar 08, 2016 ]
best rated [ ernest  Mar 07, 2016 ]
Based on what I was looking for and what my Crutchfield technical advisor (Troy) suggested, this was the best antenna for my needs. I should add that Troy was very knowledgeable and patient answering my detailed questions concerning my installation requirements. Thanks, Troy! Troy's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=4 [ DINO  Feb 17, 2016 ]
Daniel helped me choose the appropriate antenna for our needs. Daniel's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=178 [ Todd  Jan 29, 2016 ]
Amp included. Good reviews. [ William A.  Jan 19, 2016 ]
FREE HD TV:) [ Kevin  Dec 29, 2015 ]
trying to cut the cable (TWC) [ D  Dec 21, 2015 ]
Recommended by Crutchfield [ David  Dec 16, 2015 ]
We are looking for an omni directional tv antenna and this multi directional model may work well for us. [ Richard  Dec 08, 2015 ]
Reviewed customer input and talked to the Crutfield advisor. I live in central WA and so far with another indoor antenna I was only able to get ABC channel. I need at least FOX to watch the Seahawks, this is the only reason I need the antenna so I can drop my $113 Dishnetwork bill. We will see if this works.... [ Patrick  Dec 08, 2015 ]

14 questions already asked

I don't know about your roof. But I put in my girl friends attic. It works good. About 25-30 miles outside Chicago. [ David  Jan 10, 2018 ]
It did NOT ,in my case. [ Kenneth  Jan 10, 2018 ]
Oh yes. [ stacey  Jul 06, 2017 ]
I would recommend against painting unless you have some kind of electronic safe paint. [ Robert  Jul 06, 2017 ]
I get about 30 channels. Sad to say the antenna died after about 9 months of use. I live about 50 miles away from both Rochester and Syracuse NY. Replaced with a different brand. [ Richard  Oct 14, 2016 ]
The number of channels depends on the number of television stations around you. I live way out in the countryside and still get 40 stations. I love this antenna. The amplifier died on me about a year ago, so I opted to purchase a stronger one. I find that with a stronger amplifier, it pulls more channels in. [ Kathryn  Oct 14, 2016 ]
We get 30 chanels and they are clear [ Edward  Oct 14, 2016 ]
Go to the government's digital TV reception map website: https://www.fcc.gov/media/engineering/dtvmaps And enter your zip code. Anything in green or yellow, you'll get. Anything in brown, you'll get if the weather's clear. My antenna gets about 20 channels (all the major networks: CBS, ABC, NBS, FOX, CW, PBS) and a bunch of lesser known ones. [ Amberin  Oct 14, 2016 ]
I live in a two story house, but I have a steel tile roof, so reception was poor in the attic. So I changed its location to just under the north west side second story roof eve. The cable run, approximately 40', snakes thru the second story attic to my first floor attic where I connected the Mohu amplifier to the input of a 4-way splitter. There are some channels that are weak, but for the most part it works great. [ Kevin  Feb 08, 2016 ]
Honestly, I did not utilize my antenna with that much cable. I only used that length that came with the unit. I do believe that I saw in my research that some other users recommended a signal booster. You might want to look at the customer reviews on Crutchfield's website to see what others say. [ Paul  Jan 29, 2016 ]
I don't have that long of cable Mine is about 25' Sorry I couldn't help much [ Steve  Jan 28, 2016 ]
That should not be a problem with the included amplifier...I'm at 63 feet and have no signal degradation...YMMV [ CHRISTOPHER  Jan 28, 2016 ]
I installed mine in the attic of my two story house. Then ran cable through walls to downstairs living room. I get great signal and the channels i cant get are channels that don't matter to me. The only thing I noticed is you can't split signal, it gets really weak. Hope this helps. And screw the cable companies. [ ALBERT  Jan 27, 2016 ]
That's tough to say. My problem is I'm on the other side of a hill from the broadcast station(s), so the signal is very weak and usually very questionable. All the online topography graphs say my house is in the worst place. Doing some basic testing (like holding my antenna on a 30' pole on my roof, which I've done!), it worked perfectly, and at that point my coax was around 70'... but that's definitely not a functional "test". I know that my coax is now around 40', and it works great when weather conditions are ok. Very clear! Bottom line, I've had the coax length up to around 60 or 70' and it worked perfectly, but I can't vouch for it's performance day-to-day. [ Randy  Jan 27, 2016 ]
A do-it-yourselfer can install this but location is the key. Have a partner on the ground check reception on TV while you test a couple different spots before securing. I have noticed as small as a 3 foot change can make a difference in signal quality. [ Dan  Dec 30, 2015 ]
The installation is straightforward. Any challenges should be in getting on the roof and running the coax cable through the roof. You will need to plug the included amplifier in to a 110 volt electrical outlet. I did my own installation without incident. [ Ralph  Dec 30, 2015 ]
Should be an easy install with a couple wrenches. This assumes that you have some structure on the roof to mount it to. Just need something to mount a vertical pole (about 1' long). Clamp the bottom to structure, antenna to top. I'd be surprised if a simple kit is not available at the local hardware. If not, they should have all the pieces/parts. (Couple bands, clamps, short pole, screws/bolts) [ ERNEST  Dec 30, 2015 ]
Yes. The biggest question will be how you want to mount it. My husband uses his for his shop and just put it on a pole in the ground rather than making holes in his roof. Because it's multidirectional it is not as sensitive as other antennas to exact positioning so easy to get working with lots of stations. [ Rosalie  Dec 30, 2015 ]
Total DIY, and if you get this high enough indoors, may not even need to go out on the roof. [ Sean  Dec 30, 2015 ]
I installed my antenna in the attic. That allowed me to avoid holes in the roof and climbing on top of the house. It works very well just the same. [ Tony  Dec 30, 2015 ]
First, understand I'm a 65 year guy with bad knees. So I had a pro install mine. It can be DIY and i think rather easily with just basic awareness of the procedure. You can use your existing cable wires if they're in place, otherwise the job is a bit more complex and requires drilling. Beyond that and despite what Mohu claims, I strongly suggest adding grounding wire in case of a lightning strike. [ James  Dec 30, 2015 ]
The supplied cable is not required. I am using a longer run of RG6 cable because, I found antenna placement was the most important thing. A movement of a few feet in any direction made a big difference in signal strength and quality. [ Dan  Nov 19, 2015 ]
It has a special weather proofing rubber cap on one end of it. You might be able to remove the cap and put it onto your cable [ Derek  Nov 14, 2015 ]
Hello Paul S, My situation was the same as yours. I used my existing cable and didn't notice any problems. [ Ralph  Nov 13, 2015 ]
Yes you can your existing cable. No there is nothing special about the coaxial included with the Mohu. However, you might also need to use an amplifier depending on where you live. On a side note, I suggest you explore users' experience with this antenna, especially users who have had it for a year or longer. I'm one such user. [ James  Nov 13, 2015 ]
Yes, you can use the pre existing cable. The coax that comes with it is a regular coax. [ Sean  Nov 13, 2015 ]
To answer you direct question Original Amplifier can be install before splitter and existing cable are will work on each TV. But i notice weak signal, at separation decide to purchased separate Signal amplifier from Channel master 777 and had installed next to TV antenna on roof. Then i had run a line to 3 way splitter; there I redirect signal in 3 direction that allow me to use a signal in separate areas of my house. i Used existing cabling from Cable company. From that point i had 2 separate areas with TV there. Recommendation to Raise Antenna as much as you can to get better performance [ Aleksey  Sep 02, 2015 ]
I don't know for sure. I would think it would work with just a splitter. you would have to try it. [ David  Sep 02, 2015 ]
One amplifier between the antenna and the splitter is working well for me; I currently have three tvs on this set up. For some reason I recently had to replace the amplifier (lightning?). Jeff [ Jeffrey  Sep 02, 2015 ]
No. It depends on your broadcast strength if you even need an amplifier. I did and the midrange channel master worked. The long range boosted the noise too much and the channels wouldn't come in. But you want one amp as close to the antenna as possible to avoid boosting noise instead of signal. [ Sean  Sep 02, 2015 ]
There is no need to have a separate amp for each TV. The existing cable from your sat dish install will work well. I currently use a 4-way splitter and it works well. Two suggestions: 1. replace the supplied usb power supply with a better quality usb power source. As great as the antennae is, they really cheaped out on that. 2; spend some time adjusting the antennae for best reception. Even though the antennae is 'Omni-directional', I was able to significantly improve my reception by turning the antennae for best reception. I use mine in the attic, I get excellent reception and it is a great product. I use mine with a TiVo Roamio OTA. [ David B.  Sep 02, 2015 ]
Amplifier: Some people don't need one. Depends on their proximity to a transmitter and signal strength. In my case, I needed one. Existing Cable: Yes. That's exactly what I did and it worked fine. Splitter: Can't answer that except for hearsay. Folks on the MOHU forum sy yes you can. I don't require or desire two TVs so never tried a splitter. [ James  Sep 02, 2015 ]
All you need is one amplifier for two or more TV's. I did put the Antenna and amplifier in the attic for best reception. [ Dale  Sep 02, 2015 ]
YOur just need one amplifier and can use existing cable with a spliter. The amplifier I used was a spliter. I got about 30 channels most very clear.. [ JEFF  Sep 02, 2015 ]
I Only have one amp for two tvs and it works. And the splitter should work that you used from your dish [ Jason  Sep 02, 2015 ]
It should make no difference. This antenna is unidirectional and doesn't require any certain direction. [ Timothy  Feb 17, 2015 ]
The documentation stated that the antenna was omni directional which was great as I was trying to determine how best to remove the old analog antenna and mount this one to the rotating base. I oriented mine so the "front" was facing east towards the greatest (and most distant) stations however the next biggest cluster of stations is south and a bit east. We have not seen any issues receiving them either. I'd mount it flat sides facing north/south but don't actually believe it will make much of a difference based on the performance we've seen. [ ERNEST  Feb 17, 2015 ]
I would orient flat (wide) section directly square. ONe side would be North, the other South. I placed mine at the very top of my roof and get good reception. I get 14 channels when all conditions are ight, but 4 of them do not come in clear all the time. The only solution would be to put an electric turner on a mast and turn the Mohu to get a clearer signal. For the most part the channels are very clear and I am well pleased with the Mohu for the 6 months I have had it. [ Jim R.  Feb 17, 2015 ]
I would try several angles and then see how many channels (channels that you actually would watch) come in at that position. [ Derek  Feb 16, 2015 ]
You can find the coordinates of the closest tower/s on-line. Goodle frinding Free TV HD channels Antenna. Then you can use an iPhone with compass and coordinate the direction. You still may have to trial and error adjust the direction. Good Luck! [ Tony  Feb 16, 2015 ]
For me it wasn't about orientation to the stations towers as it was moving it right/left and up/down three to five feet that made a big difference. I had someone watch channel signal strength as I manually moved it to a few different spots to find my best happy medium for all channels [ Dan  Feb 16, 2015 ]
This is an omnidirectional antenna...orientation is not necessary. The only instance(s) where it might make a difference is if you live in the shadow of a large water tower or mountain [ CHRISTOPHER  Feb 16, 2015 ]
This is a multidirectional antenna so it doesn't matter how you place it. I did find the reception was much better with it installed outside instead of the attic. [ Allen  Feb 16, 2015 ]
It's omni directional. As long as you keep it clear of other interference it should work in any orientation. I found a medium strength signal amplifier to be helpful for an additional TV that was on a long run of cable. [ Sean  Feb 16, 2015 ]
Kevin, Although the antenna is "omnidirectional" there are reception improvements to be made by adjusting The rotation of the antenna. This is most easily done with two people. If you cannot hear each other by directly speaking, using cell phones or walkie-talkies is most helpful. Simply adjust the antenna and talk back-and-forth until you determine where your best overall signal reception is received. This will likely take several minutes as you change the channels on the TV to check the reception improvements/changes that occur as you rotate the Antenna head. Hope this helps you! [ David B.  Feb 16, 2015 ]
It's omnidirectional. That means that you can place it anywhere and it will pick up the available channels. I have had it for about 10 months and love it! [ Bryan  Feb 16, 2015 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Jeff  Oct 30, 2014 ]  Staff
Your steel roof probably has iron in it and iron is hard to penetrate with most signals. If your roof is somehow grounded, for lightning purposes, then that makes it even worse. So the best thing to do is to locate the antenna outside on a gable instead of placing the antenna inside. [ Mark  Aug 15, 2014 ]
We just installed ours in the attic of our home, which has a shingle roof and it works well. We live within 30 miles of most of the broadcasters. However, I think a steel roof would impair the signal quite a bit. The antenna is rated for 60 miles, so if you are trying to receive from 45 miles away you likely need to mount it outside. This is because going through any type of roof drops the signal strength. A Metal roof would weaken the signal significantly, metal has a big impact on signals. This would likely mean you will be unable to get those stations through the roof. Outdoor mounting seems best for this situation. [ Jonathan  Aug 15, 2014 ]
Thanks much [ Tom  Aug 14, 2014 ]
In a rural location, you need every advantage to receive remote signals which are frequency-modulated and thus stay low relative to the terrain. Any metal or EMI (think power lines) will be detrimental to signal quality and strength. Mount the antenna as high on the roof or mast as is practical. [ CHRISTOPHER  Aug 14, 2014 ]
The steel roof will affect the reception. I would advise to install it outside. I had issues in my attic and it not made of steel, so I placed it outside and voila it works great. [ guadalupe  Aug 14, 2014 ]
I am using the Mohu in Guntersville Alabama. Had it for two weeks now. So far very pleased with it. Easy to install. Before installation I received four channels on an indoor flat antenna. With the Mohu mounted to my roof I now receive 16 channels very clearly. Very pleased if it continues to perform this well. [ Jim R.  Jul 23, 2014 ]
We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question. [ Krissy  Jul 20, 2014 ]  Staff
Depends on where you live. If hills, trees, or other natural or man-made obstacles are between you and the tower, reception suffers. If you have no obstacles and are situated higher in your surroundings, you get more. [ James  Nov 13, 2015 ]
I think you'll love the effectiveness of this antenna, but the life expectancy of it working was very disappointing. Mine only worked for about a month. I think the booster quit working. I work out of town a lot and haven't been home long enough to talk with Crutchfield to get help. My wife is getting upset, so I need to do something about it. [ Todd  Aug 16, 2014 ]
Hello Mike, I believe the advertised range is 60 miles. Our location is roughly 45 miles from the transmitter site and on a slope heading down into a valley so we placed the antenna in the attic which would place it slightly below the surrounding horizon. We received more channels and the reception is very good. This is inside an attic which research told us should reduce the range somewhat. We did locate it near the end of the roof up near the peak such that the majority of the signals we wanted were thru the attic vice the roofing. That being said, we have picked up signals from other directions with very good reception and clarity. Our fallback was to mount the antenna to an outside structure. The Sky 60 is rated for indoor/outdoor. We're sold on ours. The very clear return policy made it an even easier decision to give it a try. Hope this helps. [ ERNEST  Jul 17, 2014 ]
I'm not sure. I live about 30 miles. It seems ok. I thought there would be more channels. I"m not sure if I'm really sold on it yet... [ David  Jul 17, 2014 ]
It seems to depend on the topography around you. I live in a medium size community (N.E. USA) and can receive transmissions (some 10 channels very clear). I bought one for a friend who live 10 miles away from my town and is on a side of a hill and they can't receive any transmissions. My farthest station I can pick up is a bout 45 miles away. At 48 miles and relatively open rolling land you should have no problems in my opinion. Now the antenna is only on the upper most floor right now . So if it is on a long vertical pole it might pick up more stations up to the 60 mile limit as advertised. [ scot  Jul 17, 2014 ]
I cannot give you an accurate response because I don't know how far away they are with a direct route. My husband uses this in his shop and gets twice as many stations (26) than with any other antenna he has had. Many come from 50-60 miles away when traveling by car. He loves this antenna. Hope this helps. [ Rosalie  Jul 16, 2014 ]
I live in Valparaiso, IN and am picking up Chicago, IL stations amazingly. But it also depends on the terrain. I am surrounded by corn fields and the land is flat for the most part [ Derek  Jul 15, 2014 ]
Difficult for me to answer because of the unique experience i had with this antenna. It's supposed to have a range of 60 miles. All I can do is share my experience. On first setup, i received as many as 25 channels. Some as far as Bowling Green, Kentucky which is roughly 132 miles from me. Pictures clear but after 30 minutes or up to two hours later disappeared. Or pixeliated, or appeared and disappeared off and on. The amplifier proved to be defective. So I used it without an amplifier. and got channels again as far away as Bowling Green and two from Somerset which is about 45 miles away. And one from Indiana. But they'd come and go as described above. I finally got an old-fashioned ceramic enclosed amplifier which stopped the pixeliation and on again off again, BUT now only picks up channels within 44 mile range. Which are all the channels local to my area. So what's the range? I don't even think the antenna itself knows based on my experience with it. [ James  Jul 15, 2014 ]
It is around sixty miles [ Timothy  Jul 15, 2014 ]
The range is listed at 60 miles. My antenna is 30 miles in one direction and 35 miles in the opposite direction from the transmission towers. Also my antenna is mounted in my attic. I have every channel available to me, and the quality is HD perfect. I would think that if you mount it outside, you should get the channels in your area. You might get them if mounted in your attic, but it will depend on any obstacles in its path. [ RICHARD M  Jul 15, 2014 ]
I have had this antenna for 3 weeks and I'm very happy with the performance. Getting perfect HD picture 40+ miles away. I would think you will get good reception at 48 mile. [ Allen  Jul 15, 2014 ]
Not good, transmitters are 40 to 60 miles away on flat terrain, digital break up especially at night. I'd return mine if I could. [ Roger  Jul 15, 2014 ]
Mike I recieve all but one station with in 50 miles the one is sometimes broken up with no pattern why. I wanted a antenna I did not have to move so I could record without changing direction and this seem to do the job. Bill [ Bill  Jul 15, 2014 ]
I live about 24 miles from six stations and I get four well and one so so and one not at all. I live 60 miles from Richmond Va and don't get any of those channels. Still I am happy with the ant. I have not tried aiming the dish in any way. It is on the railing of my balcony. Jim H. [ JAMES  Jul 15, 2014 ]
I'm told that it had a 60 mile range. Our house is 30 miles in one direction and 35 miles the opposite direction from the towers. My antenna is in the attic, and the pucture is perfect on all channels. If it is placed outside, it might get even further reception. [ RICHARD M  Jul 15, 2014 ]
On average I'm seeing about 40-50 miles. Good Product. [ Tony  Jul 15, 2014 ]
Yes. You may need an after market amplifier, but this can be used with multiple tvs. [ Sean  Nov 13, 2015 ]
We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question. [ Jeff  May 21, 2014 ]  Staff
One of the banes of digital reception is it takes very little to interfere with reception. Leafy trees is one of the ways. The Mohu seems very sensitive to such things. After a year of use and realizing why my Mohu had "failed", I asked for and got a free replacement. same issue. Turns out the trees in my area had a good season in producing foliage. I ordered a UHF/VHF hybrid antenna with a rotor to orientate it. A Channel Master antenna with dual side antenna. The problem vanished and after 4 months thusfar I'm getting 22 channels whereas it was just 12 before. Now, again, clean signals of digital broadcasts are sensitive to all kinds of interfere: local heat layers, tall leafy trees, especially when they have moisture on them BUT some antennae handle this better than others. The Mohu isn't one of them. [ James  Nov 13, 2015 ]
I am not sure, but try this Antennas Direct ClearStream4 HDTV Antenna , Terk RG6 Indoor/Outdoor, Satellite/Cable/Antenna Coaxial Cable - 100', Motorola Signal Booster 2-Port BDA-S2 Cable Modem TV HDTV Amplifier . If you need more than 2, then choose 4 w/ good splitter if needed. Then go to antennapoints. I installed these for my friend who has same problem like your. Make sure clear view with no tree or anything block. Good luck [ HOA  May 23, 2014 ]
We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question. [ Jeff  May 16, 2014 ]  Staff
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