Channel Master CM-5016
Directional mid-range outdoor rooftop TV antenna
Our take on the Channel Master CM-5016 by Crutchfield's Steve Kindig
Channel Master's CM-5016 antenna receives digital and analog over-the-air TV signals in the UHF and VHF ranges. The CM-5016's space-efficient 15-element design is suitable for roof and attic installations.
The CM-5016 is a "directional" antenna design, which means it will provide the best results when most or all of the desired stations are transmitting from the same location. If you'd like to pull in signals from different directions, consider adding a rotor, so you can easily aim your antenna for the best reception.
The CM-5016 is classified as a Medium-sized Directional antenna, with a maximum range of 45 miles for VHF and UHF signals. 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 the best HDTV antenna.
- receives digital & analog UHF and VHF TV signals
- range is up to 45 miles for VHF (channels 2-13) and UHF (channels 14-51)
- 100-1/2"W x 50"L
- 60" turning radius (if used with an antenna rotor)
- 75-ohm output for coaxial cable
- can accommodate 1-1/4"-1-1/2" mast (not included)
- warranty: 3 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- RG-6 cable is recommended
What's in the Box:
- Antenna assembly
- Mounting hardware
- Weather boot
- Installation instructions
- Electric wire danger warning instructions
- Electrical wire danger warning sticker
I needed an over-the-air antenna that would fit in my attic and pick up HDTV and FM stations 30 miles away. I coupled this antenna with a KitzTech KT-200 preamp. The antenna fit and works very well, pulling in 25 digital stations and over 20 FM stereo stations.
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Long-Range Outdoor Antenna: The Channel Master CM-5016 is a directional, line-of-sight outdoor antenna that receives high definition and digital signals from a single direction. This antenna has a reception range of up to 45 miles and is designed to withstand extreme outdoor conditions.
UHF/VHF Signals: The CM-5016 long range antenna receives digital & analog UHF (channels 14-51) and VHF (channels 2-13) TV signals.
Heavy Duty Construction: The Channel Master CM-5016 long range antenna features a tough powder-coated finish, UV stabilized plastics, bifurcated rivets for strength, and 0.5" (12mm) aluminum elements.
Quality Finished Edges: The Channel Master CM-5016 offers a quality look and feel. All ends are crimped and machined which reduces risk of cuts and scratches.
Snap Out Reflectors: The CM-5016 long range antenna features snap out reflectors that fold out and click into place, so its quick and easy to assemble on site. There are no loose nuts, bolts, or reflectors.
High Performance F-Type PCB Balun: The CM-5016 employs a high performance F-type PCB balun that ensures quality connection with low through loss and high return loss. The F-type PCB balun face down to minimize water ingress. A rubber "F" boot is also provided for extra protection.
Turning Radius: The CM-5016 antenna has a 60" turning radio if used with an antenna rotor (sold separately).
Mounting Options: The CM-5016 long range antenna can be roof, attic, mast, eave, or chimney mounted using the included hardware (pole mast not included).
Grounding: The antenna and mast should be properly grounded. Grounding provides lightning protection for the antenna and your TV set. No grounding hardware is provided with the antenna.
Reception: up to 45 Miles
Gain VHF L: 2 dBi
Gain VHF H: 7 dBi
Gain UHF: 7.5 dBi
F/B dB VHF L: 6 dB
F/B dB VHF H: 9-12 dB
F/B dB UHF: 10 dB
Angle VHF L: 71
Angle VHF H: 45
Angle UHF: 57
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Why did you buy this?
I took time to ask what would be my best antenna for my location from Bill Crutchfield assistant Ozzy [ Albert Dec 08, 2016 ]
Price and features [ Jim Nov 27, 2016 ]
Needed reception on channels 2 - 6. [ Gene Apr 12, 2016 ]