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Channel Master 4228HD Long-Range Outdoor HDTV Antenna

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Channel Master 4228HD Long-Range Outdoor HDTV Antenna

Get optimal reception of both digital TV and HDTV programming with the Channel Master 4228HD Long Range Outdoor HDTV Antenna. This outdoor TV antenna receives the highest quality of HDTV, High VHF and UHF signals available. It picks up high VHF band signal range up to 45 miles away. The compact TV antenna picks up the UHF band (channels 14 thru 69) and has a reception range up to 60 miles. It comes assembled for easy installation. This Channel Master 4228HD Antenna is compact in design and offers high UHF reception along with high band VHF capabilities. With an HD television, you will pick up any crystal clear HD signals being broadcasted in your area.
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Questions & Answers for Channel Sources Channel Master 4228HD Long-Range Outdoor HDTV Antenna

Question

Can the outdoor antenna be use on an old dish antenna pole in the middle of my yard. If so, what do I need to do?

asked 3 years, 6 months ago
By
howicit
on Channel Master 4228HD Long-Range Outdoor HDTV Antenna
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
You need to get the antenna up in the air for best performance so I don't think you would be happy with the results if you used that setup.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
Munchman81
 - Ohio
answer 2
i can only answer to rvs but as long as you tie it down good it shld be ok
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
sunnyelephant
 - salton sea cal.
answer 3
The brackets that come with antenna fit a pole one to perhaps one and a half inches diameter, but you could get different brackets at hardware store if your pole is bigger. Mounting is not a challenge.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
traveler5272
 - Milton, FL
answer 4
All hardwear is included
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
GrannyJanie
 - West union Ohio
answer 5
Sure you can, mount your antenna to the pole with the clamps which come with your antenna, if the clamps are too big or too small to your pole, you can buy different sizes at any warehouse.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
ocpoly
 - Garden Grove, CA
answer 6
Being I improvise on everything,I would think if the antenna is high enough,it should work pretty well,but if you are surrounded by hills and mountains,it may be difficult receiving the old type signals.I'm not too certain about where your signals come from,so it may be a problem.Mine is on the roof,facing the north,and I get very good reception for many channels.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
Hrvatski
 - Los Angeles,Ca.
answer 7
I don't think it could as it is.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
slingshot123
Question

Do I need a converter to use this antenna?

asked 4 years, 3 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Channel Master 4228HD Long-Range Outdoor HDTV Antenna
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Not if you have a digital TV.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Lansing MI
answer 2
if tv already picks up digital its fine however if its an analog tv you will need an analog to digital converter
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
sunnyelephant
 - salton sea cal.
answer 3
If you have analog TV you need converter. This is an HDTV antenna.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
traveler5272
 - Milton, FL
answer 4
A converter is needed to convert a digital signal to analog. If you do not have a SD or HD TV you will need a converter to watch any digital broadcast on your TV. Most broadcast are now digital.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
Munchman81
 - Ohio
answer 5
If your TV does not have a digital tuner - you will need a converter box with this antenna.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
Billfrog
 - Missouri
answer 6
Only if your TV doesn't have a digital tuner built-in. All TVs sold today have it built in (or virtually all, I guess there could be some oddball).
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
CWInFL
answer 7
Most new HDTV's are digital ready, so if you have an HDTV, you most likely do not needa converter.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
guamyankee
 - Spanaway, WA
answer 8
All antennas need converters IF your TV is not digital ready.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
Bozo4Q
 - Bolton, CT
answer 9
If you have an old TV like mine, yes, you need a converter. For new TV's, a converter sould not be necessary.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
Activeman
 - Rockwall, TX
answer 10
if you have a old tv you will need a digital box. I have a lcd tv , so no need for a converta, just auto tune your tv
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
bill763705
 - Minnesota
answer 11
If You Have An High Def(HD) T.V. =No
If Your T.V. is a tube or older big screen=Yes
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
LostInFlorida
 - Orlando , Floida
Question

Does the cable come with it? If not, what type is best for it?

asked 4 years, 2 months ago
By
Rdavila
on Channel Master 4228HD Long-Range Outdoor HDTV Antenna
10 answers
Answers
answer 1
Cable does not come with the antenna and can be purchased in different lengths with the ends already attached and ready to connect to the antenna and then the TV. RG-6 is better than RG-59.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
BedTekCB
 - MD
answer 2
Cable does not come with it. It has a coaxial connector on the antenna.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Lansing MI
answer 3
the cable shld be a co-ax caable, it does not come with it, but you can buy the cable at walmart for the right length
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
sunnyelephant
 - salton sea cal.
answer 4
Does not come with cable. Connection is for coax.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
traveler5272
 - Milton, FL
answer 5
No cable included. RG6 works fine but quad shield RG6 is better.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
Munchman81
 - Ohio
answer 6
No cable came with mine. I just bought a regular 25 foot coxail cable (the type you would use on any older tv to plug it in to a cable box) from Walmart for mine and it works fine.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
Billfrog
 - Missouri
answer 7
No cable comes with it. I used 75 ohm Rg-6 cabling. HTH
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
Bestproduct4thedollar
 - FL
answer 8
All outdoor antennas require you to supply mounting hardware & cable to your Box or TV.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
Bozo4Q
 - Bolton, CT
answer 9
No cable - need coax cable
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
Activeman
 - Rockwall, TX
answer 10
no cable just socket for cable. you can get regular cable wire. rg6 cablewire is good.Its about $20 for 50ft. has male connectors on each end.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
bill763705
 - Minnesota
Question

is this for multiple tvs?

i have multiple tvs, will i only have to get 1 for all of my tvs with tuners to pick up basic channels?
asked 4 years, 5 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Channel Master 4228HD Long-Range Outdoor HDTV Antenna
10 answers
Answers
answer 1
sure, its like any antenna
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
sunnyelephant
 - salton sea cal.
answer 2
One cable comes from antenna. You will need to use a coax cable splitter, and each split you do drops signal strength a little if more than one TV is on at a time. I think I read 7db drop with each split. How strong is the signal strength when you start before any split? Distance from broadcast antenna, broadcast power, obstructions, height of mast--all affect signal strength.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
traveler5272
 - Milton, FL
answer 3
You only need one antenna. You will need a splitter to send the signal to more than one tv. You're probably going to need a preamplifier to increase the signal strength for multiple TV's.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
Munchman81
 - Ohio
answer 4
Yes, just get a splitter, or there are signal amplifiers that come with two outputs.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
CWInFL
answer 5
I use it for 2 tv's, and it works great for me. Beyond that, you'd have to test it to ensure the signal strentgth doesn't break down too much, in which case you might need to get an amplifier.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
guamyankee
 - Spanaway, WA
answer 6
You can use it for multiplle tv's, but you might need a pre amp and use good splitters to help reduce signal loss. I currently split (good quality splitter) my antenna signal to a over the antenna card in the satelite reciever and to another tv with out a preamp and seem to be doing fine.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
Bestproduct4thedollar
 - FL
answer 7
One good Outdoor Antenna
One Digital Cable Splitter
And a converter box for each required TV.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
Bozo4Q
 - Bolton, CT
answer 8
I would think by adding a splitter, you could use multiple TV's, each TV on the same or different channels.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
Activeman
 - Rockwall, TX
answer 9
i have 4 tvs working on this one antenna. I put one signal booster at the main splitter and great picture on all tvs..
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
bill763705
 - Minnesota
answer 10
You only need 1 antenna if your house is about 30 miles or less from the transmitters, you use a good quality splitter (if going to 4 TV's, get one 4 way splitter, 3 TV's, one 3 way splitter, etc.), & you use good quality RG6 cable & connectors. (Quad Shielded Cable is best). If more than 30 miles or more than 4 TV's you may need a preamp. If you do need a preamp, get one from Channel Master.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
SlotCarDriver
Question

Can I mount this antenna on the wall? Does it come with the parts I need to mount it or what would I need to buy?

asked 4 years, 3 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Channel Master 4228HD Long-Range Outdoor HDTV Antenna
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes it wld hang on the wall, however you get better reception with a piece of conduit and the brackets that come with the antenna will hook to it.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
sunnyelephant
 - salton sea cal.
answer 2
The brackets that come with antenna are for mounting to a mast, so if you mount to wall you would need appropriate brackets. You might use only part of included bracket and mount to wall.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
traveler5272
 - Milton, FL
answer 3
I suppose you could mount it on the wall if you wanted to but I would recommend getting it up in the air where it'll perform best. You probably won't like the results you get with it on the wall. It comes with the necessary hardware to mount it to a mast.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
Munchman81
 - Ohio
answer 4
It is designed to be mounted to a 1.25" antenna mast, but I am sure with some work it could be mounted to a wall. One problem with wall mount would be that you can't point it at the stations to get the best signal.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
Bestproduct4thedollar
 - FL
answer 5
All outdoor antennas require you to supply a mast & mounting hardware to attach it to your house, chimney, etc.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
Bozo4Q
 - Bolton, CT
answer 6
Parts included are for mounting on an existing pole outside.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
Activeman
 - Rockwall, TX
answer 7
The Antenna comes with two brackets , so you can fit a pole in the center of it. then use brackets to attach to a wall. I put mine in the attic and just used a old metal pole and the 2 u shaped brackets
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
bill763705
 - Minnesota
Question

how to hook two tvs up with channel master 4228HD

asked 3 years, 8 months ago
By
STEVECRF450
on Channel Master 4228HD Long-Range Outdoor HDTV Antenna
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
A coaxial cable splitter can be purchased and then run the cables to the TV's.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
BedTekCB
 - MD
answer 2
just like any antenna go to walmart and pick up a spllitter or better yet a power transformer for your antenna and you shld get great reception for both tvs
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
sunnyelephant
 - salton sea cal.
answer 3
I'm running two TVs but usually not at same time. There is some loss of signal strength when using a coax splitter when both are on at same time. Run cable from antenna to splitter, then a coax to each TV from splitter. Costs a couple bucks for a cable splitter at Walmart or Home Depot or Lowe's.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
traveler5272
 - Milton, FL
answer 4
You'll need a splitter. There are several makers (winegard, rca, etc.). I'm not sure if the wal-mart website has them but you can find them online and at the big box stores.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
Munchman81
 - Ohio
answer 5
Buy a cable splitter at Home Depot or Walmart, you can hook up two or three TVs, if the signals get weaker you may want to install the preamp, but I think 2 TVs is no problem.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
ocpoly
 - Garden Grove, CA
answer 6
Take the antenna wire to the point where you want to break off into the different directions of the TVs and than feed it into a splitter. You may need to run it through an electronic booster first.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
Bry5
answer 7
Just get a 75 ohm splitter; probably available at Wal-Mart, if there isn't one left by your cable company.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
CWInFL
Question

Would it be possible to temporarily install this antenna indoors (in front of a window) until I can get help mounting it outside?

asked 3 years, 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Channel Master 4228HD Long-Range Outdoor HDTV Antenna
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes. I have mine permanently indoors behind a TV entertainment center with only 6 foot of coax, and I get 22 channels.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Lansing MI
answer 2
as long as it lines up with the tower you cld run it through the window to the tv, but i wld put it outside
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
sunnyelephant
 - salton sea cal.
answer 3
Absolutely, mine worked great sitting in my living room or on backporch. If the broadcast antennas are within 50 miles, you've got it made--barring other obstructions. The antenna is very light weight. You can mount it in the attic. Outside, the length of your mast determines how easy it is to erect. I used 10 ft. of mast and mounted on chimney, all by myself--age 73.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
traveler5272
 - Milton, FL
answer 4
Yes. I had mine sitting on a bar stool for a week or so until I could get it up in the air. I only pulled in a few channels though until I got it out side and up in the air. Now I get about 60 channels.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
Munchman81
 - Ohio
answer 5
Mine is in the attic, works perfect.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
ocpoly
 - Garden Grove, CA
answer 6
Of course! I even had mine outside on the ground until the pole was ready. It worked great on the ground.
answered 3 years ago
By
ReneeLillian
 - Oak Island Tx
answer 7
I think it would be difficult,because you need a pipe or tubing to hold it in place,but there are ways to work around it if you don't mind looking at it.I placed mine on the roof for better reception and ease of installation.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
Hrvatski
 - Los Angeles,Ca.
Question

how to get channels 2,4,6,,12

asked 3 years, 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Channel Master 4228HD Long-Range Outdoor HDTV Antenna
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
I don't have local stations for all the channels you listed, but I get channels 6 and 10 with this antenna right out of the box.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Lansing MI
answer 2
this all depends on where u are..we are in the desert and abc is 9, nbc is 11 and cbs is 13, it probably different whereever u go
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
sunnyelephant
 - salton sea cal.
answer 3
I get channels 3 thru 55--all that are broadcast in my area up to over 40 miles away--VHF and UHF.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
traveler5272
 - Milton, FL
answer 4
This antenna does get the high VHF channels (7-13). I don't think it'll get the low VHF (2-6) channels.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
Munchman81
 - Ohio
answer 5
Go online and see where the stations are and point the antenna in that direction. That is pretty much it. If that doesnt work put it on a rotery motor so you will be able to move it to find that "sweet spot".
answered 3 years ago
By
ReneeLillian
 - Oak Island Tx
answer 6
You just need to point in the direction of those channels and it will automatically pick them up.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
Bry5
answer 7
I receive the major channels,2,4,5,7,9,11,13 in the Los Angeles area,and a great number of others,but many are foreign in language and contents.I am pleased with its performance and pictures on 3 of 5 TV's,2 TV's are on cable for special paid channels.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
Hrvatski
 - Los Angeles,Ca.
Question

What is needed to mount this antenna?

asked 3 years, 1 month ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Channel Master 4228HD Long-Range Outdoor HDTV Antenna
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
just stick it in the attic. done.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
Pickler
 - NM
answer 2
It comes with clamps to mount it to a mast. You need simple hand tools and your own mast to fasten it to.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Lansing MI
answer 3
made some brackets and mounted it
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
sunnyelephant
 - salton sea cal.
answer 4
You will need a mast, grounding cable and stake, and coax cable to your TV or set top box. All that comes with antenna is two mounting brackets and bolts to mount to mast. Also cable ties and brackets to affix mast to house or chimney. Biggest expense is copper ground wire and mast.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
traveler5272
 - Milton, FL
answer 5
You'll need a mast for the antenna itself. I picked one up at one of the big box stores for about $6. You can also use a 1" black iron or galvanized pipe. Then you'll need something to suspend it up in the air either by attaching it to the roof of your house or whatever. I suggest using something pretty sturdy. The wind pushes this one around a little.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
Munchman81
 - Ohio
answer 6
The clamps and other parts come with the unit, If you install on the roof, you need a short piece of pipe ( if you do not already had on on your roof). You can buy a pipe at Home Depot or any hardware store. It is very easy to install.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
ocpoly
 - Garden Grove, CA
answer 7
I purchased a 20' pole.
answered 3 years ago
By
ReneeLillian
 - Oak Island Tx
Question

Does the antenna come disassembled and if it does can it be disassembled?

I need to get the antenna through a small scuttle hole to place it in my attic. If it comes fully assembled 41" x 33" it will not go into my attic.
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
By
BikingPilot
 - Cedar Rapids
on Channel Master 4228HD Long-Range Outdoor HDTV Antenna
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
The reflector grid on the back of the antenna is a solid assemble measuring 41" x 33" The only assembly required is to extend the receiving grid on the front of the antenna. 4 braces secured to posts by wingnuts.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
BedTekCB
 - MD
answer 2
It has two rectangular grids fully assembled in the 41"x33" dimension, but the two grid components stretch further apart during setup to reach the 5.5" dimension, and then lock with wing nuts.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Lansing MI
answer 3
yes it comes assembled, put it outside even if its just a tree and run it through the window
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
sunnyelephant
 - salton sea cal.
answer 4
It comes fully assembled.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
Munchman81
 - Ohio
answer 5
yes it is full assembled
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
slingshot123
answer 6
Mine arrived fully assembled. I have it up a pole and mounted at a camping lot far from my home, so I can't look at it right now to see how small it could disamble to.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
Billfrog
 - Missouri
answer 7
It's fully assembled with rivots, other than the elements pivoting in/out from the reflector (you can just collapse the 6-inch depth).
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
CWInFL
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