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How do I install this unit. Still not sure how to do it! I can't get to the top of the of the antenna.
Question:
what does it amplify hdtv?
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if I buy this antenna will I still need the converter box I have an older tv and a newer tv

Customer Questions & Answers for
RCA RCA Outdoor HD Antenna

The RCA ANT3038XR Digital HD Outdoor Antenna has built-in safety measures to overcome the negative impacts of atmospheric conditions. You can watch the local HD and all digital TV broadcasts with this antenna. The RCA outdoor antenna comes pre-assembled for easy installation. The UHF reflectors fold-out and lock easily with snap-on elements. The cross phase multi-element design with heavy duty locking mast clamp helps you increase the UHF/VHF/FM signals. The outdoor UHF/VHF antenna includes an outdoor matching transformer. It can also support HD signals that help you enjoy channels in high resolution picture quality.
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Questions & Answers for RCA RCA Outdoor HD Antenna

Question

Is this antenna Multidrectional or directional? and from how many miles away can it receive uhf signal?

asked 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
Trev
on RCA Outdoor HD Antenna
2 answers
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answer 1
It is directional. It will wok best with a rotator installed.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
By
mikeandy
answer 2
The antenna is one directional meaning you have to aim it at the transmitter. It will pull in digital and uhf signals although I don,t know of any tv stations still transmitting uhf. We are 40 miles from the towers and are getting 37 channels with this bad boy.
Hope that helps.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
By
antennaguru
Question

Do I still need a digital converter box with this antenna?

asked 1 year, 8 months ago
By
GS211
on RCA Outdoor HD Antenna
4 answers
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answer 1
Only if you have an older TV..
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
kisswife
answer 2
that depends on your TV, not the antenna. If you need a converter box now, you would need one with this antenna also untill you get a new TV with a digital tuner.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
blupupher
answer 3
If you going to use an analog tv ( the older kind) then yes you do a conveter box to convert the digital signals to analog so your tv can display the channels.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
genious123
answer 4
no
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
RevTN
 - powhatan va.
Question

does this atenna come with mounting kit?

asked 1 year, 4 months ago
By
Tim
on RCA Outdoor HD Antenna
4 answers
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answer 1
NO
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
By
mikeandy
answer 2
Yes the antenna comes with what you need to mount to your existing pole.
answered 3 months ago
By
antennaguy12
answer 3
No...
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
kisswife
answer 4
no, it just has the mount holder on the antenna, no poles to mount to.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
blupupher
Question

what do I need to install this outdoor antenna

I need to know what all DO I need to installd RCA outdoor HD digital antenna model ANT3038XR ty for any help
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
By
kentucky2
 - Kentucky
on RCA Outdoor HD Antenna
2 answers
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answer 1
You need a pole to mount the antenna. The pole should be anywhere from 1 to 2 inches in diameter and the higher the pole the better.
answered 3 months ago
By
antennaguy12
answer 2
You will need a pole, mounting bracketts, screws and nuts to secure to the house. If you have an older TV you will need a converter also, but if you have a newer flat screen TV you are all set. You will probably need a longer cable wire to hook the antenna to your TV though.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
kisswife
Question

The stated shipping weight is 1.55 pounds; how is this possible?

Does this antenna have to be positioned accurately. Can it be returned if it doesn't work as I expect it to?

Does it include attachment hardware?

The stated shipping weight is 1.55 pounds; how is this possible?
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
By
dieterschmied11
 - 45227
on RCA Outdoor HD Antenna
2 answers
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answer 1
The shipping weight is a misprint. It weighs closer to 7 lbs. Yes the antenna needs to be aimed at the transmitters. Best way to do that is to use one of the digital converter boxes that the government gave coupons for when the switch was made to digital. Someone you know probably has one or try ebay. The box has a signal strength meter that shows up on your tv screen. Simply rotate the antenna to the best position. I do not work for Wallmart but they have liberal return policy.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
By
antennaguru
answer 2
No it does not come with any attachment hardware you need to buy it separately along with a pole.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
kisswife
Question

Does this antenna use plastic element locks, to hold the elements open? UV made the plastic brittle on my old antenna in no time.

asked 1 year, 5 months ago
By
mrdave
on RCA Outdoor HD Antenna
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes.
answered 11 months ago
By
SquirrelWhisperer
answer 2
a few are plastic, but most are metal.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
blupupher
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How many tvs can you conncect to the antenna

asked 1 year, 4 months ago
By
Shon
on RCA Outdoor HD Antenna
2 answers
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answer 1
Two. More with a distribution amplifier.
answered 11 months ago
By
SquirrelWhisperer
answer 2
You can theoretically connect as many TV's as you want to it with splitters.
Realistically about 4 is the max before you need a signal amplifier to boost the signal, the more splitters you have the weaker the signal gets.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
blupupher
Question

Does this only. Weigh 1.55 lbs

asked 1 year ago
By
Grubworm
on RCA Outdoor HD Antenna
2 answers
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answer 1
Once assembled I would say the unit weighs about 15 pounds or less, but it is large and not really a one-person job to maneuver to mount.
answered 6 months ago
By
HelpfulWriter
answer 2
No it doesn't. I'm not sure of the exact weight, but it's not super heavy. The box the antenna comes in is pretty long, though.
answered 7 months ago
By
jewel70
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What is needed to add additional tv's and how many can be added for the ANT3038xr antenna

asked 1 year, 4 months ago
By
Pacman
on RCA Outdoor HD Antenna
2 answers
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answer 1
We have 2 TV's hooked up and I believe you can put as many as you want, you will just need the cable wire to attach them.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
kisswife
answer 2
Use a 5 output antenna/cable "splitter." Use the highest loss outputs (-7db) for the sets closest to the antenna, and the lowest loss outputs (-3.5db) for TV's farthest from the antenna. Always see if it works WITHOUT a line amplifier. I'm feeding 4 TV's with mine, and all look great. Farthest set is about 100 feet from the antenna.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
JEB58
Question

What do I use to hook up additional TV's to this antenna?

I have 5 TV's altogether and need to know.
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
By
JEByrdie
on RCA Outdoor HD Antenna
2 answers
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answer 1
We have 2 TV's in our house and my husband just used cable wire that he bought, works great.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
kisswife
answer 2
Use a 5 output antenna/cable "splitter." Use the highest loss outputs (-7db) for the sets closest to the antenna, and the lowest loss outputs (-3.5db) for TV's farthest from the antenna. Always see if it works WITHOUT a line amplifier. I'm feeding 4 TV's with mine, and all look great. Farthest set is about 100 feet from the antenna.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
Cablecutter
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