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HDTV 60 Mile Fringe Yagi Television AntennaMCM Part #: 30-2155  |  Stellar Labs Part #: 30-2155

HDTV 60 Mile Fringe Yagi Television Antenna 4.7 stars from 27 ratings and 25 reviews.
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Fringe UHF/HDTV Outdoor Antenna

Highly rugged, 27 element directional antenna is engineered to receive UHF signals for digital and high definition television broadcasts. Corner Yagi design provides exceptional directivity and gain.



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Product Description

    Features
  • Triple boom for exceptional signal gain
  • Exclusive snap open design for greatly reduced installation time
  • Heavy duty construction with rugged mast clamps and associated hardware
    Specifications
  • Nominal range: 50 ~ 60 miles
  • Frequency range: 460 ~ 862Mhz
  • Maximum gain: 15.5dB
  • Maximum front/back ratio: 35dB
  • Horizontal beam width: 38°
  • Impedance: 75ohm, female “F” connector
  • Overall length: 42”

Product Reviews

  • "69 stations!" by on 6/7/2014
    Overall: 5 out of 5
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    I've bought one of these for me, my uncle, my sister, and now a friend of mine who lives on the 4th floor of his building. So far it seems that the higher you get it into the sky the better the reception... But hey! You knew that.
    Most of your pictures will be HD-1080P!!! You will get channels from one end of the state to the other, (If you live in Indiana). I'm on top of a single story brick ranch and I get about 25 stations, It's not very high but I only care about the networks and some of the fringe stations out there that I don't get on Directv. Expect several repeats, the networks are everywhere but don't worry about paying for it because it's FFFFRRRREEEEE!!!!

    Regards,
    Spotfly.com

  • "Great value for price! Effective solution!" by sheare02 on 5/9/2014
    Overall: 4.5 out of 5
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    Delivery was free as I picked this up in person at the warehouse in Springboro...no carrier was able to bash it up before I got my hands on it! I was very impressed with the easy assembly of the antenna...removed the pieces from the box and snapped the whole thing together in literally 5 minutes.

    Mounting was easy...lined up the antenna using a compass and the degrees provided by www.antennaweb.org. I cranked down the mounting clamps to secure the antenna to the J-Mount on my roof (also purchased from MCM). I ran RG6 Quad shield cable to my external cable enclosure mounted on the side of my house and connected the drop to my TV, I used water tight compression fittings on both ends of the coax (Compression fittings and Compression tool also available at MCM). I zip tied the coax to the J-Mount to prevent it from flapping in the wind and potentially damaging the antenna. My advice is to use quality zip ties as they will be exposed to extreme weather conditions of heat, sun, cold, rain, wind etc.

    I aimed the antenna at a city (Dayton, OH) 20 miles away to get stations...actually pulled in additional stations from 60-70 miles away (Cincinnati, OH). The only part that I wasn't pleased about was the way the strength of the coaxial connector on the antenna...do not tighten this too tight! It's an aluminum and plastic antenna...not a lug nut on a car!

    I was so pleased with the performance I bought two more! Half the price of any comparable antenna you can buy at the big box stores! Previous inside antennas were mostly worthless in my location, I was lucky to get a few channels...now I get every channel available in my local area and beyond!

  • "Can't beat it." by wescook on 4/1/2014
    Overall: 3 out of 5
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    I made my own that was very effective, but when I saw this one for the price, I jumped. I do not have line of site and lots of reflection. about 35 miles from towers. It pulled in over 30 channels, VHF and UHF. That was mounted in my attic with foil walls. Goodby cable bill!

  • "Surprisingly efficient and sized for attic install 55 miles from NYC" by kousikbera on 8/4/2013
    Overall: 5 out of 5
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    After two years with dish, it was frustrating when the dish was out during bad weather. I have 3 tv. I didn't want to pay extra for the hd box rental for my bedroom and basement tv. So this antenna was an impulse purchase without doing any research or reading reviews after I got the raspberry pi from McMahon electronics. Of course $5 shipping motivated me. It's getting total of 47 digital channels (including sub channels) when I put it in the attic. I am not using any amplifier. The cable run is for about 100 ft to basement and then it's getting split into two rg6. One rg6 run is again for about 100 ft cable to upstairs bedroom. So despite roofing material loss, long running cables, splitter it's getting 47 digital channels including ABC which is in VHF. Tvfool reports all my New York channel as 1 edge whereas Philly channels were LOS, philly is also 47 miles away. However I was interested for the NYC channels. So I am a good test case for this antenna. I would recommend this antenna.

  • "Good Antenna" by GaryCN on 3/4/2013
    Overall: 5 out of 5
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    I just use it as a backup for cable, the price was good. www.antennaweb.org will help you aim it. The broadcast towers in my area are pretty much all in the same direction so a rotor is not needed in my location.

  • "Impressed with new design" by DaveWilliams on 2/25/2013
    Overall: 5 out of 5
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    Top 10 Contributor

    I've installed several of these antennas for customers in the past and have always been happy with the results. Just received two more and was surprised to see completely redesigned construction. Much much easier to assemble, they literally come out of the box and snap together in less than two minutes. Very rugged and well made, I am totally impressed. Honesty, the instructions were a bit lacking, but too much of an issue. Performance seems to be at least as good as earlier design. I will be buying more.

  • "rick kraft" by rbkraft on 9/12/2012
    Overall: 4 out of 5
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    Thanks very much for replacing the "broken" TV Antenna that was very fast. The antenna after assembled looks great --will install it hopefully this weekend. You might want to "TALK to UPS" regarding using the great packages for football practice. The 2nd external Box was almost as bad as the first--Lucky all of the pieces were in the second box and not broken. Thanks again Rick

  • "A very fine antenna for the money" by wb0rxx on 8/19/2012
    Overall: 5 out of 5
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    I have installed two of these antennas in the past three years and have nothing but high praise for them. They are very sturdy and well engineered for the most part. Signal reception is exceptional and far stronger than the DB-2 antenna that it replaced. I have only two minor issues with this antenna: 1 - If one is not very careful, the press-fitted female F-connector within the plastic shell is very easy to break loose from the ground strap when attaching the coaxial cable. A few seconds with a very hot soldering iron fixed this problem on both antennas. 2 - The antenna boom tends to sag a bit, even after tightening the mount bracket. I ran some "weed whacker" line from the top of the mast to the front end of the antenna to provide better boom support. This line does not seemed to have any effect on the antenna signal strength or quality.

  • "Excellent Quality" by Tim_CP on 7/11/2012
    Overall: 5 out of 5
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    UPS delivered it at about 11:30 AM as the tracking link said it would. Took my time assembling it, a little over an hour. Very good instructions, real color pictures with real normal hands in those. No missing or extra parts. Real English instructions too. It almost assembled itself it was so easy. This is NOT a flimsy antenna. Compared to the old antenna, this one is 200% better and for the price it can`t be beat. Signal Quality meter is showing 100%, although Signal Strength went down from old antenna.. Then I put on an VHF-UHF amplifier I had from the 1980`s and then signal strength doubled.

  • "Great Value for the Money" by jmutzabaugh on 7/6/2012
    Overall: 4.5 out of 5
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    The antenna assembles quickly, thanks to the thumb screws. Mine is mounted indoors, and the footprint is small enough to fit without a problem. I used thread locker on the thumbscrews to keep them tight, and the directionality of the antenna is a good reason to use an antenna rotator. A good basic yagi with enough gain to capture signals through a steel roof.

  • "A Really Good Antenna" by Richie99 on 3/11/2012
    Overall: 5 out of 5
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    I had purchase in hoping to get more channels which happens to be picking up total of 31 local channels out of 34 available channels for Free-to-air channels. It's a great outdoor antenna - it works well for me.

  • "Very Good Performance at a Low Price" by tomasont on 3/10/2012
    Overall: 5 out of 5
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    We live in a valley about 40 miles from the TV stations. An indoor amplified antenna didn't pick up any stations. I installed this antenna in my attic, and it works great. This antenna is picking up every station in the area.

  • "High Gain" by JamesHanson on 1/21/2012
    Overall: 5 out of 5
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    The 20 db gain is perfect for local reception of the extremely low signal level of the new digital broadcasts

  • "Works good. Low price." by bobw3tfi on 11/17/2011
    Overall: 4 out of 5
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    It took about a half hour to put together. The mounting point is at one end. Once it is installed it works good.

  • "good antenna for money" by clearvideotv on 6/23/2011
    Overall: 4.5 out of 5
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    Picks up local stations here better than most I've tried so far.

  • "Surprisingly sensitive - beats amplified options" by rkevans on 6/22/2011
    Overall: 5 out of 5
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    I was amazed when I assembled this antenna and, even inside the house, it let me find twice the channels I found with a compact indoor-outdoor amplified antenna ( which cost me more! ) If you have someplace to put it, get a report from one of the websites telling you where to point it and give it a try. For about 20 bucks it can't be beat.

  • "Good antenna for a budget" by czpaladin on 5/24/2011
    Overall: 4.5 out of 5
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    Fairly directional. Acceptable signal levels with towers up to 20 deg off. Receiving reliable signal for stations 15-20 miles at 20ft above ground level.

  • "Great UHF antenna" by PhilKE3FL on 4/1/2011
    Overall: 4.5 out of 5
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    I bought two of these, one for a customer and one to experiment with at my own home. This antenna solved the UHF problems we were both having. For the customer to allow her to get Baltimore and some Washington D.C. stations, and in my own case to get the weaker Washington D.C. UHF stations. All stations for us were about 26 miles away, Washington or Baltimore but there is significant difference in the signals coming from each location. With this antenna pointed between the two cites I am able to get all the major UHF stations I'm interested in and my customer now has stations she has never gotten before. In my location I did not need an amplifier to get the signals to the TVs but in my customer's case an amplifier was needed for the longer cable runs and splitter losses. In both cases I reused the older VHF/UHF antennas for VHF only and used a combiner to get the UHF & VHF signals back onto one piece of coax before the splitter to the two TVs.

  • "Great Performer" by ke4lgx on 3/11/2011
    Overall: 5 out of 5
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    I ordered two of these units and a installed them on a chimney mount, I pointed one westward and the other one southeast, I fed both antennas into a combiner and sent that signal to a 20db amplifier and I am now getting 31 digital TV stations! ,I definately would recommend this product to everyone , having been a TV technican for years I've used many brands of equipment ,But for the cost and quality you cannot beat this antenna!

  • "hot antenna" by vikingtvco on 10/30/2010
    Overall: 5 out of 5
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    The first one you put together is a little PITA. Tried in one application where 2 other antennas failed. I questioned 20db gain when most higher priced units don't spec that high. Well pleased through roof w/ 4 way to 3 way splits. no amp. (your results may vary)

  • "Great Antenna!" by Arnieb on 6/16/2010
    Overall: 5 out of 5
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    This is a great antenna with good quality. Installed in our attic and it solved all our problems. We have two of them since our signal sources are at about 90 degrees apart for all the channels and the antenna is very directional, I used an RF splitter to combine the signals from each and has proven to be great. Price is excellent. It is a bit complex to assemble but not bad if you follow the instructions,

  • "Works great" by rwzelnick on 5/24/2010
    Overall: 5 out of 5
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    50 miles from transmitters in Arkansas, in the middle of tall pine trees, no line of sight, getting great signals! Note, UHF only, won't pick up stations that are still in the VHF band.

  • "Stellar Labs AV923" by bmelke on 1/14/2010
    Overall: 5 out of 5
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    Worth the wait, for the money this is the best antenna on the market. Easy to assemble and made of decent materials. I used it in the attic of my house and am able to pick up everything with in the local area crystal clear. I have no doubt that if I mounted it outside I would receive chanels from at least fifty miles.

  • "Surprising Performance" by torceador on 1/11/2010
    Overall: 5 out of 5
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    I am 75 miles from Little Rock, but am up on the top of a Mountain. I had an active omnidirectional antenna (Recotron TV-3000) that had been marginal before the digital transition, but is now useless. I have low signals coming in from all directions, so I thought about getting a directional antenna with gain and a rotator, but that's a lot more than I wanted to spend. I saw that this unit had 20dB gain, which to me meant it was VERY directional. I decided it was low enough cost to buy it and give it a try before I dropped the money on a rotator. As I was waiting for it to arrive, I got on tvfool and ran their assesment for my specific address. It showed all the signals above noise margin for me to be in Little Rock, at 198 degrees. When it arrived, I assembled it, mounted it on my mast at 25 feet, pointed it to 198 degrees with the help of my GPS and a flag about 1/4 mile away, ran 8' of new RG6 into the shop and immediately into a 25dB VHF/UHF amplifier, to buffer the signal and compensate for

  • "HDTV Antenna" by dewing4 on 9/14/2009
    Overall: 5 out of 5
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    I waited for this antenna and it was worth it. Very nicely made, excellent instructions, easily worth three times the price. I'm using this, chimney mounted, on 12' of mast to minimize reflections, located 23 miles from the x-mitter. I aimed the antenna using www.antennaweb.org, then dialed in the highest signal reading for several channels using the signal strength meter of my digital converter box. Since the x-mitter is not very close, I also installed an 8dB in-line preamp as close to the antenna as possible, about 1M. Also, minimized signal loss with RG6 cable and fresh cable ends/connectors all around. If you are replacing another antenna don't leave this step out. Carefully tighten the connectors using a wrench or pliers. Old connectors and cable ends often have corrosion and will ruin you signal strength and drive you crazy trying to find the source of loss. I replaced a Terk Antenna costing three times this price and the RF connector at the antenna came off when I removed the output c

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Package Specifications & Dimensions
Weight:5.19 lbs.
Hazardous:No
Warranty:90 days
Need to Return?
Length:29 in.
Width:14 in.
Height:2.75 in.
Shipping Information
Extra Shipping Charge:No
Drop Ship:No
Catalog Pages
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MCM Cat 57, Page 242

MCM Cat 56, Page 103

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