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HDTV 80 Mile Deep Fringe Bowtie Television AntennaMCM Part #: 30-2430  |  Stellar Labs Part #: 30-2430

HDTV 80 Mile Deep Fringe Bowtie Television Antenna 4 stars from 7 ratings and 6 reviews.
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Dual Quad Bay Outdoor UHF/HDTV Bowtie Antenna
High gain outdoor directional antenna is engineered to receive UHF signals for digital and high definition television. Bowtie design provides wider pickup pattern. Adjustable horizontal boom allows vertical sections to be independently aimed, allowing greater pickup width flexibility. Note: Vertical mast pipe shown is not included.

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Product Description

    Features:
  • Dual, stacked quad bay bay design for increased gain
  • Pre assembled antenna sections for reduced installation time
  • Heavy duty construction with rugged mast clamps and associated hardware
  • Note: Vertical mast shown in background is not included
    Nominal Range:
  • 80 ~ 90 miles (both sections aimed together)
  • 60 ~ 70 miles (per section, each section aimed separately)
    Specifications:
  • Frequency range: 460 ~ 862Mhz
  • Maximum gain: 25dB (both sections aimed together)
  • Maximum front/back ratio: 22dB
  • Horizontal beam width: 60°
  • Impedance: 75ohm, female “F” connector
  • Height: 31.50”
  • Width: 32.75"

Product Reviews

  • "Good well-built antenna" by morris35 on 10/27/2014
    Overall: 4.5 out of 5
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    The innovative mechanical construction of this antenna impressed me very favorably. It replaced a suburban type combo VHF-UHF antenna. I was pleased that the 30-2430 received the high band VHF stations from Minneapolis as well as the old antenna at a distance of 25 air miles. Signal strength on the Minneapolis UHF stations is stronger with the 30-2430. I aimed this antenna between the Minneapolis stations and a low powered repeater 15 miles distant, about 60 degrees apart. The reception from the repeater broke up frequently with the old antenna and the 30-2430 does no better. But I get good reception of the repeater with a rabbit ears in my bedroom!! I really think digital reception is dependent greatly on location, location, location of the receiving antenna and less on the gain of the antenna. I rate the 30-2430 a good value.

  • "Great UHF HDTV antenna, also good for VHF High within 25 miles of tower" by ngoering on 10/24/2014
    Overall: 5 out of 5
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    This antenna is well built. I am able to get a great signal 22 miles from the six stations in the Jackson, MS market. If there wasn't a line of pine trees about 25 feet in front of the antenna, I would probably get 100 signal strength on all six stations.

    Note that the cables connecting each side to the combiner are RG-59. I would advise replacing with 2 three foot RG-6 quad shield cable, check leading auction sites for the best deal. Also, if you want to receive VHF high (actual chs 7-13), I would recommend using a regular splitter rated 5-900 or 5-1000Mhz instead.

    I also installed a preamplifier to improve signal strength. If you are 25 miles or more away from your stations, consider adding the preamplifier.

    Despite making these minor changes, I am extremely happy with this antenna for the price and would highly recommend it to anybody.

  • "First Rate Antenna" by installpro on 8/1/2014
    Overall: 5 out of 5
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    Top 10 Contributor

    I've had an increasing number of requests for outdoor antennas over the past two years, and have installed several of these and the single panel version - 30-2425. These top notch antennas are made well and look great once installed. The performance is comparable to many others out there that cost more than double. It even works reasonably well with the rare stations that are still VHF, as long as you are within 25m miles or so. This is without a doubt the best antenna value I've seen yet. I will continue to use and highly recommend.

  • "It's Pretty" by micklail on 1/30/2014
    Overall: 2.5 out of 5
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    I built a four-bay antenna out of a 2x4, some coat hangers, and a bunch of screws that i had in my basement. I had a balun lying around so I didn't have to buy that either. I figure that my old home-made antenna had around $5 worth of parts (if purchased). It didn't cost me anything except for about an hour to get everything ready and put together. It's not the prettiest thing in the world, but it works.

    There is one channel in Charlotte, NC that I can not receive. I figured that this 30-0240 would do the job. Not only does it NOT pick up that channel, it doesn't seem to work any better than my home-made antenna that didn't cost me anything at all.

    So now, I am out around $70 just to have a prettier antenna. It's not worth the effort and cost to send it back as I would get stuck with shipping both ways.

  • "retired Electronic communication Tech" by ea41desf5 on 1/22/2014
    Overall: 5 out of 5
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    This is a very excellent to use for outdoor UHF reception. This antenna is very good for stacking and diversity reception. I have 5 of these stacked together for remote location and for receiving low powered stations. I used DGSCA201 by unbeatable sale two in and one out for combining the antennas. A standard VHF/UHF antenna is not enough for reception and gain. I recommend this antenna for UHF HD television.

  • "HDTV 80 Mile Deep Fringe Bowtie Television Antenna" by jimcoffell on 11/11/2013
    Overall: 5 out of 5
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    Quality:

    I live in a relative valley and this antenna reduced "wind fadeout" to almost nothing. Keeps the signal without video freezing.

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Package Specifications & Dimensions
Weight:9.5 lbs.
Hazardous:No
RoHS Comp:Yes
Warranty:90 days
Need to Return?
Length:32.5 in.
Width:24 in.
Height:6.5 in.
Shipping Information
Extra Shipping Charge:No
Drop Ship:No
Catalog Pages
Catalog/Page:

MCM Cat 57, Page 242

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Mfr. Info

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Mfr. Name:Stellar Labs
Mfr. Part Number:30-2430