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VHF/UHF HDTV 60 Mile Fringe Yagi Antenna By Stellar Labs (30-2440) MCM Part #30-2440

4.5 stars 13 reviews
MSRP: $69.95
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Fringe VHF/UHF/HDTV Outdoor Antenna
Highly rugged, 28 element directional antenna is engineered to receive VHF-Hi and UHF signals for digital and high definition television broadcasts. It is especially useful in areas where digital broadcasts still exist on VHF channels. Corner Yagi design provides exceptional directivity and gain..

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Specifications Top

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  • Triple boom for exceptional signal gain
  • Exclusive snap open design for greatly reduced installation time
  • Single combined VHF/UHF, 75ohm female “F” connection
  • Heavy duty construction with rugged mast clamps and associated hardware
  • Overall length: 43.5”
      • VHF Specifications:
      • Frequency range: 174~230MHz
      • Max gain: 10dB
      • Max front/back ratio: 16dB
      • Horizontal beam width: 66°
        UHF Specifications:
      • Frequency range: 470~862 MHz
      • Max gain: 14dB
      • Max front/back ratio: 30dB
      • Horizontal beam width: 43°

      Part Numbers
      MCM Part #:30-2440
      Stellar Labs Part #:30-2440
      Package Specifications & Dimensions
      Weight:5.9 lbs.
      RoHS Comp:Yes
      Warranty:90 days
      Need to Return?
      Length:44.75 in.
      Width:9.5 in.
      Height:6.5 in.
      Shipping Information
      Extra Shipping Charge:No
      Drop Ship:No

Product Reviews Top

  • by brucejames

    on 11/29/2015

    Couldn't get VHF

    Overall: 3.5 out of 5

    In northern VT we need both UHF and VHF. All channels are co-located on Mt Mansfield. The UHF came in strong, but couldn't get VHF, however I didn't try Kenn6's recommendation that a part may be showing its installation backwards. I then bought the 60 mile Yagi, the separate VHF antenna and the VHF/UHF combiner, and all channels come in strong now. Don't know if the part was backwards or if I needed the combiner, or what. My neighbor was so impressed with free TV, he took the dual band antenna, so we're both happy. :-)

  • by steve22

    on 8/28/2015

    Pulls in strong VHF

    Overall: 3.5 out of 5

    Very easy to put together (*SNAP*) but I do agree with the previous review that the directions are only pictures, and not step by step numbered and bulleted. So if one wasn't mechanically oriented, this might pose a bit of confusion.
    Performance is excellent; however. About 42 miles from the towers near the shores of Lake Erie pointed approximately 345 degrees NNW, the Hi-V channels come in clear and strong. I can't say that the 60- mile range claim is correct, but I believe it to be possible. UHF channels are crystal clear as they were before with a much smaller (and different design) big box store brand.

    I also aimed with a compass so I knew I was in the pocket that I needed to be in. Terrain is somewhat hilly here and there are many large trees along the path, but this pulls in every reasonably available station with no pixelation.

    Mounted about 28 feet above ground level and because I have all channels available, I don't see the need to raise it. However, with the previous antenna I was using height made a big difference. I would recommend this product based on performance.

    The construction is somewhat lacking, especially on the rear reflector that snaps together. The plastic pieces don't seem to lock snugly. Other than that, great!

  • by kenn6miw

    on 8/25/2015

    Works great once I figured it out

    Overall: 4 out of 5

    I don't know how this didn't end up in the reviews but the black feeder box appears to be backwards in the installation manual. Maybe I got a funny batch. The little metal bar on the front in the manual is actually the reflector for the driven element for High-UHF inside the box on a circuit board under the VHF connectors. It should be on the back with the larger driven elements in front. The arrow on the box points backward and so do the instructions. They even mention to carefully note the direction! I thought I this was crazy so I took the box into my shop and hooked it up to another TV. Sure enough there was a strong signal with the box facing "backwards". I took it apart to find the little bar is not electrically connected and could only be a reflector for the driven element on the circuit board. I put it up with the box "backwards" and I get signals across the state. I gave it 3 stars even though the instructions are painfully wrong, especially if you have it up high!!! I was fortunate and get these signals with dozens of channels up about 10 feet with no preamp in the Sierra foothills. If you are getting poor reception at first, try what I did.

  • by am_fm_radio

    on 3/8/2015

    It's all about location--

    Overall: 3.5 out of 5

    Before installing this or any other antenna visit Use their database to pinpoint your location versus TV stations you will be able to view. As a Licensed Engineer, I don't "feel or think" I analyze data and compile facts. It happens at my location, the closest broadcast station is 24 miles away and most are 30-40. If you use you simply point the antenna using a compass. Since this antenna has about a 40 degree beam width, I could cover all stations with a single fixed azimuth position. I did find 12ft. elevation versus 30ft and found 6db gain (4x) in signal. Remember higher is better. VHF and UHF is line of site. I purchased this antenna because its mount is on the rear of the antenna allowing me to side mount the antenna on my communications tower.

  • by erubin

    on 1/4/2015

    Worked perfectly

    Overall: 5 out of 5

    I needed to add an off air antenna for my in-laws as cable was getting too expensive. They're 30 miles from the TV transmitter site. I ordered this model based on a recommendation from a more knowledgeable friend than myself. It arrived in just a few days and was very easy to assemble. My hope was that I could get away with installing it in the attic as I was hesitant to climb 2 stories to mount it on the roof. Too my great surprise, it works beautifully in the attic, pulling in about 15 different stations. The mounting was very simple and the directions just fine. Overall a good investment

  • by jneubauer

    on 11/1/2014

    Okay, better than any other antenna I have tested.

    Overall: 3 out of 5

    Maybe I just live in a difficult spot. Most of my stations are in the 186 to 199 degrees area and about 12.5 miles away yet reception is often problematic. Sometimes some stations will be excellent with 8 (out of 10) bars strength and other times the same station will drift in and out with the signal changing from zero to 3. Some stations within the arc but at 37.5 miles cannot even be detected, let alone be watched. other stations within the arc consistently show a signal strength of 7 to 9 bars at all times while yet more stations cannot even achieve 3 bars consistently. Positioning is VERY critical and sometimes elevated to 15 feet works well yet other times less than ten feet is better. I've tried several locations in the yard and ALL are different. One thing to note is the two VHF stations I receive have the most stable signal in all weather conditions whereas the UHF stations are the more problematic.

    ALL of the above is with the use of a 12 db amplifier, without the amp I get very poor reception. In total I can recognize about 30 to 39 channels on a scan (it varies with antenna placement and height) yet at least 25% of them are unwatchable sue to poor or varying signal strength. Another bunch are religious or shopping so of no interest to me leaving about 13 channels that I might actually watch.

  • by scotty077

    on 8/4/2014

    Antenna is great for distance!!

    Overall: 5 out of 5

    Purchased this antenna on 7-30-2014 & received it 3 days later. I live In Temecula CA 79 miles away from the Los Angels broadcasting tower & 84 miles from San Diego tower. I was a bit skeptical because the details on the antenna said the range It was 60 miles so I purchased a Winegard amplifier to push it into the 80 mile range needed to pick up signal. Installed the Antenna 25ft of the ground facing the Los Angles towers & only picked up 9 Channels. Was pretty bummed out so I called customer service for some advise & they told me that I have done everything I could to get signal so now it's time to put up a bigger antenna that can pull in a better signal. So I started reading on some Antenna forums & read a lot of people saying that the amplifiers can cut down on the amount of channels that you can receive. Got back on the ladder & pulled of the amplifier and rebooted the tv. Almost couldn't believe my eyes!!! The tv scan was saying 132 channels!! Sat down & went through all of them. A good 70 where In English & the rest in different languages. Super happy with the antenna & would recommend to anyone wanting to get channels over 60 miles out. Can't beat the price the quality of this little antenna!

  • by

    on 7/24/2014

    Good investment.

    Overall: 5 out of 5

    Receives weak VHF without using an amplifier.

  • by boff11

    on 5/4/2014

    Works Great

    Overall: 4.5 out of 5

    I have had this antenna for about six months. It is roof mounted on a short mast. I live around 30 miles from the transmitters. Very happy with the reception. It works flawlessly. I also use it to record TV shows with a Home Media PC and never had an issue. It went through a severe winter here and it held up very well.

  • by praudio

    on 12/21/2013

    Good reception, weak mechanically

    Overall: 3 out of 5

    Reception seems fairly good so far. If you can get it up high (>30 ft.), over flat terrain and assuming the station is fairly powerful and broadcasts off a very high tower, it might actually make its 60 mile rating.

    The problem is that the boom is only about 0.71" square (cross-section) and made of 0.31" thick aluminum. This might be ok of the antenna was supported in the middle of the assembly ( clamp-to-mast location), but, instead, the antenna clamps to the mast at the extreme rear of the boom. This puts huge leverage on the rear of the boom -- I doubt it would survive a 40 mph wind, or a quarter inch of ice: Both are common events in the mid-South.

    Almost as bad, this design puts enormous torque on your mast if there is much wind. This may twist your antenna in it's clamp or at the mast clamp to its mount or a rotator, or it may damage your rotator. Or it may simply break the clamp with time. (In a good boom antenna design, the wind load to the rear of the mast would approximately balance the wind load to the front of the mast.)

    The only way I can see using an antenna of this type, with this (mounting) design with such a light boom is:

    In an attic.

    On a mast with very serious bracing added. Hopefully the structure would durable and not be too "real Rube Goldberg".

    Two on a mast, essentially back-to-back, and well braced. I am thinking of running a steel re-rod or steel bars as far in from the back of the boom as possible, and probably adding external bracing as well. This will hopefully work, but not even including my time, will probably cost as much as the 2 antennas did, when all is said and done. And it will be heavy. At least the good news is that most of our "main" stations are in 2 groups, roughly 180 degrees apart.

  • by doughertyp

    on 10/26/2013

    Home install

    Overall: 4 out of 5

    This antenna is easy to set up and install. HDTV VHF and UHF is suprising good. 10 foot mast, on roof, works great. San Fernando Valley Calif. I'm picking up some stations over 60 miles away. Go for it!

  • by Gary1gee

    on 8/5/2013

    Antenna pulls in strong signal.

    Overall: 4.5 out of 5

    I like that it can get UHF and VHF. Beats a terrible and more expensive antenna with booster. This was easy to put together.

  • by hdtv25

    on 7/30/2013

    Snap to install

    Overall: 5 out of 5

    I recently installed this antenna in my attic. With a little direction tuning and a amplifier I picked up all of my area stations which are 40 to 50 miles away and spread over a 40 degree arc. The one thing that really stood out when install this antenna was how easy it was to assemble. There are only three wing nuts and two of those are for attaching the antenna to the pole. Otherwise everything either folds out or simply snaps into place. I've assembles a number of antenna in my life and this was truly the first one I can say was a pleasure to work with. I would recommend this product.

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