The picture above is a display of several of the antennas tested and is NOT how the antennas were actually set up to be tested. During the best TV antenna test each antenna was placed individually onto the same mast pipe at the same location and tested under the same conditions to help insure accurate results.
TEST LOCATION: 3758 W. Washington Rd. Ithaca, Mi. 48847.
TEST SPECIFICS. Each antenna was installed at an elevation of 10 feet above ground level. A total of 19 TV channels were tested. A rotor was used to turn and precisely aim each antenna to obtain the best possible signal strength from each of the 18 channels. Fifty feet of RG 6 solid copper coax cable was ran directly from the antenna to a Winegard RC1010 HD digital set top tuner. No signal amplifier was in use (except when testing the Lava antenna with built-in signal amplifier).
NOTE: Signal meters of various tuner brands are calibrated differently and the signal strength percentages will vary from tuner to tuner even though the actual incoming signal strength coming into the tuner remains the same. The same Winegard tuner was utilized for each antenna in the best TV antenna test insuring uniform and fair results.
If you have an antenna you would like us to test or if you have questions contact us or call 1 989 875 4902 M-F 8am to 5pm EST.
A legitimate representative from any of the antenna manufacturers may request a retest of their antenna if they feel the validity of this best TV antenna test is in question. A time and date of the retest will be set and the representative of the manufacturer may be present. The test will take place at 3758 W. Washington Rd. Ithaca, Mi. 48847. We however reserve the right if a retest is requested to publish the name of the Company, the representative in attendance and the results of the retest.