Mediasonic HW-510P HOMEWORX Outdoor Antenna Pole 38″ Reversible J-Pole
Amazon Price: $27.99 $27.99 (as of September 22, 2018 4:43 am –
Media sonic Home Worx HW-510P outdoor antenna pole allows user to mount outdoor antenna on horizontal or vertical surfaces.
Cutting the cord….
I was paying $106.00 a month for cable for dozens of channels I never watched. One afternoon I snapped, drove to my local cable office with a box full of converters and remotes and ended my relationship for good. Did a lot of research before deciding on the Mediasonic antenna but it was well worth it. I live in a town between two broadcast areas, (looked them up online), so I purchased TWO antennas and a splitter, (get a good one if you go this route), mounted them on a single roof pole, one pointing 90 degrees east and the other 270 degrees west. Two TV’s picked up thirty four channels in crystal clear HD.
Great, inexpensive antenna!
Great, inexpensive antenna! Works really well and I receive both UHF and VHF channels (not sure why another reviewer claims it’s UHF only). Got rid of my satellite tv, attached this to the existing satellite dish pole and used the coax cable that was already there from the dish. Light weight and very easy to install.
Very nice antenna for the price.
Seems like it’s going to be a decent antenna. It’s light weight with a thin boom but it is also fairly small so I’m hoping it will hold up ok. It assembles in 2 pieces and is creatively secured by wing nuts with a little o-ring to keep them secured. I think lock washers would have been a better choice. I sued a little thread locker on each screw to make sure they don’t loosen up and the antenna comes apart in a storm. It’s not as meaty as the RCA antennas (that are made in USA) but to be fair it was also almost 1/2 the price. Over-all for the price I think it is a decent antenna. Will update this after I have some time on it. Will update with data on range too, I’m about 70mi from the transmitter towers. Right now I wouldn’t hesitate to buy another one. And yes, this is a UHF only antenna. It pretty much covers all the digital channels but won’t cover any of the old analog ones below ch14. Should be no big deal since the digital channels for 2 – 13 have been re-mapped to UHF anyhow. One thing I did especially like on this one is the pick up element with the type-F antenna port mounted as an assembly. Nice and clean.
Great deal on an outdoor antenna that works.
This was exactly what I was looking for. I tried all of the indoor antennas I could find and none of them would pick up all my local channels. I am less than 50 miles from the towers and tried antennas that costed four times as much as this one.
This is your digital TV antenna!
The antenna arrived on time from Amazon Prime. It is well packaged and came with clear instructions and was very easy to assemble. It appears to be well constructed with most of it being aluminum and just one plastic housing part where the coax cable connects. It should be weather resistant and lasting. The pole clamp can accept a range of pole diameters up to 2 inches. I installed the antenna on our single story roof on a 10 foot pole. I used 30 feet of coax cable from the antenna to the TV. Reception is very good. The two main transmitter towers are about 50 miles away from the antenna in the Los Angeles basin. I triangulated the antenna position in between the two transmitter towers’ signals. The antenna pulls in *all* of the stations that the two transmitters are broadcasting, over 70 channels. The TV’s signal meter reports the signal strength at the highest level for all stations. The digital signal is perfect. All of the stations come in very clear whether they are high definition or standard definition. I would recommend this TV antenna.
I live in southeast LA county (zip code 90723) and most if not all our TV broadcast towers are located on Mt. Wilson. I had DISH TV service and I read that I can use my old dish to amplify my OTA antenna. Well, I pointed my antenna at Mt. Wilson and just ziptied this antenna to it and I set my TV to find channels. I found over 180 channels. All the main affiliates come thru crystal clear. I couldn’t be more satisfied with the performance of this antenna. It’s very lightweight and very powerful.
It’s functional and a super easy mount on the roof
I see lots of reviews here for the antenna purchased. My review is for the mount only. It would really be a 5 for me all around from purchase and receiving what I expected. It’s functional and a super easy mount on the roof. My antenna mounted easily. It was all a no brainer.. So my selfish reason for lack of 5 stars is that I need the mount to be taller. I don’t have time to shop and need an extension. For most this is going to be great. Where I’m located it’s just enough to get low bars on my antenna but standing on the roof holding the antenna 1 foot higher made all the difference. I’d like to see a compatible upgrade to make this happen easily.
Low cost but works good
Mount and pole worked good. I used it to mount an antenna in my attic. It looks just like my old directv sat mount. It came with the hardware needed to put together and also some leg bolts and drywall anchors. It has a pivot slot and an actor point so that you can pivot the pole for aligning it in any of 45 degrees of placement.
For the price, this is an excellent antenna for those reasonably close to the towers
This antenna was bought, mostly cause of the low price, and to test against the flat “leaf-style” antenna I’d been trying. For my basement theater, the leaf-style antennas weren’t working. I’m in a bit of a well geographically, though only about 11 miles away for all the major network towers, so the basement gets zero signal. The leaf antenna, positioned on the main floor, even with a booster gave really sub-par performance.
Broadcast signal too strong and causing interference? This antenna is just what I needed.
I live within one half mile of three major TV transmitters. The signals are too strong (how much I don’t know). I didn’t know what to do to get the best broadcast reception. A simple loop would cover the three stations I live in the shadow of. It gets a bit more complicated as I would like to pick up some other stations also, 10 or 20 miles away. I was using an indoor omni-directional antenna, it was mostly acceptable, but the stations next door would drop out when I walked across the room. I think the signal was probably bouncing off my belt buckle and interfering with itself. Also the farther stations would drop out a lot for no apparent reason. I purchased the Mediasonic HW-560AN small outdoor antenna from Amazon for $20 and mounted it inside the attic of my garage and pointed it at the weakest station. I ran a coax line to the TV. Works great. I believe that the directional characteristics of the antenna reduce the extra strong signals of the local stations, with much less random interference. The local stations come in just fine and the farther ones also.