TV Reception at Crates Marina in Keswick

TV Reception at Crates Marina in Keswick

Postby Dallas8888 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:24 pm

Hi,

Just wondering if anyone here is using a tv antenna at Crates. If so, what's the reception like and how many channels can you get. Any suggestions on a type/brand would be appreciated also. Thxs.


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Re: TV Reception at Crates Marina in Keswick

Postby Canada » Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:21 am

When I was at Hot Knots in Orillia with the standard TV Antenna that comes with the boat the reception quite frankly sucked and was hit and miss. On a good day you could pick up CTV but most times (if any) it was CITY TV out of Barrie.

As Keswick is that much closer to Barrie, you might be ok with CITY TV but I wouldn't count on it other than if the moon and stars line up.

Therefore, apart from DVD's, for decent guaranteed receiption you could purchase satellite (either mounted on the boat or on the dock). A lot of people who have satellite at home put in the second one at the dock with what ever plan they have with their carrier for a 2nd unit.

Also, when at Hot Knots, we had cable TV at our slip. For the $120 a season it was worth it to pay for the cable TV when we were at the dock on those rainy weekends.

Never saw anyone put in a regular TV antenna at the dock either as with even the best reception over the airwaves you would be limited to CTV, CBC and CITY ie: 3 stations only in that part of the Lake Simcoe.
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Re: TV Reception at Crates Marina in Keswick

Postby Chris_in_Texas » Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:36 am

Only three TV channels! :o :o How do you guys live like that? :mrgreen:
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Re: TV Reception at Crates Marina in Keswick

Postby Dallas8888 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:13 pm

Thxs for the reply. I might be able to live with 3 channels anyhow. Beggars can't be choosers :)

Just don't see us being there often enough to justify paying for cable.
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