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DB8 Ultra Long Range Multi-Directional Digital TV Antenna

DB8 Ultra Long Range Multi-Directional Digital TV Antenna

The DB8 is ideal antenna choice for rural installations challenged with pulling signals in through heavy foliage or roofing materials over attic applications.

65+ Mile Range


MSRP: $119.99

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The DB8 Bowtie antenna is ideal for suburban and rural areas where heavy foliage or roofing materials reduce the incoming signal.  Classic, reliable design for long range performance for up to 65 miles. Includes mounting hardware and assembly and installation instructions.



Did you know?

There are many advantages to an HDTV outdoor antenna over an indoor antenna. An outdoor antenna will have fewer obstructions and less interference (noise) from other electronic devices in your home. A single outdoor antenna can service more than one television at a time. If your home had satellite or cable service, the coaxial cable needed to send the antenna's signal to all your TVs is already installed.


Set Up is Easy

Locate the broadcast towers serving your area at Place indoors on a window or wall for the best results. Connect one end of a coaxial cable to the antenna and the other end to your TV. Scan for the available channels using your TV remote control. Try several locations to find the best reception and remember to scan for channels at each location. Enjoy all your favorite local and network shows in Full HD 1080 where available.




Reduce Your Monthly TV Bill To $0

You can now experience HDTV in the highest quality picture and sound available. Over-the-air broadcasts are transmitted in crystal clear Full HD 1080; far less compressed than what cable and satellite offer. Many local broadcasts are digitally aired in 5.1 Surround Sound giving you the ultimate sound stage for watching live television. With a digital TV antenna you can receive free local news, weather, kids shows, sports, cooking, shopping, and sitcoms from networks like ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, PBS, CW, ION, and much more, with no cost or contracts. Broadcast TV won't be interrupted from service drop outs. Quick fact: local sports are broadcast free over-the-air. You just need an antenna.


A Leader in Cutting-Edge Technology

Bowtie antennas have been popular for over 60 years and Antennas Direct designed a new breakthrough technology making these antennas smaller while delivering 2x the power and half the size of legacy bowtie antennas. In addition, the reflector focuses the antennas power for added range and also provides protection against multipath interference. 




Lifetime Warranty

The Bowtie HDTV antenna series come with a lifetime warranty on parts to assure you of their superior build quality and durability.

DB8 Assembly Instructions

Outdoor Installation Instructions  

Limited Lifetime Warranty

UPC #: 8-53748-00108-8
RANGE: 65 Miles
BEAM ANGLE: 470 to 700MHz: 35 Degrees (Horizontal Plane) Reception Pattern
GAIN: 15.8 dBi
ASSEMBLED DIMENSIONS: 28.5"L x 42.9"W x 9.1"D
WEIGHT: 10 lbs.
WARRANTY: Lifetime Warranty on parts

DB8 Ultra Long Range Multi-Directional Digital TV Antenna is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 20.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pays for itself the first month you cancel cable. The DB8 is easy to assemble and install. I am able to receive 54 channels, exceeding my expectations. With my attic installation, I receive transmissions as far as 55 miles from my home. :)
Date published: 2016-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Replaced home-made bow-tie antenna I built a home-made bow-tie antenna which did a pretty good job of getting the stations 30+ miles away, but not quite good enough. This antenna combined with ClearStream™ JUICE™ UHF/VHF AMPLIFIER SYSTEM is amazing. I now get over 80 clear HD Digital channels from instead of the 30 I received with the home-made unit. Installation was very easy and took less than 1/2 hour. Oh do not get those "HD Antennas" from the big box stores. You pay a lot for a piece of junk. My home-made antenna outperformed them easily, so just think what this antenna will do! It's worth the money!
Date published: 2016-02-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Limited Reception I purchased the DB8 to replace a rotating antenna that was very disappointing. I 48 miles from Ft Myers and 58 miles from Tampa. I cannot receive any Tampa stations and receive only 3 of the major channels reliably, FOX reception is spotty. I am only frustrated with the DB8.
Date published: 2015-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good reception This antenna was bought to replace an old single bay antenna that was bought in the 1960's for UHF. It was mounted on a single story home in a rural area. Mounted on a chimney mount 20 feet above the roof peak, making height from ground 35-40 feet. Assembly was easy, mounting was not that bad. It is connected to an old Alliance Tenna-rotor for switching directions. The majority of the stations I watch are NE from the house. At first scan I received 28 stations. The closest being 47 miles away. With moving the antenna I can pick up Raleigh, NC stations which are 70 miles away. I just hate that when you move the antenna, the TV has to be scanned again, which has nothing to do with the antenna. I would rate this a very good antenna for rural areas. It is well balanced and not very top heavy, which is the reason I prefer this style.
Date published: 2015-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely Happy I had a huge TV antenna that got damaged by ice last winter and wanted to replace it with something smaller...Have done a lot of research on other antennas and chose the DB8 and glad I did...Was very surprised in how well it worked, even better than my old one with very strong signals...shipping was fast and easy to assemble...My next purchase will be the ClearStream 5 to attach with my DB8 for more VHF channels...
Date published: 2015-10-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good I did not want a giant antenna or a rotor and I live pretty far from stations in many directions. Overall it does a pretty good job. I might try to get it up higher someday, but it does the job for now. There are a few channels I was hoping to get, but I don't. I am sure higher would have been better. It is on a 4ft J-mount on a single story ranch.
Date published: 2016-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does the job! I wanted the best possible from San Francisco, 100 miles away. Not full reception, but it comes in perfectly a good part of the time. One San Francisco station with a high antenna comes in all the time. Meanwhile, all stations within the stated 65-mile range come in perfectly all the time. I used a chimney mount, with 15 feet of mast.
Date published: 2015-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very reliable antenna I have bought 3 of them now. One each for my sons and one for me. I live on a lake and the wind from the lake is very strong at times. I had a very big directional antenna that shook in the wind a lot. After getting a DB8, it's compact design solved that problem , my quality of reception greatly improved.
Date published: 2015-10-24
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