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DB8e Extreme Long Range Bowtie HDTV Antenna

DB8e Extreme Long Range Bowtie HDTV Antenna

The DB8e antenna has an unsurpassed gain of 17.4 dBi making this the most powerful antenna in the world! With the specially designed brackets, the two panels will turn to target broadcast towers in multiple directions. 

70+ Mile Range

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MSRP: $199.99

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The DB8e Extreme Long Range antenna utilizes the latest advancements from the Antennas Direct design lab. Bowtie antennas have been popular for over 60 years; this breakthrough technology is smaller and delivers twice the power of legacy bowtie antennas. In a compact 37.5" x 50" form, the DB8e is the first broad spectrum antenna without the performance compromises. It has a range of 70+ miles, making it the ideal antenna choice for suburban and rural installations challenged with receiving signals through heavy foliage outdoors or roofing materials in attic installations. Using aluminum and steel, DB8e antennas are engineered for strength and durability. 

DB8e  Antenna Assembly Instructions


Outdoor Antenna Installation Instructions 

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  • Works 70+ miles from broadcast towers
  • Very flexible aiming characteristics
  • Designed brackets allow antenna panels to turn 180º
  • Weatherproof construction
  • High gain across entire UHF band (UHF channels 14-51)
  • Impedance 75 ohm
  • Max Gain 17.4 dBi
  • Dimensions 50"W x 37.5"H x 6"D
  • Product Weight: 12 pounds

DB8e Extreme Long Range Outdoor Bowtie Mutli-Directional Digital TV Antenna is rated 4.7143 out of 5 by 77.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I recently moved to a new home in Fort Atkinson, WI which is about 30 miles from Madison and 50 miles from Milwaukee. The drawback of the new home is that it is in an extremely challenging geographic location. This is what the Antenna’s Direct person said about my location: “I wouldn't bank on reliable reception from Milwaukee (almost no matter what). Your signal path in that direction is screened by trees (makes reception unreliable when leafed out and wet/windy), is immediately uphill (signals can't bend downward in that short of distance), is 50 miles away with significant hills/terrain in the path which severely weakens signals, and, finally, that new house on the hill in that direction is dead in your signal path. Unless you're prepared to either install a 60+'…” They went on to say that if I wanted to try to get Milwaukee that I should get the DB8e antenna along with the CDA4. I decided to give it a try and put the antenna on my roof with both panels aimed towards Milwaukee. I experimented with various positions until I was confident I had the best possible spot. I am able to get all the Milwaukee channels and the Madison channels without having to rotate the antenna. I’m also getting some Rockford stations and a few others I don’t recognize. All I can say is that the performance of the antenna/amplifier combination has been outstanding! Most of the time the signal strength from the Milwaukee stations is 5/5 bars. The lowest I’ve seen thus far is 3/5 on one of the stations. Even though the antenna is facing Milwaukee the Madison channels are all full strength. These Antenna’s Direct products are awesome. They are extremely well built and the Antenna was easy to assemble (I had my 11 year old son do it while I was preparing the cable). I would also add that the staff at Antenna’s Direct are very knowledgeable and helpful. From the quote above, they obviously made no promises with my situation. Their products blew away my expectations. I highly recommend them!
Date published: 2015-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This antenna compared to other antennas . First thing do your research on what channels do you want to get. If you can put a antenna outside I would recommend this one DB8e. Just remember F,T,A tv is what it is. By accident I found a TV station 108.51 miles but I also had to compensate for other TV channels by losing them. Overall do you really need cable then this is the way to go. All day long I say. I put mine on a pole. If I want to turn it i use a monkey wrench at the base.
Date published: 2015-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbelievable....Beautiful Picture ! Had no problem installing this wonderful bowtie antenna. I just removed the direct TV dish and installed a 6 foot mast in the mounting hardware that was already installed on my house...............screwed in the cable wire to the antenna and walla...BEAUTIFUL TV PICTURE. I receive 30+ channels from Salt Lake City area which is 80 miles away. The pictures on all channels are "eye blinding" Crystal Clear. My Wife and I are so very satisfied and happy to cut the cable and get such fantastic television. No more $92.00 bills each month..........we can go on a payed vacation every year on the money were saving !!!!!!! THANKS SO MUCH
Date published: 2015-11-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Have 2 vhf channels as well as uhf Wish I had known I had channel 8 on vhf as 8 and channel 13 as channel 35. Getting ok service but lost a few percent on vhf but gained 15 percent on most uhf channels. Assembly was easy and quick
Date published: 2015-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Antenna, Excellent Signal through storms I purchased the DB8e along with the Clearstream5 go into my attic. I had electrician install everything and the picture quality is outstanding. I live in Pensacola, FL where it is common to have bad storms and the antenna to my amazement lost no quality. I was still receiving 9-10 bars on the signal. I live between 20-33 miles from the towers but picked up stations 60 + miles away with just as strong 8-9 bars on signal readings. I get 35 stations all most have perfect 10 on signal reading. Highly Recommend getting this antenna if you are considering cutting the cord.
Date published: 2015-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blown away by the quality of the TV picture! Installed in the attic in a rural area, 60-70 miles from HDTV broadcast stations. Particularly liked the ability to independently point the antennas 15 degrees apart to have the combined antenna optimally directed to receive HDTV signals. Also used the 4-Output TV / CATV Distribution Amplifier/splitter to split the signal to two other HDTVs. The picture quality is as good or better than my Time-Warner HDTV cable picture in my other home. Absolutely shocked at the picture quality given the distance. Also talked with the Antennas Direct technician about minor install, optimum orientation, etc and their service was excellent.
Date published: 2015-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Deep Fringe I live in an area in east/central Tennessee with lots of hills. I am about 80 miles plus away from Nashville broadcasts and this antenna allows me to consistently get 21 channels mostly from the Nashville area. I also have another large antenna that I use for VHF high sitting above it. This is a great antenna!!! Antennas Direct service and technical support is also outstanding!
Date published: 2015-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Experience with Antennas Direct I am a 66 year old cable TV cord cutter that has recently rediscovered the joys of free over the air television thanks in large part to the expertise and equipment of Antennas Direct. Their friendly and knowledgeable staff helped me throughout the process of selecting, testing and implementing a hardware solution that has provided our family with the ability to access a wide range of programming from numerous remote transmission sites that were initially problematic. I am presently utilizing an Antennas Direct DB8 and ClearStream 5 antenna which is providing our home with UHF & VHF channel viewing options. During this project I was impressed not only with the consistently easy access to a skilled technical support specialist when needed but also by their willingness to provide full refunds for products not producing hoped for results due to distance, topography or signal strength types of issues. I highly recommend this firm to all potential cord cutters or those with existing antenna installations.
Date published: 2015-10-18
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