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DB8e 8-Element Bowtie Attic/Outdoor HDTV Antenna

DB8e 8-Element Bowtie Attic/Outdoor 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. Includes mounting hardware.

70+ Mile Range

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MSRP: $199.99

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The 8-Element Bowtie antenna uses patented technology to receive TV signals 70+ miles away from broadcast towers. This antenna is ideal for suburban and rural areas where heavy foliage or roofing materials can reduce the incoming signal. Specially designed brackets allow each panel to turn towards broadcast towers in multiple directions. No other bowtie antenna can match its performance in a compact form. Includes mounting hardware, an adjustable mast clamp, and assembly and installation instructions.



Whole-Home Ready

There are many advantages to choosing 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 or download the free Antenna Point app to your Android and iOS smartphone or tablet. Place outdoors with the best possible line of sight to the broadcast towers 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's remote control. Try several locations to find the best reception before permanently installing the antenna on a mast, and remember to scan for channels in each location. Enjoy all your favorite local and network shows in Full HD 1080 where available.


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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 soundstage for watching live television. With a digital TV antenna you can receive free, local news, weather, kid's 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 dropouts. Quick fact: local sports are broadcast for 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, with half the size of legacy bowtie antennas. In addition, the reflector focuses the antenna's power for added range and also provides protection against multipath interference. 




Lifetime Warranty

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

DB8e  Antenna Assembly Instructions


Outdoor Antenna Installation Instructions 

Technical Data

Lifetime Warranty

UPC #: 8-17848-01162-0
RANGE: 70 Miles
BEAM ANGLE: 24.5° at 470 MHz to 16.3° at 698 MHz
GAIN: 17.4 dBi
WEIGHT: 12 lbs
WARRANTY: Lifetime Warranty on parts
DB8e Extreme Long Range Bowtie HDTV Antenna is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 220.
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 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 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 Highly Adjustable Reception DB8e Digital TV Antenna I live in a forested area where most of the transmitters are 25 miles away. 2 are on top of a mountain, but most are in the opposite direction and about 200ft. lower in elevation than my location. In addition, the previous owner installed the mast directly behind a 35 inch DBH (Diameter at Breast Height) Oak tree. Using, I faced both elements towards the obstructed and lower elevation broadcast towers. The combiner has allowed me to utilize the dual bowtie and reflector panels to receive un-pixelated reception of both the obstructed towers, and the mountain towers which are 180 degrees from the majority of the broadcast towers.
Date published: 2016-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Receiving a clearer picture over cable I bought and installed this antenna, an eight output amplifier and VHF dipole antenna in March 2016 after COX cable decided 'upgraded' to an all digital encrypted signal, which required renting a box for each TV. A savings of $80.00 per month. We don't miss cable. This antenna was easy to install and the picture quality is 10 fold better than cable. Installation was straight forward easy. I opted to mount it out side three feet above the roof line. I also added guy wires for added sense of security. Thus far I have experienced only minor pixilation during hurricane Hermine and extremely strong rain storms, which is to be expected. You won't go wrong if you purchase this antenna - highly recommended!
Date published: 2016-09-09
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 Pleasantly Surprised At Signal received Used it to replace my winter storm damaged large uhf/vhf antenna. I live in a rural area that is 50+ miles away from two major markets that are north and south of my location. This antenna is perfect for aiming towards the different markets. I did lose one of my lower vhf stations on RF 5 and almost got it back using an add-on small vhf antenna fortunately the channel is also broadcast on RF 25..... This antenna picks up my other stations from vhf 8 up to the upper uhf channels. It is a lot smaller then my original it is being used with a pre amp on the mast. I am satisfied with it.
Date published: 2016-01-02
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
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