Installation of Terk FDTVO Flat Outdoor Antenna
Before You Start
Before you mount the FDTVO, consider the following factors in reception performance:
- The FDTVO usually performs best when mounted horizontally.
- The FDTVO should be mounted on the side of your house that faces most of your local broadcast towers. Visit www.antennaweb.org to see the locations of your local broadcast towers.
- The higher the elevation of the antenna, the better the reception performance will be.
Mounting the FDTVO Antenna
The FDTVO mounting bracket gives you the flexibility in mounting the antenna. The FDTVO can be mounted:
- To a surface, such as a rooftop, eaves, siding, or rafters in an attic
- To a standard mast (not included)
Warning: Never hang anything from the FDTVO; never attach foreign objects to the FDTVO.
- Do not install the FDTVO on any metal surface, including aluminum siding. Mounting on a metal surface will seriously degrade reception quality.
- In most case, the FDTVO provides the best performance when mounted outdoors in a high location (such as on the roof or high up on the side of your house). The FDTVO can also be mounted in an attic.
Mounting the FDTVO to a surface:
- Orient the antenna base.
Make sure the base is oriented correctly for the direction you want to point the antenna. Use the illustration on the left as a guide.
- Mount the base to the surface.
Find the four wood screws included in the package. Using these screws, attach the base to the surface as shown to the left.
- Attach the arm to the base.
Find one of the screws, washers, and nuts included in the package.
First, set the washer and nut in the mounting well. Then position the arm over the other side of the well. Attach the arm to the base as shown here.
- Attach the antenna to the arm.
Find the other screw, washer and nut.
First, set the washer and nut in the antenna's mounting well.
Then position the arm over the other side of the well. Attach the arm to the antenna as shown to the left.
- Position and orient the antenna.
Loosen the screws between the arm and the base or antenna just enough so that you can position and orient the antenna the way you want.
You can also adjust the antenna's orientation on the antenna itself. On the antenna's underside, next to the arm, there are two screws. Loosen these just enough so that you can rotate the antenna on the arm. Once you've found the orientation you want, tighten these screws.
- Tighten all screws. Attach the screw covers.