The “Cord” has been cut

Although this is really not a “camping” or a “radio” topic as posted…. Let me run with it and let’s see where it takes us…

Today… June 1st 2017 my family has officially ” Cut the cord ”  and no longer using a cable style provider for our television viewing…

We are receiving our local programming using an OTA (over the air) antenna and for the rest we are using an android box.

The local stations comprise of a CBC feed, Two CTV feeds, a Global feed,  TV Ontario feed and a couple of indie feeds.  In addition we also receive 4 local French programming stations.  Although my French is poor if you are catching sports it’s easy to figure out what’s happening.

Using the Android box we get ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC feeds along with the specialty Sports channels as TSN, ESPN and Sportsnet.

We also get much more but the above is what I am interested in…

Although it’s not as user friendly as we had it with our old traditional TV provider we can find everything we used to watch.  In addition at the end of the day our combined bill (television and internet) has dropped by approximately $120.00 per month.

Between the OTA antenna and the Android box We receive everything that we used to…

Now here is the tie in… As a ham operator it’s easy to hang an OTA antenna off your existing antenna support… And as an RV’er your rig already has the basics for the OTA antenna and with a decent mobile data plan you can find most if the rest.

Why spend big bucks on Cable style providers at home or Satellite service on the road when the basics are available for free and the extras are available depending only on what you want to spend for your data bandwidth.

Something to think about…

Disclaimer:  This is not as user friendly as your existing Cable style provider and your local OTA reception will depend on what you are using for an antenna and where you can erect that antenna.

Like I said something to think about…

Bob

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