Channel Master CM 5020 Masterpiece
Directional long-range outdoor rooftop TV antenna
Our take on the Channel Master CM 5020 Masterpiece by Crutchfield's Steve Kindig
With a moniker like "Masterpiece," Channel Master's CM 5020 antenna had better be pretty good — and it is. It's recommended for "deep-fringe" applications — its large size and numerous reception elements help it pull in signals from distant transmitters. It pulls in over-the-air TV signals in the UHF and VHF bands — probably more channels than you knew were available.
To get the most channels possible, try adding Channel Master's 7777 preamplifier. Also, if you'd like to pull in signals from two or more different locations, you may want to consider a rotor to aim your antenna in the right direction.
The CM 5020 is classified as a Large Directional antenna. For tips on selecting an antenna, and links to websites that help you locate HDTV signals in your area, check out our article on choosing the best HDTV antenna.
- receives digital and analog UHF/VHF TV signals (channels 2-51)
- range is 100 miles for VHF channels 2-13; 60 miles for UHF channels 14-51
- single-boom design with 28 elements
- tough powder-coated finish
- 101-1/2"W x 109"L
- includes 300-ohm-to-75-ohm adapter
- accommodates 1-1/4"-1-1/2" mast (mast not included)
- warranty: 3 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- RG-6 cable is recommended
What's in the Box:
- Antenna assembly
- Mounting hardware
- Weather boot
- Installation instructions
- Electric wire danger warning instructions
- Electrical wire danger warning sticker
Anonymous, Cookeville, TN
Long-Range Outdoor Antenna: The Channel Master CM-5020 is a directional, line-of-sight outdoor antenna that receives high definition and digital signals from a single direction. This antenna has a reception range of up to 100 miles and is designed to withstand extreme outdoor conditions.
UHF/VHF/FM Signals: The CM-5020 long range antenna receives digital & analog UHF (channels 14-51) and VHF (channels 2-13) TV signals. It can also pick up FM frequencies from 88 to 108 MHz.
Heavy Duty Construction: The Channel Master CM-5020 long range antenna features a tough powder-coated finish, UV stabilized plastics, bifurcated rivets for strength, and 0.5" (12mm) aluminum elements.
Quality Finished Edges: The Channel Master CM-5020 offers a quality look and feel. All ends are crimped and machined which reduces risk of cuts and scratches.
Snap Out Reflectors: The CM-5020 long range antenna features snap out reflectors that fold out and click into place, so its quick and easy to assemble on site. There are no loose nuts, bolts, or reflectors.
High Performance F-Type PCB Balun: The CM-5020 employs a high performance F-type PCB balun that ensures quality connection with low through loss and high return loss. The F-type PCB balun face down to minimize water ingress. A rubber "F" boot is also provided for extra protection.
Turning Radius: The CM-5020 antenna has a 72" turning radius if used with an antenna rotor (sold separately).
Mounting Options: The CM-5020 long range antenna can be roof, attic, mast, eave, or chimney mounted using the included hardware (pole mast not included).
Grounding: The antenna and mast should be properly grounded. Grounding provides lightning protection for the antenna and your TV set. No grounding hardware is provided with the antenna.
Reception: up to 100 Miles
Gain VHF L: 4.5 dBi
Gain VHF H: 10 dBi
Gain UHF: 16 dBi
F/B dB VHF L: 12 dB
F/B dB VHF H: 10-17 dB
F/B dB UHF: 15-20 dB
Angle VHF L: 63
Angle VHF H: 34
Angle UHF: 39
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