ps I don't have 5 posts so I can't post functional urls so you have to cut and paste and delete h's
Our location is a cabin in the trees near Wyeville Wisconsin mapped here hhhhhhhhhhttp://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3da362ea937a0f07 - probably don't work but map Wyeville WI at TVfool
I want channel Fox 17 out of La Cross the 5th one down the list. At 51 miles but with hills between us. I am 300 feet higher elevation than La Crosse but don't know their tower height.
I have experimented with a common UHF/VHF combo antenna and can get channel 13 and 8 with the mid to good signal indication on the converter box when I rotate the directional antenna correctly and it is mounted on top of a 26 foot extension ladder - slightly leaning.
This mount also gives me a "bad" signal for Fox 17 as opposed to no signal when mounted lower at about 12 feet.
I am going to install a 40' tower.
I have read the internet stuff and since my priority is Fox 17 I would like 2 things
1) Mount the common combo antenna with a rotor on a side protruding shelf bracket off the 40 foot tower and run a separate RG-6 labeled "NBC Sunday night football" to screw into the TV for NBC 13 and use the Rotor to get whatever else comes in. I pretty much have this mission under control
2)(My dilemma) I want a dedicated and not to rotate antenna optimized for Channel 17 Fox and the best I can come up with is this: The Channel Master 4248 found at hhhhhhhhttp://www.hdtvprimer.com/ANTENNAS/cm4248.html
Again have a separate RG-6 and labeled "Fox Packer games" to screw in when needed.
The reason I think it is best is because of this web sites chart "Net Gain for some common UHF-only antennas" found at hhhhhhhttp://www.hdtvprimer.com/ANTENNAS/comparing.html
My main question is before I commit to the Channel Master 4248 is there a better unit for my main mission - channel 17 optimized permanent non rotating antenna? Remember I plan on a 40' tower and can add a taller mast of say 20'
Edited by Jon Robert, 17 September 2010 - 09:51 PM.