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OTA antenna recommendation?

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#51 OFFLINE   jimmie57


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Posted 22 September 2012 - 07:47 AM

This is the one I have. The signal strength on a 1 to 10 scale is an average of 7 on all the other channels that I do get and no signal at all on 11 and 13.


After reviewing all the posts I decided to try and relocate my antenna once again. The place I wound up placing it was only about 4 feet off the floor and inside the window sill with the antenna rotated so that it was horizontal instead of vertical like all the pictures show it when it is installed. I now get channels 11 and 13, but just barely by 2 bars and all the others have a 5 to 8 strength.
I am 32 miles from the towers and this has a range of 25 so it is a good thing that there are no tall building between me and them.

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#52 OFFLINE   Lord Vader

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 12:06 PM

I use my HD blade to feed my TV & my AM21, so I use a splitter, but I also use/need an amp.
You might try just the splitter and then add an amp if you need.

OK, will do. BTW, do you have any recommendations as to whether a specific splitter is better than others, or would any 2-way or 3-way splitter work?

Your Blade is small enough, move it around and try both locations. Some glass (LowE), has a metalic reflective coating, so that could possibly impact your signal strength. But there are house wraps and radiant barrier roof sheathings that also use a metallic layer that could do the same. But it sounds like you've already found a very good location.

Yeah, it looks like I have. It's high on the wall in the corner and seems to be working well right now.

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