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OTA antenna help
Posted 04 April 2005 - 07:59 AM
So, I went to my local Menards, bought a 51 element outdoor antenna, and a pre-amp. Got everything put together, got up on the roof.....and only got a signal strength as high as 55.
Why was my indoor antenna getting a higher signal strength?
Posted 04 April 2005 - 08:56 AM
Posted 04 April 2005 - 08:58 AM
Posted 04 April 2005 - 10:26 AM
Antennas are a tricky thing... It could be too much gain, not enough gain, or something else altogether. One thing is for sure though, There are antennas that can work for you, but the thing is, one antenna may work for that tower 80 miles away and not work for another tower that is relatively closer. For you to get all of your OTAs you may need more than one antenna.
The antenna supplied with the basic installation (Winguard Sensar) works great with NBC, CBS, and FOX, but they are located in the same town I live. It's just that one ABC station that is being elusive. On the setup, when I am setting up the antennas; how do I 'put' them together? The setup now, is my OTA going into the switch at the dish. How would I combine two separate antennas? would I put the amplifier on the new antenna before it gets to the satellite switch?
Posted 04 April 2005 - 08:06 PM
And just remember, when it comes to OTA HDTV, the journey to get there is half the fun!!
and Gus, the 22# Wonder Cat
E* since ‘96
Posted 05 April 2005 - 09:23 PM