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need help selecting a outdoor antenna

Discussion in 'DISH™ OTA Support and Discussion Forum' started by kb8wlu, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. kb8wlu

    kb8wlu New Member

    Jan 20, 2013
    I live in the 48091 area code i trying to pick up wtol broadcast station about 56 miles southwest of me what would be a good antenna to use for this application since i tried it on my patio with a 33db gain amplifier on a 10 element vhf and uhf scanned the tv but still no luck? but plan on getting up about 35ft on a tv tripod.
  2. garys

    garys Hall Of Fame

    Nov 4, 2005
  3. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    Jul 25, 2002
    W.Mdtrn Sea
    walk around, find your neighbor with TV antennas, ask his experience ...
  4. Jim5506

    Jim5506 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 7, 2004
    WTOL is on RF channel 11 and you have another VHF high station close by.

    This and several UHF stations < 10 miles from you, probably preclude the use of a pre-amp - might overload your tuner.

    I would look at http://www.hdtvprimer.com/ANTENNAS/comparing.html and select one of the 4 or 5 combo or VHF-high antenna listed there that are all excellent on channel 11.

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