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Antenna Height

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I have a ranch home (single level). However I live in Sacramento Valley.
It's hard to pick up anything 30 miles away because of the hills, etc.
I just installed a DB8 Antenna, along with an amp.
I would like to install it on the roof. I know the higher is better, But I'd like to get away from installing a tripod on my nice new roof. I will be attaching the mast to a chimney with straps.
My question is: Will a 10' mast be enough? I will probably use a 10' x 1" piece of EMT.


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Most TV antennas are designed for 1.25" masts, but 10' would be the most you want on a chimney mount, especially if you have high winds in the area.

While very much more expensive, a 30' Rohn tower is a good choice for getting it up there a little farther without damaging the house.
Sounds like you are well on your way to free TV. Have fun.
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