I am looking for a new antenna for my house. I bought a cheap one complete with amp on ebay and I got all the channels that antennaweb said I would get but PBS came in weak with the amp on. I have the antenna mounted to a radio shack pole on my chimney on my roof. My house is 1 story and the pole I think is 10 feet. So I would imagine the antenna is 25 feet from the ground. At any rate the antenna rotator control box and amp fried since my cable got cut in the window. This is like the antenna I have now: DIGITAL VHF UHF OUTDOOR HDTV HD ROTOR TV ANTENNA 106 - eBay (item 290428940315 end time Jul-24-10 12:04:17 PDT)
I would like to buy a better antenna. Does anyone on here have any good experience with something that they think will do better than this? I dont understand how the Db gain numbers work on the TV fool website but it shows a couple more channels further out on the little chart I would like to get. I really would like to get boston stations but I have a hill blocking line of sight. At the top of the hill by my house the website says they get way more channels. I live in New Boston NH on River road. I was going to buy the philips antenna rotator. I was thinking of maybe the 4228 antenna but I don't want it if it won't pull in any more channels. I will get another ebay special if that is the case. Can someone explain how the db gain numbers work on the tvfool website? i dont understand what it means when its negative. The antenna has been fine on my roof for about 2 years I just broke the cable with the window. Would I be able to buy another 10 foot pole to raise it 10 feet without much trouble? I have a band chimney mount.