cutting the cord, need help making a right assessment

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RustyAnchor

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#1
I am a new to TV antenna world, have basic understanding with no deep knowledge.

After receiving a note from my cable about upcoming price increase decided to cut the cord.

Made a few attempts with some pre-amplified Leaf type antenna with no big success as I could not reach the other side of the house, this antenna does not have long cable. My TV is in the north-eastern part of the house, main channels are coming from south-south-west, here is the link to my TVFool report:

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id=90380cb4e60070



I would like to get main channels from primary networks: ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox PBS, CW, If something else comes along I am fine with it.

I'm certain in forum's help, with you guys pointing me to antenna that would work. I would prefer it to be in the attic as I live in the HOA community. I know they can't stop me from having OTA antenna based on FCC ruling, I simply want to avoid unnecessary fight over a placement at this time. I can place the antenna inside the attic either above the garage (#2, see in the image), #1 above a porch or #3 at the top.

I have some trees in the back at about 240, about 50-60 feet away.



Do you think I can get one to work inside the attic space or will I have to install outdoor anyway?

Which antenna would you recommend and work best in my environment?
 

MrPogi

Moderator, , Webmaster of Cache Free TV
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#3
Your tv fool was done at 10 feet. Try it again higher, maybe 20 or 30 feet. You have a lot of edge signals that should improve with height. I would also suggest outdoors for this location.
 

Jim5506

DTVUSA Member
#4
ABC is your weakest major and its SE of you, NBC is in the same area, but CBS and FOX are almost exactly 90 degrees off from those two - THAT IS A PROBLEM.

You may need two antennas to accomplish your goal, one VHF pointing SW and a UHF pointing SE connected with a UVSJ (Google it - NO don't use Google use Bing) so the signal from each antenna is not re-radiated out the other antenna instead of being sent to your TV.
 

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