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Old 7-Aug-2019, 4:21 AM   #6
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I may be assuming incorrectly, but it sounds like the existing antenna is cosmetically unacceptable in the test location??? Given that the existing antenna works, can you find a closet shelf with reliable reception?

If you decide you need to buy an antenna, and less expensive is a high priority for you, try a simple rabbit-ears style antenna with no amplifier. These types can sit on most windowsills while oriented properly. You would expect less gain and directionality than a optimally installed RCA ANT751, but it sounds like you have not optimized the mounting orientation of the test antenna so the actual performance difference is hard to estimate.


(As I mentioned previously, I think Antennas Direct's pricing is justified by the quality of the product and customer service.)
If the well is dry and you don't see rain on the horizon, you'll need to dig the hole deeper. (If the antenna can't get the job done, an amp won't fix it.)

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