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Old 7-Dec-2014, 9:11 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Tim View Post
The unit is a first floor condo with very limited space to mount an antenna outside. Even with vegetation and surrounding structures I would think outdoors would be better than indoors.
Yes definitely, but it's hard to predict whether that will be good enough. There is a lot of signal in the air, but you also are limited to poor siting for the antenna. I suggest you buy an inexpensive indoors antenna (< $10 typically) and a long cable and try various locations indoors and out. Some experimental data might make the tradeoffs clearer. If you're lucky, you'll get all the stations you want from an indoor antenna. You'll be able to see if reception improves significantly by moving the antenna outdoors, should indoor reception prove inadequate.
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