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Old 4-Jul-2011, 6:28 PM   #1
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Installing system near Yakima, WA

Hello all. Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.
I live outside of Yakima, WA. My tv fool signal analysis results link is below.

I'm currently just using a broken tv top antenna with reception of maybe 6 local stations. I'd like to do some serious upgrades both for the sake of reception and as an educational experience for my kids and I. Therefore, I'm thinking of just going really big and splurging on the Winegard HD8200U.

My situation is kind of unique in that I live in a large building and can get our antenna to an AGL of almost 40' easily. Also, I have a very large attic space available.

My questions are 1) Is the 8200U overkill with no added benefit over a less expensive antenna? 2) How much signal loss can I expect from mounting the antenna in an attic instead of on an open roof? 3) It looks to me like all the stations in my area are in the same direction, do I need a rotor?

Any input is much appreciated.
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