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Old 4-Jan-2012, 7:16 PM   #10
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Additionally, a wall of very tall 30-yr old spruce trees stand between us and DC.
Can you consider a tower installation that would put an antenna above the trees?

A difference of less than 3 dB is approaching 'hair-splitting' in many reception situations. The effect of the large trees you've described will not likely be swept away with a small addition of antenna gain.

In the end, I agree with DL, you'll need to buy something and install it. As the great Muppet Yoda said, "Do, or do not. There is no 'try.'"
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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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