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Old 3-Apr-2013, 9:48 PM   #9
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It's best to experiment with aim. Though it usually works best to point the antenna directly at the transmitting antenna, there are exceptions in some cases.

I'm fairly confident that you'll do best with the antenna aimed at the strongest signal source, usually the direct path. However, if there is a strong reflected path signal arriving from another direction, your case will be an not entirely unusual exception.

With TV 'scanned' so that it knows the real/virtual channel mapping, you can then adjust the antenna aim while watching signal quality, aided by signal metering if available. Be sure to check all signals of interest, you may make one or two strong and stable at the expense of others.
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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