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Old 18-May-2018, 1:34 AM   #4
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Welcome to the forum, raym

Thank you for the report and the photo

Trees wiil block TV signals, but it is difficult to predict how much.

TVFool is using a defective database, so there are some errors in your report:

The list of channels from a report is probably more accurate, but there are many changes going on because of UHF Repack by the FCC which will limit UHF to 14-36.

WTVD will be moving to real VHF High channel 9

WNCN will be moving from UHF channel 17 to VHF-High channel 8

WRAL from 48 to 17

and WRAZ from 49 to 15

It looks like they will be in the same direction. You will need a UHF/VHF combo antenna like the Winegard HD7694P or 7698P. You might need a preamp, but try it first without.

If the antenna is outside, the coax shield should be grounded with a grounding block that is connected to the house electrical system ground with 10 gauge copper wire for electrical safety and to reject interference. For further compliance with the electrical code (NEC), the mast should also be grounded in a similar manner to drain any buildup of static charge which will tend to discourage a strike, but the system will not survive a direct strike.

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