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Old 15-Jul-2012, 2:54 AM   #2
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Some attics make fair or even good antenna sites. Tile and metal roof and any type of metal (duct, foil insulation, solar panels, etc) reflect and attenuate radio waves. So generally, a traditional wood frame rood with composition shingles... that does not load up with snow tends to be preferred over other types of roofs.

If you have cable now, do you plan to terminate all services, TV, Phone and Internet? If so, the cable inside your house belongs to you, not the cable company. Most 'cable cutters' can disconnect the cable from the grounding block near the electrical service meter, then connect the OTA TV to the grounding block. In most cases, viola' all TV's now have signal.

Your best reception will be with an outdoor antenna, mounted high. Before I suggest specific items, what are your thoughts so far?
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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