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Old 4-Dec-2011, 9:12 PM   #3
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If the signal from KGO, (broadcast on VHF CH-7) is strong and stable, I suspect the old antenna is a VHF only design. Unless it's damaged it would be useful and could continue in service, receiving VHF signals.

A UHF antenna is needed to reliably receive the majority of the available signals. Any of the 4-bay panel antennas would be a good choice. (U4000, DB-4, CS4, DB4e, CM4221 and HD4400) I would aim toward the NE (Sutro Tower)

You would need a UVSJ to combine the signals from the VHF antenna with the UHF.

Connecting a few tuners should not require any amplifier.

If it turns out that your attic is a poor location for an antenna, (wet roofing attenuates and reflects more than dry, tile and metal are also unfriendly to TV & radio signals). A small RCA ANT-751 mounted outside would be an option. It has both UHF and VHF capability.
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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