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Old 5-Mar-2015, 7:02 PM   #1
benji1218
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Antenna advice for Decatur, IL

Hi, I'm needing some advice on an antenna purchase... I'd like to receive all my network stations ABC, CBS, PBS, NBC, and Fox. Currently, with no antenna and only a 50ft piece of coax I can pick up ABC, PBS, and NBC...

However, I'd really like to get CBS...NCAA tournament starts soon!!!

Here's my report: http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...f1f08a9b3e9869

I'm surrounded by quite a few trees which will probably create a problem; I'm not sure I have an unblocked LOS to the tower.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 5-Mar-2015, 11:00 PM   #2
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Trees can be an issue, causing intermittent signal loss when the limbs and foliage move in the wind. When not moving, trees will cause some attenuation, but your tuner is able to adjust for slowly changing signal levels (within a finite range of power levels).

I'd consider a Winegard HD7694P or Antennacraft HBU-44. If CBS is the highest priority, point the antenna NE. You can also experiment with aiming west, and still expect reception of the NE signals through the rear of the antenna... You would need to decide which aim point provides the best overall reception reliability.
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Old 5-Mar-2015, 11:17 PM   #3
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Thanks for the recommendations!
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