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Old 2-May-2012, 3:19 AM   #1
mmcarroll
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Attic antenna install

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I want to receive the Milwaukee channels at azimuth 356. I only care about the major network UHF channels.

I know that this would be easier if I placed the antenna outside but that is not an option for me. My questions are
1. Is this at all possible?
2. What equipment do you think is the best
Channel Master 4228HD
DIGIWAVE ANT-7285 8-Bay DB8
Antennas Direct 91XG

I am assuming that I would need a pre amp as well?
I was thinking the AntennaCraft 10G202.
I would have about 30 feet of rg6 cable and would connect to a hdhomerun device.

Any input suggestions or ideas would be great.

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Old 2-May-2012, 4:20 AM   #2
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Tv Antennas and Tv Reception

A simple answer. The Tv transmissions to the north at about 356 azimuth are weak. No Tv stations/channels will be received at 356 azimuth with any antenna or any amplifier with the antenna and amplifier inside the building.
And then there is also all those Co-channel warnings and Adjacent channel warnings that seal the deal of no reception in side the building.

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Old 2-May-2012, 5:06 PM   #3
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With an Antennas Direct 91XG outside, clear of obstructions you may see some of the Milwaukee stations. But as @Electron has already observed, you'll still have to contend with the interference from adjacent and co-channel signals.

If the cost of the antenna and related hardware is significant to you, you would want verify that you could return the antenna for a refund beforehand.
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Old 3-May-2012, 4:26 AM   #4
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You did not say why the antenna must be in the building.

The following information is FYI. Mount a Winegard HD9095P antenna with a Antennas Direct CPA-19 preamp above the roof in such a manner that the antenna has the clearest possible view of the Milwaukee Tv stations transmitting antennas and see what can be received.
Aim the antenna at about 356 degree magnetic compass.

Here is how to aim antennas , http://www.kyes.com/antenna/pointing/pointing.html.

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Old 3-May-2012, 1:24 PM   #5
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If you can, at least do a temperary outside mount as per @Electrons instructions, and you have GOOD signal, little or no drop outs, and a signal meter in your tuner with moderate to high levels, you MAY be OK in the attic. As a rule of thumb and with a plywood standard shingel roof, you will loose 1/2 of your signal (3db). Could get worse if you get a snow build up.
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