So we finally decided to eliminate the cable bill and try OTA. The channels that come in are wonderful. The others are rather jumpy, when they are there at all. I've tried everything I can think of, so now I'm asking for help. I've researched here a fair amount so I'm not starting from scratch. That said, here goes-
My map: http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...a3625909ccb379
On my roof is a bowtie 8 bay antenna pointing about 210 degrees on the compass.
In the attic is a thin element yagi (used) antenna element I got for channel 13 which is at an entirely different angle. 322 degrees.
Tieing them together is a simple splitter, obviously run backwards. The one resulting lead goes to a signal amp in the attic. One output (so far) goes to the kitchen TV. The only 'extra' connector I have is in the line between the attic antenna and the spiltter: one to convert from two wire to coax. It's a cheap push in, but mostly works.
What I'm having trouble with is channels 3 and 8. (5 and 6 bite too but I don't care about them) The antenna advertized as a full spectrum, wide angle reciever, but they might have exaggerated a bit. I tried moving the attic antenna to point to 190 degrees in an attemp to pick up 3 better, but it actually made everything below 15 worse. (where possible)
So I'm clueless. How do I get channels 3 and 8? If it's a seperate antenna, how do I tie them together effeciently? Arrrgh!
Thank you for any help you can provide-