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Old 2-Jun-2012, 2:57 AM   #6
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The new report is dramatically better, particularly regarding your prospects for reliable Chicago reception.

The Antennas Direct Clear Stream antennas are excellent UHF antennas. However, you have both UHF and VHF signals available. So Winegard's combo product is a better solution in your situation.

Because the new report is so different facing south, I'd recommend a very large all channel antenna such as the Winegard HD8200U, paired with the Antennas Direct CPA-19 preamp. It's not unreasonable to expect to see the signal from WOCK, real CH-4 if you try for it.

I still think the 7015 is a good option pointed toward Milwaukee, no amplifier needed on that antenna.

Unless you want to spend thousands of $'s on Cable TV head-end equipment, and test gear, wire the two antenna systems separately. Combining the two antennas into a common coax will give you far fewer reliable signals due to several forms of interference.

Your particular location probably has more OTA signals available than any other location in the country... or the world for that matter. (Envy!)
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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