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Old 8-Aug-2021, 12:43 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by corson6 View Post
I am currently getting WICD 41 and WCCU 26 with an indoor antenna. Would really like to get WCIA 48 for local news (if possible)
Hello, corson6.

The link to your report doesn't work; looks like that part of TVFool is down now.

I did a report from for your coordinates.

The antenna for WCIA I suggest is the Solid Signal Xtreme Signal HDB91X.

Reception of WCIA will be difficult because it is much weaker than WICD and WCCU. If you add a preamp to make WCIA stronger, it will probably be overloaded by WICD and WCCU.

You can try the antenna without a preamp, but there might still be too much of a difference in signal strengths.

The optimum solution would be a custom single channel bandpass filter from Tin Lee Electronics for channel 34 WCIA, but it would be expensive.

You might have to settle for your news from WICD.

You are in the WCIA area of coverage, but your location is in a dead zone (no color):

and the WCIA signal is blocked by the curvature of the earth and a hill:

Here is another terrain profile using different software:

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