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Old 8-Apr-2015, 6:35 PM   #1
8bit
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Need help with outdoor antenna selection in SC.

These are my two TVF's 12ft then 25ft:

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...f1f0ad81b420a4

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...f1f0573559578f

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I'm only interested in the major networks: ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX.

I picked up a small, powered indoor antenna (http://www.sears.com/alphaline-trade...1&blockType=G1) and it worked great, minus WLOS which broke up too often to watch and WSPA was in and out but almost watchable. I did not split the signal on the indoor. It was going to only one TV and I tested the indoor antenna on only two TV's with similar results.

So, it would stand to reason that an outdoor antenna would work better ( 12 to 14 feet high from the ground ). I picked an outdoor antenna up locally: (http://www.hhgregg.com/rca-indoor-ou...na/item/ANT751)

After adjusting this antenna ( by height and direction per TVFool map ) I am only able to get WLOS and WSPA of the major networks. WHNS doesn't even scan and WYFF breaks up every few seconds. I'm getting around 60% signal strength from all the channels. One would think the better channels would be getting higher signal readings but whatever.

I'm using an existing 4 way splitter left in my attic by DTV and was used by their satellite equipment. RG6 throughout as well. I've tested only 3 TV's and all three exhibit the same results. I tried yet another 8 way splitter I had and the results were the same.

I have trees to deal with and there are hills. I'm in a bit of a hole but I feel good about my chances due to the indoor working so well.

I'd really like to get the major networks using a single antenna with a splitter so I only need one antenna to send the signal to 4 TVs.

My question is: is there a way to boost the signal of the outdoor antenna, use more than one or get a better antenna altogether. I think there would be a solution for me as the indoor, powered antenna worked so well but my wife doesn't want to hang antennas in every room and the cost would be quite a bit.

Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you,
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