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Old 26-Jan-2015, 3:35 PM   #6
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I like to build stuff... And it looks like you do as well. But there is a significant difference between a 2X4 and some leftover house wire vs. the materials required to make a much larger antenna that can survive an east coast winter environment.

You're right, the DIY antenna for real CH-6 would be impracticable in the sense that it could only be expected to give you a shot at one channel.

I'd try the Winegard HD7084P or an equivalent like the Antennacraft HD1850 because it would offer full coverage of the OTA spectrum.

A good quality preamp would be needed as well. For some time now, my default choice has been the RCA TVPRAMP1R. I see Antennas Direct has released a new preamp to the market... I have yet to test a sample of that preamp though.
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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