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Old 5-Jan-2018, 10:52 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by jimmylittleman View Post
I am 60 to 80 miles away from most broadcast towers (I am in Bow WA the stations come out of Seattle, Tacoma)

For the past 10 years or so, I have had a Winegard HD 8200U antenna and a pre-amp to boost my signal - and a rotor to turn the antenna when needed. In addition to the distance, I have issues with trees etc - when the weather is good I get many stations out of Seattle area - but stormy weather takes out a lot of viewing options
I would first suspect that the antenna system isn't working as well as it did when it was new. Even if it means setting up a temporary antenna to check out that possibility, it is worth the trouble and expense. Once you are satisfied that your complete antenna system is OK, then it must be the trees.

Trees block TV signals and trees keep growing. Wet trees block TV signals more than dry trees. There is no magic antenna that can see through trees.

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