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Old 11-Dec-2016, 5:16 PM   #5
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 55
Welcome to the club, OP. You have a very favorable TVFool Report. I don't think your goal should be to receive 'as many channels as possible' -- it doesn't make sense spending money receiving channels you won't watch.

When I look at the first block of channels, most are uhf and the rest are vhf high, so no need to worry about vhf low which means a smaller antenna for your attic and a lot less money out of your wallet.

All of these channels are between 174 and 192 degrees except wndy, wecy, and wipb, so I would want to see if these are channels of interest...

wndy 32 @ 46 MyNetwork, Bounce, Wish TV
wecy 35 @ 73 off the air according to
wipb 23 @ 78 PBS, Create, Weather Radar

If MyNetwork, Bounce, PBS, and Create air elsewhere, you may be able to ignore these.

Next question is whether you need a VHF antenna. WTHR, WISH, and WITH are the only VHF stations in that block. WLFI is a CBS affiliate just outside the block, but it is two edge.

WTHR 13 @ 176 NBC, Cozi TV, MeTV
xxxxx WISH-DT 9 @ 191 CW, GetTV, Justice Network
WITH 8 @ 191 'About, by, and for people with disabilities' is all I can find

WDNI-CD 19 @ 153 Telemundo

Let's look at the UHF stations between 174 and 192...

WRTV 25 @ 190 ABC, Grit, Laff, Escape
WHMB 20 @ 192 WHMB, World Harvest Television, All Sports
WXIN 45 @ 189 Fox, Antenna, ThisTV
WTTK 29 @ 189 CBS, Indy's 4, Comet
WFYI 21 @ 190 PBS, V-Me (spanish), Create
WALV-CD 46 @ 176 MeTV
WDTI 44 @ 192 Daystar
WIPX 34 @ 192 Ion Television, Qubo, Ion Life, Ion Shop, QVC, HSN
WISH-TV 17 @ 191 CW, GetTV, Justice Network
WUDZ 28 @ 192 Buzzr, The Country Network, Sonlife, Liquidation Channel, QVC, QVC+
WTTV 48 @ 177 CBS, Indiania's 4.2, Comet
WCLJ 42 @ 177 TBN, Hillsong Channel, JUCE, Enlace, TBN Salsa
WIPX 27 @ 177 Ion Television, Qubo, Ion Life, Ion Shop, QVC, HSN

All Sports, Antenna TV, ABC, Buzzr, CBS, Comet, CW, Daystar, Enlace, Escape, Fox, GetTV, Grit, Hillsong Channel, HSN, Indy's 4, Indy's 4.2, Ion Life, Ion Shop, Ion TV, JUCE, Justice Network, Laff, Liquidation Channel, MeTV, Qubo, QVC, QVC+, Sonlife, TBN, The Country Network, ThisTV, WHMB, World Harvest Television

Now, let's talk about your attic. It would be great is a peak pointed south-southeast and your siding was vinyl or wood and your attic was not insulated or had insulation without a foil backing. It would be great if you did not have a metal roof. Let's assume these things, for now.

I would get a DB8, not install the reflectors, and point it towards 190. I would guess you could pull in WTHR from the back which would add NBC, Cozi, and MeTV.

Post a followup to this if you want to talk about your attic, how many televisions you need to support, etc.
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