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Old 22-Oct-2011, 8:32 PM   #10
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I'm not a lawyer and I don't play one on TV...

Per the FCC:
The following antennas or dishes are covered by these rules:

* A "dish" antenna one meter (39.37 inches) or less in diameter (or any size dish if located in Alaska), designed to receive direct broadcast satellite service, including direct-to-home satellite service, or to receive or transmit fixed wireless signals via satellite.
* An antenna that is one meter or less in diameter and is designed to receive video programming services via broadband radio service (wireless cable), or to receive or transmit fixed wireless signals other than via satellite.
* An antenna that is designed to receive local television broadcast signals.
I read the FCC as describing three separate and distinct types of antennas. I read the third in the list as the type you and I would use. I see no size restriction for the OTA TV antenna, which makes sense when you look at the size requirements for low-VHF and fringe area antennas.
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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