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Old 18-Feb-2013, 3:52 AM   #1
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Location: NW Atlanta
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Live in the shadow of Kennesaw Mountain, point my antenna up or straight?

I have an Antennacraft C490 antenna, 5 foot pole, tripod, and a Radio Shack 36dB amplifier+preamp I that purchased for about 65 dollars.

I am planning on running 25 feet of coax cable from the antenna mounted just below the top of the roof behind the house (Which means it WILL be facing the direction of the towers) into either my window, or the attic to the cable leading to my room, then into my TV.

The main issue is Kennesaw Mountain. At the planned antenna height which will be totaling 32 feet above the ground, the antenna will be exactly 600 feet below and 1.3 miles from the spot interfering my signal. And according to:
I should point my antenna up a little bit to receive the signals that are coming back down to me after the signal shadow from the mountain.

The last thing is that there are many 60-80 feet trees 200 feet away from the antenna placement (This hasn't caused any issues in summer with the leaves, though) so would pointing the antenna up at however many degrees cause an issue with the trees?

I would like to at least receive all the stations on the radar plot above 14.3 dB minus WATC (different direction) with my antenna, but would prefer any extra stations possible from Atlanta, too (Just for more variety)

Currently, with an RCA Outdoor antenna (

I get WGTV usually, WXIA, WUVM, WPXA always, and on a good day I get WAGA with the RCA antenna 26 feet above ground in my attic.

With all that information provided, when I install this antenna, should I point it up at X degrees or straight towards the mountain?


Sorry for the long post; I just want to list every detail of my situation since it seems pretty unique. I also just type out a lot of details in general for situations. If I missed some part of information, don't hesitate to ask.
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