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Old 13-Jul-2012, 6:04 AM   #16
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It will be helpful to see what you have to aim at when looking in the direction of Queen Anne and Capitol Hill.

TV Fool predicts that I have a line of sight looking at KING, real CH-48. The predicted NM is almost 72 dB in the air. Still, the wind in the neighbors trees is enough to occasional cause pixelation or even a rare 'no signal'. All the signal meters agree that ther'se abundant signal strength during these events. The point is, Douglas Fir and other trees can be tough trouble to overcome. You're starting out with terrain in the way which reduces your signal by roughly 50 dB (that's a lot). So, trees can be very significant.

I don't think the obstructions are 'show stoppers' either... but they may take some extra effort to overcome.
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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