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Old 14-Jan-2021, 7:17 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by erie View Post
I live in the country in Argillite KY and according to my TV Fool Report my closest stations are around 30miles but 2 of the 4 main ones i am wanting are around 100 so looking for help on what antenna to use. I have not used one in this location so no clue what works or what won't i did a 25ft witch is most likely as high as I will be able to get but also included a 100ft just for the tv fool report. most important channels are CBS NBC FOX ABC not sure if I will be able to get them all tho.
Hello, erie; welcome to the forum.

Thank you for the reports. You live in a poor location for OTA reception. Reception is not impossible, but it will be difficult.

The TVFool reports are no longer accurate because the database for generating reports is out of date. We are now using reports from You can do one here:

I did two reports based on my estimate of your location (I use coordinates from Google maps):
30 ft
100 ft

The Signal Margin on a report is similar to the Noise Margin on a TVFool report.

You will need a UHF/VHF combo antenna like the Winegard HD7698P and a preamp or separate UHF and VHF antennas. NBC and CBS should be fairly easy but Fox and ABC are in a different direction and much weaker.

Also, you are behind a hill for all your desired channels.

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