Ok, I've been testing the RS 1874, and it just isn't picking up
channel 7 very well. I even have it placed in front of the window
that faces the tower. The VHF is so stop and go, it is unwatchable.
I'm thinking an amplified indoor antenna would help, preferably
one with good VHF and UHF reception.
I'm not afraid to spend some money on a good indoor antenna,
but I'm still not able to drill holes and do it proper with an outdoor
antenna. This has to be a temporary install.
I've spent several hours trying to figure out what my best candidate
is, and I've narrowed it down to these 6 (in no specific order):
1. Terk HDTVi and HDTVa
2. Winegard Sharp Shooter SS-3000
3. Radio Shack 15-1862
5. Terk TV-3
6. Channel Master CM-4030
The big problem is that I would like to pull in KWKB on UHF, but unfortunately
it's on the other side of the state from all the main broadcasters. Does this mean an omni is the way to go? The best would be a directional VHF with an omni UHF amplified indoor, do they even make those?
Thanks for looking, I'm attaching the TVFool map of my location again for reference.
Originally Posted by oldsyd
Hi, I've read quite a bit here, but I'm still at a loss as to what might be one of the best choices for my situation.
I'm looking for the best solution for an indoor VHF-HI/UHF antenna. Unfortunately it needs to be an indoor antenna that will sit on top
of the TV.
I'm attaching my tvfool report, where you can see I need VHF channels 7 and 9 plus UHF channels 25-51. Unfortunately, channel 25 is on the complete opposite side of the other UHF stations. It's not a very good station (CW) anyway, so if I don't get it, that's OK.
Any ideas? Is there a full DB chart for all frequencies and all antennas discussed here?
Originally Posted by EscapeVelocity
A bi-directional loop and dipoles (RE&Loop) antenna may be sufficient for you. Amplification may help as well.
So try RS 1874 Budget and the Petra/Cornet or Terk TV-3.
You may want to try lifting the antenna with books or something as even one foot can make a big difference in reception (sweet spots).