Hello, I live way up on a hill, but am surrounded by fir trees averaging around 50' tall. I would like to buy an HDTV antenna, but am worried about it being a total waste of time because of the trees on my property.
I went to "Antenna web" and typed in my address to see what staions were available. When it asked me "Are there any buildings, steeples, towers, or other structures taller than four stories within four blocks of your location, airports within two miles of your location, and/or many nearby trees over 30 feet tall?" I answered yes.
Anyway, it shows that I can get FOX (which is cool) and would need a Medium Directional Antenna. The other channel that it says I could get is TBN, and that I need a Medium Directional Antenna with pre-amp.
Does living on a hill work to my advantage even though I have trees? Or is it pretty much a wash?
Also, if it recommends a Medium Directional Antenna, would a large directional antenna be even better? What about climbing to the top of one of my trees, and installing the antenna up there?? Would that be too much cable to run?