I didn't see this thread when it was created back in 2010. I would have had a different posting back then. This is what I had until December 2010:
Philips VHF/UHF/FM deep fringe combo antenna pointed at Chicago & Winegard HD-1080 for just WYIN pointed toward Cedar Lake, IN. Both antennas outside.
Preamp on just the Philips antenna, & was (still is) RCA model# TVPRAMP1R, & joined by the Winegard coupler model# CC7870
2 TV's hooked to the antennasTV Fool chart
WOCK-CD on RF 4 the lowest channel I can receive reliably (only because of the pre-amp, or WLS-TV on RF 7 would have been the lowest I could receive).
Since December 2010, my antenna array has changed. Now using the following antennas:
Antennacraft CS600 for VHF & Winegard HD9032 for UHF pointed at Chicago, & kept the Winegard HD-1080 for WYIN. All of them outside.
Same pre-amp, RCA model# TVPRAMP1R, but now switch is set to separate (Winegard HD-1080 remains unamplified), & the pre-amp & Winegard HD-1080 still combined by the Winegard coupler, model# CC7870.
Still no rotor
still 2 TV's hooked to the array.Same TV Fool results
WOCK-CD on RF 4 is still the lowest channel I receive. If I want to look at UHF, WYIN Gary, IN on RF 17 & WGN-TV on RF 19 are the lowest UHF stations I receive reliably (I only get WYIN in reliably, as long as I use the Winegard HD-1080, or the signal drops out constantly. WHNW-LD on RF 18 in Gary tends to interfere with WYIN from time to time.