Originally Posted by ProjectSHO89
If you post a link to your TVFool plot and point out the desired channels, we can comment further on your requirements.
That site seems pretty thorough, lists a lot more channels than I figured I COULD get, although I know for certain a lot of them are translators or duplicates. For me the major networks are my biggest concern.
WWTV RF 9 (9.1) is CBS. I have no problem picking this up with the C5, well above 90% all the time, most of the time closer to 97%. This is one of the most powerful transmitters in Michigan's lower peninsula, and very few people have any trouble getting this station even with indoor combo antennas.
WCMV-DT RF 17 (27.1-3) is PBS/Create. I have no problem picking this up with the DB8, also 97% locked, never drops.
WPBN-TV RF 47 (7.1) is NBC, also 97%, never drops.
WGTU RF 29 (29.1) is ABC, also 97%, never drops.
WFQX RF 33 (32.1) is FOX, which I had at ~75% with infrequent drops. With splitting 3 ways it now bounces between 55-75% with more frequent drops in windy or rainy weather.
9.2 (secondary because of the CBS and FOX affiliates merging) is also FOX, but only broadcast in SD, so I'd like to do whatever is reasonable to make sure RF 33 comes in reliable from the south.
Of very small concern is also WMNN-LD, which is a small start-up independent news and classic TV/movies company I have been wanting to see if I could get, but I don't really need it. I have friends a couple miles away that can get it from time to time with a tripod roof mount antenna with no rotor, but they have a 2 story and I have a 1 story. They have a very low power transmitter, and if it requires a pre-amp or roof antenna I'm not going to bother. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WMNN-LD
I'm open to trying anything that involves moving or rotating, other than roof installation, and will update this after I get the Channelmaster distribution amp and play with things that way. Also, I'll rotate the db8 to the south in the near future and see what signal I get direct to the TV with no splitter and no amp. I'm going to hold off on drilling out the reflector rivets for now, but I appreciate the idea. If you look at the tvfool link you'll see the desired channels aren't exactly 180° like I first thought. It had been a while since I looked at the antennaweb map.
Originally Posted by eric12341
Wasn't a year, the worst of my problem has been going on for about 3 months now. I don't ignore any advice.
I can tell you that TVFool is totally wack. It said all I needed was a basic set top antenna to pick up all my stations but that's actually far from the truth. At least AntennaWeb takes trees into account.
Since I'm the one asking for help in this thread, I can officially say you've offered no assistance, just annoyance. I don't believe for one second that I have to spend loads of money to get these channels in, especially since even now it's adequate and I have channel 9.2 to revert to if the HD FOX feed fails. Although I don't have a ton of experience in radio frequency and how it travels, I do run a computer repair and networking business, and have paid the bare minimum through distributors for the setup I do have. I believe I've done most of my research before posting, and appreciate the thoughts from those that have responded with assistance.