Hey guys, I've been doing alot of research and came up with my 1st prototype of a DB4? antenna.
I'm doing this for my mother who lives in the St Charles (60174) area and is due south of me but just as
far from the city transmissions. She lives in an Apt building that would require her to have her own indoor
antenna, and she's on the top floor, but the western side of the building.
Here's my front and rear pics of the antenna with my son's TV in the background for tuning with the signal bar.
I'm living in Sleepy Hollow IL which is past Rt 59 in the NW Suburbs. However, my signal isn't
as well as I expected it to be for some of the channels and I was looking for critique and input.
I've used TV Fool to look up my area , and this is the results.
I followed the DIY tutorials found in this thread, and every "Whisker" is set correctly 7" in length
and 3" spread at the ends. I did all the measurements to the T, according to the plans.
So here's my questions:
#1. I designed my DB4 side by side, instead of stacked one on top of the other.
Is this affecting performance ?? I angled it due SE from my location which is where Chicago is
with my Digital to Analog converter box signal level on so I could get the best signal possible.
#2. I planned on putting this in my attic, but it's currently sitting in my son's Bedroom by the window
on a kitchen pub chair and I'm getting near 100% on WFLD, but WMAQ.....kinda sucks. I did have
WBBM, WMAQ, WLS, WFLD, WPWR, WGN, etc until I screwed around with it trying to get better
signal now I lost WMAQ into the red. (Red = Bad, Yellow = OK, Green = Great)
#3. If this was put in my attic, which has the same skyward view but it has aluminum siding.....
How much signal loss am I going to sustain ?? Considerable ?? Or minimal ?