I'm attempting to pull in as many stations as possible using an AntennaCraft HBU33 mounted in the attic.
EDIT: My original TV Fool report was at ground level. Updated TV Fool chart after adding 25ft to the AGL, which is more accurately representing where I've placed my antenna.
Here's what I'm working with in the attic: http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3dcc49122abaf724
Here's what I've done so far:
Mount the antenna in the attic of my 2 story home that sits near the high point of the neighborhood. Pointed it in a general SW direction, towards most of the towers that are around 200 degrees.
From the antenna, I have approx 75-100 ft of RG6 cable spliced together once, hitting a 4-way CommScope splitter w/ power amp (http://www.commscope.com/catalog/broadband/product_details.aspx?id=45402
) that Comcast once installed to amp their signal to my TVs.
From the splitter, each run is prob 25-35ft of RG59 headed to the outlets.
The strongest signal I can receive is FOX 5.1 (WAGA) at around 70-75% strength, with 100% quality. NBC 11.1 (WXIA) comes in around 55-65%, but the sound cuts out for a split second every minute or so. ABC 2.1 (WSB) and CBS 46.1 comes in around 40-45%. Other channels such as PBS, ION, CW, and Peachtree TV come in as well around 50%. For the most part, except for NBC, the channels are fairly solid. ABC suffers from a constant audio drop or pixelation only after watching the channel for awhile (30+ min?); strangely, turning the TV off and on will cause this to cease for a good while.
I'm interested in what I can do to improve my signals. My first thought is that I should probably amp the signal closer to the antenna source, rather than 75-100ft away from it. This is easily possible since there is an A/C outlet in my attic near where I have the antenna. I've considered a CM-7777 for this purpose, but I've read a lot of bad reviews about the recent production line of them, so I'm not sure... I've also thought of possibly using separate antennas. Roof mounting is obviously preferable to attic mounting, but I'd like to avoid it if possible.
Any suggestions on a better antenna, multiple antenna setup, amp, etc. are appreciated.
BTW, for reference, the guy at the end of this post @ http://forum.tvfool.com/showthread.php?t=1321
seems to have had some luck with two antennas and two amps. I wasn't quite sure what to make of his post; I couldn't figure out which pieces of what he did actually helped him.