Hey guys, I'm relatively new to OTA, but I'm getting rid of Dish this weekend ($71/mo is too much for TV, at least for me it is) and am looking to get my antenna setup in working order ASAP. Right now, I'm using a few steel fence poles (2" diameter I think) coming out of the ground, braced to my roof eave, as a mast. I have a very cheap ebay antenna up there (I'd say it's approximately 22-25ft AGL). The antenna is almost identical to this:
As I should have expected, the antenna is junk. Right off the bat, the left/right rotation buttons were all messed up. You really have no idea which way it's going to rotate. The rotor is no longer working at all after a short time. The coax is built into the antenna and "plugs in" (not screws on) to the control box, so there's no way to really upgrade the coax.
Anyway, with all that, I'm still getting quite a few of the Jacksonville, FL, channels -- my scan on my Vizio tv finds about 25 channels, although not all of them come in well or reliably. I'm just ready to ditch this junk antenna and move on to something better.
My zip code is 32148. There are some trees within several feet of my mount location, but to the W and SW, so I assume that they won't affect my NNE (looks like 20 degrees) pointing direction. There doesn't appear to be any obstructions otherwise.
I'm on a limited budget. Can you all recommend something for me that will pull in the Jacksonville stations reliably? Thanks in advance!