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Just moved up here from Ft Liquordale, and starting from scratch no antenna, no pole or anything else.

Would appreciate any suggestions on which antenna(s) would be the best to get the best reception, and/or the most stations. 

Attic mount would be 1st choice, for maximum protection from hurricanes and other weather problems, but not opposed to using 1 or 2 outdoor antennas. 

Interested in ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, FOX, ION and any other sports/news/movie stations I can't think of right now.

Not interested in non English, religious or sale stations.

 

Tv fool info,

 

15 feet, http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3d46ae04c579aed0

 

25 feet,  http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3d46ae90d2902aff

 

 

Thanks in advance for you time and information.

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Please redo your plots with your EXACT address or GPS coordinates. Zip code level evaluations may or may not be good enough.

Attic installation would be marginal due to distance. Plan on a rooftop installation and, if necessary, pulling the antenna down before tropical storms.

For Ft Myers-only stations, a long-range UHF antenna is all that's needed. For Tampa, you'd need a long-range high-VHF/UHF antenna. You cannot use just any old preamp due to proximity to local CW translator.

Redo the plots and redefine your which city's stations are desired. You might, for example, start out with an antenna like a DB4e pointed at Ft Myers. Later, you might add a fixed-aim high VHF antenna an a rotor for the UHF antenna. You could also start out with a large 7-51 combo (7698) or compact separates (DB4e/ClearStream 5) and a rotor and you'd likely be able to snag Orlando much of the time.

You've got some options based on a city-level look-see.
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