Any info on bi-directional (channels approximately 180 degrees) in Mobile, AL - AVS Forum
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I have a more general post http://www.avsforum.com/t/1493175/help-picking-an-antenna-mobile-al#post_23801037 there.

 

My TV Fool results are: http://imgur.com/a/5yhGm

 

I'd like to pick up the channels to the west as well as to the east.  My goal, of course is to get as many channels as I can.  Unfortunately, my local fox channel is VHF, so I need an antenna that does both.  In researching I've been told that an antenna like CM4228 will likely work bi-directionally and would be a good fit since my channels are nearly 180 degrees apart.  I understand that the channels on the back side may not come in as well as the ones I have it pointed at.  I plan on pointing it to the eastern channels.  Is this a solid plan or should I just buy a directional antenna?  Would I need to remove the reflectors (I don't know what exactly that involves, but I'm  certain I can figure that out).

 

Anyone have any experience trying bi-directional over these distances?

 

I haven't set up a pole so I am flexible on how high I can put this thing.  I even have a pine tree next to the house that I could use a big ladder and put it way on up there (is that just asking for lightning issues though?).

 

Do I need to worry about any sort of amplifiers or would this just cause problems with my local channels?

 

Thanks in advance for any imput!

 

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