I have performed an TV fool analysis but I am not sure how to decipher the results (link below). I have also performed an AntennaWeb analysis which says I need a large-directional with pre-amp but I am not sure which one and I have read that it is better to get one without pre-amp first so I do not over drive anything that is close.
Can someone recommend an antenna to get my search started? Do I really need to get the biggest/baddest or is that overkill?
But I digress.KOED, KTUL and KJRH transmit on VHF. Everyone else you'd probably care about is on UHF all coming from Coweta.
So would this be something that would be best served by separate VHF and UHF antenna? I am hoping to be able to place them in the attic.
We will be driving 2 TVs with a maximum run of about 125'.
I am thinking something along the lines of http://www.amazon.com/Winegard-HD7694P-High-Definition-Antenna/dp/B001DFTGR4/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1385524897&sr=8-13&keywords=uhf+yagi
This would be for single unit.
If separate I am thinking:
UHF - http://www.amazon.com/Antennas-Direct-91XG-Uni-Directional-Antenna/dp/B000LZ9EXI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1385525658&sr=8-2&keywords=Antennas+Direct+C5 or http://www.amazon.com/Antennas-Direct-ClearStream4-HDTV-Antenna/dp/B001BRXW74/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1385525848&sr=8-1&keywords=clearstream+4
VHF - I cannot seem to locate a specific one for this. Any recommendations?
I really appreciate the help.
Something like this, http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp?p=y5-7-13&d=antennacraft-by-radioshack-y5-7-13-highband-broadband-vhf-yagi-tv-antenna-for-channels-7-13-(y5-7-13)&sku=716079000987 would be good for your channels 8 and 10. The antennas direct C5 would be more compact if space is an issue but I find it to be rather highly priced for what it is.
One last question.......
I am going to go with the single antenna and add the pre-amp. With that said, I am going to be splitting it to 3 rooms (decided to add 3rd tv). The run from the pre-amp to the power unit for it will be about 20 feet and the run from the power unit to the splitter will be 5-10'. The run from the splitter to each room will vary from 50'-100'.
My question is....do I need to get a power distribution/powered splitter or would a passive 4-way splitter be sufficient? I am getting a little confused on all of the dB losses and such.
Basically every time you split a signal you 1/2 the power which is equivalent to 3.0dB of loss...not much different than having a pipe of water being split, essentially 1/2 the amount of water pressure out of each split. Like the above poster recommended, I would start with a passive splitter (cheaper cost wise) and if the signals are not strong enough at the TV's then look at getting a decent amplifier. If you do go that route, personally I recommend the Channel Master amps.