Originally Posted by chemboy007
I live in 49412...Michigan.
antennaweb.org list the following stations for your ZIP code. I have set the antenna height at 500' to overcome antennaweb's very conservative estimates.
* yellow - uhf WZZM-DT 13.1 ABC GRAND RAPIDS MI 175° 10.9 39
* yellow - uhf WCMU-DT 14.2 PBS MOUNT PLEASANT MI FCC Ext 66° 41.8 56
* green - uhf WTLJ-DT 54.1 IND MUSKEGON MI 181° 35.2 24
* lt green - vhf WOOD-DT 8.1 NBC GRAND RAPIDS MI 162° 58.2 7
* lt green - uhf WWTV-DT 9.1 CBS CADILLAC MI 38° 55.3 40
* red - uhf WXMI-DT 17.1 FOX GRAND RAPIDS MI 163° 57.7 19
* red - vhf WGVU-DT 35.1 PBS GRAND RAPIDS MI 180° 35.0 11
* blue - uhf WOTV-DT 41.1 ABC BATTLE CREEK MI 163° 66.4 20
* blue - vhf WWMT-DT 3.1 CBS KALAMAZOO MI 165° 61.2 2
* violet - uhf WMKG-DT 38 FMN MUSKEGON MI TBD
220° 18.0 38
* violet - uhf WZPX-DT 43.1 ION BATTLE CREEK MI 145° 70.2 44
WWMT/CBS 3 (DT 2) is going to tough to get, due to this station being on Low-VHF. 2 and 3 are especially hard to receive. However, WWMT will be moving to High-VHF 8 next year, which should be considerably easier to pick-up.
Western Michigan has quite a few VHF DTV stations as compared to the rest of the country.
WGVK/PBS 52 (DT 5) is slated to remain on Low-VHF 5, so if you have a need to receive that station. Note that antennaweb would not show it even at 500', but there appears to be an outside to be able to receive it.
If you can receive WWTV for CBS and WCMU for PBS, then you may not need to worry about Low-VHF.
WZZM/ABC is not very far at all, at 10.9 miles. This will cause problems, especially with a pre-amp as it will likely overload most pre-amps when the antenna is pointed in that direction.
If you are looking for a VHF/UHF combo and still want to have Low-VHF capability, then you may want to look at something like a Channel Master 3671 or a Winegard HD8200P. ...oh my, the HD8200P has been discontinued by Winegard?http://www.solidsignal.com/prod_disp...p?PROD=HD8200P