Originally Posted by ProjectSHO89
All of your major stations should be easy. You should probably, if you already haven't, investigate all of those other stations to see if they're actually of interest to you. As I noted previously, the low power stations 47.x miles to your east are going to be very challenging to receive, if they're even possible. Are you sure they are worth the extra effort? If so, simply scrap out the preamp and aim your current antenna at them and see if they come in as a test. That will give you a good baseline as to whether or not they're going to be feasible.
Full disclosure. Before I packed up last night I decided to climb up on the roof and have a look. I had wanted to get some ideas from the forum before I climbed up there. SOOOOOOOO, got up on the roof with the intent of bypassing the amp and seeing what would happen. When I got up there I noticed that the light on the amp was not lit up. SOOOOOOOO, I figured out that the Bulldog had climbed behind the TV and unplugged the power to the amp....... Powered it back up, ran a scan and now back to where we started. As of this morning I'm getting KCCI, KDIN, WHO, KDSM, KDMI, KCWI & K41DD. That having been said, I still realize that the ULTRAtenna 60 won't (and didn't when I scanned) get WOI 5. So, when I get back home, I'll put up the old directional unit that SHOULD pick up WOI 5.
I'm sure glad I posted here, as I learned why I was not getting WOI 5. That is important to me.
I've attached a better picture of the old ant that will be going back up soon. For reference, it is standing next to an 8ft step ladder. If that is an improvement, I might very well invest in a new unit. After all, with just 2 months of cable bills, I'd have it paid for!
After I get back I'll let you know how the swap went.