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I live in the Minneapolis/St.Paul Minnesota of area. I am working on cutting the cord, but the other half won't allow a roof top antenna so I am forced to place the antenna in the attic. I would appreciate any advice on the best antenna for this application as well as any other advice/recommendations.

You should start your own thread for this and provide a link to your TV Fool report. But your situation is very easy. Assuming you want just the stations at 324/327 degrees which are close and extremely strong a small VHF/UHF antenna should work in the attic. I'd go with the Winegard HD7694P if it'll fit or maybe the smaller RCA ANT751. Do not use a preamp. The stations are too strong and there will be overload.

If you want all those "LD" stations then that's another story.
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I live in the Minneapolis/St.Paul Minnesota of area. I am working on cutting the cord, but the other half won't allow a roof top antenna so I am forced to place the antenna in the attic. I would appreciate any advice on the best antenna for this application as well as any other advice/recommendations.
I have attached a "TV Fool" analysis below

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Post a live link, not a photo. Do you care about the stations in red and yellow?

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Post a live link, not a photo. Do you care about the stations in red and yellow?
The stations in green should be all I need.
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You should start your own thread for this and provide a link to your TV Fool report. But your situation is very easy. Assuming you want just the stations at 324/327 degrees which are close and extremely strong a small VHF/UHF antenna should work in the attic. I'd go with the Winegard HD7694P if it'll fit or maybe the smaller RCA ANT751. Do not use a preamp. The stations are too strong and there will be overload.

If you want all those "LD" stations then that's another story.
Is the range of the recommended antennas required because of signal loss associated with an attic installation?
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Is the range of the recommended antennas required because of signal loss associated with an attic installation?
Antennas don't have ranges and are not rated in miles so I'm not sure what you're asking. There is signal loss in an attic and reflections inside the attic can cause problems regardless of the signal strength. You should be able to receive all the stations in green with the antenna pointed at about 305 degrees.
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