I live in NW Wichita. I receive all digital channels with exception of KPTS, 8.1, PBS, Hutchinson. I have an antenna in the attic and have added an in-line amplifier. When I first installed the amplifier, I was able to receive KPTS some times. I can nolonger receive KPTS. Here is my setup:
1. I have an Antennacraft MXU59 in the attic.
2. I have installed a GE 10 dB in-line amplifier at the antenna.
3. I run coax cable from the amplifier to the hometheater (from attic through mainfloor to basement).
4. Coax connects to amplifier power injector which is connected to LG HDTV Receiver model LST-3100A.
5. Video and audio outputs from HDTV receiver are fed to a Yamah RX-V750 AV Receiver.
6. AV Receiver video output is fed to Hitachi 51S500.
I successfully receive the floowing stations:
a. KSNW 3.1, NBC, WIchita, 295 deg, 5 miles
b. KAKE 10.1, ABC, Wichita, 299 deg, 5.4 miles
c. KWCH 12.1, CBS, Hutchinson, 316 deg, 28.6 miles
d. KSAS 24.1, FOX, Wichita, 300 deg, 4.9 miles
e. KWCV 33.1, WB, Wichita, 307 deg, 6.5 miles
f. KSCC 36.1, UPN, Hutchinson, 338 deg, 14.6 miles
Although I receive WB, I must change the input mode on the Yamaha receiver to ANALOG to get reasonable audio level from WB without cranking the receiver way up.
I would like to pull in KPTS 8.1, PBS, Hutchinson, 314 deg, 28.8 miles. Assuming I stick with an antenna in the attic or some other indoor antenna, what can I try to increase probability of receiving KPTS? Would a different antenna be better? Should I try a powered pre-amplifier? Should I go with an indoor antenna in the basement? Any thoughts?