Originally Posted by enabler
Hi all, n00b here.
Anyone in northeast Lincoln receiving all the major networks with just an indoor or attic-mounted antenna? I'd like to drop TWC and hoping to not roof-mount, but my concern is NBC. I'd prefer to pick up WOWT but will settle for Hastings, as long as at least one NBC affiliate comes in.
I'm picking up all of them in NW Lincoln, so I'm further from the Omaha stations but closer to the Lincoln ones. With that said, I have an attic mount antenna. I don't think you'll get much with an indoor, except maybe 31.1 (8.1's UHF translator) and 51.1. There are only three transmitters *in* Lincoln that I'm aware of. 31.1 (ABC), 51.1 (FOX), and 18.1 (NBC but I think it's SD only?). The other transmitters for Lincoln are in Beaver Crossing (8.1/ABC, 10.1/CBS, 10.2/NBC) and Mead (12.1/PBS).
If you get a decent VHF setup and point it west, you'll probably do pretty well on 10.1 and 10.2 (which is NBC now). If you point a UHF toward Omaha, you should be in great shape for NBC, ABC, CBS out of Omaha.
The only problems I found was 8.1 is a little dicey on some of my sets, but if I watch 31.1 (UHF) it works fine. You may have more trouble being a little further east, but 31.1 will be closer to you, so that'll make up for it. In addition, I couldn't reliably get 12.1 reliably until I added a second VHF antenna pointed toward Omaha. Being further east this may not be as big of a problem for you
I would recommend Zager TV/TV Reception Technologies for a "all-in-one" antenna setup that's ready to be mounted. That's where I got mine and have had pretty good luck. That's not to say that one from Menards or Home Depot won't work just as well, I'm just offering up my experience...
I don't think you'll have any problems with anything in the attic pointed the right way...unless your roof is lined in tin-foil...