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FOR A SIGNAL BOOSTER WITH A RCA3036WR? I JUST INSTALLED IT AND AM GETTING ALL THE CHANNELS ( I GUESS) BUT NOT GETTING THE 16s AND 40s.

I ASSUME ALL I CAN EXPECT IS WYFF, WSPA, WLOS, WGGS, FOX, PBS, WYCW?
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One of the cheaper choices is the Winegard 8700 which I believe may still be $29 from Solid Signal. Should perform better than the RadioShack versions which cost more. It is about 19db gain, but you don't need stronger because it could overload and interfere.
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One of the cheaper choices is the Winegard 8700 which I believe may still be $29 from Solid Signal. Should perform better than the RadioShack versions which cost more. It is about 19db gain, but you don't need stronger because it could overload and interfere.

Yeah I don't want one too powerful or too weak. I still can't get 16 but it could be because of the weather. the funny thing is the 16 tower is only about 20 miles away yet I'm getting a good signal from 13- 60 miles away

Are there anymore channels I'm missing?
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I just read a review from Amazon and a guy posted this. My antenna cable length is 50-60' with 2 connectors and no splitter- so I would just lose 2.5 db? Would I need one that powerful? Thanks.

Selecting the correct TV antenna amplifier is a simple mathematical process.

Add-up the total amount of signal decibel loss that will occur as the signal travels from the TV antenna to the TV with the longest cable run. Add the signal loss from the cable length and any splitters between the antenna and the TV. Choose the amplifier with the dB gain rating that is from 5 to 10dB greater then the total loss. EXAMPLE: 100 feet of coax cable and a 2 way splitter have a signal dB loss of 8.7 dB. Also VCR's and other such devices that the signal travels through create minor signal losses. A perfect amplifier match for the above example would be the Winegard AP 8700. The 8700 amplifier has a gain rating of 19dB.

AVERAGE LOSS PER 100 FEET OF RG6 COAX CABLE IS 5 dB
2 way splitter 3.7 db
3 way splitter 7.5 db
4 way splitter 7.5 db
6 way splitter 13 db
8 way splitter 13.5 db
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