Looking to add an OTA antenna to my setup. I am just west of Indy in Brownsburg. Ideally, I want to put the antenna in the attic space. Suggestions for an antenna? Is an amplifier typically needed when the antenna is <20 miles from the stations? The RG6 cable run could be rather lengthy to my basement (50-100ft). Any help would be appreciated.
I would think that the recommended antenna would work great without a preamplifier.
You're really close to the antenna farm located to your North-East. www.tvfool.com is your friend. It might even show you can get by with a less expensive antenna.
This antenna works in my attic in Cincinnati 20 miles north of towers.
Receiving both vhf and UHF bands.
(Vhf rating 15-20 miles:UHF 60miles)
Receiving all the stations from Cincy.(including low power stations) and some from Dayton on the backside of the antenna.
Spotted this interesting piece re: allocation of the airwaves, noting the 90th anniversary of Herbert Hoover's signing the Radio Act. Not sure exactly where it should be best posted in AVSforum.com, so I thought I'd start it here among friends. In any event, it makes for a good & interesting read. http://reason.com/archives/2017/02/2...lware-turns-90