Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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I came across this site while looking for answers as to why my reception is what it is. I'm located in Echo Park on the side of the ridge outside of Elysian Park about halfway down, so my LOS situation ain't so great. I believe I have the RCA 715 antenna on my roof using the mount used for the DirecTV dish when I told them where to put it when I reduced my service to basically nothing so I could just have HBO.
I've been having problems recently with 2, 7, 11 (sometimes), 13, and the PBS stations in the 50's. I've read here that some people have better luck with indoor rabbit ears, so I was wondering if I wouldn't need to go bigger and better outside since obtaining LOS is a pipe dream. Also, I've been using this site (antennawebDOTorg) as a guide when aiming the antenna.
It's almost like spinning a wheel sometimes as to what channels I'll get and both my girl and I are getting frustrated, but putting the dish back up isn't an option as they are basically raping us with the cost.
I have two TV's in the house and one uses a cheapo Radio Shack HD rabbit ears antenna that seems to pretty good reception when the one on the roof fails us. It's almost like what channels we can't get on one we can get on the other and vice versa. We supplement with two Apple TVs as we can ABC and FOX (with our parent's ID and passwords for their cable), but we'd like to just watch TV without wearing foil hats and doing yoga poses to get the stations to stay up.
Any suggestions for antennas (inside or out), amplifiers, etc. etc.?