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post #1 of 3 Old 02-02-2016, 02:20 PM - Thread Starter
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TVFool Report - Antenna Suggestion Needed

I think I have an issue picking up VHF signals but would like confirmation from those that are more knowledgeable on OTA reception and recommendations on how best to get reception for ABC-WJLA and CBS-WUSA.

I purchased an OTA HD antenna on Amazon (
1byone OUS00-0565 Shiny Antenna 25 Miles Super Thin HDTV Antenna with 16.5ft High Performance Coaxial Cable) and run it through a Silicon HD Homerun Extend. It has worked great, giving me 22 channels but I'm not getting ABC-WJLA or CBS-WUSA.

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http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3d513477674adcd 1

The antenna is currently in the middle of my house on the main floor. I'm looking for suggestions on whether placing the antenna elsewhere will resolve my issues or if I should just give up and get a different type of antenna to put on my roof.
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Go to Walmart and get a basic RCA rabbit ears for $9.99 and see if that helps. Rabbit ears may be better designed for VHF such as 7 and 9. You can combine with a UVSJ from Radioshack or try a reverse splitter. Often those flat panel antennas are better designed for UHF. If you need an amp Walmart also sells RCA inline amp for $16.99, but that may not be necessary but sometimes they help.
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Thanks! My RCA rabbit ears should arrive tomorrow - I'll post an update once I've done some testing.
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