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Location: Long Branch, NJ, USA
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I've only done a minimal amount of tweaking so far; being alone it's difficult to keep running between the attic & the living room. And I've not yet done any experimenting with moving the amplifier only to one antenna, but here's what I've got so far:
I'm in Long Branch, NJ (Monmouth County), right on the ocean. The antennas are mounted in the attic of a 3-story townhouse, so they're about 35 feet high and ground level is maybe 20-25 feet above sea level at most.
I have a Channel Master 4228 (UHF) aimed towards Philadelphia combined with a Channel Master 3010 (Stealthtenna) aimed towards NYC. The combined signals are fed into a Channel Master 7777 amplifier using the combined input (I'm not using the VHF-only input on the amplifier; the antennas are combined fully prior to the amplifier).
The antennas are mounted on poles hanging down from the rafters in the center of the attic, towards the northern end of the attic.
Right now I'm receiving:
2-1 WCBS-DT (channel 56)
5-1,5-2 WNYW-DT (channel 44)
3-1 KYW-DT (channel 26)
6-1,6-2 WPVI-DT (channel 64)
43-2,43-2 WNJT-DT (channel 43)
I occasionally see a bit of breakup or a few seconds of signal loss on 6-1/6-2 from Philadelphia. It's gotten better as I've moved the 4228 antenna a bit.
I'm somewhat amazed with the number of analog UHF channels I get signal on. Some are even pretty watchable, including some rather good signals from Philadelphia, and slightly worse from Long Island, and a bunch from northern NJ/NYC. I haven't made a list of them all yet.
If only these digital stations would broadcast at full power...!... or at all, for that matter.