Originally Posted by mambwe
Do you have any suggestions on a specific antenna? I would rather not mount outside. What would give me the best reception while still using an indoor/outdoor antenna in my attic.
Originally Posted by uhfyagi
It seems that your location is good candidate for small antenna, you can getaway with something like a hd1080x from solid signal, I can't seem to post a link so just go to their site take a view, this antenna has vhf elements in a small package.
The antenna recommended by uhfyagi, not surprisingly by his username
, is this: http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp?p=hd1080x
The HD1080X is not a bad little antenna. But it comes with many deficiencies, the two major ones being it is extremely directional and it lacks any VHF-Lo elements.
Given mambwe's preference to perform an attic installation, the consequences of these two major deficiencies would be intensified.
Attic installations are great for many reasons:
1. The antenna is sheltered from the harsh elements.
2. It is relatively accessible for the consumer to safely make adjustments to it as necessary, and to even do so during inclement weather.
3. It is situated at as high an elevation as possible (though limited by the roofline)
4. In most cases, the antenna is not occupying living space and is thus not in anyone's way.
5. The antenna size is limited only by the size of the proposed assigned space.
However, the one major drawback to an attic installation is signal absorption and refraction.
The structure's siding may absorb some of the signals, particularly if it is metallic. The structure itself, again more likely if it is metallic, may also absorb some of the signals. And signals which do penetrate the attic walls and roof decking are subject to refraction within the enclosed attic.
Accordingly, an antenna which is attic-mounted should be omnidirectional and large enough to attract as much signal as possible. Additionally, given the recent additions of TV signals to the VHF-Lo band, an antenna with VHF-Lo elements is more crucial now than in the immediate DTV post-transition days and months.
Therefore, I recommend the AntennaCraft 5884 Color King VHF UHF FM TV Antenna
, found here: http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp...nna-%285884%29
Mambwe, by splurging an additional $7.00, it is my considered opinion that you will enjoy better and more reliable reception.