You have an enviable TVFool Report. Have you looked at the list of channels to see which you would like to pull in? I ask because you have uhf and vhf stations in multiple directions and multiple local affiliates for national networks. Deciding you do not care about a couple of these could simplify things for you. Generally, I open the wiki for each television station to see which sub-channels are carried and use the 'real' channel to determine which frequency each station broadcasts on. For instance, you have no VHF-Lo stations at all, so no need to worry about the really big antennas designed to pull in those frequencies. In the VHF-Hi range, you have WNAC @ 296, WPRI @ 310, and WWDP @ 348 (I don't think you will have much luck with WMUR, WENH, and other VHF-Hi stations below). WWDP is a shopping channel (Evine). I would be inclined to ignore WWDP and point one of these at 303...
I would get a DB8e for your UHF stations...
Or the less expensive HDB8X...
(I provided Walmart links because they are ubiquitous and offer easy returns.)
Both have panels that can be articulated to cover a wider area with sufficient signal strength. That's what you have. You probably are not interested in the channels south of 270 and probably would have trouble with them if you were interested. 19 and 27 are spanish language (Telemundo and Univision), so you would articulate the panels to point to 308 and 350. You can probably pull in WLWC from behind. If not, you could leave the reflector off one half of the antenna. This would increase gain from the back at the expense of gain from the front.
I would put everything in the attic first, if possible, since it is easier to work indoors, you eliminate grounding issues, and your antenna is protected from the weather. If you cannot sufficiently separate the two antennas, try to get the UHF antenna working in the attic and mounting the vhf antenna on the roof -- it's less expensive, has fewer moving parts, and is less of a sail in the wind.
Couple the two antennas with one of these...
I think you will be a pretty happy guy.
Be sure to install and ground the antenna(s) properly...
Originally Posted by dane156
Hi, I live in freetown ma and will either be putting a small antenna on my chimney 35ft high or a large antenna in my attic 25ft high. Wondering which antennas would be a good choice and which you think would be a better option, small antenna outside or large antenna inside. My attic is massive and could easily fit an antenna 10-15ft long and 6ft high.
For the small antenna attached to the chimney I was thinking:
RCA Compact Outdoor Yagi HDTV Antenna with 60 Mile Range
As for the large antenna in the attic, I'm open to recommendations.
HD7694P Platinum HD Series Antenna or HD7698P Platinum HD Series Antenna or Winegard Heavy Duty Platinum VHF UHF FM HDTV Antenna (HD8200U)
They are no trees within 150ft of the house, my roof is plywood with 1 layer of asphalt shinlges and solar panels on the south facing part of the roof.