Originally posted by TigerKid
I live in Clemson and will be getting an HDTV in the summer. Does anybody know how the OTA transmission is with the local channels. Any recommendation on antennas, amps, etc? Thanks for your help.
I am 15 miles west of you, on Lake Hartwell near Westminster.
I have a Channel Master 4228 about 12 feet above a two-storey building, at ground elevation of about 700 Ft.
I am using a Channel Master 7777 Preamp on the mast, and about 60 feet of RG-6.
I get "perfect" signals(80-100%) from WYFF, WSPA, WUNC, Good signals(~60%) from WLOS, and WHNS, a weaker(28-35%) but still usable signal from WASV, and, believe it or not since this is a UHF antenna, an acceptable signal(60-70%) from SC-ETV whose DTV is on Channel 9!!
I am very pleased with this combination.
By the way, I have a couple of antennas you can try if you want to borrow them. If you find something that works well, we can make a deal. I also have a couple of Radio Shack preamps you could try, but they are not up to the level of the Channel Master.