Originally Posted by fatboydave
Will be putting up a CM 4228 this weekend. TV will be delivered friday. Hoping to "borrow some knowledge" and take a shortcut. I'm in Youngsville. Looks like the KATC & KLFY antennas are north of me but I see others are picking up KLPC AND BR stations. Looking to do the same. Do you think setting it up in the attic will work with LC and BR stations? No trees. Can put the antenna about 18 feet up. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
I started out in the attic, with a CM 3018, but didn't get anything distant so I moved to pole on the outside of the house.
Ralph Electronics has a telescopic pole that goes up to 30' for something like $40 or $50.
I actually have both antennas, the CM3018 and a CM4228, both pointing east at the moment to get the Baton Rouge signals in real strong. So far, only one (WBRZ) but hoping for some more to come online with a digital signal soon. I get them pretty well with the analog signals.
Here's the trick I learned from jfklennon, one of the posters here, the CM 4228 has a screen or shield on the back of it. I did some reading on this shield and found that it is to prevent the signal from passing through and then bouncing back off of an object behind it. Like the attic walls, or even your roof.
This bounce back creates the shadowing effect.
But in my case, high in the air, above the roof, and with no trees to speak off, I took the shield off. Aimed it at Baton Rouge, and still receive signals from behind it coming in from Lake Charles. But with the shield on, Lake Charles drops, and KADN comes in really bad (it's located to the west of me as well).
I even pick up Houston when the air is just right, all from the back side of the CM4228 (with the shield off).
Give it some thought.