Originally Posted by tylerSC
The HBU-33 is a good antenna. Either the attic location is blocking the signal, or there is a cable or connection problem somewhere. Did you correctly install the matching transformer balun at the antenna and the coax? And is there a junction box somewhere that could be blocking the signal? From Ft. Mill, you should be able to get all of the Charlotte signals easily, as well as some Columbia and Greenville-Spartanburg. But putting the antenna outside would be the best idea. And I would also consider a Channel Master 3414 distribution amp if you have a long cable run or multiple splits.
Thanks. I have a few more questions:
1. To test the antenna, I disconnected the Comporium cable from outside. I ran the antenna from the attic & tied into my cable connector in the bonus room. This "backfed" the signal into my distro box in downstairs closet & from there, out to the other cable outlets. One of which had the TV connected to it. Could the distro box be blocking any certain frequencies? I wouldn't have thought so...
2. If I mounted the antenna outside, it would mount on back of house & point towards the front (i.e. towards the roof). Does it need to be above the roof peak?
3. I would be connecting into the house coax outside where the cable currently connects. Where does the amp need to be mounted - close to the antenna (at the mast) or would it go down near where the cable enters house, or could it go in my distribution box within the house?