Originally Posted by snert
Would it be possible
to get Milwaukee signals with a taller antenna and rotor? I'm a big Packer fan and it would be excellent to catch the Pack in HD every week.
I wrote up a 20 minute list that just got blown away by Internet Explorer 7.0. Thanks, Bill Gates!
In short, not reliably. To have any hope of getting it (Dundee can get it on the north side of town on a hill, but that's the farthest I've heard of to get Milwaukee stations reliably) at least during the evening hours, you need to get WISN-DT 34 (12.1). It's 900' up on a tower on the north side of Milwaukee, with a strong signal lobe pointing south, which is good news for you.
But...line of sight is 60 miles by day, 70-80 miles by night, with a big antenna at least 30' up. To have any hope of getting it, you'd need:
1. ChannelMaster 4228 UHF antenna
2. ChannelMaster 7777 signal preamplifier
3. Belden 1694A RG-6 cable (All of these three available at Tri State Electronics, www.tselelectronic.com
, or you can drive there. NOTE: these are all NON-REFUNDABLE!)
4. The antenna must be AT LEAST 30' high.
Here's WISN-DT's reliable broadcast area, this assumes no preamplifiers and a big antenna at and near the fringe:http://www.fcc.gov/fcc-bin/FMTV-serv...DT1056729.html
If you had this 30'+ up, then you have a shot in the evenings. You would likely also pick up the Chicago stations from the back of the antenna, to be used as a backup.
My thought would be it would be too unreliable for Milwaukee, but if you want it that bad, and can afford it, you can also shoot for WQRF-DT in Rockford, which can get permission from the NFL to show Packer games from time to time.http://www.fcc.gov/fcc-bin/FMTV-serv...DT1171224.html
Again, unless you have the antenna over 30' up, it's not worth trying.