Originally Posted by GlennGlenn
Any thoughts then on another antenna that "really draws them in" from 50 or more miles from source. My antenna us about 25 feet high on a mast. I run a amp with my Yagi and still can not get that great reception, even on the UHF stations. Any links or suggestions would be appreciated.
Any thoughts on Antennacraft hd1850?
That antenna would be good, if you want to try & get WIWN (Weather Nation) on RF 5 from Milwaukee. That might also work if you want to try & get WOCK-CD on RF 4 from Chicago (some people from South Bend Indiana have picked up this station at only 300 watts with no problems, while I'm about 30 miles SE, & have problems on some days getting it). Otherwise, I'd recommend either the Antennacraft HBU558 or Winegard HD7698 antennas if you're looking at a combo. If your current antenna is UHF only, & picks up the bulk of your stations, adding the Antennacraft Y10-7-13 antenna would help for WBBM, to an extent. Running a generic TV Fool chart for your area, WBBM-TV will be tough, considering the terrain in your area that would make it tough to get some stations. Since you're near the state line, you also can get Milwaukee stations too, & it shows that you have a slightly better chance of getting WDJT on RF 46 better for CBS than WBBM on RF 12 from Chicago. Usually, most people have 2 combo antennas in your area, along with those in Kenosha County, since both markets are VHF/UHF. For Milwaukee, they have 2 VHF stations: WIWN on RF 5, & they carry Weather Nation, & WMVS on RF 8 (one of 2 PBS stations, with the other on RF 35), while everyone else (including all network affiliates) are on UHF. For Chicago, we only have 1 full power VHF, & that WBBM-TV on RF 12, while we also have a Class A station on RF 4, WOCK-CD, that few people get with no trouble (I get it, but reception isn't always clear, especially in the summer). If you only want one antenna, then I'd recommend a rotator as well, since you may want to get Milwaukee stations as well. You might as well take advantage of it, as it allows you to see some syndicated shows in different timeslots on different stations. I don't know if you want Ion Television or the subchannels. If you do, I'd recommend getting it from WPXE on RF 40, as it's licensed to Kenosha, while transmitting from Milwaukee. With that in mind, they must send a lot of signal toward Kenosha in order to cover their COL, & send a good amount of signal into Lake & McHenry Counties of Illinois.
Go to this link: http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29
, & fill out your address to see what stations can be received in your location (address is hidden to us), & post your personal chart from the link created, & post it on this board, so we can give you better recommendations on an antenna or 2. Also, be sure you put the height you're placing your antenna, so it can give you a better analysis. If you don't, then by default, it goes by ground level, rather than the height you want your antenna(s). I'm curious as to which antenna you're using right now from Solid Signal. Most of the Solid Signal brand antennas are UHF only, with 1 being a deep fringe all channel yagi. And again, we won't recommend any all channel combo antennas, unless you think you might want WIWN (Weather Nation) on RF 5 from Milwaukee.