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Hello - I am hoping you folks can help me out. I am looking to install an antenna in my attic. I live out in Rt59 Naperville area. I would like to drop the line from the attic to the basement where I have like a homerun connection. Please advise which antenna and other equipment I should look to purchase to get quality reception (especially CBS). Thanks in advance for your help.
I'm not too far from you. I'm off Eola Road by Waubonsie HS and I get fantastic reception.

Currently, I have a Winegard HD7694P in my attic above my 2 story house, pointed towards Chicago. I had been using a ChannelMaster 7777 pre-amp, but when it died after 10 years, I replaced it with an AntennaCraft 10G212. I run 3 drops from the output of the pre-amp: upstairs bedroom, main floor family room, and basement family room, unfortunately all with RG-59, rather than the newer and better RG-6 coax cable. Still, with this setup, as I said, I get fantastic reception. The only things I don't get reliably are the low-power digitals. Still, in this market, my scan turns up roughly 70 channels, of which I keep about 30 in my favorites.

Winegard makes larger members of the 769x family, which would provide a little more gain. The 7694 is remarkably compact, so it will work in just about any space, even an attic crowded with trusses.
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I'm not too far from you. I'm off Eola Road by Waubonsie HS and I get fantastic reception.

Currently, I have a Winegard HD7694P in my attic above my 2 story house, pointed towards Chicago. I had been using a ChannelMaster 7777 pre-amp, but when it died after 10 years, I replaced it with an AntennaCraft 10G212. I run 3 drops from the output of the pre-amp: upstairs bedroom, main floor family room, and basement family room, unfortunately all with RG-59, rather than the newer and better RG-6 coax cable. Still, with this setup, as I said, I get fantastic reception. The only things I don't get reliably are the low-power digitals. Still, in this market, my scan turns up roughly 70 channels, of which I keep about 30 in my favorites.

Winegard makes larger members of the 769x family, which would provide a little more gain. The 7694 is remarkably compact, so it will work in just about any space, even an attic crowded with trusses.
I looked at the AntennaCraft 10G212 preamp instructions & noticed it said not to mount the power supply in the attic, but I have no idea why not. Are you running your 3 drops using a splitter in the attic & located inbetween the preamp & power supply (presumably located inside your house)? Or did you also put the power supply in the attic?
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I'm not too far from you. I'm off Eola Road by Waubonsie HS and I get fantastic reception.

Currently, I have a Winegard HD7694P in my attic above my 2 story house, pointed towards Chicago. I had been using a ChannelMaster 7777 pre-amp, but when it died after 10 years, I replaced it with an AntennaCraft 10G212. I run 3 drops from the output of the pre-amp: upstairs bedroom, main floor family room, and basement family room, unfortunately all with RG-59, rather than the newer and better RG-6 coax cable. Still, with this setup, as I said, I get fantastic reception. The only things I don't get reliably are the low-power digitals. Still, in this market, my scan turns up roughly 70 channels, of which I keep about 30 in my favorites.

Winegard makes larger members of the 769x family, which would provide a little more gain. The 7694 is remarkably compact, so it will work in just about any space, even an attic crowded with trusses.
Dan - Thanks! You are close by. So help me understand this 3 drops you mentioned. How would I go about doing it or did you outsource this job to someone (contact details)? I have a similar set-up as you. Is it possible to send it to one spot and then it gets distributed from there?
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