Hi, I'm new to this forum and I find the sight very informative. I'm looking for some help with my antenna setup and hope someone out there with a lot of expertise can help.
I live in the Youngstown Ohio area which is between Cleveland and Pittsburgh. I had an old channel master 4228 (30 years old) that was still up and a 24db distribution amp, hooked it up to my Digital TV. Seem to be working great, was getting all my locals plus got channel 2 Pittsburgh all the time and channel 11 most of the time. Also would get 4, 13, & 53 when conditions were good. When I point it to Cleveland I would get channel 5 all the time, 8 most of the time and 43 when conditions were good.
Here's the problem, I decided to get a new 4228 and change my cable wire to the rg6, thinking that the new would be better because the old was rusty and the wiring would be better and I might be able to get more channels in. When I was done it was worse. I was only able to get Cleveland, finally when I put the old balum back on the new antenna I did get Pittsburgh back in. But the signal strength is not as good as before and channels I got most of the time are only coming in when conditions are good. I am getting Steubenville channel 9 in but only at night when I point the antenna that way but I get it in all the time on the back side. Here is my current setup, antenna is channel master 4228, and wire is rg6 quad 2300 MHz, ace 24db gain amp and a monster 2gig 4way splitter. Could the wiring be the problem, splitter, or the amp? What setup should I have?