Originally Posted by sptrout
I do not recall the loss per foot of standard coax, but 16' should not be much. However, any signal loss between the antenna and the pre-amp is not recoverable.
Just curious, were you able to receive any 70 mile+ VHF channels before the switch to digital? How about UHF?
The more I think about it, I just do not see you having any luck trying to reliabilily receive any stations from that far away without moving your antenna outside, and up. Even then I think VHF will be a crap-shoot based on the experiences that I have read about here on this board and other places.
I'm in Orange, Virgina trying to receive Washington DC stations. Before the switch, I was able to receive UHF reliably at 70+ with the 4228 and 7777 in the attic. I received no VHF at that time. Pre transition, WUSA 9 and WJLA 7 were UHF and just about 100% reliable, but after the switch they both moved to VHF. I was then able to view them only on rare ocassion with the 4228, so I puchased the YA1713.
Yesterday at around 5pm, there were severe thunderstorms between me and DC, and 7 and 9 were pixelating and dropping out almost constantly. An hour or so later, they were solid the rest of the night.
I'm pretty close to getting these two, now VHF stations, reliably and hope a few tweaks will get me there.