My Grandma is about to cut the cord on cable, due to her basic cable going to $90 a month. Since her old antenna was taken down nearly 20 years ago when her roof was reshingled (antenna was still good when it was taken down), she needs an antenna. Based on her TV Fool chart, all Chicago stations are rather strong. However, her house is 61 years old & the original occupant, with trees over 60 ft high (Oak trees to be exact). So there's a chance some stations might be troublesome to get. Since she's only interested in Chicago stations, as well as WYIN, which broadcasts south of her on RF 17, I just need some advice on what she should get. So no gigantic antenna needed for her. I need one that will focus more on the UHF, but still need Hi-VHF for WBBM-TV on RF 12. WHNW-LD RF 18 has gone digital, but she shows no desire for that channel, as it's not an all catholic program channel (if they even show catholic shows at all). Just stations in the 186° & 330° - 332° directions are all that matters. My old neighborhood had a similar problem back in the 90's with TV reception on the UHF (not as much on VHF), due to tall trees blocking some of the signal. I doubt a pre-amp will be necessary, but I never know.
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5/7/11 at 8:42pm