Thanks for the info. I quickly realized that I'm never going to be satisfied until I get the antenna outside and see what it can really do, so I took it down from the attic, and went to Lowes and RS to get everything I need (and spent a fortune btw!)
Just for kicks, I propped the antenna up outside to see what I could get. Best I could do was CBS, ABC, PBS (from Chapel Hill - 4), and 48. Still couldn't get the prize - channel 8, nor UPN, NBC, etc.
Hopefully when I mount it up on the roof of the storage building, that'll help.
I purchased the Channel Master rotator (thanks for the suggestion), and bought a tripod mount from RS. I'm hoping to get it mounted up there soon (weekend maybe).
Curious as to why I could get those other channels but not 8, as that's the closest to where I live, and should be in the same direction as 2...
Does height make a lot of difference with reception?
Originally Posted by foxeng
It should be fine.
If you want to use the preamp to pull in stations in the direction that the antenna is not pointed in, the answer is no.
No, this is the correct thread for those questions or any questions dealing with local digital issues.