Originally Posted by Five28
How does one go about grounding a large rooftop antenna?
Originally Posted by Lord_Zath
Depending on your location, you don't even need a rooftop antenna. Check sites like TVFool and Antennaweb to see if you need an antenna on the rooftop. My antennas are in the attic and I'm able to easily lock all the channels I care about (mainly CBS and NBC) without a problem. And I'm on the Wisconsin/Illinois border!
It is a process, enough that I put my antenna in the attic where I'm 99% certain it's not going to hit by lightning. I'm 99% certain this means I'm not getting some channels, but in looking at my map, unless I put something high enough to hit the cities 2 hours away, there is nothing just barely out of reach that isn't just duplicate content.
But for REAL any outdoor antenna must be grounded.
I get 9 OTA channels, with one of the HD ones having some trouble, but a small antenna amp should do the trick.
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I decided to have some of the work done for me for free by buying basic cable (70 SD channels) with free installation. I knew this would take care of how the cable entered the house, and would be "to code."
Now when I cancel cable after my 50% off promotion ends, I just need to mount the roof antenna and run cables to the cable junction box.