Originally Posted by jtrippe
I've found that a Channel Master 4228 works great. I've been able to get all channels at my house in Wetumpka. I've also used them in Lake Forest, Wynnlakes and Pike Road with great success. All of these have been installed in the attic.
The 4228 is a good antenna. Remember, we have 2 general directions we receive signals from here in Montgomery. 8 and 32 are SW; 12, 22 and 20 are SE. A single antenna may work at install, but you may find conditions such as wind or storms degrade your reception to unacceptable levels after the fact. Good insurance is to install 2 antennas, combining them with equal cable lengths into a combiner such as a Winegard CC7870. Stack them 3 feet apart if possible. This has yielded excellent results in my attic in far east Montgomery:
and as a bonus I get 100% on PBS as it is close to my SW aim and in town.
I might add that your second antenna pointed to the SE should be a U/V,
(as mine is) since channel 12 elected to go VHF, and not with alot of power. If you needed more boost, a Channel Master CM7777 pre amp (although hard to find due to demand) is a good choice. I installed one as extra insurance, but found the channel 8 and 26 signals would overload it some of the time. The great thing about the combiner I mentioned is that you can isolate one of your antenna inputs away from the pre amp. This got me 100% on 20
and 85% on 12 and 22, while holding my SW readings as in the past. This
array has been in service more than a year and no matter what the conditions outside, I haven't seen a single glitch on any channel.