Hello Everyone -
I have been a lurker for about a year and working in preparation of the DTV transition for that long. I learned ALOT simply by reading and applying what I learned.
I reside up on Whidbey Island on the NW side of town. Knowing there is a problem on Whidbey (particularly north of Oak Harbor) I thought I would share my set up and have provided a drawing (as part of that drawing is an insert picture of the outside installation as well).
To sum up the installation -
Intersection of Victoria Way and Highland Drive
Oak Harbor Washington
Antenna height above ground 37 feet
Channels received (crystal clear)
4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 7.1, 7.2,
9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 11.1, 12.1, 13.1,
13.2, 16.1, 16.2, 20.1, 20.2,
20.3, 20.4, 20.5, 22.1, 24.1,
44.1, 44.2, 44.3, 44.4, 51.1
Both antennas are Channel Master antennas
VHF - CM3020
UHF - CM4228
The rotator was purchased from Radio Shack.
The down lead from either antenna is a 6 foot RG-6 Cable.
The cable between the pre-amp and the amp (Radio Shack pn 150-2507) is 2 sections of RG-6; a 50 ft and 100 ft on each one.
The cable between the amp to the VHF/UHF Joiner (Radio Shack pn 15-1237) is typical indoor cable - 3 ft.
The cable between the Joiner and the Normal Splitter is another 3 ft indoor cable.
The cable runs to the upstairs and the downstairs are 100 ft RG-6 cable
All the part numbers and cable length info are labeled on the drawing.
Certainly hope this helps those Islanders that are trying like heck to get the Seattle stations.