I'm seeking antenna-placement advice for my CM4228
. If everything goes well with the financing and appraisal, I'll be moving to the Elkland area north of Springfield in about 2 weeks. The house is on a wooded lot surrounded by ~50-foot-tall oak trees. The only clearing is to the east. There is about a 150-foot-wide open space where the house is, but there's a solid oak forest in every direction but east. My thinking is that mounting the antenna toward the north side of this opening would be best (but I have no idea if that's true).
TV fool says the towers are at 164° about 23 miles away. I don't want to mount the antenna on the roof, because there's a beautiful metal roof with no holes whatsoever.
So, as I see it, I have 3 main options:
- Use j-mount with antenna on fascia at north peak of house (~25 feet off ground)
- Use tall pole mount, probably at north edge of clearing
- Mount antenna on electric pole
The first one would be the easiest. The second one is doable, although I'm not sure where to buy a tall mount and how high it would need to be. The third is questionable. There are two electric poles on the property that lead no where else. That's why I'm thinking it might
be OK to mount the antenna there. The trees are still about 10 feet taller than the electric pole, though, and I'm concerned about interference from the electricity (plus having the utility company tell me to take it down).
Any help you guys can provide would be much appreciated!