Originally Posted by Balloonfanatic
decided to cancel my order and try something else after reading your comments. I enjoy pulling in distant stations from other cities. Indianapolis ch 6 and ch.59 almost always come in at night on my u4000 outside antenna (even nbc affiliate from fort wayne) but I wonder if mounting a clearstream 4 in the attic will decrease the antennas potential especially the lower powered stations like 25 and 54 if antenna is pointed towards dayton and these stations will come in on the backside of the antenna.. N. cincy -- does your antenna pull in distant stations in the attic or am I going to have to mount outside.
I guess I'd have to know your location before commenting further. My perspective and data points are ONLY from Sharonville - specifically around Fields-Ertel Road and Reed-Hartman Highway area. Not sure (a.) where your parents live in Sharonville and (b.) if you live there or are also considering a new antenna somewhere else in the area.
When I aimed my C4 northwest toward Indy I could receive Channels 6, 59 and 49 (Muncie Indiana) on a regular basis at night and early mornings. However, being directional I lost a couple of the Dayton stations so I decided to place it back to a slightly northeast direction. Of course, a rotor would be ideal for DXing.
For stationary position not so sure about Indy stations if you want good signal strength from Cincinnati/Dayton. Again, everything is contingent on where you are and other factors such as terrain, buildings, leaves, etc.
1.) Digital is just plain fickle like that.
2.) A slight turn of the mast in one direction or the other can make a world of difference (especially with a directional antenna).
3.) Be patient and avoid frustration in the process (if possible).