Originally Posted by introibo
With this new antenna in the attic, I can position it to get WTNH New Haven and Channel 30 in New Britain (which I was never able to get before). If I reposition it, I get WTNH and the PBS Bridgeport station. I'd like to get in PBS, but the Hartford one doesn't seem to show up..Obviously New Britain and New Haven are totally opposite directions.
I have built quite a few antennas and almost all the antennas I have are in attics. Not preferred, but if it works ok, why not? My parents' house in Mystic has an attic mounted 4228, which works well enough (depending on the day). In CA, my attic antennas are very reliable.
What kind of antenna did you build? A 4-bay bow-tie build is quite common, but is designed for UHF and may not work well for WTNH.
Farmington vs. New Haven doesn't seem to be very far apart from Oxford (about 50 degrees). However, WTNH is on VHF/10 vs. the UHF Farmington stations. This can work to your advantage, however.
Have a UHF antenna pointed towards Farmington and an upper VHF antenna pointed to New Haven and then combine them with a UVSJ (these are about $4 + shipping):http://www.solidsignal.com/prod_display.asp?prod=UVSJ
WCTX shares the WNTH tower and is weaker and UHF, so if you want MyN, it may not work out.
Also, I would suggest checking your TV Fool plot and posting it here.http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29
This can help us determine your prospects for reception from the various sites and whether a pre-amp would be a good idea. It appears that the signals are too strong for a generic Oxford plot, but if hills are a factor, this could change considerably.
Not to worry, kookiness is what makes OTA so much fun.