Originally Posted by Perry T
Jerry I need some advice. I live in Easley, x x x Also is 21's signal weak? They are the only station that gave me a waiver to recieve FOX NY HD with D*.
If you were granted a waiver by WHNS it was based on your home address showing as "underserved"* by Fox and your ability to receive less than a grade B signal (SHVERA rules). It is not a perfect measurement, but comes close. However, I still think you should check in with Antenna Web for an evaluation of your ability to receive local stations.
If weak signals are your problem and trees plus your terrain would cause that, a good RF amp would probably help. I certainly suggest a CM which is designed to handle a wide range of signal strengths without overload.
Still...you must recognize that the RF Amp also is subject to overload by many VHF and UHF transmissions, including local public service and FM stations. All DT stations but Channel DT-9 (PBS) in Greenville, are currently UHF but that will change in a couple of years.
Finally, it seems that the local area has been better served by a UHF only antenna such as the 4 or 8 bay CM, and that could be a potential solution for you.
*--Signal estimates are just that...predicted signal strength by a FCC approved technology that is provided by an independent source (Proximity TV). Fortunately DT signals are being received fairly reliably by many using a reflection...so search a full 360 degrees for missing signals.
Hopefully you will get other advice from someone in your immediate area.