Originally Posted by oshelef
Hi, I'm newly trying to get OTA reception.
I'm located in the Glen Park neighborhood of SF - practically on the line between San Bruno and Sutro. I have no problem getting San Bruno (line of sight to the transmitter, 3 miles away. Even a coaxil cable with nothing on the other end is enough of an antenna to receive San Bruno channels.)
I'm having more of a problem getting Sutro channels. Its only 2 miles away, but Twin Peaks is in the way. So far I've only tried with an old rabbit ear type of antenna.
Obviously, more antenna would be helpful, but the question is which. I rent, so ideally an indoor antenna would be easiest. Any recommendations?
Or do I not have a shot without an antenna on a mast up on the roof?
Finally, since the two locations are roughly 160 degrees apart for me, am I going to need two antennas?
Thanks in advance.
Edit: I saw a bunch of recommendations for the Silver Sensor. Is that still the consensus? Or are there other recommendations?
I was hoping someone else would respond and give you some information on a good indoor antenna, because I don't know of any specific brands. I've heard good reports on the Silver Sensor, but don't know if it's still the best indoor antenna or not. I've never bought one.
I have a feeling you're not going to have much luck using an indoor antenna. Not only is Twin Peaks in the way, but you're probably on the other side of the Chenery Street hill, too. TV signals don't travel well over hill terrain unless you get you antenna up pretty high. Unless you get something up on the roof, I don't think you're going to have much luck. It won't hurt to give it a try, but don't set your hopes too high.
How's your reception of the four channels that transmit from the hills above Fremont: 49, 50, 51 and 52? These are the digital channels for 48, 54, 14 and 36.