Hey guys. New guy here, though I've done a bunch of reading. I'm out in the sticks and trying to ditch pay TV. I'm part of the way there, and looking for some input on what to do next.
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I've got a Winegard HD8200 mounted in my attic and aimed at 235*, towards the Atlanta broadcasts. With that, I'm picking up a decent amount, but would like to do better. As it is, a couple of stations that I would like are marginal (5.1, 17.1, 36.1, 2.1) with signals that take a few seconds to lock on and still go in and out occasionally.
I think it would be worthwhile to add a preamp, but I'm not positive. I'm looking at the CM7777, as well as the WG8700 and 8275. I don't want to overboost the signal, though I suspect I'm far enough out that this isn't a concern. One thing that could play a role is that I do have a couple of channels that are stronger than the Atlanta ones, about 45* in either direction. I'm concerned with overboosting those. Being 45* off center, perhaps it's not a concern.
I don't know whether it matters, but just in case, I would like to split this feed 4 ways if I can.
While outside is a possibility, I'd really rather avoid it. Especially after assembling this monster antenna in my attic.
Also, I do have some relatively thick woods probably 75 - 100' away from the antenna, in the direction it is pointing.