SD golf is not a pretty thing...
post #1831 of 1946
2/21/11 at 2:34am
I'm surprised you're receiving as many stations as you are considering you're using a home brew indoor antenna. Your antenna needs to be outdoors and as high as possible in order to ensure the best possible reception. You also need to use a preamp like the Winegard HDP-269. I'm guessing that you're in the East Liverpool area. You may also have topography issues. WTAE may be a little more difficult to receive because its transmitter is located about 15 miles southeast of downtown Pittsburgh. Most of the other Pittsburgh transmitters are located a few miles north or northwest of downtown.
Some antenna sites:
Solid Signal HERE.
Winegard HDP-269 preamplifier HERE.
Stark Electronic HERE.
Summit Source HERE.
Antenna installation guide HERE.
Your attic may be a viable option if there is no foil backed insulation or duct work. Keep in mind that attic installations automatically lose half of the potential signal strength relative to an outdoor installation. Properly installed outdoor antenna systems can last a long, long time. Antennas are usually made of aluminum, and the mounting hardware is usually made of galvanized or zinc dichromate plated steel. The TV Fool site will take your elevation into account when it provides results based on an exact address.