Hi, I hope this is the right place to post my questions I have about OTA setups since it is local for you guys as well. I live in Windsor and I currently have a "coat hanger antenna" (yes I know I'm cheap) that I put together a couple years ago which is aimed at Detroit. I am able to pick up a good amount of stations but I recently started doing a bit of research about combining signals by stacking antennas to be able to pick up channels from Toledo as well. I know there is a wealth of knowledge on here so I will share what I found so far and hopefully someone can help guide me further with this project.
From what I have read so far when stacking antennas there are a couple important rules:
1. The Antennas that you stack work best if they are identical
2. Make sure one is on top of the other
3. Around 3 feet of distance between the antennas
4. The antennas should be pointed at least 90 degrees apart
5. Two short runs of cable from the antennas to a splitter must be the same length
6. Use a good quality splitter
I am hoping to get some guidance on the products that would work best for my scenario. I will be placing this new setup in the attic to replace the coat hanger antenna. I would prefer to purchase everything from Amazon but with so much selection and price ranges I am overwhelmed. I know some antennas would work better for my application than others so if anyone can chime in on a particular product they would recommend I would really appreciate it.
Here is an screen shot from TV Fool of the TV Signal Analysis from my house: http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3d1dda8e2dfa7b98