Okay, here it goes... I've got a CM3016
antenna in my attic with about a 30ft run of RG59 to the STB. Of the stations I'm interested in, all but two come in at between 90 and 100% on the signal meter. I know that the TV/STB meters aren't totally accurate, but they're strong signals nonetheless. However, two of the channels come in between 70-80% and drop out intermittently. Being that one of the channels is CBS (i.e. Super Bowl) I need to get this resolved soon.
Here's what I was planning on doing. First, swap out the RG59 for RG6. I've gotten conflicting info on whether this will help, but it can't hurt. Second, I wanted to try a low-gain pre-amp so as not to overload the strong channels. I found a 13db dist. amp, but I don't know if that will do what I need. The lowest gain pre-amp I found has a gain of 16 for VHF and 23 for UHF. I was going to pick up the attenuators to try to fine tune the amount of gain. I have a feeling it will be a balancing act between boosting the weaker channels and overloading the strong channels.
If all else fails I'll look into moving the antenna outside, but that will be a PITA so I wanted to exhaust my other options first.