I ended up with some time this weekend that I didn't think I was going to get.
I got my antenna installed:Picture
The wood pole is 17 feet and the mast gets it up another 14. So, the antenna is 31 feet off the ground. (It's a little wavy in the wind, I hope I don't have any trouble in a heavy wind.) I really don't want to have to put up guy wires.
Well, I have it pointed to Abilene and I am not getting any digital (or analog) signals from there.
I get KLST-DT(11-1), DSAN-DT(16-1)and KIDY-DT (19-1) all perfectly.
I also receive 3,6 and 8 VHF channels fine. (KSAN, KIDY and KLST) but, nothing on 12 for KTXE-LP.
Well, I thought it was a longshot to get KXTS-DT out of Sweetwater/Abilene until they increase their power. (My antenna is pointed more towards Abilene right now)
But, I was really hoping to get KTAB. (Maybe they don't have that high-power signal yet.)
I haven't gotten a preamp yet. But, I am thinking that a preamp is not going to get me from no signal to a good signal. I would think it would be more likely to help a weak signal look a little better.