Hi, I'm new. You all look so helpful and I need help. I would really appreciate some advice.
I just bought an RCA ANT 751 with hopes of receiving all the local over the air channels on my 2 tvs. I'm about 25 miles from the towers and most are -30dB (most of these I was getting with bunny ears), but one Ch. 39 is -40dB (the one I want most) .
Anyway, right out of the box, I plugged the ANT 751 in, as I held it and pointed it towards the towers out my patio doors, I got all the channels. But, when I put it up on top of the tv, I lost ch. 39. When I put it up in the attic in the garage, same story. So, my simple understanding thought, my body must have been acting as a booster and if moving it from the living room to the attic didn't help, maybe a amp will do it. By the way, I'm only getting a 15% signal.
So, I ran to radio shack and brought home the 15-1170 Amp (just for a quick try). When I plugged it in (and I'm sure I followed the instructions right), my signal went to 0.
Any thoughts? Why did this happen (do I have the wrong kind of cable or something)? Is an amp the answer, or would putting it on the roof be the answer? I do have a pretty long cable as the one tv in the basement is on the opposite end of the house from the antenna. I also have a 3-1 splitter in it (only using 2).