Originally Posted by MBrown2020
As a test today... .
As a novice watching this thread, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you that the 30-2475 works out for the best. I have some other thoughts I'll share:
* For April/May, and possibly beyond, realize the frequency on which Fox 11 broadcasts now will be changing (as part of the "TV Repack"). Both mrradiohead55--in the Green Bay thread reply to you--and rabbit73 above here mentioned this, but I wanted to point out that you might get things working great by the end of March, then go through a spell without reliable reception of WLUK Fox 11. Their signal will be moved from RF11 (RF = "real frequency") to RF12, so still on Hi-VHF. During that transition, they'll likely have times using an interim antenna, at lower power--and even off the air. Here in West Michigan, we still have two "full service/full power" stations on interim antennas since late fall, until their contracted tower crews can come back in the spring/summer/whenever to complete the permanent installations.
So don't get discouraged if come April it becomes problematic. (I'd say watch the Green Bay thread for others to post with interim versus permanent status updates.)
* Perhaps someone here has asked about possible FM station interference, from "second harmonics"? How close are you to any FM radio stations on frequencies 99 through 102? Or any other FM radio towers that are really close by?
Looks like Oshkosh does indeed have FM stations in the 99 to 102 range: https://radio-locator.com/cgi-bin/lo...req=&sort=freq
Both your older Titan 2 CM-7778 and new Amplify 7777HD note including FM traps, but if you're really close to a tower, their suppression may not be enough.
When you tried the antenna outside attached to the ladder, did you have a chance to include one of the amps? That'd be a slight way to see if the FM trap may help. Otherwise acquiring a standalone FM trap may have merit. Amazon may not have any, but eBay does...and since the lone Hi-VHF signal you're trying for is in the double digits, any FM trap for TV reception will work. (In markets with signals on RF7 and RF8, one needs to be sure to get an FM Trap that suppresses right from 88 MHz on up, as some really only help from 92 MHz on. But those low-numbered FM signals aren't of great concern for you.)
Good luck! ~~ Statmanmi