That...actually makes sense as to why I'm having difficulty. I'm surprised by that because my rabbitears chart indicated the fox signal should be a bit stronger. My TIVO has Fox 56 ranging from 35-42 during the day. Anything under 40 breaks up and it's been impossible to get a good lock in.
On a related note, I am actually able to pick up WQMY for the first time ever. Did they increase their signal strength? That ranges from 37-42 and does not break up nearly as much. I may try to fine tune that a little bit stronger but I don't want to lose my VHF channels.
New question: I currently run about 10 feet of rg 6 cable to a simple splitter that I'm using as a combiner. If I purchased the Winegard 2-Way Dual TV Antenna Coupler Combiner (CC-7870) would that improve results over the splitter? I could potentially mount that to the pole and eliminate several feet of cable run from each antenna to the splitter/combiner.
I have a CM 4228HD aimed towards Altoona and a Danny Hodges ultimate antenna aimed towards Scranton.
Here's my current set up:
1 a)CM 4228HD (for Altoona) 10 ft run to Jan Jenga RF 22 notch filter (blocks WJAC RF 22 enabling me to pick Fox 56 RF 22). 1 ft run from notch filter to a simple splitter.
1 b)Danny Hodges Ultimate Antenna (for Scranton) 10 ft run to simple splitter.
2) Simple splitter 2 ft run to CM 7777 preamp (old one with separate inputs for VHF and UHF, currently set for UHF only)
3) CM 7777 preamp 20 foot run to Winegard 4 way powered antenna distributor (does this negatively effect anything?)
4) I use 3 of the available slots to run TV to 3 televisions.
I'm looking for grades and suggested improvements to my run.