Originally Posted by Brian in CT
The Winegard HD8200U looks like a very nice piece of equipment. This model could probably outdo the range of my Channel Master. Now I know why you were worried about signal overload with a preamp. That said, receiving Youngstown with any antenna from your location is going to be very difficult (unless you get a lucky bounce). The boast about having a "65+ mile range," if true, would be for distance over flat terrain. Additionally, most of the mileage figures I see are holdovers from the analog era. With your preamp, WTAE (on RF 27) should come in fine when your antenna is pointed at the other Pittsburgh TV stations. This "null" position should keep that station from overloading. You also have a repeater for that station in Pittsburgh proper (RF 22) you should receive, too.
I believe "Noise Margin" and "Signal Margin" are the same thing. You can contact Trip, the webmaster for RabbitEars, just to make sure.
I have moved, and have my antenna up/everything set up. I am mostly ok with my reception, WTOV is my furthest/weakest signal out of the whole bunch (https://www.rabbitears.info/searchma...study_id=66813
But with my height, and the size of my antenna, I wasn't getting any of the weaker signals. Other than curve of the earth and just them being too weak, is there any possibility that I have some LTE interference?
I know there's 2 LTE towers within 2 miles of my location, one of them is right by (or on the WPCB tower).
Also, I posted this in the Receivers, Amps and Processors forum, but I have an FM6 FM antenna, and my reception there is lacking. I have a portable radio (CCrane product) that gets better reception, so what could the FM6 be picking up to hamper my reception on my tuner (Sherwood)? Could that be something with LTE also?
Each antenna has it's own line leading into the house.
Thanks in advance.