Originally Posted by clk1986
.....I live within 30-50 miles of the majority of the towers, can install in my attic and don't really have to compete with hills or mountains. My location is 98373.
As you might notice, there is less than 90 degrees difference in direction between towers. 294-17 degrees. I get the stations at 17degrees no problem with a Mohu Leaf that i have set in my west facing window.
Those directions must be magnetic, because the magnetic declination in your area is about minus 15 degrees.
I'm wondering what type of antenna would best fit my application. I'll have it in the attic, then going to a splitter/distribution block in the master closet, roughly 7-20 feet away (7 feet if I mount right above closet, 20 feet if i mount antenna the furthest north possible).
The only antenna that I know of with a beanwidth that wide is the Antennas Direct C2V. The signal loss in an attic is difficult to predict, you must make some tests with just one TV before splitting.
The furnace is in the attic, so there may be power up there if I need to run an amp. I've been reading a bit on here and am seeing amps are not always needed and can reduce channels due to overload--Definitely don't want that.
Make sure the furnace isn't in front of the antenna and blocking the signals. Try it without a preamp first. If you need a preamp, you don't have to have AC in the attic, the preamp power can be fed up the coax downlead from the preamp power inserter down below.
If the dipole for the VHF-High channels, real channels 7-13, isn't sufficient, you can add a VHF antenna and combine it with the C2V using a UVSJ. If the antenna doesn't work in the attic, you will have to put it outside.
There are many channel changes coming because of UHF Repack by the FCC: