Originally Posted by Jeremiahm
The second floor is vinyl sided, the first floor is all brick and glass. Here is my main question, if I put an indoor antenna in the top of the east wing, and point it north west through the vinyl sided wall, and not through any metal roof. Would the metal roof affect me?
Probably not, but the signals will be weaker inside.
The end of that east wing is just a walk in attic type of space. I’m in 45177 (Wilmington, Ohio) so I hope to get Dayton just fine, but would love to pick up Cincinnati and/or Columbus. Would you guys want to recommend an antenna too?
It's difficult to predict the signal strength inside, but I suggest you make some tests for Dayton with an indoor antenna like the Antennas Direct DB4e before going outside.
Just for fun, I tried the Transmitter locator at
For the closeup, it is necessary to know the proposed antenna location coordinates because you can't move the marker like you can with the TVFool Interactive map.
The azimuth for each transmitter is given in the list of channels below the map. It is also given if you click on the transmitter on the map in addition to the transmitter coordinates. But, for some weird reason, the PBS transmitter is listed as XHIJ!
The channels are listed by increasing distance instead of decreasing signal strength and they don't list many callsigns; I added WPTD.
This is the way rabbitears.info lists the PBS subchannels, which I much prefer: