I'm new to the area of Kalamazoo. I live North West of Kalamazoo by 20 miles or so (as the crow flies). Since I'm going to be actively involved in the community, I would like to be able to watch local programming. That is the biggest priority. The problem that I've been having is that tuning in the low frequencies VHF (WWMT 3.1 or WOOD 8.1) was very troublesome. I would get a spotty unreliable picture. I received 42 stations overall, but some came in well and some did not. But since I am in the Western Michigan market, I really wanted to focus on Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo stations.
My setup is;
Antenna - Clearstream 4V
Splitter - PCT MA2-2P
The lines that come out of the splitter go to:
Directly to the TV.
I had the antenna pointing due south, basically towards South Bend, Indiana. So today (8-28-2016) I re-pointed my antenna, two more of a southeastern position. Now I am receiving 3 and 8 (WWMT/WOOD) very well, but I dropped 10 stations that I may or may not have wanted. WNIT 34.1 was one that I liked, mostly for the morning cartoons my 3 year old loved, but now that I've read configured my antenna, I lost that one. I seem to have lost a lot of religious stations, but I am perfectly fine with that. They did not interest me at all. WCWW 57.3 was a station that was kind of cool too, but not a necessity.
My question is, if I want to pick up those South bend stations, should I get a Yogi rotational antenna and a diplexer and combined the signals and see what happens? Or do I Leave it as it is, (it is doing what I want it to do) and set up another TV/ Room to a rotational antenna? Or is there another idea that I am not thinking about because I am too much of a rookie? My TVfool.com info follows. (add that to tvfool.com because I have no posts, I am not allowed to give a real link)
And coming from an area in the mountain which would not receive a single station, to this one, I am so happy. South Western Michigan is like the mecca for OTA stations.