Need help with OTA problems please
I bought an RCA Yagi antenna that pulls in both UHF and VHF.
I am in Cumming about an hour north of Atlanta, about 45 miles as the crow flies.
I have an older Channel Master CM-7775 preamp that is rated at 26db gain.
I am pulling in 40 stations which is great. All major networks are covered along with their sub-channels.
The problem I have is that the Atlanta NBC affiliate is broadcasting in VHF-Hi.
The Channel Master Preamp is UHF only.
I bought a new Channel Master CM-7777 preamp which is supposed to handle both UHF and VHF and has 30db of gain. It came in today and is a piece of crap.
The reviews I saw online raised issues with Channel Master QC of late, and many buyers have had the same problem as me. Others have said their signal strength improved considerably. Seems to be a crap shoot. With the CM-7777 connected I am only pulling in 4 channels. Put the CM-7775 back on and back up to 40 channels.
Since my current setup is pulling in everything but the one channel, I decided to keep what I have. But I still want to get that NBC affiliate as it's my wife's favorite network.
I have room in the attic for a VHF antenna, and I have a joiner I could use to combine them post preamp and send them into the house coax as one cable.
How would you guys approach this problem?
What standalone VHF antenna would you buy, and since I do need to amplify that signal also, how would you handle the preamp?
Thanks for your help guys!