Originally Posted by tylerSC
The 8bay Channel Master 4228 antenna made big improvement on attic reception where I am dealing with bouncing signals, reflections, and possible radiant barrier. And the original 26db Channel Master preamp 7777 works great without issue, so I can add rabbit ears for 13 and 7, and future VHF antenna for WSOC on 12. But I am hoping to get main WSOC on 19, as I am now currently getting WCCB on 27. I want to try moving antenna around some to see if I can pull in WSOC on 34. Should be able to since I get WCCB from similar location, you would think. I will play around in the attic on Sunday and Monday when I am off. May try some other preamps and see what works better. Also have Winegard LNA200 and new Channel Master Amplify. Slowly making progress and Rooms To Go come on Tuesday with living room suite.
Good to hear your 8bay Channel Master 4228 antenna is working well for you in the attic. I've never tried Channel Master and wonder how well their 4228 stacks up to the Antennas Direct DB8e? There's so much trial and error with attic installs. And I learned a long time ago that even moving an antenna (in the attic) a few inches can sometimes make a real difference in reception. I've got that situation with WSOC where I can get a good lock on WSOC. But if I move the antenna just a few inches more - it can almost knock it out completely! So it can really take some experimentation in the attic with some channels. And obviously, it's easier if you've got a signal meter....and even better if you've got a buddy or family member that can watch the TV while you are simultaneously trying different placements with the antenna in the attic.
And speaking of playing around in the attic, I wonder (if you) or other forum members on here have any 'creative' ideas for something I'd like to try! First some background, I've got a Clearstream 4v in my attic (working well) that serves two of my TVs (both with Tivos). But I've also got a Clearstream 4MAX up there in the attic to serve a 3rd TV since I don't like have too many splits off one antenna - especially when using Tivos on each set.
At any rate, I've located a potential 'sweet spot' for the new Clearstream 4MAX (to serve my 3rd TV). But my dilemma is getting to that part of the attic where there is no flooring. I've only got an 8 by 10 storage area in my attic. The rest of my attic is basically off limits with blown in insulation and who knows what underneath it!
I've envisioned using a long light pole (one I used to use at my other house to change light bulbs on a vaulted ceiling light fan) ......along with something on the end of that light pole extender pole to try and position the Clearstream 4MAX in the area of the attic that I want to try. And perhaps mounting the Clearstream 4MAX to some type of hook system (maybe something I could buy at Lowe's or Home Depot that would enable me to somehow hook the antenna onto one of my horizontal 2 by 4's in the attic. But beyond that general idea, I am still at a loss as to how to engineer (to to speak) a mount system where I can get the antenna out there over my attic trusses and hooked onto a horizontal 2 by 4 when I cannot (and will not) directly walk over that area of the attic with no flooring.
Any creative types on here got any ideas as to how a person could specifically handle that - working from my floored area of the attic only?