Living in a townhouse helps me get above Table Mesa, to get signals from Lookout Mountain. The antenna, I mentioned earlier, pulls in digital 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 12 (RF22 from Boulder), 20, 25, 31, 38, 41, 44, 50 and 59. When we had bad weather last week, I did get 53. I am waiting for KZDN to redirect its signal to receive digital 16 and 26.
I lucked out by having a master bedroom closet that is on an outside wall and faces south. My HOA prohibits outside antennas, except satellite dishes.
Live at the edge of southwest Longmont, at about 5100 feet. The antenna is high enough to get above Gunbarrel Ridge which separates the Boulder Valley from the St. Vrain valley.
One thing to note, some tuners will not duplicate digital channels. The Tablo does. I used to get KMGH on RF 7 and RF17, before the repack. DISH's OTa Tuner would only receive RF7, and would ignore RF17, even though RF17 was stronger. You may be having the same situation with KRMA. You are receiving the weaker RF24 signal, and not the stronger RF33 signal, because RF24 was scanned first. And, you no longer can receive KRMA on RF19.
In my case, I cannot receive any signals from the north, unless I place an antenna in the north side of my house. You may be running into something similar. RF24 and RF33 are really fringe signals for KRMA.
You may want to look into the antenna I linked earlier. I tried several flat antennas, and this one was the only one that just worked perfectly by laying it on closet shelf and pointed it south. It actually is being held in place by a couple pillows on top of it, as it really does not lie flat. It is meant to be mounted. But, it works for my purposes. As I mentioned, it has serious in line power. It is a well built unit with a grounded plug.
Originally Posted by rthurlow
I used an older Channel Master CM-4228 with a Channel Master 7778 preamp from my chimney in Fort Collins for years, getting the Lookout Mountain and Squaw Mountain signals like a boss. tvfool.com says I could do better here (SW Loveland, Mariana Butte area near Foothills and Rossum), closer to line of sight - but I *cannot* put anything on the concrete roof, and there are not a lot of other outside mounting spots for an antenna (and nothing at *all* for something the CM-4228, sadly). If I had a cable running down from the attic, I'd have something up there already, feeding into my Tivo. Some day. The house is newer, and wife acceptance factor is much more significant than the magic of OTA. If Comcast doesn't break my heart, my first priority is getting an FM antenna hooked up in the attic. I have thought about putting a small UHF Yagi at the peak of the roof and tapping into some former Dish Network wiring that's not too far away, but I have not measured WAF on that yet, nor have I been willing to get the ladder up there.