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Ok...the wife has authorized me to move my attic antenna to the roof--apparently HDTV wasn't enough to justify messing up the "look" of the house, but the new Star Trek series is!


My problem is with the placement and I'm not sure what I've done wrong.


I held the antenna in place and directly connected a coax through a window to my DTC100. Signal strengths read better than the attic, by far.


Once mounted, though, they dropped down below the attic mounting.


Here's the possible problems and I don't know what to do:

(1) It's a chimney mount and on the top of the chimney is a metal housing that is about 4x4x3 in size; and (2) the coax cable runs along side my Digital coax from the oval HD dish; and (3) grounding is also running along side my coax from the antenna.


Which of those would bring my CBS signal from 88 to 50? I can do some experimenting to determine which is the cause..but my house is two stories with a full basement--it's scary up there.


Oh, and the antenna is a 150" RadioShack Yagi.


Thanks,

Kevin
 

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It will probably be the metal housing. Not 2 or 3.


Hugh


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I have it on a 5-foot pole (so the antenna is only about 2 feet above the metal housing). Would a 9-foot pole work or am I better off simply mounting this on the roof using a tripod stand instead?


Thanks,

Kevin
 
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