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Hello there,


I am about 25 miles (as the crow flys) from the broadcast towers in Baltimore. I was wondering on the best attic antenna and where to buy the same. All I need is UHF.


Also should I use a rotor? Is there a remote control rotor or would I have to run a cable to from the controller to the rotor? I prefer not to do that. Is the remote something other than IR so I can get through the drywall?


Thanks! Joe
 

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I am about 30 miles from the transmitters and also use the Radio Shack U75R UHF-only antenna (about $22) mounted in my attic (mounted using the Radio Shack antenna mount). I receive all the digital stations in the area with strong signal strength and no reception problems (a temporary problem that I was experiencing on one station turned out to be a broadcasting problem). I do not use a rotor (all transmitters are in the same location). I can manually rotate the antenna about 15 degrees in each direction and still receive the stations, so precise fine tuning of antenna orientation is not necessary, at least in my situation.


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Try a Channelmaster 4048 UHF antenna (75" UHF Yagi). I have one in the attic with a UHF amp at the antenna (Radio Shack 20 dB) and it works well for very poor signals.


Gary
 
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