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I have a Radio Shack RS75 UHF antenna, 17 elements.


Before installing it on the roof, I thought I would give it a test. So, I bolted the antenna to a 5 foot broom handle and then connected it to my Home theater PC, with MyHD card.

I could get all but one L.A. local channel, K-cal was the exception.


I thought "great",this antenna should do the trick once I get it up on the roof. Since during this test, the antenna was inside the house, broom handle resting on the floor, antenna half-assed pointed towards Mt.Wilson, looking through a 10'X 6'steel framed sliding glass door(closed.)


Wrong.... when I mounted it on a 5 foot RS mast, clamped to a vent pipe on the roof. I could only get three stations...


What is up with that? What did I miss?
 

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"Location, Location, Location"---the three most important considerations in real estate value and antenna reception. Many have posted how just moving an antenna just a few inches up/down or side to side can yield success. Regards.:)
 

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I hear ya... but the wife aint going to go for having the antenna in the living room...
 

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Try moving it down the mast about 6 inches at a time, test, another 6" test...you get the idea. Also make sure its not pointed directly at a tree if possible.
 
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