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My situation: 30 miles NE of Seattle (Sultan, 98294) in the Cascade foothills. I can easily receive Bellevue stations 32 & 50 with a CM 4228 on 16" mast. No Seattle signals (ABC, NBC, CBS, etc). I happen to have a 100' hill next to my house, right in the signal path to Seattle.


Partial solution: Mounted antenna on top of hill (116') which required 250' of RS better co-ax to get to cpu with Fusion 1 HD card. NBC(48)-16%, ABC(38) & CBS(39) 6% signals (no preamp) with no trees blocking.


Put W8275 preamp on mast, now lock NBC at 62%, works fine, DT-18 and DT-25 (Fox,WB) fine also. CBS & ABC are still only in the 6-16% range.


By looking here http://www.fcc.gov/mb/video/tvq.html I see that the polar pattern of NBC(48) favors me at aprox 220 degrees. ABC & CBS don't look too good.


I get analog 7 (CBS) with ghosting through the 4228. My main problem is an aprox 600-1100' hill/small mtn. directly between me and broadcast towers (aprox 4 miles away). I may be the only one in this area to get NBC thanks to my hill.


Will it help, possibly, to put antenna another 40-60' up in a tree? Or what else can I do, if anything, to get the elusive 38 & 39....


Thanks, Larry
 
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