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Old 12-01-2017, 09:25 AM   #1
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Attempting to get OTA channels. Attached is my TVFool report. I'd prefer the Madison stations (ones around 58'). Got the 260' stations really easily last night without even going onto my roof. Using an RCA yagi antenna directly into my TV.

CBS is my #1 priority followed by ABC, NBC and I'd like to get Fox if possible. I'll point it 260' over 60' if that means CBS comes in better but I prefer Wisconsin stations so I can get Packer games.

Any suggestions for how I can set this up well to get the most channels? There is also a local channel (40) that comes in no matter what. I've read a bit on attenuation but don't really understand it. Do I need to do that with the local channel? Any other suggestions on equipment I would need to maximize my chances, is my antenna a good choice?
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Old 12-02-2017, 11:08 AM   #2
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Do 4 more posts somewhere in the forum to get the rights to post the report link to your TVfool report, this will give us some tools to work with.

If you click on one of the stations call signs you will get a horizontal plot for the signal from that station, it will show you what your up against.

One problem with trying for the stations at 58 degrees is that there is a red "C" next to them, this means that there is a second station on that same channel, this will/could cause problems.

When redoing the TVfool report try raising the AGL by ten foot increments to see if any of the station become LOS, this would give you a better signal as the ones marked 2 edge could fade out during the day or night.
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