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We had middling results across Shaw Road from you in Deer Creek with our large attic antenna but in our Sunrise home now we get 53 channels with the same setup.
We bought a 130" antenna from Amazon and I put it up in the attic here. It took a LOT of tweaking to get all the channels lined up, but we are pretty happy with it.
Ultimately, we broke down and subscribed YouTube TV, but the OTA broadcasting is still working well when we want to use it - one great example is when we watch Seahawks games the free HD is really nice.
Edit: This is the antenna we use: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B000BSGCSA/ - apparently it's 152 inches, not 130
If you rescan and lost some channels and the signal on the others is worse you may need a different antenna. I lost all my pbs stations then switched to an old style antenna with wide rods to pick up low frequency vhf channels. This is similar to what I installed
Channel Master CM-3020 Long Range VHF, UHF, FM and HDTV Antenna https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000BSGCSA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_hnluDb5Y5SX0A
Thanks everyone for their suggestions! Is there a huge different between the CM-2018 and this one https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000BSGCSA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_OtvuDb51CQK7D ? I was looking at this one before I saw the post above, but this is one double the price. Worth it? Or the 2018 enough?
By your report, you're most likely boned. Having said that, if you want to tinker, get the biggest, meanest antenna you can find (something like this), and give it a go.
TV Fool reports, in my experience, tend to err on the conservative side.
I've put this antenna in my roof, ran a line to the basement and then back to the TVs and it worked great. When I moved to a house with a steel roof, I mounted the Vee section and pointed out one of the dormers towards the city.
I second this. OP needs a beast antenna. I put up a Channel Master CM 3020 at my father's house last year and it picks up channels that show red and gray on his TV Fool report.
...But yeah, big antenna, big preamp, crossed fingers.
well you have 4 really close stations that get you good signal and then in about the same direction you have a bunch that are 20 miles away and give you marginal signal.. since using an amplifier would probably overpower your 5 mile towers you will need a large antenna.
The next problem is you are 30 degrees out 250... 286 so what you want to do since the locals are at 250 is point the antenna at 286deg and the locals should come in too
you will need a large antenna and a yaggi antenna that says it has the full range of vhf and uhf not just high vhf if you want fox and the others below 13
this would do ya but maybe you might want something smaller .. in that case its up to you.
Definitely need an antenna that picks up low band VHF channels. Make sure you look for an antenna with that capability.
This antenna is optimized for low VHF and even FM radio channels. https://www.amazon.com/Channel-Master-CM-3020-Range-Antenna/dp/B000BSGCSA/ref=sr_1_10?crid=1E8X7U88H9JQB&dchild=1&keywords=low+band+vhf+antenna&qid=1622226290&sprefix=low+vhf+antennas%2Caps%2C202&sr=8-10
Not all outdoor antennas that look like this have low VHF capabilities. The previously suggested Winegard HD8200U is an excellent choice although it like the Channel Master is a massive antenna. The CM-3020 is quite a bit cheaper than the Winegard but both are very excellent antennas.
Aimed to the south it should pickup all your southeast nearby channels and get enough signal from the southwest to make channel 20.1 (physical channel 6) come in adequately.
Doesn't look promising especially since the pink channels are all low-VHF, which requires a huge antenna to receive - like this one: https://www.amazon.com/Channel-Master-CM-3020-Range-Antenna/dp/B000BSGCSA/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=vhf+tv+antenna+outdoor&qid=1632231797&sr=8-9
If you really want your best shot, use that antenna on a 30 foot mast pointed at North North East, or around 15 degrees. Look at the compass in your Rabbit Ears report, all your stations are luckily grouped in that area.
The problem appears to be that although you aren't that far from the transmitters, there is a ridge between you and the transmitters that will block the signal. But you can still try.
Yeah, that won't make it for CBS at that distance. You'd need something bigger.
And even with that mounted outside, I still wouldn't guarantee CBS reception with it at that distance.
If you're north/northwest of the city, you might be able to get CBS from Milwaukee or Rockford if you aim your antenna that way (which of course would lose the Chicago stations).
48-3 does still carry CBS, but 48 is a low power station. Also I think their signal has been weaker of late possibly due to getting ready to change transmit frequencies on October 18. It's going to transmit on a lower UHF frequency than it's currently using which may (or may not) make it easier for you to pick up.
Sadly, CBS is not changing their frequency and will remain on VHF.
That's a term for the "traditional" looking antennas that are directional, and sort of look like an arrow. Versus a flat panel antenna. Here's an example of a Yagi antenna:
Besides the problems mentioned by /u/topcat5 , a big problem for you is WTLV (NBC Jacksonville 12.1) which broadcasts in VHF (real channel 13).
NBC has rights to a lot of games (although many are also broadcast on Twitter and espn.com).
VHF antennas for such long-range viewing are huge and need to go on the roof, like the:
Then you lose some signal combining it with your local feed.
Have you considered SundayTicket.tv or an NFL Game Pass instead -- especially at the discounted rates we speak about in this sub and on SlickDeals?
welp then go with this https://www.amazon.com/Channel-Master-3020-HDTV-Antenna/dp/B000BSGCSA
You're going to need a high gain VHF antenna such as the Channel Master CM 3020, combined with a CM-7777 preamplifier. You'll also need to get a taller pole than 30 feet. What happens if you have your TV Fool adjusted for a height of 50 feet AGL?