Registered: Dec 2001
Location: Atlanta, GA USA
Where are you Gromit? I'm right above the "r" in "Inman Park" on this map of Atlanta DTV towers. Kind of a difficult spot, as the towers are all around me, yet antennaweb says I need a medium directional (presumably to fight multipath). I ended up getting the Winegard PR4400 for the UHF stations, and the Winegard PR7210 for VHF. The PR7210 was kinda pricey, but it seemed to be considered one of, if not the best VHF antennas for multipath issues. With Ch. 11 and Ch. 8 (10 and 12 digitally, respectively) both in the same direction from me, getting them via a good VHF antenna seemed like it should be quite easy (I'm ignoring the UHF portion of this antenna, and filtering it out via a VHF/UHF combiner). UHF I was much more concerned with, since those stations come from a wide range of angles all around me. The PR4400 seemed to have a good reception pattern for my use, and was quite a bit cheaper than the ChannelMaster equivalent (4228?).
Surprisingly, VHF has been very difficult for me. Of course, PBS here has been getting put off & put off, so I don't know yet how I'll do with Ch 8, but Ch. 11 (NBC) is barely watchable... with my signal bouncing between the 30s & 60s, so it pixelates quite a bit. I have my antenna on top of a 10' mast from the peak of my roof, pointed directly at Ch 11's tower (being only 1/4 mile away, all I have to do is get up there, look at the tower, and aim right for it). The UHF channels, however, are quite good. I have the PR4400 aimed directly north, and I get ALL the channels pegged at 100, EXCEPT for UPN, which is also only about 1/4 mile away, but behind me. That I don't get AT ALL. I also don't get PAX up near Acworth, or Rome, but not concerned about that.
If you are out in the burbs, it should be much easier, as they are all probably pretty much in the same direction.
Right now, I'm so embarrassed to live in Georgia, all I know to do is laugh about it:
"I don't know how many of you have ever run over a skunk with your car. I have many times, and I can tell you, the stink stays around for a long time. You can take the car through the wash, and it's still there. So the scent of this Super Bowl halftime show will long linger in the nostrils of America." - Senator Zell Miller - Republocrat - Georgia
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