Speaking of antennas
- From: BillGill <billnews2@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 31 May 2009 08:58:39 -0500
Can anybody recommend a relatively inexpensive omnidirectional antenna
for in town use? I have cable so this is primarily for back up and for
one station that has a program that isn't on the cable. Right now my
OTA antenna is an old rabbit ear antenna, just a pair of extendable
rods that came with an old TV many years ago. I get some of the
TV just fine with it, but not many. I checked with antennaweb.org
and they say I don't need much antenna, but I do have some problems.
I live in the middle of town and have transmitters all around me.
That means if I use a directional antenna I lose most of them. I
also have a problem with the fact that I live close to a freeway
and the line of sight to the main stations goes past an office building
right beside the freeway. So if a truck drives past on the freeway
I lose the signal due to reflections. At least that is what I assume.
I know I have a good signal from at least one of the stations, unless I don't.
The station that carries the channel I want to receive is at just
about right angles to the main stations, and 35 miles away. So
I think a direction would require a rotator. I do not want a rotator.
I lived with them 50 years ago, and they are a real pain.
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