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Good antenna for OTA tuner

RickObe
Visual Engineer
I am in one of the markets that has lost ABC local station due to the Hearst Television contract dispute with Dish. So I got myself an OTA module (USB) for my Hopper 3 and this antenna: [url:1b7e9gsv]http://www.tinyurl.com/hu5wk52[/url:1b7e9gsv]

I am able to pull in a strong signal on every local station [b:1b7e9gsv][u:1b7e9gsv]except[/u:1b7e9gsv][/b:1b7e9gsv] ABC. Bummer. We are on a hill and should have pretty good coverage.

Does anybody have any suggestions for a better antenna or other ways to improve reception?

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Hopper 3 and four Joey-2s
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Re: Good antenna for OTA tuner

e38BimmerFN
Cinematographer
I presume a out door roof mounted would be a suggestion:
[url:31310997]http://www.channelmaster.com/Outdoor_Antennas_s/20.htm[/url:31310997]

[url:31310997]https://www.walmart.com/c/kp/outdoor-tv-antenna[/url:31310997]

Re: Good antenna for OTA tuner

RickObe
Visual Engineer
Interesting... I read a review that another brand of amplified antenna might actually work better without the amplifier. So I took the amp out of the circuit on mine and now I'm receiving my local ABC station just fine.

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Re: Good antenna for OTA tuner

e38BimmerFN
Cinematographer
Wow, wonder why the amp is causing one channel not to work. :? Glad you found the solution. ;)

Re: Good antenna for OTA tuner

hddn
Visual Engineer
I doubt it's easy to make a good/clean amp on that kind of budget. I don't recall a situation where an amp on an indoor antenna ever produced a better signal for me. Having an amp mounted up on an outdoor antenna prior to sending the signal through tens of feet of coax makes sense but I think indoor antenna amps often contribute more noise than anything else.