Originally Posted by whiteboy714
So I got all the stuff in and have it temporarily setup. Outside of the house is a no go. Wife isn't wanting it.
We are familiar with the WAF, it comes from the nesting instinct. Without the nesting instinct, the human race would not survive. Since the house is the nest, she gets to say what is acceptable.
I am curious if there will be a big difference going from inside my garage right up against the wall to in the attic. I guess the difference would be going through hardy siding vs the roof.
My guess is that the signal attenuation of HardiePlank, which is fiber-cement siding, is greater than your roof, but you would have to test it both ways to find out.
Anyways I have it against the wall of the front of the garage. High as it can go. Signal is not very good. One channel 12.1 is 60% signal strength and 43% quality. Sometimes it doesn't even tune.
The others vary, they are usually above 50% in both categories, and work pretty good but there are issues.
Those readings are marginal, they need to be higher. What is the symbol quality? It needs to be 100.
Do you guys think some sort of amp could help, and or should the attic be a better choice?
Try the amp with the antenna in the garage, but I think you will need to go into the attic.
Antennas Direct Juice or Channel Master 7777HD/Amplify.
If that doesn't work in the attic, you will need more antenna gain. Which, in your case, would be two DB4e antennas, two preamps. and two HDHR Duo tuners because higher gain antennas have a more narrow beamwidth.
If that doesn't work, it's outside, or forget OTA. It is possible to mount the antenna on the outside wall in a camouflaged enclosure that is transparent to TV signals. but will hide the antenna.