[mythtv-users] OT: Help choosing an antenna for ATSC

Jason Weinstein potuncle at gmail.com
Tue Jun 21 00:20:03 UTC 2005

I'm trying to receive the 5 local ATSC stations and not having good
luck with my current antenna. My current antenna is a medium sized
VHF/UHF/FM directional antenna with a mast mounted pre-amp. I cannot
get a decent signal on all the stations without rotating the antenna.
My inital plans were to have MythTV control my rotor whenever it
changed the channel, but it seems that MythTV cannot run channel
change scripts when using a DVB tuner card.

So, if possible, I'd like to replace my antenna with an
omnidirectional UHF-only one. Of the 5 stations I am trying to
receive, 3 have transmitters that are located 1.7 miles from me at 208
degrees, and 2 have transmitters 8 miles from me at 17 degrees. There
are some surrounding tall trees twoards the South of my home.

Anyone have an antenna that they can suggest?

Thanks much,


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