[mythtv-users] OT Question About OTA Antennas

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Mon Sep 24 15:12:26 UTC 2007

On Sep 24, 2007, at 8:04 AM, James Oltman wrote:

> Well, I'm alive.  I know, you're all relieved :-)  I got up near  
> the top of the antenna, and realized I don't like heights.  So I  
> thought of a different approach.  I sat on the upper roof and using  
> a very long bamboo stick, I pushed the antenna into position.   
> Someone helped me by moving the rotor control in the correct  
> direction.  So the antenna is pointed correctly, however, I just  
> get FOX in better now and the Church channels.  I think that the  
> amp I'm using isn't very good.  It's several years old and a Radio  
> Shack amp with no real measure of how much gain it's giving.  Any  
> thoughts on a new amp?  Thanks!

Try it without an amp. It amplifies noise as well as signal you want.  
I've never had better reception with one.

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