Looking for a good antenna to put in my attic in Somonauk Illinois.

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  1. vid53

    vid53 New Member

    Dec 13, 2002


    Just looking for a good antenna to work in my attic to get the HD OT channels.Is anyone from this town getting good reception?

    Thanks for any help
  2. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

    Oct 18, 2002
    Mill Creek,...
    Check out the "Local HDTV Reception Forum" at http://www.avsforum.com and find the thread for your nearest city. You can ask local experts for advice there.
  3. milominderbinder

    milominderbinder New Member

    Dec 18, 2006
    I live near you. I get 90% or more on 27 of the Chicago stations but not with an attic antenna.

    There is no attic antenna that can pull our HD stations that I know of. Have you tired watching SD channels from an antenna in your attic? All that ghosting, if you can get a signal at all, is due to multipath. Your attic is like an echo chamber with all the bits from the reflections pilling up on the valid bits. Your TV can't decipher which is real and which is the echo.

    The attic echo chamber problem gets worse the farther you are from the towers because the signals are so much weaker. Now they still have to go through your roof.

    For an HD signal multipath is seen as pixelation. You can even have a 90% signal strength with nothing on screen.

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    Good Luck! And let us know how you do.

    - Craig

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