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I am having trouble choosing the correct outdoor HD antenna (and set up). Live on far northwest side of Chicago (60646), and know that CBS (VHF 12) is notoriously problematic.
What outdoor antenna is right for us? Would mount to top of 2-story house or on (former) DIRECTV mast. Also, we would have this running to 3 televisions, so would we need some sort of amplifier as well?
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Good morning Blemley -
Since you are approximately 10 -11miles from the Chicago channels the antenna Winegard would recommend for you is the HD-7694P, which will give you a narrow beamwidth (field of view) so multipathing should not be a problem.
Antennas with a wide beam width can receive reflected signals off of other buildings and trees presenting a problem. To mount the antenna you will want to make sure the antenna clears your roof by at least 5-6 feet to prevent any signals reflecting off of your roof from reaching the antenna. You can use the SW-0010 3’ tri pod mount and a TB-0005 5’ mast, a SW-0012 gable mount with a couple of TB-0005 5’ masts or the CM-2012 chimney mount with a couple of TB-0005 masts.
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