Sir William P Hilmes Esq. . . . . . . .
A TV booster will maintain WHAT . . . and that's being HEAVY
on the WHAT signal that you INITIALLY have, to make up for loss in traveling down that extra 50+ feet of line loss..
BUT it will not help an iota
. . . IF what signal you received initially was being marginal
. That initial signal would be dependent on transmit power, line of sight distance / birds flight to the transmit tower. Then, your receive antenna height and terrain.
If you have a sub 400 microvolt signal***** you need a LOW GENERATED INTERNAL NOISE amplifier, mounted right at the antenna terminals , so that no loss will be initially incurred before amplification by any transitional lead line loss.
*****On pre digital days one could back away from the picture and squint their eyes and watch an analog signal of 50-100 microvolts, with its half video half snow in the picture.
In digital days now, a certain signal threshold needs to be met to keep the pic from pixelating or tearing up . . . which you can't watch at all !
The current amplifier is labeled 6 V and 100 ma.
That is merely being the amplifiers power info, for what power is going into the amplifier . . .the brand and model of amplifier is what is REALLY
needed to be given here. As feeeeeeeeeeeeeeeble
TV signals are being measured in microvolts, which is being a millionth of a volt.
I use about 3 top of the set digital converters, and three other TV's are already being digital readys.
All fed from one roof top antenna and a Winegard booster, then divided down by six.
useful info was available on TV transmitter locations directions and their expected propagated signal strength to your home was being available back in 2004 from TV fool site ..
it seems like the site may have gone bust in the interim and shut down their URL site.
The very first reference site I am giving below, does include and show some of TV fools charts / info within it and how very thorough it was in its charts and supplied info. .
Then, this site just below will show your principal receivable stations and their transmitter directions.
You can use the terrain traveling and the mag feature of the supplied Google inset to count the birds droppings on their towers, once you get there..
Lastly here is the fool site . . . . now presumably dead . . . due to no pay site hosting bills. . .
( After further research . . . . did we miss it . . . .EVER SO CLOSE . . . just after MAY 18 ? this is being what it used to look like .)
PLUS there definitely WAS some GREAT info there !
73's de Edd . . . . . .
still happily watching OTA HD TV since 2004 . . . . but being somewhat hellishly uncomfortable from that HUGE
bulge created in my wallet by that . . . . interim saved . . . $16,800..