Thank you Kro and Roger1818,
Sorry for the delay (was away for work).
Have you try redirecting the attenna? Try to put Mont-Royal in direct line with the back of your antenna. Then turn it toward Mansfield until you see ghost. You will most likely be able to balance analog reception from montreal and HD from mansfield. From where you are you should have very good reception of sherbrook (TQS 30 and Tele Quebec 24).
Okay will try and re-aim my antenna this weekend (this time taking analog reception into account). I'm pretty sure I'm going to loose 22-1,2. I could not get better than 2.5/10 on it and had like 10° to play with before loosing signal. Using the CM 4228, so start with back to Mont-Royal with that antenna)?
Not sure about this one. It is possible that this is your problem. For the few bucks a splitter costs it is worth a try (you can always return it if it doesn't help).
Tried the splitter, I'm under the impression that its a little better. I'm still disapointed in the analog reception (hopefully re-aiming will help).
Make sure you are using good quality cables throughout. I don't mean to say you need to get Monster cables or anything like that, just don't use cheap cables. Also double check any terminations you made yourself. A strand of braid touching the centre wire can cause no end of grief.
Using good qual. cables that I buy from Addison, very cheap and good. The RG6 I used is 95% shielded with copper. Terminations are good (clean and crimped).
As for a pre-amp, how much cable do you have in your system and are you splitting the signal to multiple TVs?
Okay got around 70' I think. Splitting it for same TV (1 digital (Samsung h260f) 1 analog (integrated NTSC tuner in TV)). Was thinking about spliting it once more for the amp (FM radio). But won't if picture qual will suffer. Does it make a diff if I split but don't use the other "comp" at same time? I split just before the components so added like 2 feet of cable total with splitter.
How much could I expect to pay for an okay pre-amp? If its a couple of bucks might try it out...
A rotor might also be helpful to aim the antenna towards the tower you want to receive and get a stronger signal, but if you can avoid using one, it makes the system easier to use (important for the Wife Approval Factor).
You mary my wife's sister? (are they really all the same)?
Thanks once again.