Tvfool also failed to mention that the top station on there site is a repeater station for one of the local networks in that area
W16AX is Fox from WSYT:
I have added the Noise Margin numbers to these reports:
I have not been able to contact the person for the exact address but that is the ball park area.
Oh, I thought it was for you.
So I am assuming a 4 bay bowtie by itself will not be of much help according to those readings.
A 4-bay bowtie would be OK for the UHF channels, but a VHF-High antenna would be needed also, or a UHF/VHF combo antenna.
Would a very high powered preamp increase the likelihood of getting the major networks? I can't see an overpowering of the tuner happening in a sad situation such as this.
It would depend upon the gain of the antenna and which channels are needed. I had a medium gain, 17-23 dB, preamp in mind.
If a high powered preamp would help, how much would it help? Any suggestions for a high powered preamp?
The results are hard to predict at this point. The reports are only computer simulations that don't consider where the antenna will be mounted, and don't take into consideration trees or buildings in the signal path.
Antennas Direct Juice
RCA TVPRAMP1R (inexpensive, but some quality control problems)
CM7777HD, has HI and LO gain settings, odd mounting, weather plug for DC connector
You must understand that some experimentation will be necessary.
The only possible threat from FM interference would be from WYXL, depending upon the exact location: