Hi, please move this if its in the wrong section.
I live between Bowmanville and Newcastle a few hundred yards from the lake. Here is my TVFoll report
As you can see theres about 65 degress between the Toronto and Buffalo Stations.
I started with a CM4228HD attached to a J mount at the top of my roof...about 20' above ground. I also installed a CM7777 pre amp with the FM trap in.
This worked well when aimed between TO and Buffalo but no channel 9. I then pointed it at TO and got channel 9 but no Buffalo stations.
So I exchanged the antenna for an ANT7287, pointed one side at buffalo and one at TO. Channel 9 wasn't watchable.
So on to my mod.
I bought a 3/8" 36" aluminum tube from Homedepot, cut it in half, inserted a wooden dowel so that each tube was separated by 1" of wood, drilled 2 holes, and mounted the tube on the top bowtie mount using longer screws. This worked well and I can now get channel 9 with mostly no problems. There is a little breakup first thing in the morning. I tried mounting the tube on the bowtie mount second from the top but this didn't work at all for channel 9.
So overall things worked out well. Channel 9 signal strength is mostly 70-75 but was 55-60 first thing. I scan 50 channels overall of which about 25 are solid. I also get channel 11 quite well with the hack...signal strength 65-75.
I have good site lines to TO and the Buffalo site line is blocked by trees....dosn't seem to affect reception.
I would like to see channel 9 a little stronger...any comments would be appreciated.
Pictures are attached.