Looking to Receive Pittsburgh Channels (1 Viewer)

zff

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I live the greater Akron, Ohio area (zipcode 44319). I am using an analog TV right not but will be getting a digital receiver in the near future. I have been to all the websites and talked to a couple different TV Antenna salesman about being able to receive channels from Pittsburgh, PA. When I bought my house it had an antenna on the roof with out a rotor. I manunally turned it one night to attempt to get channels from Youngstown. They were recieved just fine and I noticed that Channel 2 KDKA from Pittsburgh was some what viewable. Now a few years later I have the bug to get the rest of the stations from Pittsburgh. I recently bought a Channel Master 7777 preamp and was on the roof last week searching for the signals. Channel 2 is not visible at all. Channel 4 and Channel 11 are watchable but still are fuzzy. I have been told a WINEGARD HD 7084P TV Antenna along with the preamp will give me the best chance to receive these stations. But before sinking my money in to the quest I has hoping somebody in my general area could tell me it this is possible. Any thoughts or advice will be greatly appreciated.
 

Jim5506

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You're looking at 85 miles over irregular terrain. You need a 900 ft tower to get the signal up to -100dB. Watch Cleveland.
 

goober55

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I live 80 miles east of Pittsburgh and receive all the locals via digital HD at 80% signal level. Your old antenna is probably VHF. You need a deep fringe high quality UHF antenna. Mine is the DB8 from antennasdirect.com. You will need a preamp also...they sell a bundle that includes all. This setup works great for me.
 

zff

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Thanks for the great info goober55. I have a vhf/uhf antenna now but I just found out it is very old. I am looking to get new antenna and I will look at your suggestion.
 

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