Jim5506 said:NEVER confuse most popular with best!
For your situation I would recommend the CM 4228 mounted outside. This also depends on what frequencies you are receiving.
Look up your EXACT address on www.antennaweb.org. Use their color coding to see how much antenna power you need, but if a tower is 40 miles away the 4228 is probably the choice. If you have VHF's at 40 miles, then you might go with the Winegard HD8200 as the 4228 is not very strong on upper VHF.
raoul5788 said:NOT TRUE!!! The CM 4228 is very good on high vhf. In fact, I have my 4228 pointed to stations north of me, and it picks up channels 10 and 12 to the south, about ten miles away.
The difference in 10 miles and 40 miles is a loss of about 85% of signal (6-7 dB). The 4228 is fair at high VHF because of the continuous back screen, but it has only about 6 dB gain on ch 10 the rest are lower, some like ch 8 and 12 are very poor.raoul5788 said:NOT TRUE!!! The CM 4228 is very good on high vhf. In fact, I have my 4228 pointed to stations north of me, and it picks up channels 10 and 12 to the south, about ten miles away.
iafirebuff said:Just curious, as I am in the market for an OTA antenna, and wondering what everyone recommends. Most of my stations are between 20 and 40 miles (guess) from me. Thanks!