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Signal quality I get 100% signal strength but 0 to 8 % signal quality on most of the local channels and the signal quality will float up and down. I have a high gain DTV antenna and a mast mount amplifier. I have about 20 ft.run to one TV and fifty ft.to the other with amplifiers at both sets. I have a metal roof but the antenna is mounted on standoffs so it does not sit directly over the roof. I am about 30 miles from the transmitter in mountainous terrain. Can you please tell me what is effecting my signal quality, and how can I improve it?

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  • Hayward Cowan Jan 12, 2009

    That sounds reasonable, but will involve a considerable expense errecting a tower, ect.

    If you are certain that will resolve the issue then I will do it.

    How high above ground level should I place the antenna

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Atmospheric conditions will affect signal quality, sounds like you have the best setup for the area, to improve the signal quality you will need to face the antenna towards the signal source, I have provided a link that will help you detirmine the optimal direction your antenna should face.http://www.antennaweb.org/aw/welcome.aspx Let me know if this helps, I can assist further. lone99star

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The signal is being affected by the terrain of your area, the signal bounces off the hill and mountains and changes strength as it does, there is no way to escape this except to move the antenna to higher ground and run a cable to it with a hi gain amplifier at the end.

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