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I am looking for an amplified TV antenna to receive several stations within line of sight about 20 miles away.

My problem id ht Emire State Building is 2 miles away. and my elevation is about 200 feet. The signal overloads anything but a rabbit ears antenna. Is there an amplifier made that can still amplify and handle this overload and still work to receive without distortion.

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I have an ordinary antenna for digital TV and use an ordinary amplifier that one end fastens up within six feet of the top of antenna and the other end plugs into an electrical receptacle in my house and both ends are right on my antenna wire that hooks to my tv. I live 80 miles from Detroit Michigan and across Lake Erie from Cleveland Ohio and I get 50 channels on my tv. all the time

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