First, I would like to thank you Dan for your design and your help, and you too Steve for your help.
I completed building the loop-dipole antenna a short time ago. I wasn't prepared to mount it outside and it was getting dark, so I decided to mount it in my attic. I pulled down my stairs and at the top of the stairs I have stuff stored there, so I decided to attach it to the easiest truss I could reach. I used a wire tie to secure it. The trusses run pretty much north and south and since I was curious to test it I just mounted it without using a compass.
I then auto tuned the stations on my tv and to my surprise I was able to receive 57 stations. I have 21 main stations with the rest being substations. Eleven of the stations and substations are in Spanish.
Station # on TV - Call Letters - Network - Signal Strength
5.1 - WPTV - Local NBC - 92-94%
12.1 - WPEC-HD - Local CBS - 94%
25.1 - WPBF-HD - Local ABC - 75%
29.1 - WFLX - Local FOX - 98-100%
34.1 - WTVX-HD - Local CW - 81%
42.1 - WXEL - Local PBS - 100%
42.2 - CREATE - Local PBS - 98-100%
67.1 - ION - 100%
69.3 - Get TV - 80%
I'm sorry for the looks, I aligned the columns when writing my post, but when I posted it, everything changed.
I must say, I am impressed with the results, especially for just throwing it up and not really aiming it. I would like improve some of the signals, especially ABC, but I really don't want to move this antenna because of the results for 3 of the 4 major networks, along with a few of the other stations. I think my local ABC station's tower is to the east of me.
I was wondering what options are available to me. Would building another loop-dipole antenna and pointing it east and west (can I even do that?) help or do I need to do something else? Thanks.