Digital TV Conversion - CH9 WMUR Manchester NH
Sun Jun 14 00:06:55 EDT 2009
Wow, I'm surprised at the number of issues being experienced by folks on this list with VHF DTV reception. Now granted, I only live about 20 air miles from the Helderberg Mountain transmit site of all Albany NY market DTV signals, but I just have a plain old set of rabbit ears with a UHF loop antenna, with an attached fine-tuning knob. I have had no trouble whatsoever getting consistently strong, reliable signals on WXXA (RF channel 7) and WNYT (RF channel 12), as well as all the UHFs for almost 3 years now. Further, as of this morning, I am also getting strong and consistent reception of WRGB (RF channel 6). I'm hearing all of your stories about having antenna setups *FAR* more elaborate and expensive than what I have, and am just amazed at the number of issues being encountered.
Has anyone else here tried the old-fashioned rabbit ears with a UHF loop antenna and built-in fine tuning antenna approach yet? I don't know how distant I could go and still get the reception I get now with this, but its worked well for me so far.
--- On Sat, 6/13/09, John Bolduc <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Channel 9 was off the air for only 18 minutes, not the two
> hours they had indicated. Outdoor antenna reception
> from two homes both 12-14 miles from transmitter are both
> just fine. Just a slightly weaker signal indication (ie 80
> vs 86). Also a bit less atable on the signal strength
> wavering often from 78-82.
> Indoors at both locations 12-14 miles away from the
> transmitter, the previous potent RF59 WMUR signal is totally
> non receivable on RF9 on indoor rabit ears.
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