TV viewers in Hilly areas sacrificed

George Allen
Mon Nov 9 12:11:07 EST 2009

But the UHF signals bounce off hills much better than VHF!  So as 
noted, sometimes pointing the antenna away from the station works 
better...  certainly the case in Antrim NH for Boston 
channels.  Things got much better there with DTV!!
   -- George

From: "Mark Casey" <>
At 12:00 PM 11/9/2009, you wrote:
The end of fringe tv reception in mountainous or even, just hilly 
areas, is one of the bad results of digital tv. Many less VHF 
channels bending over the hills to supply rural areas with multiple 
signals. Although, in the flat areas of the country, my experience is 
that the digital signals are in some cases, almost as good, and in 
other cases, even better than their old analog, given the actual 
frequencies used.

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