TV viewers in Hilly areas sacrificed

Mon Nov 9 22:24:35 EST 2009

At 12:11 PM 11/9/2009, George Allen wrote:
>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!!

Trouble is, you need a spectrum analyzer to aim the antenna.  It's 
not like analog where you can set the tv to a channel & turn the 
antenna until you get the best picture.  If the converter doesn't see 
a signal when it does a scan, it doesn't know it exists.  Not sure 
how it works with digital-ready tvs.

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