TV viewers in Hilly areas sacrificed

Larry Weil
Mon Nov 9 23:12:12 EST 2009

At 10:24 PM 11/9/2009, SteveOrdinetz wrote:
>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.

With at least some converters you can go manual, and if you know the 
actual channel you can enter that manually, and then try to aim the 
antenna until you get reception.  I can do this with my Insignia (Zenith) box.

Larry Weil
Lake Wobegone, NH 

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