Need a little DTV reception help

#21
heck if that antenna can pick up stations 38 miles out i better get one. i'm missing WAZE-TV because it's 28 miles away, even though i pick up more distant stations fine (ABS is about that and so is channel 9 PBS, yet it is always pegged at 100%)
 

#40Fan

DTVUSA Member
#22
Well, here is a kicker. Borrowed a spare converter box from the father-in-law and while using it, I pick up three more channels. Channel 11.1, .2, and .3. Hook the antenna back up to the tv without the box and I still can't get the 11's to come in.

On another note, FIL's home is 64 miles from the same transmitters that I am using and is picking up everything but a channel 48.1. Here is what tvfool is showing for his place.

 
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Tim58hsv

DTVUSA Member
#25
Well, here is a kicker. Borrowed a spare converter box from the father-in-law and while using it, I pick up three more channels. Channel 11.1, .2, and .3. Hook the antenna back up to the tv without the box and I still can't get the 11's to come in.
In the words of Tom Jones, "It's not unusual." :)

Several of us here have found that the converter boxes pick up more channels than our digital tv tuners will.

Glad everything's turning out so well for ya.'
 

#40Fan

DTVUSA Member
#26
Where do my posts keep going?

Tim58hsv's last post should have been post #23.

I made another post last night, viewed it and now it is gone this morning. Hmmm
 
#27
Oh...my 91-XG showed up today. Got it put together, mounted 4 feet about the Radio Shack antenna, installed the combiner, turned the RS 180 degrees (backwards) and scanned. I am now getting everything but the channel 11 (KKTV-CBS) which is in the VHF range. Maybe some tinkering tomorrow will bring it in. Any other suggestions before I crawl back up there.
 
#29
I've been researching that philips mant940....don't know if I should get one or not and try it out. It's rated for 20 miles max but I'm 28 miles. It comes with a booster though. I know a great spot to mount it right on the top 3rd floor blalcony although the other houses are still higher. Maybe if I point it so it shoots over the house I can get a clear path.

All my stations are in a tight spot (roughly 1-2 degrees apart) so maybe I'lll get them all without adjusting.

The spanish channels I could care less for. Once in a while they have these bikini chicks dancing though.

Several of us here have found that the converter boxes pick up more channels than our digital tv tuners will.
YES.
 
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