Originally Posted by afiggatt
tropo issues affecting much of the east.
Reception is pretty wild down here. WUNE in Linville NC moved its digital signal from ch 54 to 17 last night. Right now it's preventing me from even scanning WLTX in Columbia SC on the same channel, with my antenna aimed towards Columbia and Linville about 90° off axis.
WUNE: 100 kW at 109 miles
WLTX: 1000 kW at 69 miles
According to tvfool.com, both stations have a 2Edge signal path, and WUNE should be about 26 dB weaker than WLTX.
Before last night, WUNE had its analog signal (1550 kW) on ch 17, and it sometimes interfered with WLTX, causing occasional to frequent picture breakups. I was hoping that their new digital signal would cause less trouble. Looks like I'll have to wait a bit to see the normal result.
Also, this morning I'm seeing for the very first time, another station in nearly the same direction as WUNE: WHKY in Hickory NC (ch 40, 600 kW at 92 miles). It has no competition as far as I know; until February there was an analog station at about 20 miles that obliterated it for me. According to tvfool, it should be about the same strength as WUNE here, but for some reason I could never see it even though I could occasionally see WUNE.