Test entry: Zip = 19067, Antenna height = 25 feet above local terrain.
Three of the four NJ digital channels don't have the "-DT" designator after them- WNJT, WNJS, WNJU. WNJB-DT looks OK.
Checking post-transition, I thought that Philly local WHYY-DT and WPVI-DT were going to occupy their old analog slots (WHYY to channel 12, WPVI to channel 6)? They're showing on existing UHF channels. Discussed in the Philly OTA thread: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showp...postcount=1335
Checking the FM side, it was nice to see for the first time how freaking strong WPST is. I'm about 2-3 miles LOS to the transmitter.
The next closest station is 15 dB down. Good stuff.
Now, for the new radar plots. I was having a hard time trying to understand your new layout. When I looked at the FM plot, I finally figured it out.
You mean that the lowest signal level is on the outside ring, IOW it's the farthest away / harder to get. The strongest signal is at the center of the "target", IOW close and easy to get.
The FM bars are nice and easy to read with no channel numbers (station IDs). That's in comparison to the TV bars, which are extremely difficult to read when you are in a crowded metro location.
Here's my suggestions for your radar plots:
- Either change the multi-colored pastel outer ring to light gray or drop it entirely. Very confusing as it doesn't add any value to the other colors.
- Color the center target area green instead of white. I was looking for what white meant, but it really means green.
- Change the TV radar plot to match your FM radar plot. I like the solid blue bar with no channel numbers. Very easy to interpret. I can just read the table for the details.
Suggestion for your TV chart:
- Change the table color format to match your FM chart. The blue is very nice to read (all items for Channel, Signal, Distance). Besides, TV and FM should match formats to avoid reader confusion.
Suggestion for your analysis text:
Give your readers some help on how to interpret the radar plot. Change "Longer bars represent stronger signals." to:
"The bars represent signals you can receive. The strongest signals are closest to the center of the "target" (where you are), while the weakest ones are at the edge and are harder to receive."