Originally posted by David F
Scott, I'm definitely still interested in seeing your setup. Keep me posted.
Dear Scott and Dave
Re: Channel 27 and their digital frequency.
I read in a trade magazine about six months ago ,( don't recall
which one, perhaps Broadcasting Engineering) that WHTM had
applied for the channel 10 frequency. Have not heard anything
since. It's rather doubtful whether they will be granted it.
Channel 10 in Philly will undoubtedly switch to digital channel
10 when the analog band is officially dropped, and they will
relinquish the UHF digital channel. Channel 10 now drops a
strong grade B signal as far as Reading. There may be inter-
ference problems. Channel 8 in Lancaster will also in all
probablity drop their channel 58 digital frequency in favor of
channel 8 digital in a few years. I believe channel 27 may be
stuck with a permanent UHF digital assignment.
I do hope though that this will not be the case. I would like
to see this market turned into a competitive VHF digital
market with the old major networks (NBC,CBS,ABC) all on the
VHF band. I would bet this frightens WGAL a bit. They have
been the Lone Ranger of VHF television since the late 1940's.
Regarding Over the Air receiving antennas: An excellent UHF
antenna is made by Winegard. Model Chromstar Ch series.
Channel Master did make an excellent VHF antenna called
the Quantum series. You could also try Winegard's top of the
Line VHF. Do not buy the pre-amp until you see what the
antenna can pull alone. Yes, you will need a rotor. Channel
Master makes an excellent brand. Good luck.