Hi. I live in the Moosic area, and I'm in a really tough spot with reception. I'm between two mountains, in a valley where no one I know nearby can receive any channels without cable.
It's even tough for those who have dishes to get reception. I've been living here for 18 years, spent oodles of money trying rabbit ears, then amplified ones, then rooftop antennas, guy wires, rotators, etc. etc. (To no avail)
More recently, I was told about this YouTube antenna, (made of coathangers) which seemed to better than everything else up until now.
I became interested in this, began searching, and arrived here, in this forum, where there is a posting for building your own antenna. Following some advice of some helpful folks over there, I have come a long way since building several antennas.- Very interesting thread.
According to TVFool, I shouldn't be able to get anything from my address location, but am receiving 16.1, 16.2, 22.1, 28.1, 38.1, 44.1, 44.2, 44.3, 44.4, 56.1, 56.2, 56.3, 64.1, 64.2, 64.3, and 64.4 in digital.
Virtual 16 and 56, (WNEP and WOLF) being broadcast on actual digital 49 and 45, (respectively) have been giving me a bit of difficulty, however. I experience signal dropouts and pixelization quite often on those channels, making it not worth watching at times. I have also recently noticed that 28.1, (actual 11) my strongest station just started going out altogether for brief periods. I do not understand this.- Especially when I'm pulling well over 40-50% signal strength most of the time.
I also noticed 44.2, .3, and .4 are occasionally doing the same thing. I am beginning to wonder if these are issues with the stations. I am wondering if WBRE cuts off for reasons of thier own they're not telling us about, and if WVIA shuts down those multi-cast channels when not in operation. ?????
Just wondering if anyone else in my area has noticed this or experienced similiar happenings.