Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Near Paso Robles CA
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thank you for correcting the info... now that I've checked out tvfool I see that there are a few vhf in my area however appear to be low power analog so I'm going to stick with my UHF stacked yagis. stacking vertical would affect critical pinpointing with horizontal lessening the need for exact antenna direction positioning?
I am able to pick up stations 119 miles away however I do get occasional drop outs and pixel blocking, mostly late night. I have a radio shack 20 db signal amplifier which I need due to numerous splitters to four digital receivers. I don't have the distribution type amplifier I run it into an abandoned dish TV distribution block. I now notice the Fresno stations I lost are channel 7 so I now know why I lost them. Guess the guys at the morro bay radio shack don't know everything. I talked to the Chief Engineer at KSBY asking about their website which read an VHF HDTV antenna was needed to receive their signal who informed me that they were now transmitting on UHF channel 15. He had the info on the website changed to UHF a few days later. I will try adding VHF-H antenna to see if I can get back my favorite Fresno Stations. I'm thinking maybe the old multiband monster antenna boom length was too close to a 10 meter 1/4 wave radio antenna possibly causing my interference issue.
I had for a short time (two weeks) one of the chinese plastic dish looking antennas off of eBay with built in rotor and amplifier claiming 100 mile reception. It did pull in all my stations for a bit but was a pain having to go outside while having my wife turn it to see where the heck it was pointed. The first 75 mph wind gusts blew it apart so that was the end of that. No interference issues with that antenna testing it with a kw from my ham station on ten meters with the radio antenna 30 feet away.
I get too long winded haha