Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Mobile, Alabama
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My scan picks up 31 channels, but I have my Tivo Roamio and HD Homerun tuner set to receive 23 of them.
I am only a stone's throw from the towers from WKRG, WALA, WEIQ, and whatever channel shares WALA's tower (WFNA?). But I am close enough to every other local station to get a perfect, unwavering signal on all of them, theoretically. I mostly do, but WSRE has always been a little too weak to stay tuned, and either atmospheric or weather conditions can sometimes interfere with WEAR and WJCT.
Digital signal or not, the choice of UHF frequencies for most digital stations brings back some issues that have always plagued those frequencies in broadcast usage. Antenna placement is everything, and sometimes even a slight variation in location can make a big difference. I am still experimenting in my attic.
I used to have big problems with WKRG. It was not signal strength. I have signal strength out the wazoo. I moved the antenna to a different part of the attic, and now, I never have problems with it. A large tree in the my front yard was the culprit.
I am sure placing my antenna outside would help greatly, but I have not seen fit to do that yet.
Samsung PN 59D7000 for broadcast and OTT only
Intel NUC D54250WYK, HD Homerun Connect,
TiVo Roamio, Nvidia Shield, Sony Playstation Vue
Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime