I just bumped into this thread and am trying to catch up. Can you tell me if WB 19 WBKI-DT is reachable from Lexington? I live really close to the Fayette Mall in a townhome and am just getting into the HDTV game (after owning an HD-ready set for ~2.5 years). I really hope I will be watching Smallville and Angel in HDTV in the near future.
My wife let me order a MyHD digital tuner card for our home theater pc. It's sitting in the box waiting for Christmas to be unleashed. We have an abandoned UHF antenna in the attic that I aquisitioned into use for analog channels for now. It looks like this, so I assume it is UHF:
I don't know if I am using this antenna correctly. I have twin lead coming from the antenna for 20 feet or so and then I took a broken one of these, ripped out the circuitry and wired it so the twin-lead goes to a regular female f-connector, so I could run regular coax to the TV downstairs:
Basically I just have pure UHF from this (I think). Will I be able to pick up channel 13 WKYT-D, ok?
I also have a signal amp at the end of the coax right before the signal goes into the TV and split to TiVo/VCR. It is a little better than this one (25dba VHF and 12dba UHF, or the other way around.. I forget and can't find the actual one I own on the website I bought it from). Anyway it looks like this, but has a switch for FM trap-in FM trap-out (whatever that does).
I wrote to WKYT and the operations manager told me to just give it all a shot. He said I may be ok with my current antenna on channel 13. My analog channel 27 comes in with some multipath. It's not terrible, but I look forward to a crystal clean if I can get the digital going.
I do get a fair signal for the WB station over analog. Just a bit snowy, so I am hoping the digital channel is reachable for me too. Are they live? How's the content?
Also in general, how is the Danville Fox station (channel 4, right?). Will that pose a problem for me with a UHF-only antenna?
I guess trial and error Christmas morning will give me the most feedback on what I can and cannot receive. Interestingly enough, the MyHD card has dual antenna inputs that both accept HD, so I surmise it would be possible to add a second antenna pointed specifically to WBKI. I'm trying to acquire the most channels for the least amount of money while I'm restricted to indoor antennas (apartment rules). It's nice a previous tenant left their antenna at least.
Any Lexington-specific and technical wiring suggestions is appreciated.