I have also had recurring, random dropout problems with my KOIN 6-1 reception. I live 14 miles away from all the broadcast towers in East Vancouver with no terrain obstructions in the way. I have an Antennas Direct ClearStream 2V C2-V-CJM long-range HDTV antenna mounted on the top of my room (23ft). This easily pulls in VHF 174 - 216 MHz (Channels 7-13), UHF 470 - 806 MHz (Channels 14-69). With a Viewsonics amplifier and professional coax distribution wiring out to my dual tuner TiVo Premiere, (2) Visios and (2) Samsung TVs all with integrated tuners.
All of these tuners all exhibit dropouts on 6-1. Using the signal strength meter on my Tivo ALL of the major broadcasters 2-1, 8-1, 10-1, 12-1 come in at 80+. KOIN 6-1 is all over the place. When I try to watch an SEC football game and relax the &$@#! signal level is around 47 - 50.
When the signal fades the dropouts render the channel un-watchable. The block errors, freeze and sound dropouts last a few seconds or freeze. This occurs with no other channel.
If there were noise or multi-path I would see this on adjacent channels as well. Routinely choppy, pixelated disrupted programming is a problem.
I am going to email KOIN and see what their plan is to address it.
Last edited by EntertainMe; 10-11-2014 at 12:42 PM.