Albany, OR - OTA
I searched for and did not find a thread discussing OTA reception in Albany, Oregon, zip code 97321. Our house is in downtown Albany, a few blocks from the post office. We have a big ol' amplified Channel Master antenna on the roof of our 2 story house, pointing towards Eugene primarily, but with a rotor so we can fine tune it as needed. I have pointed it at Portland and pulled in signals, but Eugene is 20 miles or so closer, so I prefer that direction. When I retire in 3 years, I may put up another antenna pointing to Portland, and use an A/B box to switch quickly between them.
Anyway, the single cable off the roof is split into 3 cables as it goes to three TV's in the house. I don't know what that does to the reception exactly, but there it is. I have noticed that the two Sony tv's with built in tuners are much more capable at locking in the signal than the 1 Sharp TV. We had an external samsung tuner from 2003, but it has given up the ghost.
Here is what I pull in currently, all of these come in solid on the two Sony TV's with my antenna pointing in just 1 direction.. I have to turn the rotor a bit to lock in the signals on the Sharp.
Edited after skidoo noted that Portland ABC is now being re-transmitted closer.
02.1 KATU-HD - ABC
02.2 MeTV -
02.3 GetTV -
07.1 KOAC-DT1 - OPB - PBS - Corvallis - 8 miles
07.2 KOAC-DT2 - OPBPlus - Oregon
07.3 KOAC-DT3 - OPBFM
08.1 KGW-DT1 - NBC - 12 miles
08.2 KGW-DT2 - LWN - Livewell
08.3 KGW-DT3 - ESTRTV - Spanish
09.1 KEZI-DT1 - ABC - 36 miles
09.2 KEZI-DT2 - MeTV (I love this channel)
12.1 KPTV-DT1 - Fox
13.1 KVAL-DT1 - CBS - 43 miles
13.2 KVAL-DT2 - ThisTV
13.3 KVAL-DT3 - GritTV (nice channel)
16.1 KMTR-DT1 - NBC - 36 miles
16.2 KMTR-DT2 - CW
17.1 KWVT-DT - Willamette Valley Television
27.1 KSLM-LD1 - RetroTV
28.1 KEPB-DT1 - OPB - PBS - Eugene - 44 miles
28.2 KEPB-DT2 - OPBPlus - Oregon
28.3 KEPB-DT3 - OPBFM
34.1 KSLR-HD - FOX - 8 miles
34.2 KEVU-DT - MyNet
37.1 Azteca America - Spanish
49.1 KPDX-DT1 - PDX-TV (Portland Broadcasting, nice channel)
Last edited by sdawson; 08-14-2015 at 06:22 PM.
Reason: Added channels 2.1, 2.2, 2.3