Originally Posted by AthieN
I live near on the 3rd floor of an apartment building near 12th and Cliff and have a TERK amplified antenna that has an output impedance 75 ohms and an amplified gain of 11dB typical. My apartment pretty much faces the tower's location but even taking the antenna outside and pointing it directly at it doesn't work for me.
It seriously "TERK's" me off!!
Does anyone have any suggestions that would work for me until they get around to "fixing" this issue? Is there an antenna (preferably an indoor model) that is powerful enough to pick up their weak arse signal that anyone knows of?
What doesn't make sense to me, is why the company who's analog channel is the easiest to pick up in town, decided to go and do something craptacular like this and make their digital one the hardest!!
It's a buncha crap yo!
Here's something I pulled off the FCC website regarding KTTW out of Sioux Falls. There just isn't a way for almost ANYONE in Sioux Falls to pick up their signal. I know people that are 1/2 mile from the tower and they can't get it.
So stop trying. It won't work. It sucks. See the power level below. Full power at that frequency is 65KW, not 7.5KW.
KTTW SD SIOUX FALLS USA (Digital)
Licensee: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
Service Designation: DT Digital television station
Channel: 7 174 - 180 MHz Modification of Construction Permit
File No.: BMPCDT-20080213ACH Facility ID number: 28521
CDBS Application ID No.: 1230159
43° 30' 19.00" N Latitude
96° 34' 19.00" W Longitude (NAD 27)
Polarization: Horizontal (H)
Effective Radiated Power (ERP):
7.5 kW ERP
Antenna Height Above Average Terrain: 217.6 meters HAAT -- Calculate HAAT
Antenna Height Above Mean Sea Level: 645.9 meters AMSL
Antenna Height Above Ground Level: 233.8 meters AGL
TV Zone: 2
Frequency Offset: 0 (zero)
Directional Antenna ID No.: 84679 Pattern Rotation: 280.00