Originally posted by JimP
62 miles and 4.2KW. What kind of antenna are you using?
It's actually 4.4kW, but who's counting when it's that low.
I'm using a Channel Master 4228 antenna with a Channel Master 7775 pre-amp. It's mount on a 35 foot mast (give or take a couple of feet). Also, it's on a rotator.
Our NBC affiliate (WAFF) is also 62 miles away at 46kW and they are my strongest signal (89%). WHNT (same distance) is at 1000kW and I get a signal of 64% with them, due to their strong signal overloading my receiver.
I can pick up WKRN out of Nashville (946kW) on occassion, they're 92 miles away. Normally my receiver sits at about 15% signal strength, which is not enough to get a picture. My receiver needs 25% signal. On most evenings it'll jump to 30% and give me a picture. I've seen it on some mornings at 64%, but that's due to great tropo-ducting.
I'll probably raise the antenna another 10 feet in a month or so to try and gain a better signal since they are a ABC affiliate passing HD and DD5.1 (our ABC affiliate doesn't, not to mention the whole 2.6kW they output, which I can't get a signal from).
You guys in central Alabama may be able to pick up WHNT (CBS affiliate in Huntsville, full HD and DD5.1) since they broadcast at 1000kW. Their digital channel is 59 and their analog is 19.