Originally Posted by WaldorfSalad
I'll soon be moving to San Luis Obispo (Laguna Lakes area) and would like to know what antenna I'll need for OTA reception. Where I currently live (between Denver and Boulder CO) I have a 40" outisde antenna that gets UHF and high VHF. Will that suffice in SLO?
There is no high VHF in the SLO area, so you would not need anything that size. You might want a high gain UHF if you need ABC, as it is 65 miles away in Santa Barbara. The new DB-4E from Antennas Direct is one possibility. CBS in Santa Maria is in the same direction for you, so you should be able to use the same antenna for both.
NBC (KSBY) is close and should come in with any antenna of any type, which is good because it is in the opposite direction. So, you can point your antenna at CBS/ABC and NBC should come in anyway.
Fox is on the same signal as CBS and is widescreen, but not HD (480p).
There is no PBS affiliate OTA. You can get KCET which is on the same mountain as NBC, and it is an independent public tv channel which has similar programming BUT no PBS-brand programs like Nova.
You can bring you old antenna and try it, but IIRC it is something like $1 a pound for commercial movers, so a new one might be equally cost effective.
The following link goes to a chart and list for your area (I used a Shell station nearby for the address).http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...073b375c517ebc
BTW, outstanding climate in that area and a variety of good shopping, etc. Probably slightly higher retail prices than Denver...