I'm having trouble getting all of my OTA stations.
Here are my antenna.org results.
red - vhf WIVT-DT 34.1 ABC BINGHAMTON NY 225° 8.6 4
blue - vhf WBNG 12 CBS BINGHAMTON NY 227° 8.9 12
violet - vhf WBNG-DT 12.1 CBS BINGHAMTON NY 227° 8.9 7
violet - uhf WSKG 46 PBS BINGHAMTON NY 225° 8.8 46
violet - uhf WICZ 40 FOX BINGHAMTON NY 224° 8.8 40
violet - uhf WIVT 34 ABC BINGHAMTON NY 225° 8.6 34
I also receive the following. (Don't know why they aren't in the antenna web results.)
WSKG-DT 46-1 PBS BINGHAMTON NY 42
WICZ-DT 40-1 FOX BINGHAMTON NY 8
As you can see all of the stations are within 3°.
I'm using a Channel Master 3016 VHF/UHF antenna with a Radio shack adjustable amplifier. There is a hill between me and the towers. The problem is that I can get good signal strengths for WIVT-DT and WICZ-DT, but not the other two.
If I rotate the antenna about 30° CCW I can then get a good signal for WSKG-DT. For this one, I'm assuming that the antenna is receiving a side lobe. So, I adjusted the amplifier to its minimum setting, thinking that a too strong main signal is causing a problem for the Hughes HTL-HD receiver. And/or multipath is getting into the act. Rotated back to the original orientation and still no WSKG. Could it still be too strong? WIVT comes in strong in almost any direction.
For WBNG-DT I can find a direction that receives a spotty signal, but then the two good ones also get spotty. Too strong a signal here too?
With those tower locations, I shouldn't need a rotor. The antenna is 15' above my deck. Easier to adjust there than on the roof. I will move it if I think it would help. But, need a little signal for all stations from the same direction before I do that.
I know that multipath is the digital equivalent to ghosting with analog, but I'm not really clear on what it creates. Other than what I seem to see now. Should I try an attenuator in the line?
BTW, only the ABC and PBS affiliates are broadcasting HD.