Originally Posted by George Molnar
The difference in power amounts to 1.6 dB and if you get one and not the other you're pretty close to the "cliff." Your issue is more likely "multipath." ....
I nearly completed the following this morning but life intervened, so I'm posting it now.
Interesting that you've used the "cliff" analogy. I've previously posted on my problem; specifically, that I'm partially blocked from NYC stations by a ridge. Also, I posted (I think sometime last year) about the reception map I saw which indicated that I just happen to be in a particularly "dead spot" for NYC station reception. I was talking about my MY9 reception at that time. Can't recall what map I was looking at, but the post is there if I wanna find it.
I think it might have actually been MY9's map off the FCC site.
In any event, I have serious issues with NYC reception because of my particular geographic location. I'm considerably closer to NYC than to Philly, but because of my clear LOS to Philly (and Allentown/Bethlehem), I pretty much watch TV out of those locations and really only go to NCY for the NY Yankee games on MY9 or the occasional NY Giants football game on Fox, which I have to watch on MY9's substation, 5.2 (which is SD, not HD, unfortunately)
Other than wanting to watch the occasional NY Giants game on 5.1 (thus in HD) or the even rarer NY Yankee game there, I have no need for 5.1.
The only need for 5.1 on a Yankee game would be where Fox is carrying it as their Saturday game (obviously) and the Phillies are also being carried by Fox and thus also playing at the same time. Thus "Philly Fox" (WTXF ch 29.1) carries the Phillies and I thus can't watch the Yankees there as per usual.
I think that's maybe happened one time.
BTW, I only started this subject line recently because it appeared that my MY9 reception had improved since last Fall when they were still doing the work at the ESB. I assume that's been completed now and it looked to me like I might now have pretty solid MY9 reception at 84% with bumps up to 85, which is just fine by me. But time will tell as to whether or not my recent good reception was just good luck or weather related or whatever. I'm hoping that it's here to stay, but we shall see, I guess.