Originally Posted by skatingrocker17
Does anyone actually get WLMB OTA? I'm just curious because I've never picked it up here and my brother lives in Perrysburg and he doesn't get it there either. I remember when I was little I could receive PAX OTA because I didn't have cable in my room so I just hooked up some rabbit ears and it came in.
It must be a clear night because I am getting PBS and ABC Detroit.
CBS Toledo doesn't come in and ABC Toledo is pixelated but ABC and CBS Lima come in fine.
I'm gonna guess you are using an indoor antenna.
WLMB is a rare VHF-lowband DTV station, their RF channel (the channel on which they actually send out their signal) is channel 5.
For all intents and purposes, receiving WLMB anywhere requires
an outdoor antenna. Even if their electromagnetic waves (about 12 feet long) can penetrate your house, the gadgets in a typical 21st century home produce enough RFI to jam it (you may think of low-VHF DTV as being like AM radio in this regard).
My antenna on a chimney 24 miles from WLMB works fine unless the antenna is aimed away from them. The funnier case is with some relatives of mine who live just north of Carleton, about 35 miles from WLMB. Their antenna is a big "wedge" model that dates back to about 1970. It has lost most of its elements to the weather over the decades, and cannot get most of the Detroit nor Toledo stations - but it does get WLMB!
If you are near North Baltimore, you are 40-45 miles from WLMB, and WLMB is only 10kW on a 500' tower (half as tall as most TV towers around here). You would need a directional antenna designed for all
channels (or a rare lowband VHF yagi) - both would be relatively large antennas, and it would have to be outdoors and at some height (maybe 30'/9m or so). You might find it is not worth the bother. Most of the programming is religion (exception being vintage sitcoms in afternoons). Pax is now Ion and WLMB is not affiliated with Ion today.