Originally Posted by Paul Hovey
I might be Clear Channel (now in kenwood) has transmitters or something on the roof that's messing with my signal.
How else is the WEBN frog going to control the fireworks on Sunday?
Seriously, I don't think that's the issue unless you have obstacles directly in your line-of-sight path like trees. You could also be dealing with multi-path, which is difficult to diagnose in the digital era. (In the analog era, you would see ghosting in the picture.) From your location, you should get everything from Cincinnati and perhaps only have issues with WKOI (RF 39, virtual 43) because it's off-axis.
Are you using an amplifier (installed at the TV) or pre-amplifier (installed at the antenna, but powered close to the TV)? That may cause overloading and wash out your weaker channels. Are you using new RG-59 cable from the antennas to your TV? If you're using old and weathered cable, it could be losing signal. Or there could be a short in it. There's also a chance that your homemade antenna has a problem, especially if you also have a homemade balun.
P.S. WBQC is RF 47, virtual 25, so you're already getting that weakly. WRGT from Dayton can be tough to get in our general area because their transmitting antenna doesn't radiate a lot of power south. (See this link from TV Fool.
) Nobody can get WOTH (RF 20, physical 38) because it's not broadcasting at the moment. Although there was an article in the Enquirer hinting that the new transmitting antenna for RF 20 was installed a few weeks ago...