I can always get WBQC but not WOTH
How can that be? Same power, same location, same height. WOTH engineer says they are on the air. WBQC's signal is weak but always stable.
I live in Morrow, OH. Elevation is 760 feet on the ground, antenna is probably 40 feet off the ground. I have an Antenna Craft U8000 and Antenna Craft FM6 stacked on a five foot pole above the rotor with the U8000 on top. I'm on a bluff on the southside of the Little Miami River Valley. Signals from Cincy are 1st edge diffracted, Dayton is LOS.
WKRC is strong, WSTR moderately strong, but the other Cincy stations have moderate signals. The Dayton stations are off the charts even though they are an extra mile or two away and even with the antenna turned in the wrong direction. Usually can't get WCVN turning the antenna a little counterclockwise but can on occasions depending on weather and time of day.
I have about 25 extra feet of cable run outside. I later ran more cable out of the family room to the bedroom TV on the other side of the house (direct, not split) with no degradation in signal. So, I don't think I'm losing much signal from the long cable run on the outside (100 feet). Cable is RCA RG6 Quad.
I tried using an amp, but that made the overall reception worse
I also notice that the directional characteristics seem to be off on some channels and FM radio stations. Both antennas are aimed the same way. The antennas are just slightly off from what the compass says.
I realize the antennas would benefit from more spacing and that I don't have the best antennas or setup. However, I had a hard time getting this through my HOA and don't want to rock the boat more with a modification.