Originally posted by surfgeek
Is it possible to get Digital OTA in Mililani Mauka?
Most of Honolulu's DT stations are transmitting in low power, so it's make it a hit or miss situation. If you have no hills or other obstructions between you and town, you probably can get many of the DT stations with Mililani being 700ft above sea level.
If possible, hook up a pair of rabbit ears to your TV and see how well you can get Ch. 2, 9, 14, 20 and 32.
2 and 9 transmit close together, with 2 being the weaker signal.
14 and 32 transmit together, with 14 being the weaker signal.
20 transmits from an opposite direction.
If you have bad reception of 2 and 14 but 9 and 32 are okay, you may have to use an outdoor antenna for best results.
If you only get 20, you likely have an obstruction that prevents you from getting the town stations.
If nothing, your likely SOL.
Best of luck,
Some DT updates:
KITV has received FCC approval to install a new 95kw directional transmitter. Under KITV's previous plan they were going to install a 1000kw omnidirectional transmitter with a new antenna, but will instead just retofit they existing antenna. Scheduled completion is May '05.
KHET has received FCC permission to operate KHET-DT under a STA while it seeks a new transmitter site. Under the STA, KHET-DT will transmit from KFVE's Tower on Palehua Ridge with 6.5kw of power( for comparison KIKU-DT transmits from Palehua with 50kw). Scheduled to be on the air April '05.