You're right. It is marketed as just a UHF antenna.
I don't know much about antenna design. What is the purpose of the rod-like elements on the 4221, the ones that are paired in an X configuration? The main part of the antenna is just a grid, but there are a few rod-like pieces.
well, perhaps I have led you all astray. I appreciate the assistance by the way. My earlier guess at being a 4221 was wrong. It dawned on me that I have probably bought the antenna via Amazon, so I looked in my purchase records. It is this antenna.,. purchased in 2008. So, perhaps not as good.. probably not, I would guess. Not sure of the shelf life of an antenna..
Will, if weather permits, climb up tomorrow and take a look at the Balun, a term I just googled so I know what to look for.. btw..
The internet is an prosthetic for my brain..
But I am thinking this may be a good time to update the antenna..
The x-shaped parts are the actual active elements of the antenna are what actually receives the signals. The grid is a reflector which works much like a mirror would for light.
If you have a two-bay DB2-type antenna, that would explain the problem with VHF reception. The Db2 is pretty nearsighted on VHF and it doesn't take much in the way of local interference or signal obstruction to wipe out what little VHF reception it might have offered.
I was looking at the many different designs of outdoor antennas, and it struck me that the very largest (and purportedly longest range) antennas that have both VHF and UHF capability have designs very much like what I remember from twenty or more years ago, which did not include reflector grids.
Is the use of reflector grids intended to allow the antennas to be somewhat smaller than in the olden days without sacrificing performance? I also noticed that some of the smaller antennas have more elements than the big, old-fashioned antennas.
However, All TV Stations in Wisconsin which is owned by Quincy Newspapers
carries ThisTV on a digital subchannel.
Therefore, Is there a chance KBJR-DT and KRII-DT will add ThisTV on a digital subchannel
after the KBJR/KRII is sold to Quincy Newspapers?
after the KBJR/KRII is sold to Quincy Newspapers?
Then to add to things and make me feel like I'm going crazy, I wake up this morning and the local cell tower is down as well as my century link internet service. When it rains it pours...
Update: I heard it could be due to solar flares. Could also be the reason for the local internet and cell outages. Makes sense.
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Seems to me like somebody might have pushed a wrong button in the control room at KQDS or KVRR, but that's sort of beside the point. The bigger question is why, since no Red River Broadcasting property broadcasts MeTV, would MeTV even be on in the control room in the first place?
Haven't heard either way, but cable companies usually do not carry new broadcast DTV subchannels when they first launch. Wouldn't be surprised if it's added later.
Quincy Newspapers has begun to implement changes at its recently-acquired TV operation in Duluth, with changes to newscasts and a longtime network affiliation set to move in a few weeks.
Announcements are now running saying that CBS will move from KDLH/3.1 (Duluth) to KBJR/6.2 (Superior-Duluth) at 10 a.m. on Aug. 1, though CBS will retain its channel 3 position on cable and satellite. KDLH, originally KDAL-TV, has been the Northland's CBS affiliate since 1955. Quincy is making the change because it agreed to stop selling ads on KDLH as a condition of its purchase of KBJR from Granite Broadcasting. KBJR is a primary NBC affiliate and also carries MyNetworkTV on 6.2, which will presumably move to 6.3. KDLH, owned by SagamoreHill, will become a primary CW affiliate.
The changes that may actually be more noticable to viewers deal with newscasts. KBJR debuted a new news set, Quincy's graphics package, a new evening co-anchor, and a second morning anchor this week. Meanwhile, the CBS channel is taking a two-week break from airing local news. The CBS Evening News has returned to the traditional 5:30 timeslot, and program listings indicate the new CBS lineup will include local newscasts at 6 and 10 p.m. and from 5 to 7 a.m. Up until last week, KDLH had aired live newscasts at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. and a recorded newscast at 10 p.m.
KBJR also dropped the "Northland's NewsCenter" slogan and has stopped mentioning "Range 11," which referred to satellite station KRII/11.1 (Chisholm).
Our Hibbing transmitter received major damage last week during the storm. We have ordered parts in order to fix the transmitter, and we'll be sending a crew to the area as soon as we receive parts. If all goes well and no other parts are damaged and need to be ordered, we plan to have power restored to the transmitter sometime this week. We thank you for your patience.
3-1 KDLH CW+ HD
6-1 KBJR NBC HD
6-2 KBJR CBS HD
6-3 KBJR My SD (480i widescreen)
Meanwhile satellite KRII redid some of their channels too per a observer
No more CW in Chisholm either, just rescanned for channels and now CBS is on 11.2 MY9 is 11.3 no 11.9 so they moved it to 11.2 where CW was...not very nice
It's interesting to note that Quincy is attempting to present both NBC and CBS in 1080 HD on KBJR (in addition to MNT in 480). I say "attempting" because the bits are really flying... it can't even handle the animations on The Price is Right. On my TiVo, recordings that used to be about 6GB per hour from both NBC and CBS are now 4GB for NBC and 3GB for CBS.
(I do work for a competitor if you're wondering...)