Originally Posted by brycenesbitt
Dear AVS members;
Does anyone have experience with channel 54 (RF 50 UHF) reception, in the Berkeley flats
My goal is to receive that channel OTA... is this realistic? Right now I get about 20% signal strength on the TiVO using a generic rabbit ear/loop antenna, which is not enough for a picture
Device: TiVO HD XL
Location: Acton at Ada, Berkeley CA 94702
Desired Reception: KQEH/KQED Plus 54.1
, without messing up KQED or KRCB which I get now at 85% and 80% signal strength respectively.
Available antenna mounting location: first floor chimney 12 feet up from TV, or 2nd floor chimney with 360 degree sky view 30 feet away from TV.
Entering your Zip code intohttp://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=90
shows LOS to KQEH but it is glazing the hills between you and the transmitter.
If you are wanting one antenna to get KQED 9.1 HD from Sutro, KRCB from Sonoma Mt. and KQEH from Mt. Allison without a rotor, well maybe as combining two antennas pointing 90 degrees apart is the one case that might work.
Pointing one at KRCB might give you KQEH from the back and the other 90 degrees away pointing at sutro would be the ideal combination.
IMHO, will it work? NO, not here in the land of multipath.
Having two antennas and downleads with a A/B switch I suspect would work.
A rotor would also work.
Two antennas and downleads to two separate tuners would work.
I suggest that you ask the antenna experts at:The Official AVS Antenna Topic! - AVS Forumhttp://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...3&goto=newpost
Please be sure and lead with:
ZIP Code 94708
and suggest that they look at: TV Fool Google maphttp://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=90
and ask them to select "Show lines pointing to each transmitter".
This may be a tough one to make a recommendation.
Please remember that those folks are flatlanders IMHO so the map showing the mountains is very important.
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