I live in San Francisco's Inner Sunset district. I'm only a little over a mile from Mt. Sutro, but I don't have direct line-of-sight. I'm near the top on the other side of a hill between Sutro and my house. I have an antenna on my roof -- an Antennasdirect SR15 (yagi style). It's easily the best I've tried. I was using a Radio Shack yagi-style... not very good in my situation. I think I have real multipath issues given where I live, but the SR15 reall seems to be doing the job. It appears to be a very well constructed antenna.
Anyway, I'm finding that all of the stations come in very well. KPIX, KRON, KGO, KQED, KBWB, KBHK. All strong signals. All except KTVU (Fox).
KTVU (Fox) is very spotty. The SR15 is giving me the best signal so far of any antenna I've tried (watching the 49ers/Saints right now), but KTVU is not nearly as strong as the others. And it cuts out somewhat frequently. It's very inconsistent (btw, it's a beautiful, sunny day in SF).
Does this issue have more to do with how KTVU is broadcasting? Maybe not using much power? (I'm still learning about HD OTA). All the stations I mentioned are broadcasting from Sutro (according to antennaweb.org), so I don't see why I would have to adjust my antenna. Again... good, consistently, strong signals from all the other stations broadcasting from Sutro, except KTVU (Fox).
I'm tired of going onto my roof (I hate ladders)
I think I've found a very nice antenna. If someone can tell me that the inconsistent signal is due to KTVU and not me, I'd be a lot happier. I'll stop messing with the antenna. I just want to know I've done all I can to get a good signal.
So, is it me or KTVU?
Thanks very much in advance.... Brian