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At 6:40 pm I just found K03HY back on the air and KTVJ 12 gone. Keith must be working up at the Mt. Tam site.

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Sure enough. KCSO is gone again. I wonder what's going on?

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Sure enough. KCSO is gone again. I wonder what's going on?
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At 11 o'clock tonight channel 3 was still on and 4 was off. Now at 12:20 am neither station is on the air. We'll have to see what happens tomorrow.

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Just assembled my Winegard, big sucker, hope to try it tomorrow. Is there a rule of thumb on how long a coax cable can be before amplification is necessary? And if one type of coax can go longer than another how do I tell what type I have?

Too muddy to get up the hill to my cabin today so I am playing with the new Winegard antenna at my house in Novato. Depending where I point it I'm pulling in stations from Santa Rosa, Walnut Grove, San Jose and of course Sutro. Basically what I am learning is that what I get from one area is pretty much available on another station from another area (major network wise). I also get some channels from a transmitter but not others, which are putting out a weaker signal I assume.

Questions: Do I point the antenna in the direction it shows on the circle of the TV Fool report (assuming the x y axis of that report is roughly equal to what google maps shows as NSEW)? Second, if there is a hill or tree in the direction I want to point should I aim slightly around that obstacle?

I get about 45 channels when I point it south, about 20 pointed east and 10 north. I'm really just killing time and learning a little bit until I can try it at the cabin (tomorrow hopefully), and if I get one or two channels there I will consider it a success.

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Questions: Do I point the antenna in the direction it shows on the circle of the TV Fool report (assuming the x y axis of that report is roughly equal to what google maps shows as NSEW)? Second, if there is a hill or tree in the direction I want to point should I aim slightly around that obstacle?

You should point in the direction given by your TV Fool report, table or the compass.

Signals do not go around hills or trees. It would be nice if they did. They refract over the top, if they can.

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