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A lot of people have been having problems with KPIX lately. I don't know if this is a new situation or if people are just now trying to tune in the channel for the Super Bowl game. Anyway, I've received several emails asking for help. If you get KGO, KNTV, KTVU, KQED, KRON, etc. you should get KPIX. KPIX is being transmitted form the same antenna as KTVU and KRON... the three signals are combined into the one antenna. Since you're not receiving it, you have multipath problems for KPIX's frequency. You'll need to find a place where the reflections are reduced so that the main signal is not ruined by them.

Some of the antennas you see for sale are really not that good, no matter what the stores and ads say. You're 45 miles from the transmitter, so you should use an antenna that's outside. Several of us on here would be happy to recommend a good antenna if you want to replace the one you got. Also, indoor antennas in general don't work well, and they're not made for distant reception. Remember... up on the roof as high as possible is what will bring in the best signal.

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Thanks but unfortunately living in an apartment complex makes it hard to have your own roof and an outdoor solution becomes problematic.

Actually I've never gotten KPIX for the past 3 months I've moved here. It's just odd. KGO, KTVU all look great though and I've never had signal issues even when the weather sours or when I put the antenna behind the TV and not next to the window. I know indoor is certainly not great, but at the same time my setup should be well within reach for an indoor antenna to pick up KPIX. Maybe I'll try dangling the antenna off the patio or something
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