Originally Posted by stupac2
Hello, I think this is the right place to post this. I recently bought a house in Oakland (near the intersection of Fruitvale and MacArthur) and my TV moved from the second floor to the basement, so my old indoor cheapo antenna wasn't cutting it. (I actually had to hang the thing outside through a window to get any reception at all, clearly not a long-term solution.) So I bought an outdoor antenna (an RCA Yagi ANT751R), used the pre-existing coax connection from an old DTV dish to get the signal down, and figured everything would be hunky-dory. Not so much, could only get NBC and ABC of the main four, and maybe a dozen channels total. Antennaweb told me FOX wanted a preamp, so I bought one, and now I get about 60 channels, including CBS, but still no FOX. I only really watch TV for football, so FOX is fairly important, and I can't understand why, if they're all coming from the same spot, I don't get FOX but do get ABC/CBS.
I don't have perfect LOS, my neighbor's roof and some big redwoods are in the way, so is it just that FOX's signal is much more finicky than the other guys'? I can play the "move the antenna a couple mm while the wife checks to see if FOX comes through" game, but if I bought the completely wrong antenna I'd rather not waste my time.
So it's been over a year, and I'm still having this problem. I've been able to move the antenna around and get signal, but after a few days or weeks it just disappears. I just spent an hour screwing around with it and can't get anything from FOX, everything else is fine.
Right now I can't move the antenna around in xy at all, just height and rotation, and they're not doing it. Someone mentioned TV Fool, here it is: www (DOT) tvfool (DOT) com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3de6a4fc81a69c2 c (DOT's to get around URL restriction).
For reference, the attached picture is what I'm looking at when I'm at ~240 degrees.
Given that the super bowl is on fox this year I'm pretty desperate to fix this, but I'm at a loss about what to do given that the channel keeps disappearing on me.