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Old 02-02-2015, 08:16 AM
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Latest local retrans dispute: WKOW is off DirecTV.

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Latest local retrans dispute: WKOW is off DirecTV.
http://host.madison.com/news/local/w...441f90247.html
The dispute seems to be over. I'm a DirecTV subscriber and am able to tune to WKOW.
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Hello, I live in Baraboo. I'm hoping to 'cut the cable' and say goodbye to my Dish satellite bills. If this isn't an appropriate forum for this type of question, I would appreciate a link to a better place.

I have the AntennaCraft ST2 mounted in my attic, connected to an Electroline EDA 2800. Originally installed for a police scanner, but hooked it up to my hdtv and got most of the Madison channels. Just not getting Ch 15-NBC. Originally decided I could live without that channel, until I looked at the 2015 Green Bay Packer schedule. That's a deal breaker.

I've been looking into adding the Mohu Sky 60 antenna in my attic, and buying a Tivo DVR with lifetime sub on Ebay. I'd really like to avoid a rooftop antenna because of the expense and complications of grounding.

Does anyone else on here use the Mohu? Any other suggestions are appreciated.
I did talk to someone else in Baraboo that receives Channel 15 fine OTA, but I am kinda down in the river valley.
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I've been looking into adding the Mohu Sky 60 antenna in my attic, and buying a Tivo DVR with lifetime sub on Ebay. I'd really like to avoid a rooftop antenna because of the expense and complications of grounding.

I did talk to someone else in Baraboo that receives Channel 15 fine OTA, but I am kinda down in the river valley.
Even though they claim to have 60 mile coverage. I just do not see it with that antenna, the placement in an attic and your lower-level location.

I'd suspect that you would be better off with a directional, UHF antenna, mounted on the roof. You're probably going to need to get rid of any obstruction like the structure of shooting through your roof. It's not really expensive, or difficult, to install grounding.

Take a look at this Winegard antenna. It too is a 60 mile antenna, but directional. BTW, no such thing as an HDTV antenna.

There are other manufacturers of UHF antennas besides the one.

You can also find grounding stuff there as well, including a $6 ground rod. I did a quick search.
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Any other suggestions are appreciated.
In case you didn't know, chs. 15 and 57 are on a different tower than the rest of the Madison channels; it's more to the east of the candelabra that has all the others. I assume you don't get 57 either, right?

I generally agree with Mr. Vid's recommendations, but you may have directional issues with a rooftop as well. Before you proceed with an outdoor UHF antenna, try redirecting the attic antenna more to the SE and see if you can see 15 and 57, although you may lose the others when you do. If that works, you can consider 2 antennas in the attic with a switch box, one for each tower. If it doesn't work you should look at a rooftop antenna, possibly with a rotor or 2 antennas with a switch box (then one could be in the attic for the candelabra).
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I generally agree with Mr. Vid's recommendations, but you may have directional issues with a rooftop as well.
Not from Baraboo. The distance would mean that the angle between the two towers is smaller than the angle of a directional antenna.

At issue are things like the composition of the roof, being in a valley and possible multipath.
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Hello, I live in Baraboo. I'm hoping to 'cut the cable' and say goodbye to my Dish satellite bills. If this isn't an appropriate forum for this type of question, I would appreciate a link to a better place.

I have the AntennaCraft ST2 mounted in my attic, connected to an Electroline EDA 2800. Originally installed for a police scanner, but hooked it up to my hdtv and got most of the Madison channels. Just not getting Ch 15-NBC. Originally decided I could live without that channel, until I looked at the 2015 Green Bay Packer schedule. That's a deal breaker.

I've been looking into adding the Mohu Sky 60 antenna in my attic, and buying a Tivo DVR with lifetime sub on Ebay. I'd really like to avoid a rooftop antenna because of the expense and complications of grounding.

Does anyone else on here use the Mohu? Any other suggestions are appreciated.
I did talk to someone else in Baraboo that receives Channel 15 fine OTA, but I am kinda down in the river valley.
Best thing is to go to TV Fool website and input your home address or better yet your latitude and longitude location. You'll likely find you have 1 and 2 Edge reception to the Madison TV stations.

http://tvfool.com/

Then go to HDTV Technical Forum for more concise advice...start a new thread with all the information you have provided here.

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/25-hdtv-technical/

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MrG, I had already done an address search on tv fool. I will find my latlong coords another day, if it makes a big difference.
Tv fool shows all Madison channels as 2edge. I will search later to see what that means.
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Not from Baraboo. The distance would mean that the angle between the two towers is smaller than the angle of a directional antenna.

At issue are things like the composition of the roof, being in a valley and possible multipath.
I have a friend who could only see the candelabra stations in Westfield. Moving their rooftop antenna worked there. I suggest it be tried, nothing is guaranteed. I agree that the other issues you list could be important.
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I have a friend who could only see the candelabra stations in Westfield. Moving their rooftop antenna worked there.
The angle from Westfield is even smaller than from Baraboo.

Even though the two towers are about the same height, Channels 15 (19) and 57 (39) do not broadcast from the top of the tower, but from the white "barrel" antenna that is a little lower down the tower. That might have some effect on reception. While the angle of attack is not that much from either location, I suspect multipath might be a little different as a result, so some antenna pointing tweaking might have to happen. FYI, the two antennas at the top of the 15/57 tower are the old analog antennas. At this point in time, neither station has opted to replace the old analog with a new antenna optimized for 8VSB. I doubt that it would make a big enough difference to justify the cost.

Welcome to the world of picking up 8VSB TV transmissions.

As a side note, I live about a mile due south of the 15/57 tower and have my UHF antenna on a rotor. If I aim it just right, I can get all of the stations but 15. But, the only station that I normally ever look at is 27 (news and Jimmy Kimmel).

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