Just checking in from way out in the boondocks to the northwest (Bridgewater, Va., 38.3841N 79.0322W, elevation 1192). With a ChannelMaster 4248 and 7777 preamp mounted on a two-story mast, I get
strongly all the time, totally watchable. And everything else is at least occasionally unreliable to some degree. In order, the other commercial signals are
WWBT-DT 12-1 through 12-3 * good almost all the time
WRIC-DT 8-1 and 8-2 (love that ABC News Now!) * good about 75 percent of the time
WTRV-DT * 6-1 rarely watchable
. . . and my question is this: Is FOX-35 so good way out here because it has newer technology, having upgraded equipment and power more recently? And could I expect the other stations to get better and perhaps match it over time as they upgrade equipment and power? Or, do you think those other signals are already about as good as it gets?
(In this part of the state with big combination antennas, it's been common to get watchable analog signals on 6, 8, 12, 35 and 65. But I suppose that's with fairly undemanding standards for what's "watchable.")
Thanks in advance. And yes, I know Richmond is a stretch from out here. But somehow FOX-35 overcame that stretch!