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You don't have direct LOS to WCNC at 16 ft. height and all the stations from that farm are on the low side. i.e. You are picking up a refracted signal.
That explains why I get better recption with cloudy weather. WCNC is coming in fine this morning, I guess the signal is bouncing off the clouds.

I'll take a look at the antenna suggestions you guys have made and see if I can get an outside one up.
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Just who all broadcasts from the Dallas tower farm?

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Does this forum cover weather radio signal reception for weather radios?

I have a fairly new Midland WR-120 weather radio, and I have seen times when I got no alert in spite of warnings scrolling across the TV. I've ruled out incorrect radio settings. My reception signal comes from Spencer Mountain.
WBTV-3, WCNC-36, WJZY-46, and WMYT-55 all broadcast from tall towers in Dallas. Only WBTV has a top mounted stick antenna which is more omnidirectional. The others are side mounted panels which may have nulls in certain areas. Also, several radio signals are broadcast from these towers also, including 107.9, 105.3, 95.1, and 96.1. 105.3 used to be a popular local station in Gaffney, SC before it was "relocated" to Charlotte in a controversial move that still angers SC listeners to this day. And WSOC/WAXN has a translator from Crowder's Mtn. for 9 and 64.
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105.3 used to be a popular local station in Gaffney, SC before it was "relocated" to Charlotte in a controversial move that still angers SC listeners to this day.

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WAGI was hugely popular in this area before the hispanics took it over. Why did the original owners sell the station?

Same thing happened to stations like WKMT. WLTC in Gastonia was a popular station, but it shut down altogether if I'm not mistaken. Most local low-power stations were bought by talk radio. Nothing against that format, but I do miss the local programs.
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WBTV-3, WCNC-36, WJZY-46, and WMYT-55 all broadcast from tall towers in Dallas. Only WBTV has a top mounted stick antenna which is more omnidirectional. The others are side mounted panels which may have nulls in certain areas. Also, several radio signals are broadcast from these towers also, including 107.9, 105.3, 95.1, and 96.1. 105.3 used to be a popular local station in Gaffney, SC before it was "relocated" to Charlotte in a controversial move that still angers SC listeners to this day. And WSOC/WAXN has a translator from Crowder's Mtn. for 9 and 64.
I wish 9, 14, and 18 and 64 were there.
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I wish 9, 14, and 18 and 64 were there.
9 and 64 have the translator on Crowder's Mtn. but it is much lower power.
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WAGI was hugely popular in this area before the hispanics took it over. Why did the original owners sell the station?

Same thing happened to stations like WKMT. WLTC in Gastonia was a popular station, but it shut down altogether if I'm not mistaken. Most local low-power stations were bought by talk radio. Nothing against that format, but I do miss the local programs.
I believe the original owner of WAGI passed away and it was sold. The new owners decided it was more lucrative to be a Charlotte station rather than a local Gaffney or Greenville-Spartanburg station. It is now owned by Radio One and is an oldies R&B station.
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Look like WBTV has made an adjustment and Grit TV is now full screen. Similar to WLOS. But still not the same as before, but better than the recent change.
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9 and 64 have the translator on Crowder's Mtn. but it is much lower power.
To low power to reach WNC but WBTV-3, WCNC-36, WJZY-46, and WMYT-55 all reach.

Can not get 13 or 40 here and 62 is weak.
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