Originally Posted by mseicher
I too, have alot of trouble with Kwwl. It will be fine for several days, and them for the next week nothing but dropouts. Signal strength never exceeds 75% wheras the other stations are always above 85 and most are close to 100%. I live near Covenent Hospital in Waterloo. For the life of me I don't understand. Dick something is wrong with your signal. From where I live it should not be a problem picking up your Hi-def signal.
Does everyone forget the facts that:
a) KWWL's tower is not colocated with KGAN, KCRG, KRIN, et. al.?
b) KWWL has already stated that they are using a lower signal strength than the aforementioned stations?
If you have a directional antenna, you will either need to find a compromise position between all of the antennae you wish to pull in, or get a rotor.
I would also not-so-humbly suggest that there is no problem on KWWL's end, but on the Customer Provided Equipment, i.e. YOUR receiver/tuner. My original Samsung 26" HDTV couldn't pull in much to save its life. My Sony XBR 960 tunes channels much better, without any change in the antenna setup. And my current Samsung 30" slimfit HDTV pulls in channels even better than the Sony.
I live at the bottom of a hill, with the hill between me and the antennae, and I have my antenna in the attic of my 80 year old house. Unless the weather is exceptionally bad, I can STILL pull in KWWL, even if the signal strength only shows 60%, and not have any dropouts.
So, before pointing fingers at KWWL and blaming Dick for everything, how about checking your OWN setup first?
Of course, on the flip-side, we know that the PSIP data in KFXA's digital signal would cause freezes in certain tuners, but they eventually fixed it, so there might be some sort of 1-in-100 issue with compatibility between KWWL's signal and some tuners...
In the end, it's not like KWWL is the anti-christ or anything (that title is still reserved for Sinclair, in my book). Sure, they do their share of pre-empting national programming and time-shifting shows, losing HD, but not nearly as much or as aggregiously as KCRG or KGAN.
Cut the guy a break, would ya?