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post #13891 of 13897 Old 11-05-2014, 05:29 AM
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Yikes, you even have a few degrees either side of 4 from other broadcasters! 'Makes me wonder if there isn't something up with that channel, like the polarization being slightly off or something like that. What are your 4 symptoms?

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I too have noticed how channel 4 can be finicky in certain closer in locations. In Manassas I have run into problems more than once, but raising/lowering the antenna 6-12 inches always resloved any issues.

OTOH, at the fringes of reception to the west beyond Culpeper, Channel 4 still holds it's own well. Channel 50 is too weak to decode while channel 66 is still strong. Channel 4 is even more reliable than powerhouse channels 7 & 9 once 65+ miles out in that direction.
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Yikes, you even have a few degrees either side of 4 from other broadcasters! 'Makes me wonder if there isn't something up with that channel, like the polarization being slightly off or something like that. What are your 4 symptoms?

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Signal strength fluctuation, and sometimes just not there at all. There is a line of trees behind the houses across the street that probably are the cause...
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Sterling, VA

Thanks for the details about UHF vs VHF, I acquired amazon basics 50 miler, and I get most channels, 4.1,4.2,5.1, 7.3,7.4,7.5, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3. 20.1, 50.1 all come in, which is better than i was getting before.

I guess 7.1 is harder to get than the others? Any suggestions?

The house has coax runs through out from DTV setup outside, I'm tempted to mount an external antenna but that's on the west side of the house, and HOA says it needs to stay below roofline, i'm tempted to push that and raise a mount from the DTV that i'll yank out and put something up using the existing wiring, any suggestions? Only issue is the cable is just running along the gutter and it's not really secure.

So close to being able to simply use existing coax. No coax is running into attic so i'd need to run new coax for that.

I'll try to move the antenna around some more to see if i can get 7.1, annoying, and I also tried the Radio shack amped antenna with the circlular antenna, and didn't have any luck with the UHF stations. I actually have better signal, or get more channels when running the amazon basics 50 mile antenna (with amp) through a splitter then into TV.

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it would seem that 7.3 = 7.1 on my xbr4 tuner, so seems im good, my 52xbr4 tunes 7.1 to 7.3 and 7.2 to 7.4 and 7.3 to 7.5, any one else see that in this region?

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bloom/blotches

My 37" Olevia just recently developed redish blotches/blooms, on dimmer scenes. I first noticed them on Route 66 on 4.2, but then also on I Spy. Now, I'm seeing it on Grimm. I can't see I've seen it on any other station.

It's an orphan; Olevia lasted through one Black Friday/Christmas then vanished.

Is there any good news for me? Could it be something unique to WRC?
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30.1-30.6 and 30.7-30.12 have both been out for at least an hour
I generally get 30.1-30.6, but I've never been able to pick up 30.7-30.12 and had figured (wrongly it seems) that it was one or the other.

Is there some trick to getting the other half?
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I generally get 30.1-30.6, but I've never been able to pick up 30.7-30.12 and had figured (wrongly it seems) that it was one or the other.

Is there some trick to getting the other half?
There is no trick or secret about receiving Channels 30-7 through 30-12. It's always about your location and what equipment you are using to achieve your goal. Maybe you are aware or then again maybe you are unaware that Channels 30-1 through 30-6 and Channels 30-7 through 30-12 are broadcast from separate transmitters located some 20+ miles apart. WNVC-DT, Digital Channel 24, which broadcasts MHz1 through MHz6, is located west of the District next to the Capital Beltway in Merrifield, VA, whereas WNVT-DT, Digital Channel 30, which broadcasts MHz7 through MHz12, is located to the SW of Merrifield just west of Dale City, VA. Both transmitters use the same 160 kW ERP with similar antenna height above average terrain. I can receive an excellent signal for both WNVC and WNVT in central Montgomery County some 40 miles away from WNVT. Then again, I am very high up in elevation and use an outdoor VHF/UHF antenna along with a distribution amp.
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