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post #12301 of 12309 Old 04-16-2015, 03:15 PM
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2.1 and 2.2 continue to come in fine here. Signal meter is pegged 100%
What are you, and others, using as signal strength meters?
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What are you, and others, using as signal strength meters?
i use windows 7 media center channel meter.
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I'm simply using the signal quality meters of three different brands of tvs. All three show 100% strength with no glitches. (except of course if there is any lightning in the area)

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I am trying to get channel 13.1. I live 3 miles away from the transmitter. Why is it so hard to get that channel!???
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WOCK broadcasts on RF4. You need a VHF-Lo capable antenna (big).

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WOCK broadcasts on RF4. You need a VHF-Lo capable antenna (big).
Thanks for answering my question. I'm using a radioshack antenna (Since I can't post a link.. It's called Radioshack Amplified HDTV Antenna.. got it for $35 bucks)
I get 78 channels but I don't get channels: 13.1, 13.2 , 13.3 , 13.4, 13.5. So I guess I need one of those big antennas(Outdoor) I rent so I don't think I'll be able to get that. But again Thanks for the info.
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It doesn't have to be an outdoor antenna, but it needs to support the long wavelengths of VHF-Lo. Most indoor antenna's without the big dipoles (rabbit ears) will have problems.

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2.1 and 2.2 continue to come in fine here. Signal meter is pegged 100%
The past 2 days I have been getting perfect reception with a signal in the low 60's, about 5 points higher than the best signal I was getting before.

Are fluctuations like this normal? I am new to OTA, so I don't know whether signals may vary slightly by season or with warmer weather (or something else), but hopefully I continue to see readings in the 60's and I will be happy.
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My reception remains pretty stable year round. The exceptions being some early mornings during the spring - early autumn seasons and evenings when it is very hot and humid. During those times atmospheric conditions sometimes allow very distant stations to overcome the Chicago stations. So, in a sense, yes, weather conditions can and do play a roll in reception issues from time to time.

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