I have a friend who lives about 5 miles from where I do but on a mountain top..His best signals come from Charlotte go figure that out cannot pick up ch#8 but gets 3,9,18,36,46 with signal strength in the high 80s to low 90s.
Strange how the tropo effect has on triad stations.The only network I couldn't pick up was ABC got a antenna craft 59 with winegard 8275 mounted it 30 foot off ground now pick up Wxlv wxii ch 20 all the time.Wxlv is 112.5 miles from my house.When the wind blows from the north when a front comes in I pick up 2,8,12,20,26,45,48with no dropouts.Had antenna up about 2 weeks wonder how summer time will effect signals.
On flat land you are right .But if you live in mountainous terrain like i do where there are plenty of hills and trees. I know from because i have done it .It will take a signal from the 30% barely watchable to the 80% . It depends on the terrain not on theory.
Thanks, If my neighbor ever cuts his pine forest on the hill I might recieve channel 8 again.Thanks Always been interested in TV antennas even before the transistion.Dont know why but i had a Channelmaster 3671 with winegard 8275 with Quad shield with antenna exactly where i got excellent analog reception about 20 feet off the ground the only station it picked up was PBS ch 15 out of Roanoke.This summer i decided to some how do much better i bought 500 foot of Quadshield...
I live in Virginia and i pick up wfmy most of the time to all of the time. channel 12 ,26.I use to pick up wghp when they were on digital ch 8.Now maybe once or twice a year when the conditions are right i might see it for a little while.How come WFMYS antenna is so much higher than wghps.I also pick up all the channels out of Roanoke .But i use to love watching wghp.Will the tower stay the same height it is now.