Here, west of Medina, before the analog shutdown, using the same outdoor antenna I am currently using for digital:
3 and 8 were nearly as good as broadcast NTSC can be, with sharp picture and bright colors, no ghosting (during E-Skip season there might be rarely very slight interference on 3)
25, 55, and 61 were excellent, almost as good as 3 and 8
5 had some color noise issues (likely due to FM station interference) but otherwise was very good.
19 was somewhat softer than the above channels with more muted color, but otherwise very good.
43 was slightly worse than 19, but still good with no real snow or ghosting.
23 was awful, with smearing, severe ghosting, and some snow. This is currently my most problematic digital (it comes and goes, and is definitely worse in the summer with leaves on the trees).
49 was extremely snowy, basically unwatchable, Oddly, the digital is very good, and only goes out if there is a tropo opening
68 from Mansfield was non-existent, not a trace of it in analog. The digital is fairly weak but decodes most of the time.
The low powers (35/53/32/65) were extremely snowy with 35 being the best of a bad lot (but still snowy). Never got 29 here.
Of the Youngstown stations, 21 would sometimes be there very snowy, 27 rarely and was so bad you couldn't really see the picture, 33 never. 21 and 27 I see every now and then in digital, and even got 33 once in digital. For Toledo, 11 and sometimes 13 would usually be there very snowy. And occasionally 24 and 36. In digital, 11 and 13 are rare, and I've never gotten 24 or 36 even once.
Originally Posted by Bismarck440
For analog, 5 was prone to ghosting up here & 3 was very prone to co-channel (WSAZ in Huntington/Parkersburg quite often.. even way up here), 25, 43 ... (61 wasn't around) ... diminished over the years due to tree growth urban sprawl, & of course I have my conspiracy theorys this all started to happen when Contenental Cable entered the area.
23 was very weak but somewhat improved in the latter analog years though rarely without snow, & none of the LP's were visible until WXOX .... very faint 32 & no 53 or 35.
for years, just 3,5,8,25, & 43 was the only reception here.... CFPL on occasion with the rotor.
A message on 11's test pattern said they were down for routine maintenance.
I used to have the Columbus 92.3 pop in over the old WLYT during certain times of the year & especially when going under an underpass the 2 were at times picket fencing each other.
Because there is nothing on 43.3 (since this moved over to 55)