Until Feb 16th I was receiving KPTS digital over their uhf signal. However, when they switched to vhf I lost it. I maintained all of the other channels, including ABC which is also vhf.
My main antenna is a Terrestrial Digital DB4
, mounted in the attic. The DB4 is an excellent UHF antenna and will also pull in most high-band vhf, but got absolutely zero signal for channel 8. I did a little research and determined that simple pair of "rabbit ears" optimized for channel 8 may do the trick; rather than buying another uhf/vhf antenna. So, last night I set my $10 Radio Shack rabbit ears at full horizontal with the poles extended to a total width of 31"
, and mounted them perpendicular to the signal tower. I mounted the ears as high as I could in my attic and ran a 10ft coax lead to a Radio Shack uhf/vhf combiner (also connected to the DB4).
Check the channel 8 signal and it was pegged at a steady 70/71 out of 100, good enough for a perfect picture. I am 31 miles, due south of the tower. As an added benefit my signal for ABC improved 10+ points.
Anyway hope this helps any of you who lost KPTS when they switched to vhf. The fix was easy for me, good luck to you.