Originally Posted by jacobplittleman
First post, I'm a newbe but have been in the electronics industry for over 30
years but am confused when I look at the antenna suggestions on antennaWeb.
This is what I see on AntennaWeb after giving my street address in universal city.
Type Call Sign Channel Network City State Live Date Compass Orientation Miles From Frequenc Assignment
* yellow - uhf KABB-DT 29.1 FOX SAN ANTONIO TX 168° 18.4 30
* yellow - uhf KSAT-DT 12.1 ABC SAN ANTONIO TX 166° 19.9 48
* yellow - uhf KWEX-DT 41.1 UNI SAN ANTONIO TX 165° 18.3 39
* yellow - uhf KVDA-DT 38.1 TEL SAN ANTONIO TX 165° 18.3 38
* yellow - uhf WOAI-DT 4.1 NBC SAN ANTONIO TX 167° 19.9 58
* green - vhf KLRN-DT 9.1 PBS SAN ANTONIO TX 185° 16.1 8
* red - uhf KHCE-DT 16.1 TBN SAN ANTONIO TX 165° 18.6 16
* red - vhf KCWX-DT 2.1 CW FREDERICKSBURG TX 01-09 330° 44.1 5
* red - uhf KENS-DT 5.1 CBS SAN ANTONIO TX 167° 19.9 55
* violet - uhf KMYS-DT 35.1 MNT KERRVILLE TX 270° 35.5 32
ABC, NBC and FOX are all about 19 miles away and the antenna suggestion is "yellow
", a small multi-directional unit.
CBS looks to share the same antenna location with ABC and NBC (all are 19.9 miles away at 166/167 degrees) but the recommendation for CBS is red
, medium directional unit which is 3 steps up
from the Yellow?
What am I missing? I'm assuming that the stations are transmitting at the same power and they appear to be at the same location.
Anybody have any ideas why the "red" recommendation for CBS but "yellow'
antenna for the rest?
Just about the only tv we watch is on CBS and I would like to break the TW
connection. I don't want to put up a lot more antenna than I need to get the job done but also don't want to buy one that is not up to getting CBS.
I'm interested in the digital HDTV signal only, we don't watch any Std Def tv anymore so analog is not a concern.
Is the channel mapping for SA finalized yet? From what I've read, I think
that only PBS may still be on a VHF with everything else on UHF.
Thanks in advance.