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Its on here in Minneapolis (also a Gannett owned station) for over a year now and on the 5's they have a 5 minute "local" insert (as in from the local station). Its updated throughout the day so the same insert at say 11AM you'll still see at 3:30 (at least thats how it is here) then a new one around 4
ok guys i think i know what i want to get. But would still like your feedback.
I going to go with this for the addict. Channel Master CM-3020
This rotor. Antennacraft Tv/Fm Antenna Heavy Duty Rotator
I still don't know if i need a pre amp or not i still don't understand fully why i would need one. Love your feedback thanks again for the help guys
For a rotor, go with this;
Antenna? Probably a 8 bay reflector type.
Edited by videobruce - 1/1/14 at 6:54am
Can't do anything about the neighbor except move.
In this location, I'd get a ClearStream 2V and remove the wire reflector grid making it bidirectional on both UHF and high VHF. Should work for all your Buffalo stations.
Put the antenna up in the air in a spot that gives it the best exposure to the Grand Island site and the transmitters scattered in the other direction. Test it and adjust as needed.
I hope that is a "attic" not a "addict".
1. Are you interested in any of the Canadian stations?
2. Where is this building in relation to your house (compass direction)?
3. Can you erect a roof antenna?
A preamp is out of the question. Gilligans Island isn't that far away. A directional 4 or 8 bay reflector antenna would probably be best. If you only want the 'locals', a rotor isn't necessary if you can find a spot for the stations you are interested in.
Don't even think about that grossly overpriced clearstream. Just as Samsung and the other Asian LCD TV manufactures/importers came up with a new spin to sell more TV'ds called them "LED" when in reality they are not. Scamming the public into thinking they are somehow really different. The backlight is different, but the display is not.
Antenna manufactures/importers do almost the same thing with these new esoteric designs trying to re-invent the wheel. I have to laugh at some of these concoctions they come up with. And if that isn't bad enough, they inflated prices they charge.
Anyone can brag about how many stations their antenna receives. Trying one or another in the exact same location doesn't always tell the story. RF is a strange animal. Hard to predict, computer models or not.
Something like this. It's a 4 bay reflector design. It does have some backside reception;
You can also get two of that design and put them back to back if one doesn't work to get the stations from Gilligan's Island,the Boston Hills and WPXJ in Pavilion. Again, you shouldn't need a rotor.
(You will never get Toronto with an antenna in an attic.)
Take a look over at the HDTV Technical forum.
corrected name of town
Edited by videobruce - 1/5/14 at 5:20am
According to the map i found on https://stations.fcc.gov/station-profile/wpxj-tv/contour-maps/ WPXJ is in Pavilion not Stafford. Here's a copy of the map for all to see.
Yes it is a HD source, converted to SD since it is only a sub channel. Both sub channels are up and running. Hope this lasts longer than the last weathere service di a couple of years ago. It seems these services are prone to oblivion.
A better example for a low cost 4 bay reflector (bow tie) is here;
They have had it for $20 more than once.
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I am relatively new to OTA reception and I have successfully installed and received many local stations to more than satisfy me for the future. I live in north-central Grand Island (VideoBruce calls it Gilligan's Island) and have significant dropouts or overload from WNED and WNLO, but surprisingly none from WUTV.
What I am hoping to have answered is how to reduce the overload from WNED and WNLO so that I can receive the channel without significant drop-outs.
Since i have read at least a few people from Grand Island on here, I hope that there are ways to do this. If it becomes too expensive to do, I can live with my current set up, but I just wanted to see what i could do about it.
Here is my TVFool Report (i don't know how to attach pictures so i linked it).
I am using a CM2016 antenna pretty much pointed at the CN tower and receive the locals plus many Canadian stations.
I have the line split to a TV and also to a DVR.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Side note: interesting that TVFool still shows CBLT and CBLFT as "pending" applications.