Knowing how much aluminum trussing costs, I am afraid to ask... but.... how much are those towers?
I'm not surprised you can't get DT-17.I can rarely get it,for the same reason.I think those two towers are only 20 some miles apart.DT-55 is mostly reliable,and have locked onto DT-47 a couple times.I'm right at 70mi north of Lou.
55 is not reliable here at all. As a matter of fact, I've never had it viewable except for the two higher power tests that I know of. In that case it did have enough for a lock but just barely. 37-44 on the meter if I remember correctly. During the day of the Super Bowl (high power that day) reception did improve into the evening to where it was decent with a little pixelation and only a couple of bad breakups. That was before my DST 3000 upgraded to firmware 5099. Not sure if there were any reception tweaks in the firmware or not. (When I say 'lock' I am referring to the recever being able to display video/audio).
I do get a reading fot DT8 but never viewed. It has sometimes been high enough for a lock BUT 8-1 is mapped to Indy so I haven't bothered with DT8 (if I punch in 8-1 my receiver tunes to DT9 in Indy).
The tests at DT26 and DT47 have been my only consistent locks. I do get readings at other channels but not enough for a lock.
Cincy NBC and CBS stations have come in a few times high enough for a lock.... altho sometimes I don't even get a blip there. Also caught 50-1 (ABC viewable... might've been Dayton(?).
I can almost always get signal at DT08 (Louisville?), DT 09 (Indy), DT25 (Ind), DT46 (Indy), DT49 (Louisville), DT53 (Indy) DT55 (Louisville) and DT 56 (Indy) ... but rarely enough for a lock.
I have had all the above listed Indy channels lock in before (except 56). I'm surprised I see anything off of 53 with their power that low but I have watched 53-1 and 53-2 on a couple of different (late) nights recently... with good results even. As a matter of fact, DT53 has been my most consistent lock from Indy when I've gotten enough signal to lock. IOW... once it locked they didn't drop in and out at all. Of course the next morning the signal had fallen back. Dt25 and 53 have been my most likely stations to receive (Not counting WAVE 47 and WLKY 26).
My analog ch 4 reception is very good. Now that I think of it, best reception on ch4 (ant location) is east of the other Indy channels. Meaning the ant isn't looking directly into the hill and tress behind me like it is for the other Indy stations.
I guess the good part for me is that I am on a hill ...and the southern view is good. Eastern view is pretty good as well. The bad part is that I am not on TOP of the hill.
...So.... one of those crank up towers planted further up the hill behind the house... hmmmmmm
I suppose first priority should be to get the CM 8 bay UHF ant on top of the tower I have... somehow. The higher the better.
The limiting factor with receiving the Lou DT's(with the exception of 55) is [will be] co-channel interference on 26,8,47,49,17.It's gonna be a crowded mess for a long time.
Looks like it. Any and all tips are appreciated.