Originally Posted by Integra0811
Hi guys, this is my first post. I recently upgraded my D* service to HD. I got 2 new H20 boxes, and was supposed to have an off air antenna installed. To make a long story short, I am getting whatever brand antenna D* gives me installed this friday. I'm hoping to get in the 4 locals here in Rockford. In the meantime, I went to CC and found myself a Phillips Silver Sensor. I can get WTVO, WIFR, and WREX in both analog and HD just fine, but I cannot get anything from WQRF. With some moving of the antenna, I can sometimes get up to 40% on 39-1, but not good enough to watch. I will return the Silver Sensor when D* gets my outdoor antenna up and running. I'm just not holding my breath with the luck I had with the last tech. Has anyone else here ordered the off air outdoor antenna from D*, and what kind of luck have you had with it? I couldn't find anything regarding what brand and model the antenna is.
I don't knoiw much about the outdoor antenna, other than it "clips on" to the dish, and those don't provide strong gain. That said...if you are in Rockford, getting the antenna outside might be enough do the trick. The reason why you are not getting Fox is that WQRF is is only at 2,300 watts. According to a statement they sent to the FCC, they are going to be full power by February 1, 2007. Reports from engineers here indicate it may be sooner, though...and they should be in high definition before that time. When they go to full power, they'll be at 1 million watts, and probably melt the antenna right off your dish.
If you really want FOX in HD, try tuning to channel 11-1 and see if you can get the signal from Madison. Without an outdoor antenna, however, that will be nearly impossible to do.
I hope that helps!