It occurred to me that I hadn't checked in here in a while. I am now caught up finally. It took a little reading and re-reading to understand some of what has been said. LOL
I just flipped through all my channels and stopped at 49-1 that you guys were talking about. I am seeing MeTV there as I write this. I haven't tried scanning in a long time, not sure if I want to now as I don't wanna lose what I do have.
I get all the major networks with this old loop antenna I made from speaker wire and it is draped up on top of a 6 foot bookshelf on the second floor of my house. I guess I finally found a sweet spot. I was going to try putting it out the window, but the few times I attempted to remove the screen to let it out, I could never get the danged screen to come loose. It is in there real tight. So, I just gave up.
On a completely unrelated note, I'd like to ask about something to see if anyone here has any experience with it. We had this house wired up for normal phones all through the house when it was built, but we never got phone service hooked up to it out on the side of the house. It is just a coiled up network cable that has been left out there. I bought an Obi100 box off Amazon a long time ago and I have been using it for a while with my Google Voice number and it's hooked up to a single cordless phone base that works with 2 handsets. Well, I plugged the line from the Obi into a wall outlet and decided to run another phone off of it by utilizing the rest of the wiring in the house.
This worked fine for the longest time, but, I think, during all this rain we got over the past could of days, it appears something has gone wrong. Now the device shows that a phone is off the hook somewhere even though all phones are on hook and/or disconnected. I disconnect the wire from the Obi to the wall and it shows its back on hook. I plug in a regular phone into the Obi and it works just fine. I've checked the cable by replacing it with a couple other cables and it isn't that. It's just when I hook it back to the wall jack to use all the rest of the wires, it does that off hook bit.
I am thinking that somehow all the rain we got might have possibly shorted out the wire outside maybe bridging a couple of the wires or something. Is this possible? Is it possible that if I give it a few days to dry out, it will go back to normal? I really wish the guys that hooked all this stuff up had punched all the wires down on a board like I would think would be normal. Instead, they have twisted all the like wires together into a big bundle and topped them off with a wire cap. With it done like that, I can't determine which set of wires is the outside wires or else I would disconnect it and go about my business that way. There isn't anything else electrical hooked up to these wires really except for the phones themselves. I disconnected the Obi while it is still messed up.
So, you guys think it's just shorted because of all the water and it'll be okay in a couple of days when it starts drying out? Or do you have any other thoughts?