Originally Posted by scvfd1202
Long time lurker on the forums here.
I am near Surf City NC, with a 17 element uhf corner reflector yagi pointing towards winnabow, at about 15 feet above the ground. I am surrounded by pine trees and various other hardwoods.
The yagi antenna I am using is the UHF end cut from a VHF/UHF outdoor antenna, and a simple cheap-o DTV converter box I bought for around 10.00 online. There is no pre-amp or anything else in line with the feedline currently. I plan on installing a home made 8 bay bowtie for UHF and point it towards Greenville & New Bern sometime in the next few weeks.
I did a rescan on the converter tonight, and found that we are in the midst of some skip or possibly some ducting of some sort.
Here are the channels and signal strengths I am receiving as of 9:00 pm local time this evening:
(This is in addition to the locals, WWAY, WECT, WSFX, PBS out of Wilmington and the station in Sneads Ferry on 35).
I regulary receive WTVD WITN WNCT and WILM at night, viewable signal but somewhat weak)
WILM-10 CBS LP Wilmington - 80%
WITN-7 NBC Washington/Greenville - 40%
WNCT-9 CBS Greenville NC - 35-40%
WFXI-8 Fox Morehead City - 30%
WPDE-15 Florence, SC - 50%
WLFL-22 Raleigh - 25%
WRDC-28 NBC Raleigh - 70%
WFXB-43 Myrtle Beach SC - 50%
WRAZ-50 Raleigh - 25%
WCBD-2 Charleston SC - 35%
WTVD-11 ABC Raleigh/Durham NC - 40%
WRAL-5 CBS Raleigh - 40%
WCTI-12 New Bern NC - 30%
NBC17 (out of Raleigh) - 25%