Originally Posted by LenL
As I said earlier I have 2 different antennas at 2 different locations on my chimmney and one receives both 9.1 and 5.1 great. The other just barely pulls in 5.1 with some pixillation and even dropouts from time to time. Same house. Same part of Jersey.
Sooooooo, how does that one do with 9.1? You didn't say. Sounds like all you've shown is that your other antenna's location is lousy for 5.1. How does that lead you to conclude that my situation, where I'm using only one antenna (obviously not at different locations, as is your situation) is due to that antenna?
The fact that you receive both stations fine on your one antenna means only that you're in a good spot to receive both on that antenna. That's obviously not my situation. I'm clearly on the edge of reception for MY9, so it only makes sense to me that if Fox's signal is weaker than MY9's, I'd have a problem receiving it.
Which is indeed the case.
And which also was my point.
So I don't see why you think it's "me" and not Fox. As I said, their RF's are fairly close, so I seriously doubt that my antenna isn't as able to get RF 44 as it is RF 38. I'm using a roof mounted RS Model VU-190 XR antenna, which has the rather standard UHF end.
Perhaps nyctveng can enlighten us.
Originally Posted by nyctveng
There are many factors that can affect your ability to receive or not receive a station which I won't get into because you will likely just dispute it but if the channel is that important to you, invest a few dollars in a newer converter or experiment with your setup. Blaming Fox and posting the same complaint over the course of several months is less likely to get positive results.
Thanks for the advice, but 5.1 isn't very important to me at all. And you're correct, I will 'dispute" something you've said. I don't think I've ever posted before about 5.1, so I don't know where you got the idea I've been "blaming Fox and posting the same complaint over the course of several months." But even if I had been, I dunno why you think it would be "less likely to get positive results." I doubt either station cares much about whatever I might say.
Feel free to give me those many factors that you feel would affect my ability to receive RF 44 as opposed to RF 38. I already gave you two of them: 1) Fox's antenna location (as opposed to MY9's) and 2) Fox's broadcast power (as opposed to MY9's). Now that I've checked it out, I see that WNYW's broadcast power is 246 kW while MY9's is 170 kW. And they both claim to be at the same height. Both antennas are on the ESB. So I guess it's not a power thing since 5.1 is at higher power, same location, same height.
So I'm intrigued. What's your take on it?
Enlighten us with your wisdom and expertise, kind sir.