It has been quite a while but both PBS ABC here are VHF and that does create reception issues if you are not using the proper equipment
Correct. For example, I was using a Winegard SS1000 ch.14-69 (UHF-only) (the 4" flat grey box) which worked fine during the various digital transitions. But I had to switch to a Winegard GS1100 ch.2-69 (UHF&VHF) (the small metro antenna) after the digital transition was complete, because those two stations' "true" frequencies moved back down to RF Channels 7 and 10. WTLV-DT 12.1 NBC was close enough at RF channel 13 that I could get it even with the UHF-only antenna. Antennas marketed at the start of transition were called "digital" or "HD", but all it meant was "UHF" in a world where plenty of folks still had VHF-only antennas.
Originally Posted by reds75
I have a large yagi antenna about 20 ' up. All the locals come in clean except abc25-1 and pbs 7-1. Been this way for12 years.
Well, yagi doesn't necessarily mean anything about frequency range. For example, a Winegard HD 9075P "HD-Platinum" antenna is a yagi, but UHF-only -- so it won't receive those two stations. Versus an AntennaCraft Y5-7-13 which is also called a "yagi" but is actually VHF, for channels 7-13 only -- so it will receive those, but won't receive any of the rest of the digital stations! I'd look up your antenna model and see if you've been unintentionally shooting yourself in the foot all these years. You definitely need both UHF *and* upper-VHF reception here.Edited by trackavsforum - 2/10/13 at 12:17am