Originally Posted by rvaidyan
What do you do about the VHF channels?
After I changed the antenna, signal became so reliable that I didn't notice any change due to the transition. There could have been a change, but I didn't notice it. However, I don't live far from the towers, so I don't know how distance affects the outcome.
Here's a description of the topography that I have to deal with: the line of sight between the top of the towers and the roof of my house is obstructed by terrain ridges, and a good part of the pathway is covered by tall trees. This is why I believe that branches, foliage and wind had so much effect on the reception when I had lower gain antennas.
BTW, we have exactly the same problem with our cell phones at home. During winter, signal in the basement improves, during summer signal becomes intermittent, and when it's windy we tend to lose signal more frequently than when it's not windy.