Well I finally got my Voom upgraded antenna yesterday. All the while the installer was telling me that I was going to get everything, even channels that I didn't want. He mounted it on an existing pole I already had on my roof and pointed it south-southwest, where my locals originate.
I was really excited about finally being able to pick up Fox and ABC, but imagine my disappointment when I turned the tv on and had nothing that I didn't have before. Upon seeing this, the guy quickly ran to his truck and got a signal amplifier and put it on, but it made no difference
The antenna they used was a Radio Shack VU-90XR. Details can be found below.http://www.radioshack.com/product.a...%5Fid=15%2D2152
The antenna says it has a VHF range of 90 miles and a UHF range of 70 miles. Being that I am 50-55 miles from most of my locals, I'm curious that it really had no effect on my reception.
At this point I'm really thinking about having Voom removed. My cable company is going to be providing us with 6 HD channels this fall and one of them is Fox. Although I enjoy stuff like RAVE and EQUATOR, I want to enjoy this coming football season in HD and it doesn't look like I'm going to be doing it with Voom. I promised my wife if Voom didn't offer us what we could get on cable, then we would cancel it and we watch a lot of Fox and that's where the baseball playoffs are going to be as well.
Anyone have any ideas? Would Voom offer me an even better antenna upgrade? I appreciate what they have done so far, but the various antennas that they have provided don't pick up any better than the little $29 Silver Sensor antenna I bought from Sears.
At this point, since foxeng said that WGHP broadcasts in very low power, I wonder if I'm better off getting remapped back to Roanoke and hoping to get Fox 21 from there. Also, I'm pretty sure I could get WSET 13 if the antenna was pointed toward the north and I am already able to pick up 7 and 10 with my Silver Sensor.
Bottom line for me is that if I can't get a Fox channel, Voom is going to get removed.
I'd appreciate any advice or help anyone can offer.