Originally posted by Joedog
I live down of the flats near Gurneville and Marlow.
My line of site to the south is not bad once I am up enough to see over the house across the street.
How does kgo come in, I would like see MNF if possible.
I guess I could try to get waivers to get the National feeds.
That is if I don`t lose my current locals.
South of Hiway 12 would be better but I would guess you're probably in the second best spot you could be other than up on FountainGrove. I have never received KGO OTA where I am at, not once in all my trying, that doesn't mean you can't get it, you never know until you try. I take it you have DirecTV if your taking about waivers, if so, when ABC comes live on DirecTV you wont need a waiver from because KGO-SF is an O&O station, like KPIX-CBS and KNTV-NBC. My whole antenna affair has been to try and get KTVU which only puts it's HD-digital signal OTA. It is highly improbable that KTVU will be carried by Comcast anytime soon, maybe by the end of 2005 and although FOX should be available on DirecTV very soon you would still need a waiver from KTVU as they are not an O&O station, and they generally deny any waiver as GP. If they do, you have to go through the signal testing part and all that can take up to 90days after the first denial. Being in this area it is impossible to use one method(OTA-Sat-Cable) and be able to receive all the 4 major networks unless you get really lucky with the OTA setup which you might. Just look around town on rooftops and you'll see antennas are as rare as smooth flowing traffic in this town.
The front runner looks to be DirecTV as they have already had Fox on for the MLB playoffs and the WS and are negotiating with both ABC and FOX right now. And if DirecTV becomes an option for you it a simple matter to "move" your address to put you in a "white area" where you wont need to get a waiver from KTVU to receive the national Fox feeds. You might even get lucky like I did by just calling customer service and asking for Fox and getting it turned on by mistake. Saw the playoffs and the WS in HD courtesy of DirecTV, still getting the LA and NY SD feeds.
My suggestion would be to get a UHF antenna and try it, maybe you could borrow one or somebody has one mounted that they would like to have taken down. You can figure on spending about $200 for antenna, rotor, cable and accessories.
Currently, Comcast is the best bet for HD programming here, CBS, NBC, ABC and PBS can be had with just a basic cable subscription and a $5.00 a month HD box rental, comes to about $23.