Originally Posted by iitywygms
Anyone believe that a different antenna would be beneficial? From my research, my current y10-7-13 is my best bet for VHF.
I do not think that a different antenna would be beneficial.
(I wonder if someone has a script to capture the HDHR stats for a single station for about 2 minutes and then produce a graph.)
I have watched the live HDHR stats and the video using VLC Media Player on the same screen many times and if the Signal Quality is > ~ 50 % then the Symbol Quality is at 100% (KEMO SS = 77%, SNQ = 77%, SEQ= 100%" produces a solid picture at 7:58 PM.)
KTNC at 8:01 PM SS = 79%, SNQ = 50%, SEQ = 100% produces a solid picture.
I expect that if I watched for a long time the HDHR SNQ will drop below 50% and then SEQ would drop to 0% and the picture would chop up and freeze.
Edit: At ~ 9:40 PM I finally got a drop below SNQ = 49% for KTNC and SEQ went to 0 %, so 50% is the break point.
I have no good antenna pointed at KTNC which is why it is so hard for me to receive.
KEMO is ~ 97 miles away from me.
SCANNING: 207000000 (us-bcast:12)
LOCK: 8vsb (ss=57 snq=45 seq=100)
PROGRAM 3: 11.1 KNTV HD
PROGRAM 4: 11.2 COZI-TV
SCANNING: 177000000 (us-bcast:7)
LOCK: 8vsb (ss=67 snq=51 seq=100)
PROGRAM 3: 7.1 KGO-HD
PROGRAM 4: 7.2 LIVWELL
PROGRAM 5: 7.3 LWSD
Rotating the antenna may improve the SNQ.
If you need help getting both the HDHR Config GUI for live stats and VLC Media Player on the same desktop, send me a PM.
As my HDHR is on a wireless router, I could take one of my laptops to the roof to watch the SNQ change as the antenna is turned 360 degrees.
EDIT: Be warned, a good direction may be bad minutes, hours, days later. Multipath is a hard enemy.
Note: A digital camera is required to see what I see, the way video is done a print screen cannot capture it.
Edited by SFischer1 - 8/18/13 at 9:50pm