Originally Posted by gugy
I am trying to get reception of KCAL on mount Soledad. I live south of it in La Jolla.
I am Lakers fan and I would love to see if I can get reception of KCAL using OTA antenna.
Here is a map of my location.
By the way, what antenna would you recommend for that?
CH9 reception (KCAL Analog now & Digital in Feb2009) in your location is
totally blocked by adjacent/next-adjacent transmitters on CH8, CH10 and
(as of this morning) CH7 (KFMB-DT).
Strong stations within 3-5 channels of desired desensitizes the receiver,
via Automatic Gain Control (AGC) function...thereby preventing receiver overload.
K61GH (located on Mt Soledad) is ALSO blocking CH9 both NOW and Post2009.
The multitude of stong VHF & UHF stations on Mt Soledad are only 2 miles away....
and will generate intermod products all across the band, desensitizing your
receiver on nearly every VHF & UHF channel. [Some viewers need an input attenuator.]
KCAL-DT is currently on CH43. So are KBOP and KSKT, which would be very
difficult to suppress using a highly directional antenna.
Adjacent CH41 would also cause receiver desentization for KCAL-DT.
And signals from Mt Wilson (L.A.) must also get over that ridge North of you
(brown color on your map).
Three (4?, 5?) Strikes...and you're OUT...