Originally Posted by usnret
Need some advise. We reside in Edinburg, ND. We are approx. 35 miles S of the Canadian border. We would like to receive CBC Manitoba via OTA. Any suggestions as to what type of antenna system might work?? No real mountains between us and the border (no silo's either), so wondering if it would be possible. Thank you.
Possible, yes; easy, no. First you need to know the channels and locations.
I use http://www.2150.com/broadcast/default.asp
For your location I used 48.497, -97.862
The data shows CBWT (analog) on channel 27, 1000 KW at 1066' height, 89 miles away at 10 degrees azimuth.
KCPM is also on channel 27 digital, 18 KW at 314' height, 52 miles away at azimuth 134 degrees.
The two channel 27s will interfere with each other. If you really wanted to try it, you'd need a tower (or silo), and a large UHF antenna with a preamp. There is a way to add two Channel Master 4228 antennas together to get slightly more signal, but the combination can also null out the interfering signal from another direction. Here's how to do it: http://www.hdtvprimer.com/ANTENNAS/16bay.html
The side by side combination is configured to reduce provide a null for you on channel 27 in the proper direction to eliminate KCPM!
It would be a bit easier to get CKY (CTV) on channel 46, at 984' high, 81 miles away at 22 degrees azimuth.