Originally Posted by ValleyViewer
I live 12 miles north of Harrisonburg and football season has killed me, since there is no CBS....Whos arm do we need to twist to get them to rebroadcast our neighboring CBS affiliates?
Well, is there anything we can do? Can we get together and petition the FCC somehow for a more reliable CBS service?
I live 5 miles south of Staunton. I live on a hill with a clear view and have a large uhf yagi with a 7777 channel master amp and a rotator. I do not have a wimpy setup, and I have trouble getting CBS sometimes.
The main channel I get CBS on, is channel 6 in Richmond. I love this channel, especially 6.2 which has Antenna TV on it. I also get CBS on channel 19 in Charlottesville. But both of these channels are subject to weather, and about 9am to noon everyday they get weak and drop out. And if other conditions are not favorable, they will drop out.
In the valley we have 3, which is strong and has Fox on it also. Channel 29 is very strong also, so there is ABC, FOX, and NBC. If enough people get together, is there a way to bug the FCC into considering this? If they would let CBS 19 in Charlottesville have the same signal as 29, we would be golden.
Here's the channels I get on a regular basis from my location
Channel 3 in Harrisonburg
Channel 4(from Wash DC?)
Channel 6 Richmond
Channel 8 Richmond
Channel 19 Charlottesville(Both CBS and FOX)
Channel 23 (PBS but I don't know where it comes from)
Channel 29 Charlottesville
Channel 30 seems to be a duplicate of 29
Channel 35 Richmond
Channel 41 (PBS but not sure their location)
Channel 50 (I think is is from DC, but only get it when the weather is good)
Channel 51 Staunton (caution, you need a different antenna for this channel, it's really on channel 11, not uhf)
Channel 57 (I believe this is PBS in Richmond)
Channel 65 (Don't know where this is from, and only get it occasionally)
Channel 66 Wash DC (only when the weather is good)
I can get some stuff from Roanoke, but it's not strong and reliable. I have tried getting channel 7 CBS out of Roanoke, and it's a little bit worse than 6 out of Richmond.