Originally Posted by Replay3030Owner
First, there is no such thing as an HDTV antenna. That's made up marketing. Any UHF antenna will pick up any UHF signal, analog or digital, SD or HD.Yea its a UHF outdoor antenna
What is the range rating for the UHF signal on the antenna box? Most around the $30-$40 range are only good for 35-40 miles and KVLY is farther than that from Moorhead.It says 0-20 miles from singal source
It it a YAGI design (e.g. 'classic' pointed array with or without angled reflectors at the back end -- I suspect so) or a bow/loop + screen design?http://www.builderdepot.com/PHILIPS_...g/mant-940.jpg
If you're getting in Fox, then I suspect it is not very directional, since fox is almost 180 degrees behind the other 4 towers with respect to your location in moorhead. Or you could be getting bounce off other homes, trees, etc.. which definitely could contribute to a weak KVLY signal.We were just experimenting with it, put it out in the back yard in the middle of the garden and i was getting a good 74-80 on my signal for KVLY and KXJB both, now its on the roof and we can't get crap...dont really want to run a cable to the garden
Have you entered your exact street address into TVFool.com to see the direction of the towers to help you point?As you said, looks like im 41 miles from KVLY's tower..
What type of cabling are you using? 1
Flatwire or coax?regular screw in cable
RG59 or RG6?no idea
How long a run?You mean how long is it? if so 100ft
How many splitters or connectors are you using between the antenna and the TV?1 amplifier that came with the antenna
All of these things drastically affect the ability of an antenna to give you a signal.
In South Fargo with a field north of us, I can pick up all 5 frequencies with a simple bowtie antenna up against the sheetrock on the north side of a room on the north side of the house. However on windy days it starts breaking up. A larger antenna like the homemade Gray-Hoverman lets me get much better signal quality even in the house, and if mounted outside would be excellent.
Also are you feeding this into a high quality tuner or certain poor design converter box tuners?TV has tuner inside of it
Since each tuner is different, some pick up more than others.
Did you do your initial channel scan when it was rainy or windy?Sunny, no idea about wind but I got all locals on it
That can affect UHF signal pickup too.
Also remember that you will still need a VHF antenna after Feburary 09 to pickup KFME/PBS as they will be moving the digital signal from their temporary UHF 23 allocation back to VHF 13 (where their analog currently is). Hopefully the antenna you bought handles both.