Originally Posted by CA_Guy
KVIE9 was off the air last night for a bit, at least here.
As fate would have it, that's exactly when I had my antenna guy here in Davis, trying to pull in KVIE and KXTV for HDHomerun OTA recording purposes. I've had a UHF-only antenna for several years, which has worked great. He insisted on trying a round omni-directional antenna which has worked great for his other customers in this area, he says... We finally gave up when it became apparent KVIE-DT wasn't on the air.
So this morning I checked the signal levels on my HDTV's tuner. 6.1 and 10.1 are about 50%, not high enough for the HDHomeRun to pick up. All other stations are 90%+
I've tried searching this thread for antenna recommendations I could pass on to him, that would work in this area, but had no luck. Antennaweb.org says I'm about 25 miles from the Walnut Grove towers, at about 134 degrees. According to them, a 'small multidirectional' antenna should work, but it obviously doesn't.
KVIE is my main concern, because I do like to record some of their HD concerts, dramas, etc. to keep. I do have a DirecTV HR-21 for everyday use. It's just a pain to get programs from it into the computer.