Originally Posted by Theducksfan2010
Ok, so my wife told me that she was watching Castle n the DVR tonight, recorded at the same time that Fox 40 got decimated by KVPT and at a time that correlated to to KVPT's overtaking Fox 40 Castle (ABC 10) completely changed channels. Castle pixelated for 3 seconds and then came back a different channel, for 20 minutes, at which time the picture pixelated and returned to Castle (ABC 10) again. Does anyone have any idea what the other channel was that could have been causing the interference?
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I am 90 miles between Sacramento and Fresno in a little city (10,000 people - Newman Ca)
Since KXTV is transmitting on channel 10, the station that over powered it would also have to be on channel 10. Checking the list of stations, there are two: KERO Bakersfield and KTVL Medford, OR. Seeing that KVPT covered over KXTL 40, I suspect that it was KERO from Bakersfield that took out KXTV.
One advantage you have is that you're far enough away from all the stations and are in the relatively flat Central Valley that you don't have trouble with multipath. You have excellent conditions for long distance reception. If you had a rotor you would be able to turn your antenna around and get all the stations to the southeast real well, too. Or you could put up another one and be able to choose either one using an A-B switch.
I had rotors here, but the buffeting winds we get with the marine layer off the Pacific was really rough on them and they broke. After two different ones quit working I put the antennas in fixed positions and now choose the one I want with a switch. (If interested, you can check out my antennas here: http://www.larrykenney.com/tvantennas.html
I don't know anything about the Colorstar C490 antenna you're using, but it looks like one with decent gain. I'll let Chuck give you the difinitive answer on that.
Have fun with your inversions.